Signal Mountain Genealogical Society Meets April 2

Sunday, March 10, 2019
The Signal Mountain Genealogical Society will meet at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, April 2, at the Walden Town Hall, 1836 Taft Highway.
 
Refreshments will be served followed by a brief business meeting and program.
 
The speaker for the day will be Lynn Hill, Signal Mountain resident and registrar for the Chickamauga Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Her program is entitled, "Getting to know the DAR Genealogical System." 
 
Visitors are welcome, as always.


6th Cavalry Museum Hosts Remembering My Hero Benefit May 18

Chester Martin: An Ox-Cart Postcard From Harrisburg, Chattooga County, Ga.

Wayne Shearer’s World War II Memoir, Part 12: Testing And Preparing For Pilot Training


The 6th Cavalry Museum is hosting a benefit dinner, Remembering My Hero, on Saturday, May 18. It will include a special reception and dinner with guest speaker George Patton Waters, grandson ... (click for more)

Hmm...seems like the new TAG Railroad was not the only means of transportation at Harrisburg, Georgia, in the early days of the last century! This photo, however, was made as a kind of joke ... (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

6th Cavalry Museum Hosts Remembering My Hero Benefit May 18

The 6th Cavalry Museum is hosting a benefit dinner, Remembering My Hero, on Saturday, May 18. It will include a special reception and dinner with guest speaker George Patton Waters, grandson of General George S. Patton 18. The reception begins at 6 p.m. at the museum, 6 Barnhardt Cir., in Ft. Oglethorpe. Dinner will be held at St. Gerard Catholic Church, 3049 Lafayette Road, ... (click for more)

Chester Martin: An Ox-Cart Postcard From Harrisburg, Chattooga County, Ga.

Hmm...seems like the new TAG Railroad was not the only means of transportation at Harrisburg, Georgia, in the early days of the last century! This photo, however, was made as a kind of joke one Sunday afternoon, according to my dad, who was born nearby (in 1884) before the railroad went through. Someone in the neighborhood had a cart with team of oxen, plus some willing neighbors ... (click for more)

Breaking News

Chattanooga Firefighters Battle 2-Alarm Blaze Involving 2 Houses On Dodson Avenue Late Saturday Night

Shortly after 11 p.m. on Saturday, Chattanooga firefighters responded to a report of a house fire on Dodson Avenue. Firefighters with Engine 5 were the first on the scene. Captain Joey Smith said two houses at 610 and 612 Dodson Ave. were engulfed in flames on the backside of the structures, and the flames were spreading quickly. Captain Smith said they took hand-held ... (click for more)

Tennessee Members Of Congress Urge President To Approve Federal Disaster Assistance For 58 Tennessee Counties

Every member of Tennessee’s congressional delegation on Saturday urged President Trump to quickly approve Governor Bill Lee’s request for a major disaster declaration for the state of Tennessee to help 58 Tennessee counties impacted by flooding and severe weather in February and March. “On behalf of the State of Tennessee, we are writing to support Governor Bill Lee’s request ... (click for more)

Opinion

Growth Can Continue At Ooltewah On Septic Tanks

I want to set the record straight about growth in North Hamilton County. On Feb. 21, 2019, County Mayor Coppinger called a “reset” meeting with the residents of Ooltewah/Harrison over the proposed sewer plant in North Hamilton County. In front of this community, I stood up and specifically asked the county mayor if growth could continue in Ooltewah and Harrison on septic tanks ... (click for more)

Our Roads Need To Be Repaired For Ironman - And Response

Chattanooga being a finalist for the 2021 Ironman is great news. The business gained at the local bicycle repair shops from bent rims, busted tires and warped frames should produce some great local revenue. The local physicians should see a surge as well from the twisted ankles and busted up knees from dips, humps and pot holes on our area roads that could swallow a small child. ... (click for more)