Signal Mountain Genealogical Society Meeting is March 3

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

The Signal Mountain Genealogical Society will meet at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, March 3, 2015, at the Walden Town Hall, 1836 Taft Highway.  Refreshments will be served at 1:00 pm followed by a business meeting and program. 

The speaker for the day will be John Wynne, Society Historian and longtime resident of Signal Mountain.  Mr. Wynne’s presentation, “Radio Days,” takes us into to the world of antique radios and the days when they represented the latest technical break through.  As always visitors are welcome for the meeting.


McClung Museum Director To Retire

4 Tennessee Sites Added To National Register Of Historic Places

Wayne Shearer’s Word War II Memoir, Part 2: Six Months After Dec. 7, 1941, Attack, Wanting To Be A Pilot – And Having Fun Before College!


Jeff Chapman, director of UT’s McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture, will retire at the end of the 2019 spring semester after 29 years as the museum’s director. Under Mr. Chapman’s ... (click for more)

The Tennessee Historical Commission today announced the addition of four properties to the National Register of Historic Places. They include a 20th century school, a 19th century church and ... (click for more)

(Editor’s Note: Dr. Wayne Shearer, 94, is a retired optometrist and retired colonel from the U.S. Air Force Reserve now living in Hixson. In his early 90s, he decided to sit down and write from ... (click for more)


Memories

McClung Museum Director To Retire

Jeff Chapman, director of UT’s McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture, will retire at the end of the 2019 spring semester after 29 years as the museum’s director. Under Mr. Chapman’s leadership, the McClung Museum has established itself as central to research, teaching and interdisciplinary programming at UT, officials said. The only museum on the university’s campus, ... (click for more)

4 Tennessee Sites Added To National Register Of Historic Places

The Tennessee Historical Commission today announced the addition of four properties to the National Register of Historic Places. They include a 20th century school, a 19th century church and two houses associated with country music. “Tennessee’s unique heritage is exemplified by these recent National Register nominations. Ranging from a historic rural school to two Davidson county ... (click for more)

Breaking News

County Schools, Other Schools To Open On A 2-Hour Delay Monday Morning

Hamilton County Schools will open on a two-hour delay on Monday due to a threat of slippery road conditions in the higher elevations overnight. Officials said, "Below freezing temperatures are expected in areas of Hamilton County which could cause travel problems in the morning. Buses will run two hours later than normal in the morning and schools will begin two hours later. ... (click for more)

Stephen Moore, 34, Shot And Killed Early Sunday Morning

Stephen Laton Moore, 34, was shot and killed early Sunday morning on East 5th Street. At approximately 12:19 a.m., Chattanooga Police were dispatched to a report of a person shot in the 2500 block of East 5th Street. Upon arrival, officers located the victim suffering from a fatal gunshot wound. Hamilton County EMS responded and pronounced him deceased. CPD Major ... (click for more)

Opinion

TVA Land Grab

The Georgetown land grab is just ‘Business as Usual’ for TVA. For the past 80 years they’ve shown their stripes in this matter - 170,000 acres seized at LBL, countless acreage taken in the Tennessee River Valley. Land taken for coal and nuclear sites. All by the same play book. All from average people. We want this, you have this, we get this. I worked with TVA as a ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Quit Embarrassing Us

Ever since I got word that a new Publix grocery store will be built on South Broad Street I have been excited. And every time our city Zoning Appeals Board seemingly does everything within its power to kill the project it is increasingly an embarrassment, a kerfuffle that has no logical explanation and sadly kowtows to a small minority that is flat-out wrong. On Wednesday the ... (click for more)