Home Is Where The Heart Is

Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Front Row: Idris Nduwamungu and Hawa Hamisi
Second Row: Erick Manirakiza and Habitat homeowner, Veronica Niyibigira
Back Row: Ron Morris, Thrivent Financial, and David Butler, Habitat's executive director
Front Row: Idris Nduwamungu and Hawa Hamisi Second Row: Erick Manirakiza and Habitat homeowner, Veronica Niyibigira Back Row: Ron Morris, Thrivent Financial, and David Butler, Habitat's executive director

On Saturday Veronica Niyibigira and her family of three received the keys to their new 4-bedroom, 2-bath Southside home with the support of Habitat for Humanity of Greater Chattanooga and Thrivent Financial.

Thrivent Financial joined forces with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Chattanooga Area to build the Niybigira’s new home. It is the seventh Habitat home built by the Southeast Tennessee Northwest Georgia Chapter of Thrivent Financial since 2007 and the 247th built by Habitat since 1986.




HomeServe USA Supports Habitat For Humanity of Greater Chattanooga Area With Truck Donation

HomeServe employees donate one of their former technician pickup trucks to the Habitat for Humanity of Greater Chattanooga Area, Inc. HomeServe participated with HFHGCA in a neighborhood revitalization project on Citico Ave. in Chattanooga on Sept. 25.  This is the 6th time that HomeServe employees in Chattanooga have participated in a HFHGCA build. James Johnson, HomeServe’s ... (click for more)

CCIM Chapter Board Of Directors Lists Concerns Over Stormwater Changes

The Chattanooga CCIM Chapter Board of Directors said it has concerns regarding the proposed changes to the Stormwater Management Ordinance of the Chattanooga City Code. The group said, "We fully support adherence to the strict standards set forth by TDEC, which is tasked with overseeing Chattanooga's Stormwater Management System. We support enacting legislation to maintain compliance ... (click for more)

Teen, 17, Charged With Aggravated Rape In Attack On 69-Year-Old North Chattanooga Runner

A 17-year-old has been charged with aggravated rape in connection with an attack on a 69-year-old runner in North Chattanooga on Monday morning. The teen was identified by Juvenile Court officials as Diontae Smartt. Authorities said he has given a confession. Smartt has a detention hearing Thursday at 12:30. The incident happened at approximately 7:30 a.m. ... (click for more)

Berke Implements New Pay Plan For Chattanooga Fire Department

Mayor Andy Berke joined the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) and leadership of the Chattanooga Fire Department to unveil the department’s new pay plan Wednesday afternoon. At a press conference at Fire Hall #1 on Main Street, Mayor Berke and IAFF Local 820 President Jack Thompson signed a memorandum of understanding which sets forth regular raises for fire ... (click for more)

Leaders Lead On Amendment 1

This week the Hamilton County Commission was faced with what I believe may be one of the most important votes they have cast during their tenure.  Granted, the vote was over a "mere" Resolution that resulted in no overt action or new law in our county.  But there are times when simply speaking Truth and taking a stand on a foundational Principle is paramount and as such ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Expert Reasons Why To Vote

Early voting for the November election begins two weeks from today so please jump-start your plans that will assure your choices will be counted. In a fun-filled attempt to show what some of those who actually vote do during the rest of the day, I offer two examples of “those who live among us” from experts. The first are a series of questions from readers of “Dear Abby” who ask ... (click for more)