Nehemiah Project To Pack 6,500 Backpacks Saturday

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Area volunteers are needed to stuff 6,500 backpacks on Saturday for Nehemiah Project. 

In culmination of months of planning and preparation, the Nehemiah Project, in partnership with Hamilton County Schools, United Way, the Salvation Army, and many area non-profits and businesses have joined together to insure that students are prepared to go back to school.  

Backpacks will be delivered in a safe, no contact, event that will take place on Saturday, Aug. 8.

The packing will occur at the Salvation Army Warehouse at 5000 Calhoun Ave. Socially distanced shifts will begin at 9 a.m. and will continue throughout the day.



Intersection Of Masters Road And E. Masters Road Closed

W 12th Street Closure Set For This Weekend For Bridge Repainting

Chattanooga Hamilton County NAACP Branch Holds Virtual Webinar-Mayoral Forum For 6 Candidates


Masters Road at the intersection of E Masters Road is closed beginning Friday through Wednesday, due to emergency stormwater repairs. View CDOT's map of event and road closures for full details ... (click for more)

W 12th Street will be closed between Carter Street and Poplar Street beginning Friday at 7 p.m. through Saturday at 8 p.m. TDOT contract crews will be cleaning and repainting the HWY 27 bridge ... (click for more)

Local Branch President Ann Pierre said, “we are extremely excited to host the first of two forums for the large field of candidates for Mayor of Chattanooga, Tennessee.” The community is invited ... (click for more)



Happenings

Intersection Of Masters Road And E. Masters Road Closed

Masters Road at the intersection of E Masters Road is closed beginning Friday through Wednesday, due to emergency stormwater repairs. View CDOT's map of event and road closures for full details of these activities and other projects underway in our public space. (click for more)

W 12th Street Closure Set For This Weekend For Bridge Repainting

W 12th Street will be closed between Carter Street and Poplar Street beginning Friday at 7 p.m. through Saturday at 8 p.m. TDOT contract crews will be cleaning and repainting the HWY 27 bridge over W 12th Street Detours will be posted. View CDOT's map of event and road closures for full details of these activities and other projects underway in our public space. (click for more)

Breaking News

Hamilton County Has No New COVID Deaths, New Cases Fall Below 200; Tennessee Has 4,064 New Cases, 93 More COVID Deaths

Hamilton County reported 182 new COVID-19 cases on Friday, with 114 patients hospitalized with 37 in Intensive Care Units. Ten others were in the hospital with suspected COVID. Of those hospitalized, 61 are county residents. The new total of cases in Hamilton County is 36,834. There were no more deaths from the virus in the county reported since Thursday, leaving the total ... (click for more)

Health Department Adds First Dose Appointments To The Vaccination Schedule; For Phases 1a1, 1a2 And Adults 75+ By Appointment Only

The Hamilton County Health Department, in partnership with Hamilton County Office of Emergency Management, will begin taking first dose appointments again starting today (Friday) at 9 a.m. New appointments have been added to the schedule for Sunday through next Thursday. All appointments are at the Riverpark Hubert Fry Center, 4301 Amnicola Hwy. Enter near the Chattanooga ... (click for more)

Opinion

Where Are Our Educational Priorities? - And Response (2)

If only our institutes of higher learning put as much emphasis, effort and financial investment into their academic departments as they do into their football “programs”. $9.3 million in annual salary for a football coach? Really? Are there anywhere professors who earn even a fractional smidgen of that amount? Where are our priorities? Is the “commitment to consistently winning ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Vols Are Resuscitated!

I am a big fan of magic tricks. Sometimes I’ll sit down with YouTube and watch a lot of dazzling stuff. My favorites include Darcy Oakes with the doves, or David Blaine spitting up live frogs from “the aquarium in my stomach.” Really intellectual stuff … I can watch it for hours … but the best magic is “real magic,” much like the University of Tennessee jerked from the top hat Thursday, ... (click for more)