South Pittsburg Historic Preservation Society Celebrates 20th Anniversary

Saturday, September 7, 2019

South Pittsburg Historic Preservation Society, Inc. will have its 20th anniversary on Sept. 15, from 2-4 p.m. CDT.

There will be a reception in appreciation of community support and recognition of former members. 

It will take place at Princess Theatre, 215 S. Cedar Ave., South Pittsburg.

Wayne Shearer’s World War II Memoir, Part 27: Doing Some Formation Flying And Anticipating Night Flying

A Portion Of Chattanooga History Collections Moves To The Public Library

Jim Holcomb's Preservation Efforts Result In Cemetery Guardian Award


(Editor’s Note: Dr. Wayne Shearer, 95, 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)

The Chattanooga History Collections have been in good hands since being acquired by the UTC Library and the Chattanooga Public Library in June 2017. Professional archivists and librarians have ... (click for more)

Hamilton County resident and local historian Jim Holcomb researches the past in his own way and it seldom includes trips to the library. Holcomb walks the hills and forested trails throughout ... (click for more)


Memories

Wayne Shearer’s World War II Memoir, Part 27: Doing Some Formation Flying And Anticipating Night Flying

(Editor’s Note: Dr. Wayne Shearer, 95, 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 memory and a few records he still possesses his recollections of going through Army Air Corps pilot training at several bases in the United States during World War II. A lifelong writer, ... (click for more)

A Portion Of Chattanooga History Collections Moves To The Public Library

The Chattanooga History Collections have been in good hands since being acquired by the UTC Library and the Chattanooga Public Library in June 2017. Professional archivists and librarians have worked hard at preserving, inventorying, exhibiting and providing access to the Collections, which contain thousands of items, including photographs, textiles and industrial equipment that ... (click for more)

Breaking News

County School Board Debating Summer Student Trips Overseas; Parents Upset By Half Day Of School For Teacher Planning

County School officials are discussing whether it is necessary for the School Board to approve summer overseas student trips. Board member Rhonda Thurman said such trips are outside the school calendar and the board would unnecessarily be assuming liability by giving approval. "That's up to the parents," she said. Legal counsel noted that the trips were first discussed at ... (click for more)

Chattanooga On List Of 42 Minor League Clubs That Could Be Severed From Majors

The Chattanooga Lookouts are on a list of 42 minor league clubs that could be severed from the majors under a sweeping new proposal from Major League Baseball. During current negotiations with the minors, the MLB is proposing to curtail the number of minor league clubs it has agreements with and reduce the number of minor league players on its payroll. Chattanooga is one of ... (click for more)

Opinion

Salary Increases Needed, Alinsky Tactics Are Not

I have advocated and fought for increases in teacher salaries for educators over the decades. Beyond mere rhetoric, I actually talk to those policymakers at the state level who set the budget which largely determines salaries. We know that many teachers still struggle to support their own families, particularly in places where the cost of living is higher. That is unacceptable. ... (click for more)

Volunteer And Make A Difference

I hear people all the time whining and complaining on here and other social media outlets about how bad the Valley has gotten or it's not the same Valley we have grown up in. You know it's not. There are several reasons why this is so true. However, we the citizens are the ones to blame. When I was picking up trash along Brown's Ferry I can't tell you how many times I picked ... (click for more)