3 Cities Successfully Complete 2019 Community Accelerator Program

Tuesday, October 15, 2019
Three cities in the greater Chattanooga region -  Dayton, LaFayette, and Bridgeport, Al. - have completed the 2019 Thriving Communities program of Thrive Regional Partnership. They are now eligible to apply for a $20,000 seed grant from the Lyndhurst Foundation to kickstart their incubated strategies for local, asset-based community vibrancy and growth. 

Thriving Communities is a 10-month community accelerator program designed to support cities to “grow from within.” The program engages local citizens and provides them with leadership coaching, tools and inspiration to leverage cultural assets that enhance economic vibrancy and growth in their cities and towns across the tri-state, 16-county Chattanooga region.
Team ideas are incubated, tested and reiterated in each individual community to foster continual feedback from fellow citizens and neighbors. As a result, the strategies are authentically shaped by the people who live, work and play in these communities, officials said.

“A key outcome of the Thriving Communities program is the discovery of our region’s hidden gems: both people and places,” says Bridgett Massengill, president/CEO of Thrive Regional Partnership. “It empowers emerging leaders to work together and create sustainable growth strategies that preserve a unique sense of place in their hometowns that can be celebrated for generations to come.” 

The program is funded and co-developed by the Lyndhurst Foundation. To provide additional professional steerage, Thrive connects participating community leaders with representatives from ArtsBuild, Chattanooga Design Studio, Georgia Council for the Arts, Northwest Georgia Regional Commission, Southeast Tennessee Development, SouthArts, Tennessee Arts Commission and UTC’s Interdisciplinary Geospatial Technology Lab. Each organization has shared their perspectives and expertise to this placemaking movement in cities and towns throughout the tri-state region.

Deadline To Apply For A Storm Debris Burning Permit Is June 9

Weekly Road Construction Report

Deadline For Storm Debris Pick-up Is June 1


The Chattanooga-Hamilton County Air Pollution Control Bureau extends its sympathy to residents who were affected by the tornado on Sunday, April 12. We have been issuing storm debris permits ... (click for more)

Here is the weekly road construction report for Hamilton County: I-24 Replacement of Belvoir Avenue Bridge over I-24 and I-24 bridges over Germantown Road near MM 183: Lane shifts are in place ... (click for more)

The June 1st deadline is approaching and property owners must register for storm debris picked up and hauled away by hired contractors. Hamilton County Office of Emergency Management officials ... (click for more)



Happenings

Deadline To Apply For A Storm Debris Burning Permit Is June 9

The Chattanooga-Hamilton County Air Pollution Control Bureau extends its sympathy to residents who were affected by the tornado on Sunday, April 12. We have been issuing storm debris permits free of charge for residents in Hamilton County who were directly impacted by the tornado. This allows anyone with a storm debris permit to burn through June 15 on approved burning days. Residents ... (click for more)

Weekly Road Construction Report

Here is the weekly road construction report for Hamilton County: I-24 Replacement of Belvoir Avenue Bridge over I-24 and I-24 bridges over Germantown Road near MM 183: Lane shifts are in place on I-24 EB and WB under the Belvoir Avenue Bridge, at North and South Terrace approaching the Belvoir Avenue Bridge, and on Germantown Road under the I-24 Bridge. Single interior lane closures ... (click for more)

Breaking News

9 Protestors Arrested In North Chattanooga; Group Later Surrounds Jail, Courthouse Block; Courthouse Burned In Nashville, Prompting Call Out Of National Guard

Nine protestors were arrested in North Chattanooga late Saturday night in the wake of the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis in police custody. A crowd that had been on the Walnut Street Bridge later gathered on Frazier Avenue, prompting a large number of police officers to be summoned. After the arrests, the large group of protestors moved back across the bridge and ringed ... (click for more)

Health Department Suspends Distribution Of Cloth Face Masks It Got From The Governor

The Hamilton County Health Department is suspending distribution of the cloth face masks that were distributed throughout the state by the Governor’s Unified Command Group. It has been reported that the cloth masks, manufactured by Renfro, are coated with Silvadur. Silvadur is an anti-microbial substance commonly applied to fabrics to reduce odor causing bacterial growth. ... (click for more)

Opinion

The Court Of Public Opinion Has Ruled

Since the court of public opinion has already judged the officer in Minneapolis, the city should save money and not even have a trial. Let a volunteer, one of these tough guys who run around blindly shooting at people and setting fires, let that guy execute him. With all due respect to our police chief and I mean that sincerely, I disagree with your view. Chief, you should know ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: These Riots Are Surreal

On Monday, when an unarmed black man was killed by a white policeman in Minneapolis, there were 28 others, predominately black, shot within the city limits of Chicago on the very same day. The “Bloody Monday” came after 50 others in Chicago were shot (10 fatally) during the Memorial Day weekend – that’s 78 human beings in just four days – and since “Bloody Monday” through 6 o’clock ... (click for more)