Retiring County Mayor Jim Coppinger Is Honored

Thursday, January 27, 2022
Hamilton County Mayor Jim Coppinger and City Judge Sherry Paty
Hamilton County Mayor Jim Coppinger and City Judge Sherry Paty

Hamilton County Mayor Jim Coppinger was the recipient of an Alan Pressley shadow box signed by Tennessee Titans Coach Mike Vrabel in an celebratory congratulations event hosted by City Judge Sherry Paty and emceed by David Carroll. 

The shadow box was presented by Chancellor Pam McNutt Fleenor and attorney Elizabeth M. Sodergren at a gathering in the courtroom of Judge Paty.  

Chancellor Pam McNutt Fleenor, County Mayor Coppinger and Elizabeth Sodergren
Chancellor Pam McNutt Fleenor, County Mayor Coppinger and Elizabeth Sodergren

Weekly Road Construction Report

Upcoming Special Event Road Closures Announced

Food For The Body And Soul Is In-Town Gallery's June Theme


Here is the weekly road construction report for District 29: BRADLEY COUNTY SR-60 widening from the 4-lane north of I-75 (LM 17.2) to SR-306 (LM19.9): During this reporting period, the contractor ... (click for more)

The Chattanooga Division of Transportation announces the following upcoming special event road closures: Nightfall The following roads and intersections will be closed beginning Friday, ... (click for more)

Artists of In-Town Gallery were asked to submit for June’s theme pieces of art that reflect what feeds them - body or soul. This question evoked a myriad of responses. Robin Howe’s interpretation ... (click for more)



Happenings

Weekly Road Construction Report

Here is the weekly road construction report for District 29: BRADLEY COUNTY SR-60 widening from the 4-lane north of I-75 (LM 17.2) to SR-306 (LM19.9): During this reporting period, the contractor will be performing earthmoving operations and removal of structures. Crews will also be working on foundations for a new bridge over Candies Creek. Brief, intermittent lane closures ... (click for more)

Upcoming Special Event Road Closures Announced

The Chattanooga Division of Transportation announces the following upcoming special event road closures: Nightfall The following roads and intersections will be closed beginning Friday, May 27 from 5:30 p.m.-midnight: • Cherry Street at E. MLK Boulevard (begins at 3 p.m. for set-up); • Market Street between East 8th Street and East 10th Street; • Martin Luther King ... (click for more)

Breaking News

Tennessee Republican Party State Executive Committee To Hear Election Challenges, Including County Mayor, On Friday Night By Zoom

The Tennessee Republican Party State Executive Committee will hear two election challenges from Hamilton County, including one for the county mayor race, by Zoom on Friday night. Sabrena Smedley is challenging the county mayor contest on grounds of many cross-over votes by Democrats that she said helped Weston Wamp win. The Hamilton County Election Commission has certified ... (click for more)

Health Department To Begin Administering Pfizer Booster Shots For Ages 5-11

The Hamilton County Health Department will begin administering Pfizer booster shots to individuals ages 5-11 at all Hamilton County Health clinics beginning on Friday. Per the CDC , individuals 5-11 years of age are now eligible to receive a Pfizer booster shot if it has been a minimum of five months after the second shot in their primary series. A parent or legal guardian ... (click for more)

Opinion

Howard Graduates Shined Despite Gang Interruption

I have had many career highlights, but none like the partnership that Lookout Mountain Conservancy has enjoyed with The Howard School for the past 10 years. I have gotten to know hundreds of the students, and I often walk away thinking how fantastic these students are, and yet, how misunderstood. May 20, 2022, is a great example. I attended The Howard School graduation at Finley ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The Man And The Tree

During my Morning Readings one day last week I came across an essay that appeared in the Epoch Times on October 27, 2020 entitled ‘The Man’s Pledge.’ It is one of many stories from the newspaper’s readers to its “Dear Next Generation” where the idea is to plant … well, figuratively take a seed pod from an older tree and nurture a seedling that will grow into a new tree. The story ... (click for more)