Jimmy Hedges Drowns At Mountain-Bluff Lake On Lookout Mountain

Monday, July 14, 2014

Jimmy Hedges, a well-known folk-art collector and land developer on Lookout Mountain, drowned in a lake on his mountain-bluff property Sunday afternoon.

Mr. Hedges, who was believed to be 71, was swimming with friends on his Dade County property off Hwy. 157 near Rising Fawn, Ga.

He had been selling off lots at his Hedges Farm at 3745 Scenic Highway.

Survivors include his mother, Mary Katharine Moore who lives at the Alexian Brothers; a brother, Mac Hedges; sister, Lee Pierce of Chattanooga and sister, Ann Richardson, of Tybee Island, Ga.

The Hedges family included early Chattanooga industrialists.


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AUDIO: County Commission Meeting 12/12/2018

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5 Arrested At Brainerd High In "Family Dispute"

Five people were arrested at Brainerd High School on Wednesday morning in what was described as a "family dispute." Officials said several members of a family were allowed into the school by saying they were going to check a student out. They, along with a student, then got into an altercation inside the school. Two adults and three juveniles were arrested. School official ... (click for more)

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