Signal Mountain Genealogical Society Meeting April 1

Sunday, March 9, 2014

The Signal Mountain Genealogical Society will meet at the Walden Town Hall, 1836 Taft Highway, on Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at 1:00 pm. Refreshments will be served, followed by a short business meeting and program.

The speaker for the meeting, local historian and resident of Signal Mountain, Jim Douthat, will present a program entitled, “Signal Mountain and the Trail of Tears.”  As always, visitors are welcome.

Chester Martin Remembers St. Elmo

I am (highly) qualified to make the brash pronouncement that St. Elmo (Chattanooga's first suburb) is as much a state of mind as it is an actual place. It is a place that gets into your mind and into your blood, and sometimes under your skin - indelibly. I have witnessed the same phenomenon in distant cities, but I do not think it is so strong an emotion there as it is here ... (click for more)

Tri-state (TN-GA-AL) Rail Stops - Chickamauga and Durham Railroad

CHICKAMAUGA AND DURHAM RAILROAD, 1892   Originally chartered in 1889 as the Chattanooga and Gulf Railroad, the Chickamauga and Durham Railroad (C&D) had the mission of bringing coal from the Durham Mines atop Lookout Mountain to be turned into coke in the Chickamauga Ovens in Chickamauga, Georgia.   Until 1936, it also provided passenger service.   It ... (click for more)

School Board Set To Vote Next Thursday On Choice Of Superintendent Search Firm

The County School Board is set to vote next Thursday night on picking a search firm to choose a new school superintendent. First, there will be more discussion at a work session next Tuesday. On Thursday night, several board members urged going ahead and making a choice. The panel voted 5-4 recently to hold up while discussing further the type of leader the board will be trying ... (click for more)

Firefighters Respond To Commercial Fire In Alton Park

The Chattanooga Fire Department on Thursday responded to a fire at Metalcasting Minerals Technologies at 3406 Alton Park Blvd. with five fire companies. Battalion Chief Ashley May said a hopper was full of combustible materials and a small area was on fire. Firefighters opened the hopper's hatch and applied large amounts of water and foam to the burning coal dust-type material. ... (click for more)

Literacy Is Critical

Government spending is often portrayed as a freight train "quickly running out of track." And there is some truth to that statement. There is not an endless supply of money to fund every good idea that comes along, and we must acknowledge that problem. Fiscal responsibility is a must.  That is why spending on priority issues like public education is important. You can spend ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Prayer Over Despair

As a strong proponent of early voting, I joined hundreds at the Hamilton County Election Commission headquarters on Amnicola Highway yesterday to exercise what I consider one of our greatest freedoms – “for the people, by the people.” Candidly, I have never been as upset or as disappointed over my choices for President in my life. Locally I am fine with our candidates but to pick ... (click for more)