East Ridge Spring N2 Safety Event Set For May 18

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

The East Ridge Police Department will be hosting a free safety event for the community on May 18 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Camp Jordan Arena. The Department will be joined by the East Ridge Fire Department and other agencies to help reach the community and promote a safer lifestyle.

All ages are welcome to attend.

Some events include: The Convincer seatbelt crash simulator, DUI simulator driving course (for 18-years-old and up with a driver's license), car seat check-up event, fire safety and more.

For more information, contact the East Ridge Police Department Traffic Unit.


VA Expands Digital Capabilities Of Veterans Legacy Memorial

The Chattery Selected by GlobalGiving As Red Backpack Fund Recipient

Cempa Community Care To Offer Free COVID-19 Testing At New Hope Baptist Church On Wednesday


The Department of Veterans Affairs National Cemetery Administration announced Monday it has enhanced and expanded capabilities on the Veterans Legacy Memorial website, https://www.va.gov/remember, ... (click for more)

GlobalGiving announced on Monday that The Chattery has been selected to receive a $5,000 COVID-19 relief and recovery grant from The Red Backpack Fund, an opportunity for small businesses and ... (click for more)

Cempa Community Care will offer free COVID-19 testing at New Hope Baptist Church on Wednesday, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. The church is at 3777 Wilcox Blvd. Testing is available to the general public ... (click for more)



Happenings

VA Expands Digital Capabilities Of Veterans Legacy Memorial

The Department of Veterans Affairs National Cemetery Administration announced Monday it has enhanced and expanded capabilities on the Veterans Legacy Memorial website, https://www.va.gov/remember, for family, friends and visitors to leave “Tributes” or comments on a Veteran’s memorial page. VLM is, by design, easy-to-use and navigate and is the country’s first digital platform dedicated ... (click for more)

The Chattery Selected by GlobalGiving As Red Backpack Fund Recipient

GlobalGiving announced on Monday that The Chattery has been selected to receive a $5,000 COVID-19 relief and recovery grant from The Red Backpack Fund, an opportunity for small businesses and nonprofits made possible by The Spanx by Sara Blakely Foundation. Spanx founder Sara Blakely said, “My hope is that this gift will help alleviate some of the pressures caused by this ... (click for more)

Breaking News

Hamilton County Adds Another 54 Coronavirus Cases; Tennessee Has 2 More Deaths

Hamilton County has added another 54 coronavirus cases, moving the total to 694, the local Health Department reported on Memorial Day. The county remains at 14 deaths. There have been seven confirmed cases at the Waddington North America Novolex plant on Quintus Loop in the Jersey Pike area. The plant, which had already planned to close for the Memorial Day weekend, conducted ... (click for more)

Summer Meal Locations At Schools To Open Tuesday

Summer meal pickup sites available at Hamilton County Schools will start food service on Tuesday. These sites will be open on Tuesdays and Friday each week from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Each Tuesday, families will be able to pick up three meals for each person at the sites. On Friday, families will receive four meals for each person in the family. The sites will continue to follow CDC ... (click for more)

Opinion

Memorial Day Remembrance 2020

Perhaps the terrible toll that has engulfed the greater world community due to the black wave known as COVID 19 brings about an urgent sense of reflection and recollection on the true meaning of Memorial Day. One of the earliest commentaries was provided by Frederick Douglass at Arlington National Cemetery on Decoration Day 1871. He would extol to the crowd to never forget ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: For Grins & Giggles

We know from many previous experiences that “An Idle Mind Is The Devil’s Workshop.” We also know that not one person in our nation could have been better prepared than our leaders from both parties in this COVID-19 pandemic. Guffaw and cackle all you want but I promise not a person in our state would pick you over Governor Bill Lee. It is terribly disappointing that every day somebody ... (click for more)