Chattanooga Railroad Series: Adairsville, Ga.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Little Adairsville, Ga., along the Western and Atlantic Railroad still looks much like it did when James Andrews led his Raiders on April 12, 1862.

Adairsville still has its 1847 frame depot and many historic homes and old business blocks. It was the first town in Georgia to be listed in its entirety on the National Register of Historic Places. There are over 130 homes and businesses on the National Register.

The depot is now a welcome center and steam locomotive museum.

The main line freight trains still barrel through Adairsville by the depot, but there have not been any passenger stops in many years.

Adairsville is along Highway 41, the old Dixie Highway, about halfway between Chattanooga and Atlanta.


Latest Bradley County Arrest Report

Police Blotter: Man's Weber Grill Fires Up Too Much On First Use; Couple With Dogs At BODE Asked To Leave

Workman Road Homeless Camp Cleared Out By Motorcycle Store Formerly Operated By Mayor Kelly


Click here for the latest Bradley County arrest report. (click for more)

A man on Latitude Circle said his Weber grill caught fire and was completely destroyed. He said he followed the directions on the instruction booklet, which was to turn the grill on high for ... (click for more)

A large homeless camp on Workman Road has been cleared out by the motorcycle business formerly operated by Mayor Tim Kelly. Mayor Kelly is no longer involved in the operation of his former ... (click for more)



Breaking News

Latest Bradley County Arrest Report

Click here for the latest Bradley County arrest report. (click for more)

Police Blotter: Man's Weber Grill Fires Up Too Much On First Use; Couple With Dogs At BODE Asked To Leave

A man on Latitude Circle said his Weber grill caught fire and was completely destroyed. He said he followed the directions on the instruction booklet, which was to turn the grill on high for approximately 30 minutes upon first time use. He said after approximately 10 minutes the entire grill was engulfed in flames. The man was able to turn off the gas to stop the fire from causing ... (click for more)

Opinion

Thoughts On The County Commission And Redistricting

So they say it's time for redistricting. 'Redistricting' means carving up Hamilton County into nine sections of approximately equal population, right? And, as always, we're promised fairness in the process. But 'equal' is supposedly subject to topography and other unavoidable factors, and it's definitely subject to political whim. And 'fairness' is a very flexible term whose definition ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Obit Calls Out Culprits

The first paragraph of a woman’s obituary in Illinois earlier this month was an eye-opener. “Springfield, IL—Candace Cay (Kruger) Ayers, 66, of Springfield, passed away on September 3, 2021, at St. John's Hospital in Springfield, IL. She was preceded in death by more than 4,531,799 others (globally) who were infected with COVID-19. She was vaccinated but was infected by others who ... (click for more)

Sports

Chattanooga FC: Potential Is The Key Word For Bahena, Hurtado And Rodriguez

Ricardo Bahena could be seen on the wing at the end of Chattanooga FC’s Thursday practice, working on driving toward his defender before whipping crosses into the box. Next to the 19-year-old was coach Peter Fuller, who gave the teenager specialized instructions as clouds loomed overhead. “You have to do what I was doing today, which is spending time working with and coaching ... (click for more)

Dan Fleser: Vols Trying To Process Lessons Learned From Pittsburgh Loss

Operating on the premise there’s much to be gained from a loss, Josh Heupel was especially observant this week. Tennessee’s first-year head football coaching watched every move his players made following last Saturday’s loss to Pittsburgh. Everything from their attentiveness in meetings to their competitiveness on the practice field was scrutinized. Did they process the result ... (click for more)