Chattanooga Fire Department Welcomes 23 New Firefighters

Friday, November 9, 2018

The 23 cadets who endured six months of intense training graduated Thursday evening at the Clear Creek Church of Christ, becoming the fire department's newest firefighters. Some of them started their first shift Friday morning.


Fire Chief Phil Hyman and Training Chief William Andrews presided over the ceremony. After hearing some inspiring remarks from Lt. Paddy Neville with the New York City Fire Department (FDNY) (retired), City Court Judge Sherry Paty swore the graduates in.


CDOT Announces Dodson Avenue Road Closure

Chattanooga City Councilman And Rock The Block To Volunteer On Thanksgiving

Connecting Vets To Resources Set To Open In 2019


Dodson Avenue The southbound lane of Dodson Avenue will be closed between Wilcox Boulevard and Wilson Street on Tuesday, Nov. 27 and Wednesday, Nov. 28 between the hours of 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. ... (click for more)

On Thanksgiving morning, Councilman Russell Gilbert and Rock the Block will be serving breakfast and cold weather goods to those in need. Rock the Block has been collecting blankets, hats, ... (click for more)

Connecting Vets to Resources is set to open its doors at 3210 4th Ave. in 2019. Stacy Kehoe held a clothing drive in September through the support of the VFW Post 4848 on Amnicola Highway. ... (click for more)


Happenings

CDOT Announces Dodson Avenue Road Closure

Dodson Avenue The southbound lane of Dodson Avenue will be closed between Wilcox Boulevard and Wilson Street on Tuesday, Nov. 27 and Wednesday, Nov. 28 between the hours of 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. for work being done on the Avondale Community Center. Detours will be posted. View CDOT's map of event and road closures for full details of projects underway in the public space. (click for more)

Chattanooga City Councilman And Rock The Block To Volunteer On Thanksgiving

On Thanksgiving morning, Councilman Russell Gilbert and Rock the Block will be serving breakfast and cold weather goods to those in need. Rock the Block has been collecting blankets, hats, gloves, scarves and socks to distribute to men and women at the Community Kitchen on Thanksgiving. "Thanksgiving is a time where we can look around a be thankful for what we have and who ... (click for more)

Breaking News

County Commission Votes To Give Humane Educational Society $10 Million For New Shelter

The County Commission on Wednesday morning voted to give the Humane Educational Society (HES) $10 million for a new animal shelter. Commissioner Chip Baker said he had considered asking for a delay for talks on possible merging of services with the city's McKamey Animal Center. However, he said he was advised that the HES could lose out on a potential donor if the vote was delayed. ... (click for more)

Eddie Pierce Chosen New Red Bank Mayor; Ruth Jeno Returns To Commission

Three newly elected commissioners were sworn in by Judge Gary Starnes at the Red Bank Commission meeting on Tuesday night. Two are returning, Commissioners Ed LeCompte and Terry Pope, and the third, Ruth Jeno, is returning, after a lapse, for a third term on the commission. The commissioners elected Eddie Pierce to serve as the new mayor and Terry Pope to be vice mayor. ... (click for more)

Opinion

Discrimination And Double Taxation For Animal Shelters - And Response

Some Commissioners want Hamilton County to donate $10 million in tax dollars to help the Humane Education Society (HES) build a new facility. The majority of Hamilton County residents (specifically those residing in Chattanooga, East Ridge, Lakesite, Walden, Signal Mountain, Lookout Mountain, Soddy Daisy, and Collegedale) will be prohibited from using HES animal services unless ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Thanksgiving Eve

At some point this spring, as I impatiently awaited the song birds as I do every year, I took a less-traveled path during My Morning Readings and came across a Thanksgiving story that I loved. Trust me, I have been waiting for about six months … yes, impatiently … to share a story that was written seven years ago by J. Allen Wilson. I searched for him yesterday but the closest ... (click for more)