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School Board Approves $674 Million Budget With $2,800 Pay Increases

  • 6/21/2024

The Hamilton County School Board narrowly voted Thursday night to submit a $674 million budget to the County Commission, asking for $32 million for teacher salaries and a compensation study. The board then voted to give teachers a flat raise of $2,800, shooting down the 5 percent option. Larry Grohn, Faye Robinson, Rhonda Thurman and Chairman Joe Smith voted “no” to Version 1. Those four and Joe Wingate voted against the flat raise of $2,800. The approved Version 1 budget was first presented at the school board’s May meeting but the vote was deferred to June 20. At the budget committee meeting June 6, Superintendent Dr. Justin Robertson had presented a more modest Version ... (click for more)

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Juanita Montgomery poses in front of her “The Art of Unity” mural, one of the 10 murals unveiled by EPB at its 10th Street Substation on June 18
Juanita Montgomery poses in front of her “The Art of Unity” mural, one of the 10 murals unveiled by EPB at its 10th Street Substation on June 18

CARTA Increases Its Operating Budget By 8.5 Percent

  • 6/21/2024

The CARTA Board of Directors voted to approve a $30 million operating budget and a separate capital budget for fiscal year 2025 at its meeting Thursday. The operating budget is 8.5 percent higher than last year’s. It relies on $2.85 million in American Rescue Plan Act funds and a 30 percent uptick in parking revenues and Incline Railway ... (click for more)

Stolen Vehicle Recovered, Man Arrested, After Early-Morning Pursuit Through Collegedale

  • 6/21/2024

A stolen vehicle was recovered and a man was arrested after a pursuit ended in Collegedale early Friday morning. At approximately 3 a.m., a Hamilton County Sheriff's deputy observed a gray Honda Accord matching the description of a stolen vehicle reported out of Chattanooga, following an alert from an automated license plate reader. ... (click for more)

Collegedale Commission To Continue To Partner With State's Criminal Integrated Justice Program
  • 6/21/2024

Collegedale will continue to partner with the state of Tennessee for use of the state’s Criminal Integrated Justice Program. The board of commissioners was told that the city has participated in the program for the past 10 years that allows the Collegedale Police to use the state’s criminal justice portal for criminal justice activity such as crime and traffic related incidents, apprehensions and investigations, and criminal history records, among many other things. Use of the program is ... more

Red Bank Swimmers Bounce Back With Big Win
  • 6/20/2024

The Red Bank Gators may have turned a big corner in their home swim meet with the Cumberland Currents Thursday evening. Red Bank lost its first meet of the season at Big Ridge on Monday as several key swimmers were missing and the Gators made more than their share of silly mistakes. Veteran Red Bank coach Ken Buchanan has worked with other Red Bank coaches since that meet in an attempt to correct those mistakes. The Gators got back on the winning track with a 481-298 win in their ... more

Chattanooga Steam Falls To New York Rise, 8-4 In 2nd Game Of Coca-Cola Scenic City Pro Cup
  • 6/20/2024

The Chattanooga Steam professional softball team played its second game in the Coca-Cola Scenic City Pro Cup on Thursday morning, falling to the New York Rise, 8-4 at Frost Stadium. After a scoreless top of the first by Shelby Walters, the Steam started the scoring off in the bottom of the first, scoring two on an error by the Rise left fielder. In the top of the second, Rise threatened, but ultimately ended the inning when left fielder Logoleo threw out Blampied at home. Despite ... more

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