Andrew Bledsoe Speaks At History Happy Hour Thursday

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Dr. Andrew Bledsoe, assistant professor of History at Lee University, will discuss the role and experiences of army officers during the Civil War, exploring issues like leadership, combat, training, and army culture, at History Happy Hour.

Dr. Bledsoe will be available to sell and sign his book, Citizen-Officers: The Union and Confederate Volunteer Junior Officer Corps in the American Civil War (LSU Press, 2015).  

History Happy Hour will be held Thursday at 6 p.m. at Museum Center at 5ive Points. 

The musical guest will be Nathan Mell and The Bistro Boys.  There will be food by Impressions Catering and beer by Mash & Hops, as well as Dry Valley Brewing. 

Admission is free for members and $10 for non-members. Purchase tickets here


Walker County Animal Shelter Hosts Christmas Adoption Event On Saturday

Market Street Bridge To Undergo Quarterly Testing On Sunday

Street Closings Announced For Construction


Families thinking about adding a pet as a holiday gift are encouraged to drop by the Walker County Animal Shelter this Saturday for a special Christmas Adoption Event between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. ... (click for more)

The Tennessee Department of Transportation will conduct quarterly testing and maintenance on the Market Street Bridge in downtown Chattanooga on Sunday, during which time the bridge will be closed ... (click for more)

Here are upcoming street closings: Gunbarrel Road at McCutcheon Road Both southbound lanes of Gunbarrel Road at McCutcheon Road will be closed from 11 p.m. on Thursday until 5 ... (click for more)


Happenings

Walker County Animal Shelter Hosts Christmas Adoption Event On Saturday

Families thinking about adding a pet as a holiday gift are encouraged to drop by the Walker County Animal Shelter this Saturday for a special Christmas Adoption Event between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. In addition to extended hours, the shelter will offer discounted adoption pricing on Saturday. Dogs will be $25, while cats will be $15. Regular adoption fees run $65 for dogs and $30 ... (click for more)

Market Street Bridge To Undergo Quarterly Testing On Sunday

The Tennessee Department of Transportation will conduct quarterly testing and maintenance on the Market Street Bridge in downtown Chattanooga on Sunday, during which time the bridge will be closed to through traffic. From 8 a.m. to no later than 2 p.m., the bridge will be closed to vehicle and pedestrian traffic as the testing is performed. This work is weather dependent. ... (click for more)

Breaking News

Local Boy Scout Council Says It Is Financially Sound Despite Woes At National Level

The Cherokee Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America, which serves 11 counties in Tennessee and northwest Georgia, has informed its executive board, donors, supporters, and volunteers that the local organization remains financially strong in light of recent national news stories concerning consideration of bankruptcy at the national level of the organization. Officials said, ... (click for more)

Corker Offers Resolution Condemning Murder Of Journalist Jamal Khashoggi

Senator Bob Corker, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, will introduce on Thursday a Senate joint resolution holding Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman responsible for the murder of Jamal Khashoggi, a former Saudi journalist and columnist for The Washington Post. The resolution condemns Khashoggi’s killing and insists on accountability for those involved ... (click for more)

Opinion

Tom Caldwell Was Always A Champion For Orange Grove

Tom Caldwell was a devoted husband, father of four children and 13 grandchildren, veteran of World War II, Howard University law school graduate, church member and outstanding corporate, tax and estate planning attorney at three of Chattanooga's leading law firms. His family, personal, legal, military, religious and civic duties are too many to list. As a member of the Chattanooga ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: My Best Breakfast Ever

As I have grown older, I have grown more peculiar. I love having so many wonderful friends who I’ll see out in the mornings, all hail and hardy, but most of the time I enjoy having breakfast by myself. Hear me out: whether it is the Cracker Barrel, the Bluegrass Café or any number of other places I enjoy, most often there are delightful people who invite me to share their table ... (click for more)