Wow. I thought the arrival of Bass Pro Shop would help bring East Ridge back to a position of prominence in the Chattanooga area, but the Council proved otherwise last night. To the council - There is a reason that the developers want that dirt: It's valuable . You currently own it and the developer wants it. Bass Pro has already agreed to set up shop. They were going to bring in the dirt regardless. And apparently they had ... (click for more)
As best I can remember, I was switched with “tree branches” in at least five different Southern states when I was growing up. These seemingly endless and quite deliberate incidents of corporal punishment were not just doled out by my parents but others got into the act -- my grandmother, my aunts and or whoever else felt I deserved a whacking. There were even some notable African-American women who immediately focused on the backs of my ... (click for more)
September 12, 2014
I recently hosted a discussion with local business leaders, Andy Berke, mayor of Chattanooga, and Heather McTeer Toney, southeast regional administrator for the U.S. Environmental Protection ... (click for more)
We are fortunate to live in a city experiencing significant economic growth. From VW’s recent expansion announcement to Coca Cola Bottling’s decision to redevelop the former Olan Mills ... (click for more)
The Leather Factory is closing. I received that bad news recently during one of my bi-weekly, clear-across-town visits to this wonderful store. As I understand it, The ... (click for more)
Will taking dirt from Camp Jordan for the Bass Pro Shop development wind up causing more flooding at Camp Jordan?