Happenings

John Shearer: Newly Acquired Chanticleer Inn On Lookout Mountain Has Unique History

  • 2/4/2023

When people think of historic lodging on Lookout Mountain, they might think of the majestic Lookout Mountain Hotel that became part of Covenant College, or the long-gone Lookout Mountain Inn or Point Hotel. But lasting longer than all these structures as an overnight facility – although in a cozier but also-eye-catching manner – has been the Chanticleer Inn. Sitting on Mockingbird Lane not far from Rock City Gardens, the stone-covered facility featuring several buildings has survived various phases of small lodging -- from the mid-20 th -century when motor courts were popular to the rise of bed and breakfast inns. The inn has recently been in the spotlight more than ... (click for more)

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The Chanticleer Inn on Lookout Mountain has been acquired by See Rocky City. See story by John Shearer.
The Chanticleer Inn on Lookout Mountain has been acquired by See Rocky City. See story by John Shearer.
Photo by John Shearer

Stacey Alexander: A Tall Man At The New York World's Fair

  • 2/4/2023

It was 1963. My location, for all those seeking modern culture, was the best in the world. This was what it was all about. See, this is my first memory of this beautiful thing we call life. I was three years old. And I was lost in a crowd at the New York World’s Fair. There was a hand, a delicate thing that I loved that was always there. ... (click for more)

Jerry Summers: Paul Anderson - Heavyweight Speeder

  • 2/2/2023

One of my few regular readers has passed on a humorous story about the legendary world record holder in weightlifting, Paul Edward Anderson, and his experience with law enforcement of the first county north of “Gig City” on the old Highway 41 route to Music City during its era of having the reputation of being a national “speed trap.” Paul ... (click for more)

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Ooltewah Needs Transit Alternatives Before It Becomes A Wasteland Of Traffic
  • 2/4/2023

If the city wants to continue to grow into Ooltewah like it is set to, without turning into a wasteland of traffic, we need to build a strong viable transit alternative to I-75, not more highway lanes. Chattanooga repeatedly fails to build transit and car alternatives where they’re needed and ends up talking about how it needs to widen and change already enormous highways and roads to accommodate more cars, which as any city planner will tell you is a fool’s plan. Right now, there ... more

Dan Fleser: When Vescovi Ended Game's Field Goal Drought, Vols Were Headed For Win Over Auburn
Dan Fleser: When Vescovi Ended Game's Field Goal Drought, Vols Were Headed For Win Over Auburn
  • 2/4/2023

Bert Bertelkamp removed his glasses and rubbed his eyes. The image of the Tennessee men’s basketball radio analyst in that moment was worth a thousand words he might’ve used ... more

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