Local Eagle Scouts Honored For Achievement And Service

Friday, December 3, 2021

The Cherokee Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America is grateful to the Chattanooga community and sellout crowd for helping it honor the 2020-2021 Eagle Scout Class at the Gathering of Eagles.

This event was held on Friday at the Westin in downtown Chattanooga and featured Jed Mescon
as master of ceremonies with an address from County Mayor Jim Coppinger’s office.

This dinner served as the Council’s largest, and most important, recognition event for local Scouts and adult volunteers.

The 2020-2021 Eagle Scout Class contributed more than 20,000 hours of service to their local communities through 119 projects.

This Eagle Scout class is especially exciting as it is the first in the history of local Scouting to include young women, said officials. 


10596 Fielding Road Will Be Closed Jan. 25

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"Prison Break 1864! The Great Escape Of The American Civil War" Program Is Feb. 5


The Hamilton County Highway Department reports they will close 10596 Fielding Road on Tuesday from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. for drainage tile replacement. This is near the intersection with Baker Boy Drive ... (click for more)

The Hunter Museum turns 70 this year and will celebrate the milestone with a yearlong focus on collecting. To kick off the celebration, the Hunter opens Beyond the Frame: Celebrating 70 Years ... (click for more)

Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park will present a special one-hour and 45-minute ranger-led car caravan tour that will explore the story of the 1864 Libby Prison break and its ... (click for more)



Happenings

10596 Fielding Road Will Be Closed Jan. 25

The Hamilton County Highway Department reports they will close 10596 Fielding Road on Tuesday from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. for drainage tile replacement. This is near the intersection with Baker Boy Drive in the Hamilton on Hunter subdivision. The road will be closed to all traffic as there will be an open trench most of the day. Detours will be posted. (click for more)

Hunter Kicks Off 70th Anniversary Year With New Exhibition

The Hunter Museum turns 70 this year and will celebrate the milestone with a yearlong focus on collecting. To kick off the celebration, the Hunter opens Beyond the Frame: Celebrating 70 Years of Collecting on Friday. Beyond the Frame: Celebrating 70 Years of Collecting will be on view until May 1. The exhibition showcases the wide range of the Hunter’s American art collection, ... (click for more)

Breaking News

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The town of Signal Mountain has received $1.2 million from the American Rescue Plan and will get a second installment next year from the federal government. It also has gotten $998,000 from the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation. Discussion about how to spend these grants took place at the town council meeting Monday night. Interim Town Manager Mitchell Moore ... (click for more)

Hamilton County Has 14 More COVID Deaths, 5 Since Friday; 467 New Cases

The Hamilton County Health Department on Monday reported 467 new positive COVID-19 cases, down from 670 on Friday. The total number of cases in the county now stands at 84,442. There were 14 more deaths from the virus in Hamilton County reported on Monday, for a total of 971. Officials with the Hamilton County Health Department said nine are deaths added as part of the review ... (click for more)

Opinion

Earl Freudenberg: Johnny Haynes Overcame 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)