StoryCorps To Begin Recording Interviews With Chattanooga Residents Tuesday

Thursday, March 14, 2019
StoryCorps, a nonprofit organization celebrating the stories of everyday Americans, will record interviews in Chattanooga from March 19 to April 7 as part of its cross-country MobileBooth tour. Having collected over 65,000 interviews from Americans in all 50 states, StoryCorps has gathered one of the largest single collections of human voices ever recorded. 
 
StoryCorps’ MobileBooth—an Airstream trailer outfitted with a recording studio—will be parked at Miller Park for three weeks.
Reservations can now be made by visiting wutc.org or by calling StoryCorps’ 24-hour, toll-free reservation line at 1-800-850-4406. Additional reservation slots will open on Wednesday, March 20. 
 
StoryCorps has partnered with WUTC-FM 88.1, Chattanooga’s NPR station, to collect 125 interviews with residents in the Chattanooga area. WUTC-FM will air a selection of local interviews recorded in the StoryCorps MobileBooth and create special programs around the project. StoryCorps may also share excerpts of these stories with the world through the project’s popular weekly NPR broadcasts, animated shorts, digital platforms, and best-selling books. With participant permission, all StoryCorps interviews will be archived at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress.
 
Opening remarks and a  tour of MobileBooth will be held at a recption on Tuesday at 11:30 a.m. at Miller Park downtown.


New Hamilton County Marriage Licenses

Hazel Meredith Speaks At Photographic Society June 20

Prudhomme Fort Chapter CDXVIIC Honors Historian Tyler Boyd


Here are the new marriage licenses from the County Clerk's office: DANIEL MICHAEL LEE BRITTNEY RENEE PARE 3131 MOUNTAIN CREEK RD #11B7 3131 MOUNTAIN CREEK RD #11B7 CHATTANOOGA, TN 37415 ... (click for more)

The Photographic Society of Chattanooga will present Hazel Meredith on Thursday, June 20. Ms. Meredith is an award-winning photographer, teacher, speaker, workshop leader and competition judge. ... (click for more)

Tyler Boyd, author of Tennessee Statesman Harry T. Burn: Woman Suffrage, Free Elections, and Life of Service, was the featured speaker at the May meeting of the Prudhomme Fort Chapter, of Colonial ... (click for more)


Happenings

New Hamilton County Marriage Licenses

Here are the new marriage licenses from the County Clerk's office: DANIEL MICHAEL LEE BRITTNEY RENEE PARE 3131 MOUNTAIN CREEK RD #11B7 3131 MOUNTAIN CREEK RD #11B7 CHATTANOOGA, TN 37415 CHATTANOOGA, TN 37415 CHRISTOPHER JAMES HEWITT REGINA ANN SCOTT 409 HIXSON RD 409 HIXSON RD GRAYSVILLE, TN 37338 GRAYSVILLE, TN 37338 NORMAN LEBRON RICKS LEKESHIA RACHELLE MATTHEWS ... (click for more)

Hazel Meredith Speaks At Photographic Society June 20

The Photographic Society of Chattanooga will present Hazel Meredith on Thursday, June 20. Ms. Meredith is an award-winning photographer, teacher, speaker, workshop leader and competition judge. She has received the APSA recognition from PSA-Worldwide and the HonNEC from the New England Camera Club Council. Ms. Meredith owns and operates Meredith Images, and has published the ... (click for more)

Breaking News

Person Pulled From Burning Home On Airport Road Saturday Morning

A person was pulled from a burning home on Airport Road on Saturday morning. Chattanooga firefighters were dispatched to 900 Airport Road Lot #92 on a residential structure fire with entrapment at approximately 9 a.m. Incident Commander Lieutenant Jack Babb reported fire and smoke showing upon arrival. Two residents had exited the structure prior to firefighters arrival, but ... (click for more)

Dallas Bay Volunteer Fire Department Saves Boat From Fire Saturday Afternoon

The Dallas Bay Volunteer Fire Department saved a million-dollar boat Saturday afternoon. A boat owner called 911 reporting a boat fire located at the Chattanooga Yacht Club at 9400 North Hickory Valley Road. The Dallas Bay VFD responded by boat and arrived on the scene reporting smoke and flames in the engine area. Firefighters quickly extinguished the fire due to 900 gallons ... (click for more)

Opinion

It Is Outrageous That County School Administration Used Our Tax Dollars For Political Lobbying - And Response

Dear Dr. Johnson, The campaign central at HCDE headquarters needs a Tennessee Little Hatch Act study time and education. The heart of the issue is that HCDE utilized our tax dollars to lobby against vouchers with employee time, equipment, and lobby payments. Here is my point, I supported ESA vouchers for Hamilton County, and so did a lot of families that desired parental ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Why We Must Fight

On this Memorial Day when we remember our heroes, I believe of all the glorious movies the genius duo of Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks have given this world, the 10-part miniseries. “A Band of Brothers,” is the crown jewel. To me it is perhaps mankind’s greatest illustration ever of how insanely horrible war most truly is. Today the miniseries is recognized as the most popular ... (click for more)