King Street To Be Closed For 30 Days For Utility Work

Thursday, September 28, 2017
King Street will be closed between MLK Blvd. and E. 11th Street, beginning at 8 a.m. on Monday, and will remain closed for 30 days due to utility work. Detours will be posted. 



Eric Youngblood: A Rarely Reported Nastiness About Getting Older

I wonder if America, not Cassandra W. America your cube-mate at work, but ‘Merica, our confused and privileged nation, knows that a central feature of Christian teaching and doctrine is the love of enemies? --That our whole doctrine of salvation falls to the ground with a loud thud without it? --That our witness in the world is just shrill propaganda when it is not present? ... (click for more)

LWV Chattanooga To Host Candidate Forum For U.S. Congressional District 3 Oct. 22

The League of Women Voters of Chattanooga will partner with Southern Adventist University’s School of Journalism and Communication and History and Political Studies Department to host a candidate forum for U.S. Congressional District 3. The forum will take place on Monday, Oct. 22 in the Hulsey Wellness Center, 480 University Dr. in Collegedale from 6-8 p.m.  Doors open to ... (click for more)

City Placing New Penalties On Use Of Cell Phones In School Zone And By Drivers Under 18

The city is setting new penalties for use of cell phones in school zones.  Drivers 18 and older may not use hand-held devices while in the zones, but they can be on their hands-free units. Another section of an ordinance change would not allow those 18 and under to be talking on a cell phone while driving. That includes even if the device is hands-free. The ordinance ... (click for more)

Rhea Puppy Mill Dogs Slowly Recovering From Years Of Abuse, Neglect

Five days after Watson and 108 other dogs were rescued from a dark, filthy puppy mill in Rhea County, the frightened 12-pound Yorkie mix doesn’t look like the same animal. Watson got lucky; he was one of the 28 puppy mill survivors that wound up at Chattanooga’s Humane Educational Society. There, volunteer groomers from Pet Smart shaved away the heavy, massive tangle of ... (click for more)

Walker County Needs A Board Of Commissioners

On Nov. 6, voters in Walker County, Ga. will vote on a referendum to determine if the county will move to a five person board of commissioners or stay with a sole commissioner form of government. The referendum is the result of several years of debate and discussion within the county. In 2012,  Dr. Paul Shaw, in his attempt to unseat then-Sole Commissioner Bebe Heiskell, ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The Coach Who Said ‘No’

I couldn’t tell you the first time I met John Gagliardi … 30 years ago? 40? … and I never saw him nearly enough. He was a Division III football coach at some monastery of a place in Minnesota and that’s a long way from the Southeastern Conference. Our orbits rarely overlapped but somewhere down the line we were at the same table for dinner. Once that happened, it seemed like the ... (click for more)