Chattanooga Zoo Brings New Pals To Morning Pointe

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Volunteers from the Chattanooga Zoo bring new animals with them during their visits to residents at Morning Pointe of Hixson.

During this month's visit, they introduced residents to Eddie, a 22-year-old tortoise. The seniors took turns petting Eddie as they learned all about his lifestyle and habitat.  The residents were surprised to see how calm Eddie remained while at the Assisted Living Community - not once did he hide away in his shell.




Mayor Andy Berke Visits Chattanooga Ronald McDonald House Charities During Week Of Service

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Walker & Catoosa County Sheriff’s Departments Battle For Best Blood Drive

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We Need The Chattanooga History Center

Having been on several of Dr. Daryl Black's walking tours, I can say that they weren't just informative, but a treat. The downtown, Fort Wood and Ninth Street of yesteryear were brought dramatically to life. We stood on the ground where Sherman had his headquarters (near the Ice Cream Show) and the corner where Bessie Smith sang as a young girl. And we also stood beneath the ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The Big (Un)Easy: Mardi Gras

Not since Hurricane Katrina has New Orleans had a bigger problem. When over a million visitors flood the city for the annual Mardi Gras bash over the next three weeks, there will be signs all around town and into the French Quarter that blare, “CAUTION: Walk In Large Groups. We (heart symbol) love NOPD. We Just Need More Of Them.” In other words, it appears things are quite unsettled ... (click for more)