Hamilton County Farm Tour Scheduled For July 17

Friday, July 04, 2014

The Hamilton County Farm Tour will be Thursday, July 17, with check-in beginning at 8:15 a.m. (EST). The bus will leave promptly at 9 a.m. from the J. Merle Crawley Agriculture Service Center, located at 6183 Adamson Circle, and will return by 3:30 p.m.  

The tour will be $5.00 per person and includes lunch and transportation.  Registration deadline is July 14.  This year’s tour will include: 

Chattanooga Food Bank and the “Harvested Here” Food Hub
AT&T Field - behind the scenes of the Chattanooga Lookouts
Discussion about the Emerald Ash Borer and its effects on Chattanooga
Crabtree Farms 

For registration and more information, please call Hamilton County Soil Conservation District @ 894-1687 Ext 3.    Individuals may request special accommodations (interpreter, translator, wheelchair accessibility, dietary needs) or materials in an alternative format, when calling.

Appropriate outdoor footwear is recommended, as well as sunscreen, bug spray and a hat.


New Hamilton County Marriage Licenses

Here are the new marriage licenses from the County Clerk's office: JONATHAN ALEXANDER PRUITT                         KAILYN ELIZABETH SNYDER 35 OSCEOLA ... (click for more)

Dr. Mary Headrick Calls For Voters To Get Involved

 Dr. Mary Headrick says in a Labor Day speech, “Grassroots participation in elections is the only thing that stands in the way of billionaires and corporations taking over democracy in the United States of America.” In her keynote speech at the East Tennessee Labor Day Picnic, the candidate for the 3rd US Congressional District addressed the audience of over 200.  She ... (click for more)

Greg Beck Asking County Commission Chairmanship; Others Seeking Post Behind The Scenes

Long time County Commissioner Greg Beck is seeking the chairmanship of the Hamilton County Commission, he said. Several other commissioners are working behind the scenes to try to get the top commission post. The job opened up after the unexpected defeat of Commission Chairman Fred Skillern in the August primary election. Larry Henry, who has held the chairmanship several ... (click for more)

1 Dies, 4 Injured In 2-Vehicle Crash At Soddy Daisy

One person has died in a wreck Sunday at Soddy Daisy in which four other people were injured. The wreck happened at 12:35 p.m. when a vehicle traveling north struck another vehicle that was pulling onto the highway. A small red truck was badly damaged in the crash. It happened at 12130 Dayton Pike near Tavern Sports Bar and Grille. One person was airlifted, while the ... (click for more)

Decimating The Chattanooga Public Library

Corinne Hill claims that the library is just undergoing a normal weeding process for eliminating books.  She has bragged that she's responsible for the elimination of over 100,000 books - with more to go. "Normal" weeding is not rampant throwing away.  Yes, books go to the Friends for their sale - where they get $2 for a $75 book and thousands wind up being recycled ... (click for more)

The Many Lessons I Learned From Helen McDonald Exum

Helen McDonald Exum was my friend and mentor. As I think of her passing I can only imagine the celebration that is happening in heaven as the news of her arrival is being told. I am sure that there is a party that not only has she organized but that there is not a detail that has been left to chance. I am sure that it is the grandest of events, for you see, she has been planing ... (click for more)