PHOTOS: Rock City Opens 27th Season Of Enchanted Garden Of Lights

Saturday, November 27, 2021

Rock City Gardens has begun its 27th season with its annual Enchanted Garden of Lights that includes over a million sparkling LED lights and 30 scenes. The event opens nightly at 5 p.m. and continues through Jan. 2. 

Cool Things for Southern Californians to Do 17: Las Vegas Revisited

Cool Things To Do For Southern Californians 16: Immersive Experiences

John Shearer: Seeing Basketball, R.H. Hunt Church And Memorial To Tragedy While In North Carolina


When we visited Las Vegas for the first time in many years in July 2021, we were shocked by how difficult it was to get around and park, even trying to use Uber/Lyft/taxis, compared to the time ... (click for more)

As 3-D and virtual reality technologies have begun to influence entertainment and education, the Southern California area has been a leader in providing remarkably immersive experiences. These ... (click for more)

For the first time in two years, I recently took another basketball-related trip to see both the University of North Carolina men and the Duke women play. And I once again had fun. It ... (click for more)



Travel

Cool Things for Southern Californians to Do 17: Las Vegas Revisited

When we visited Las Vegas for the first time in many years in July 2021, we were shocked by how difficult it was to get around and park, even trying to use Uber/Lyft/taxis, compared to the time when we were contributing columnists for Las Vegas Magazine 1998-2005: https://www.chattanoogan.com/2021/7/22/431666/Cool-Things-For-Southern-Californians.aspx . There were plenty of fun ... (click for more)

Cool Things To Do For Southern Californians 16: Immersive Experiences

As 3-D and virtual reality technologies have begun to influence entertainment and education, the Southern California area has been a leader in providing remarkably immersive experiences. These were some we really enjoyed recently. WisdomeLA https://wisdome.la/ uses 360° domes and special filming and projection techniques to create mind-blowing experiences as you lie on beanbags ... (click for more)

Breaking News

Firefighters Battle 2 Sunday Morning Restaurant Fires

Several LongHorn Steakhouse employees acted fast Sunday morning when a fire in the kitchen got out of control, safely exiting the restaurant and calling 911 for help. Multiple CFD Red Shift companies responded to the business at 5771 Brainerd Road. The kitchen hood was on fire and flames were coming through the hood vent on the roof. A second alarm was called to bring additional ... (click for more)

Developer Eyes Save-A-Lot Shopping Center For Multi-Level Townhouse Project

“Close Out Sale,” the large portable sign posted alongside announced. Smaller signs, inside Save-A-Lot – the grocery store that anchors the commercial property – were even more explicit. “STORE CLOSING,” one declared. “Everything is on sale, up to 50 percent off. Shelving and all.” Employees, asked what’s going on, were reassuring. The store is closing so that it can be ... (click for more)

Opinion

Earl Freudenberg: Johnny Haynes Overcome His Disability To Become A Police Department Fixture

Johnny Haynes was a special person. Under almost clear skies and 45 degree temperatures, he was buried Saturday afternoon when a small group of his friends gathered at Greenwood Cemetery off Wilcox Boulevard for the committal service. The retired Chattanooga Police Department employee has been my friend since 1962. The Central High School graduate was born with polio but was ... (click for more)

Employers Broke The Social Contract - And Response

Along with our trust, most employers are going to need to give those who participated in the great resignation something to hold onto. The cliché during the pandemic is that we’re all in the same storm, not the same boat. Some of you are in yachts while the rest of us are drowning, grasping at driftwood. For some it’s being deep in medical debt, for others they suffer from burnout ... (click for more)