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Goodwill Celebrates Grand Reopening Of East Brainerd Location After EF3 Tornado Destroyed The Store

Thursday, April 1, 2021

The Chattanooga Goodwill in East Brainerd will celebrate its grand reopening after the 2020 Easter EF3 tornado destroyed the store. 

Much more than a store reopening, this event is a testament to the tireless work of a team determined to triumph over two devastating blows in 2020 - first the Pandemic and then an EF3 tornado, said officials. 

The donated goods retail program at 7601 East Brainerd Road was Goodwill’s busiest location, drawing shoppers from across the region. Revenue from the sale of goods at this store, as well as Goodwill’s 16 other locations, all stays local and funds employment and training programs that help people in the community overcome barriers to advance their careers. Belief in the importance of its mission, dating back nearly 100 years, was the driving force behind the Goodwill team’s perseverance according to President and CEO Gena Weldon. 

The organization is excited to reopen with an enhanced shopping experience, back-of-the house process improvements, and room for a new Job Connection Center.

The grand reopening will be Thursday, April 8, from 3:30-6:30 p.m. The store opens to the public on Friday, April 9, at 9 a.m.


Driver Services Offers At-Home Knowledge Testing

New Hamilton County Business Licenses

Shaw Announces 2022 Associate Dependent Scholarship Recipients


The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security's Driver Services division is now offering a new online service, "At-Home Knowledge Testing," for Tennessee teenagers. Teenagers ... (click for more)

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Shaw Industries Group, Inc. has announced the recipients of its 2022 Associate Dependent Scholarship. The company is investing in this group as part of its efforts to "create a better future ... (click for more)



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Driver Services Offers At-Home Knowledge Testing

The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security's Driver Services division is now offering a new online service, "At-Home Knowledge Testing," for Tennessee teenagers. Teenagers between the ages of 15 to 17 may now take their written knowledge test online under a proctor's supervision (parent/legal guardian) via the Tennessee Proctor IDentification (PID) app. Those ... (click for more)

New Hamilton County Business Licenses

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Woman Gets 6-Year Suspended Sentence In 2018 Stabbing Death Of George Deramus

A woman charged in the stabbing death of 60-year-old George Deramus pleaded guilty on Monday morning to the lesser charge of voluntary manslaughter. Tavowia Hinton, who was 49 at the time of the Dec. 2, 2018, incident, had been facing a charge of second-degree murder. She was given a six-year prison sentence, but it was suspended. Ms. Hinton was directed not to have any contact ... (click for more)

Florida Man Says Deal Should Go Through To Buy 6,161 Acres In Hamilton, Sequatchie Counties From Pattens

A Florida man has filed suit in Federal Court, saying he had a deal to buy 6,160 acres in Hamilton and Sequatchie counties from Bryan and Cartter Patten, but they are backing out of the deal. C. Lee Eggert, of Brandon, Fla., said the agreed purchase price was over $11.6 million. He acknowledged that he was being furnished the money by a logging company, Consolidated Timberlands. ... (click for more)

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Election Integrity

I find the complaints about the recent win by Weston Wamp in the Hamilton County mayor’s primary to be interesting and amusing. Interesting because of the attempt by some to portray his win as the result of some kind of nefarious manipulation by a group of clergy to get Black voters to crossover and vote for Wamp. Also interesting because for weeks it was assumed by the local political ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: "Miss Mary Frances"

I have written dozens of obituaries in my life and eulogized many people. I am not ashamed to admit I think I am good at it and I am flattered when a friend’s family approaches me to ask for my help. I have written a number of obituaries on those who are still alive who want to “proof-read” what will be turned into the funeral home and I have honored death-bed requests that this ... (click for more)