The Block Has Grand Opening March 21

Friday, March 7, 2014

The Block, Chattanooga's representation of outdoor reputation downtown, will host a grand opening ribbon cutting followed by an open house on Friday, March 21, from 3-5 p.m. 

In addition to celebrating and touring The Block, guests will hear an announcement of a new project at the facility and enjoy food, drinks and giveaways from Rock/Creek, High Point Climbing and Fitness, Carmike Majestic 12 and other neighboring businesses.

The Block is at the 200 block of Broad Street.

Chattanooga Chamber Offers Insights Nov. 17-18

Chattanooga Insight, a program of the Chattanooga Chamber, provides an overview of our city and county that’s perfect for newcomers – or for those who want to learn more about these topics:  ·           economic development ·           public safety · ... (click for more)

Governor Haslam, Commissioner Boyd To Make Economic Development Trip To Germany

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Randy Boyd will travel to Germany from  Oct. 31 to Nov. 4  in an effort to build and strengthen ties with the country’s business leaders as well as increase foreign direct investment opportunities (FDI) in Tennessee.   In addition to meeting with German executives who already ... (click for more)

2 Shot On Shepherd Road Tuesday Evening

Two people were shot Tuesday evening on Shepherd Road. Chattanooga Police were dispatched just before  6:30 p.m.   Tuesday,  to a parties shot call in the 1900 block of Shepherd Road.   Upon arrival, police were told two injured parties were transported to a local hospital via personal vehicle.  Both victims told investigators they were walking ... (click for more)

In Surprise Vote, Chattanooga City Council Turns Down Short Term Vacation Rentals

In a surprise vote, the City Council on Tuesday night turned down allowing a process to legalize short term vacation rentals in Chattanooga. Only Chip Henderson and Jerry Mitchell voted in favor. Opposed were Carol Berz, Yusuf Hakeem, Larry Grohn, Moses Freeman, Ken Smith and Russell Gilbert. Chris Anderson was absent. Afterward, Councilman Smith said, in light of the vote, ... (click for more)

October Is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Picture a sold-out baseball game at Wrigley Field or Nationals Park packed with 40,000 fans. That image represents roughly the same number of women and men who die from breast cancer each year.  In Tennessee alone, an estimated 900 women will die from the disease in 2016. It is a sad statistic, but there is some good news: thanks to early detection and improved treatments, ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Saving A Life & More

About 40 years ago I was at an afternoon football practice when one of those who was also watching from the fence was bitten by a bumble bee or yellow jacket or whatever it was and almost died from anaphylactic shock. Luckily an athletic trainer had an EpiPen, jammed it into the man’s thigh and it is believed to have saved the victim’s life. For years I kept an EpiPen on the top ... (click for more)