PHOTOS: July 4th Celebration At Soddy Daisy

Sunday, July 3, 2022

Soddy Daisy enjoyed a July 4 celebration 

Rhea County Fair Celebrating This Week Despite Severe Weather And Flooding

Whitfield County June Employee Of The Month Helped Make Rocky Face Ridge Park A Reality

Life With Ferris: Lessons From Lucy


Despite a severe thunderstorm and flooding, the 2022 Rhea County fair started a week long celebration of its 15th year. This year the theme of the fair is "Growing the Future; Honoring the Past." ... (click for more)

Visitors to Whitfield County’s new Rocky Face Ridge Park that officially opened July 25 may not know it, but the facility located off Crow Valley Road is there thanks in part to several years ... (click for more)

You may know Lucy Bell Graze. Chances are you’ve seen her running a party with Vivian and Reggie, running a family (Robinsons, Stouts, Fergusons, Webbs, Voges, McGinnesses) or just running full ... (click for more)



Happenings

Rhea County Fair Celebrating This Week Despite Severe Weather And Flooding

Despite a severe thunderstorm and flooding, the 2022 Rhea County fair started a week long celebration of its 15th year. This year the theme of the fair is "Growing the Future; Honoring the Past." With the rain slowly coming down, the fair opened on schedule at 6 p.m. “It wouldn’t be the start of the fair without a little rain,” said Rhea County Fair Executive Board President ... (click for more)

Whitfield County June Employee Of The Month Helped Make Rocky Face Ridge Park A Reality

Visitors to Whitfield County’s new Rocky Face Ridge Park that officially opened July 25 may not know it, but the facility located off Crow Valley Road is there thanks in part to several years of behind-the-scenes help from veteran county employee Jess Hansen. “Jess has worked tirelessly since at least 2016 on the conceptual development and design of Rocky Face Ridge Park,” ... (click for more)

Breaking News

Heavy Rain Closes Many Chattanooga Streets; Some Vehicles Were Entrapped On Moore Road; Surrounding Areas Get Up To 4 Inches

Heavy rain through the Chattanooga area on Wednesday caused a number of flooding problems. Rhea County was also under a flash flood warning after a line of heavy thunderstorms came through the county dumping rain. Brad Harrison, Emergency Management director for Rhea County, said he and his staff were continuously checking problem prone creeks in the area to make sure of any ... (click for more)

City Council Gives Final Approval For Stadium Deal; Council Adds Provisions For "Transparency" On $80 Million Project

The City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved the $80 million Southside Stadium project. The action puts in motion the ability for a new city/county Sports Authority to convene and issue $80 million in bonds for the "community" facility on nine acres at the U.S. Pipe/Wheland Foundry site. Councilman Chip Henderson added several provisions that he said would add "transparency" ... (click for more)

Opinion

Rest In Peace, Larry Wallace

Athens and Tennessee lost a great friend and a long-time public servant when Larry Wallace passed away Saturday afternoon. The 1962 McMinn County High School graduate started his lifetime law enforcement career with the Athens Police Department in 1964. He joined the Tennessee Highway Patrol in 1967 and was appointed as a special agent with the Tennessee Bureau of ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Alabama Picked No. 1 In Coaches’ Poll

When Alabama football coach Nick Saban described last year’s season as a “rebuilding effort,” it triggered a lot of good-natured laughter throughout college sports. After all, the Crimson Tide just won 13 games and the SEC championship game before losing the national title game to Georgia. As if to underscore such greatness, this year’s Alabama team has just been chosen by the AFCA ... (click for more)