District 5 School Board Candidate Forum Is July 31

Monday, July 21, 2014

The Tyner Community Group is hosting a District 5 School Board Candidate Forum on Thursday, July 31, from 6-8 p.m., at the Tyner Community Center, 6900 Ty-Hi Dr.

School District 5 (County Commission 5) schools include Brainerd High, Dalewood Middle, Hillcrest Elementary, Lakeside Academy, Tyner Middle Academy, Tyner Academy, Woodmore Elementary and Washington Alternative.

This event is free and open to the public.

East Ridge Offices Closed In Observance Of Independence Day

East Ridge offices and Library will be closed on Monday in observance of Independence Day.  For those with trash service on Mondays, your trash will be picked up as normal. There will be no bulk item pick up during this week.   For more information, call City Hall at 867-7711. (click for more)

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Volkswagen To Spend Up To $14.7 Billion To Settle Allegations Of Cheating Emissions Tests And Deceiving Customers On 2.0 Liter Diesel Vehicles

In two related settlements, one with the United States and the State of California, and one with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, German automaker Volkswagen AG and related entities have agreed to spend up to $14.7 billion to settle allegations of cheating emissions tests and deceiving customers. Volkswagen will offer consumers a buyback and lease termination for nearly 500,000 ... (click for more)

General Bell: Chattanooga Needs The Coolidge Medal Of Honor Heritage Center - And Response (4)

I'm pleased and indeed compelled to let you know a bit more about the exciting and most honorable "Charles H. Coolidge Medal of Honor Heritage Center" planned for Coolidge Park.     Here's what the Heritage Center will be:  It will be a fitting capstone for Chattanooga's Coolidge Park on Northshore in downtown Chattanooga.  While this exceptional Chattanooga ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Pat Summitt’s Dash

In 1996 a woman named Linda Ellis wrote one of life’s most beautiful poems. Called “The Dash,” its first two verses read like this: “I read of a man who stood to speak at the funeral of a friend. He referred to the dates on the tombstone from the beginning…to the end. “He noted that first came the date of birth and spoke the following date with tears, but he said what ... (click for more)