Chattanooga Softball Gets Alabama Regional With Alabama, Stanford, Murray State

Chattanooga Takes Part In National Drive Electric Week

Friday, September 1, 2017

Dozens of Chattanooga electric vehicle drivers and enthusiasts will gather during the Songbirds Foundation "Second Saturday on Station Street," on Saturday, Sept. 9, from 3-8 p.m., at the west end of Station Street, next to the Chattanooga Choo Choo, to launch the Chattanooga Electric Vehicle Tail Gate Party and kick off Chattanooga's Drive Electric Week, Sept. 9-17.  There will be more that a dozen electric and low-emission vehicles --cars, bicycles and motorcycles-- and displays of oil-free miles driven, with owners ready to answer questions about their cars, highlighting the fun, clean-air benefits, and cost-savings of electric cars.

The event is part of the seventh annual National Drive Electric Week. The event is free and the public is invited to attend and enjoy an introduction to the fun of driving electric. 

Plug-in vehicles on display will include: Nissan LEAF, Chrysler Pacifica Plug-in, Tesla, Zero Motorcycle, Chevrolet Volt, Mitsubishi i-MiEV and well as a variety of electric bicycles. 

Green Commuter will be providing electric cars to offer test drives. TVA, CARTA, EPB and Green Commuter have partnered to expand the charging network and start an Electric Car Sharing Program. 

Electric Bike Specialists will offer test rides of electric bicycles, and Griffith Cycle will display their Zero electric motorcycles. EPB will be on hand to answer questions about their new Solar Share program. 

Organized by Chattanooga Drive Electric and the Cherokee Group of the Sierra Club, the Chattanooga’s event is one of more than 100 across the country where electric vehicle owners and their neighbors will hold electric car parades, “tailpipe-free” tailgate parties, recognition of leaders promoting EVs, launches of new public EV charging stations and other public events. 

For a complete list of National Drive Electric Week events, visit: https://driveelectricweek.org/


Road Closures For IRONMAN 70.3

Officer Justin Maples 10-Year Memorial Service Will Be Held May 20

New Hamilton County Marriage Licenses


The Chattanooga Division of Transportation welcomes IRONMAN 70.3 this upcoming weekend. It recommends that spectators and visitors park in the lots and garages surrounding downtown and utilize ... (click for more)

The Cleveland Police Department will honor the life of Officer Justin Maples during a short memorial this Friday at 8:30 a.m. Members of the Cleveland Police Department’s Honor Guard will ... (click for more)

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Happenings

Road Closures For IRONMAN 70.3

The Chattanooga Division of Transportation welcomes IRONMAN 70.3 this upcoming weekend. It recommends that spectators and visitors park in the lots and garages surrounding downtown and utilize the Free Electric Shuttle (begin 9:30 a.m. Sunday) and Bike Chattanooga bike share system (24/7). Public activities start Friday afternoon with the IRONMAN Village and Official IRONMAN ... (click for more)

Officer Justin Maples 10-Year Memorial Service Will Be Held May 20

The Cleveland Police Department will honor the life of Officer Justin Maples during a short memorial this Friday at 8:30 a.m. Members of the Cleveland Police Department’s Honor Guard will present a memorial wreath at the Cleveland – Bradley County Emergency Workers Memorial Wall. The memorial service will be held at Bradley County Fire and Rescue, 200 Inman St. East in Cleveland. (click for more)

Breaking News

Woman Gets 6-Year Suspended Sentence In 2018 Stabbing Death Of George Deramus

A woman charged in the stabbing death of 60-year-old George Deramus pleaded guilty on Monday morning to the lesser charge of voluntary manslaughter. Tavowia Hinton, who was 49 at the time of the Dec. 2, 2018, incident, had been facing a charge of second-degree murder. She was given a six-year prison sentence, but it was suspended. Ms. Hinton was directed not to have any contact ... (click for more)

Florida Man Says Deal Should Go Through To Buy 6,161 Acres In Hamilton, Sequatchie Counties From Pattens

A Florida man has filed suit in Federal Court, saying he had a deal to buy 6,160 acres in Hamilton and Sequatchie counties from Bryan and Cartter Patten, but they are backing out of the deal. C. Lee Eggert, of Brandon, Fla., said the agreed purchase price was over $11.6 million. He acknowledged that he was being furnished the money by a logging company, Consolidated Timberlands. ... (click for more)

Opinion

Election Integrity

I find the complaints about the recent win by Weston Wamp in the Hamilton County mayor’s primary to be interesting and amusing. Interesting because of the attempt by some to portray his win as the result of some kind of nefarious manipulation by a group of clergy to get Black voters to crossover and vote for Wamp. Also interesting because for weeks it was assumed by the local political ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: "Miss Mary Frances"

I have written dozens of obituaries in my life and eulogized many people. I am not ashamed to admit I think I am good at it and I am flattered when a friend’s family approaches me to ask for my help. I have written a number of obituaries on those who are still alive who want to “proof-read” what will be turned into the funeral home and I have honored death-bed requests that this ... (click for more)