East Ridge Offices And Services Closed For Thanksgiving

Monday, November 25, 2013

East Ridge city offices and services will be closed on Thursday and Friday, November 28 and 29 in observance of Thanksgiving. For businesses and residents who have Thursday garbage pickup, their garbage will be collected on Wednesday, November 27. Please have trash carts to the road the night before (Tuesday, November 26). Also due to downed equipment, garbage may be collected later in the afternoon, so please keep your can out to ensure pickup.


Also, there will be no brush, bulk, leaf or recycling pickup this week. For those with recycling services on Friday, November 29, your recycling will be picked up on Monday, December 2 and will resume as normal the following week. All services will resume the week of December 2, with both sides receiving recycling pickup.


Regular alternating schedules will resume as normal starting December 9. 


Chattanooga Post Office To Hold Passport Fair March 3

The Chattanooga Main Post Office, 6050 Shallowford Road, will host a Passport Fair on Saturday, March 3, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. to assist customers planning international trips.   Fairs serve customers on a first come, first served basis.  No appointments are needed.  (There is a limited capacity for acceptance.)     "For appointments during regular ... (click for more)

CALEB To Hold 1-Day Community Organizing Training Saturday March 10

Chattanoogans In Action for Love, Equality and Benevolence (CALEB) will host a one-day community organizing training on March 10. The event will take place at Iron Workers’ Hall, 2715 Belle Arbor Ave. in Chattanooga, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., with a lunch included. It is free and open to the public.  There is a suggested $10 Donation to cover lunch costs. Topics to be ... (click for more)

Daisy Elementary Evacuated After Bomb Threat

Daisy Elementary School was evacuated on Friday, after a threatening message about a bomb was found on a wall. The school was evacuated immediately, and public safety personnel responded to inspect the building.  The students were taken to the gym at Soddy Daisy High and provided with food as they waited to reenter the building.   Children and teachers were ... (click for more)

East Ridge Council Approves Funding For $2.3 Million Camp Jordan Upgrade; Christopher Harris Chosen As Administrative Hearing Officer

The city of East Ridge is continuing to make improvements and upgrades in the city’s appearance and facilities. At the Jan. 11 city council meeting, approval was given for moving forward to make improvements at Camp Jordan Park. This overhaul for the 40-year-old park includes upgrades to restrooms, concessions, fencing, bleachers, grading baseball and softball fields, turfing the ... (click for more)

Reflections On Billy Graham

Sandra and I are saddened this morning after learning of the death of Billy Graham. We rejoice today, because Mr. Graham once said "It will be reported that Billy Graham has died, but that won't be the truth. He said the truth is that he had only moved to a new location".  I remember when we named 15th Street as Billy Graham Avenue, his daughter Gigi came for the dedication ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: We’re The Angriest State

WalletHub, a financial-health website that has found it can draw a lot of attention by ranking the states on which is “fattest,” smartest, and so forth, has just announced its “sinful” rating and Tennessee churches should be ashamed of the job they are doing in making the Volunteer State a haven for puritans. Then again, our tourism may soon explode … remember Sodom & Gomorrah. ... (click for more)