Hamilton County VSO Expands Outreach

Monday, July 22, 2019

The Hamilton County Veterans Service Officer is expanding his outreach by holding meetings in two various Hamilton County communities.
 
"This outreach is intended to make it easier for elderly and severely disabled VA claimants to receive help with benefits without having to contend with construction and parking issues in the downtown Chattanooga area," officials said.
 
Effective this month benefits assistance will now be provided in Collegedale on the first and third Thursday of every month. The meetings will be held  at the Collegedale City Hall, 4910 Swinyar Dr. in Collegedale. These office hours will run from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Benefits assistance will continue to be provided in Soddy Daisy on the second and fourth Thursday of every month. These meetings are held at the  VVA Chapter 942 Hall, 9615 W. Ridgetrail Road in  Soddy Daisy.  These office hours will also be from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Normal office hours will resume on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Veterans Service Office, 1250 Market St., Suite 1006 in Chattanooga.


Southern Lit Needs Volunteers For YA-Hoo Fest Sept. 21

CDOT Announces Construction Closures On Appling Street And W. Aquarium Way

Book Launch: Dave Connis In Conversation With Matthew Hubbard Sept. 17 At Star Line Books


Chattanooga’s second annual young adult book festival, YA-hoo Fest, will be held from 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. on Sept. 21 at Chattanooga State Community College. Presented by Southern Lit Alliance ... (click for more)

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Happenings

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CDOT Announces Construction Closures On Appling Street And W. Aquarium Way

Chattanooga Department of Transportation announces the following closures: Appling Street between Benton Ave and the access drive to Blood Assurance parking is now closed until Friday, Nov. 15, due to construction. Access to the Blood Assurance parking lot will be maintained at all times. Detours will be posted. The Eastbound lane of W. Aquarium Way between Chestnut Street ... (click for more)

Breaking News

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The District Attorney's Office on Thursday dismissed a voluntary manslaughter charge against Jadarius Knox, saying evidence in the case in which Dakota Biddle was killed showed a self defense theory could be found to be valid. Knox was original charged with criminal homicide in the May 2018 incident on Basswood Drive, but it was reduced to voluntary manslaughter at the Grand ... (click for more)

Opinion

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Two recent articles reveal a great deal about the present state of local public education. Mixing and matching information and reading between the lines reveals even more. First, there is that loooonnnngg list of Top Hamilton County Schools Salaries 2019. That nearly incredible list covers only salaries from $70,000 and up, and includes 290 different individuals -- approaching ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: A Drum Major For Peace

There have been many Christmas Seasons when I have looked high and low for Christmas Cards that included the poem, “One Solitary Life.” I came across the revered poem easily over 40 years ago during a kiddie matinee at the famed Radio City Music Hall, which is in midtown Manhattan. The Radio Music Hall is huge – it can comfortably seat 6,000 – and so awesome is the Christmas Spectacular ... (click for more)