City Commissions Local Muralist Eric Finley Jr. For Art For New Avondale Rec Center

Friday, May 22, 2020
Eric Finley Jr.
Eric Finley Jr.

The city is commissioning local muralist Eric Finley Jr., for murals for the new Avondale Recreation Center.

He is to be paid $24,500.

Known as “Seven,” the native of Chattanooga is a graduate of American Intercontinental University with a Bachelors of Fine Art.

His murals are in cities throughout the Southeast.

A distinctive one with a train motif is at the end of Station Street by the Chattanooga Choo Choo.

Mural near the Choo Choo
Mural near the Choo Choo

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John Joseph ‘Jay’ McFalls, U. S. Army, World War II was honored in a Quilt of Valor ceremony organized by the Chief John Ross Chapter, NSDAR. Family, friends, veterans’ organization leaders, ... (click for more)

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Happenings

World War II Veteran Jay McFalls Honored With Quilt Of Valor

John Joseph ‘Jay’ McFalls, U. S. Army, World War II was honored in a Quilt of Valor ceremony organized by the Chief John Ross Chapter, NSDAR. Family, friends, veterans’ organization leaders, Chattanooga National Cemetery staff and members of the Chief John Ross Chapter met together at the Hubert Fry Center, RiverPark for the well-deserved ceremony celebrating Mr. McFalls’ military ... (click for more)

Glass House Collective Uses Community Workshops To Revamp Glass Street

Glass House Collective will be hosting regular “Planning-By-Doing” workshops this fall in conjunction with project collaborators to explore ways to improve connectivity, comfort and access in the Glass Street Gateway area. Grant funds will be used to create a "culturally relevant and welcoming atmosphere" on Crutchfield Street and around the Glass Street and Dodson Avenue intersection ... (click for more)

Breaking News

East Ridge Police Make 1 Arrest In Murder At Donaldson Road Apartments; Seek Gunman

East Ridge Police have made one arrest and are looking for the gunman in a slaying on Aug. 21 at apartments on Donaldson Road. Montrell Lebron Fears, 23, a Brainerd High graduate, was killed in the incident at 914 Donaldson Road. Lonita Fields, 29, has been charged with accessory after the fact of criminal homicide. East Ridge Police received numerous calls around 8:21 ... (click for more)

"Jealous Ex-Boyfriend" Charged With Attempted Murder In Vicious East Ridge Stabbing

A Rossville man has been charged with attempted criminal homicide and aggravated assault in a Sept. 2 stabbing in East Ridge. Police said the victim had a deep cut running from the right side of his head to his lower jaw. It came within inches of his carotid artery. He also received "defensive" wounds on his arm. Charged was Kevin Pascual, 21, of 601 James St., Rossville. ... (click for more)

Opinion

Increase The Pay Rate For Substitutes

Today Hamilton County Schools had 138 requests for substitutes. The answer to filing those classrooms is simple, increase the daily pay for substitutes. The pay rate is terrible for both certified and noncertified individuals. Knox County wised up and increased the pay. If a substitute works 10 to 14 days a month, he or she would receive an additional $300. If the person worked ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Why Our West Burns

There have been far more people than me who believe the catastrophic wildfires that now flame the width of our western states from Canada to Mexico are because “God has darn-near had enough!” Just yesterday in California a law was passed that will allow transgender prisoners to decide if they want to do their time in men’s or women’s state prison! But the better view is that states ... (click for more)