Happenings

John Shearer: Camp Nakanawa In Crossville, Which Has Drawn Many Chattanoogans, Started 100 Years Ago This Summer

For decades before the proliferation of sports camps or school and church summer programs, one of the few summer camps for girls within a two-hour drive of Chattanooga was Camp Nakanawa in the Crossville, Tn., area. Especially for a number of Chattanooga area-raised Baby Boomer women and those older, Camp Nakanawa is likely a rich part of their growing-up memories. “It was a wonderful place,” recalled Nan Chamberlain Smith, now ... (click for more)

Campers jump into the lake at Camp Nakanawa in Crossville. The camp is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year. See story by John Shearer.
Campers jump into the lake at Camp Nakanawa in Crossville. The camp is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year. See story by John Shearer.

Life With Ferris: The Excitement Of Parades

Jerry Summers: Ernest W. Holmes Sr. - Towing Pioneer


I grew up in a small town, and the parades were a real high point. They were every Friday afternoon before the home football games, and I had the perfect vantage point from my grandmother’s front porch. The floats were decorated to the hilt, with massive tissue paper pompoms and movie star-like ... (click for more)

The world’s first tow truck was built in Chattanooga, Tennessee in 1916, when Ernest W. Holmes, Sr. mounted the industry’s first vehicle to the body of a 1913 Cadillac. Mr. Holmes was born on January 17, 1883 in Hobbs Island, Alabama and moved to Chattanooga, setting up a garage and workshop. ... (click for more)



Eager To Help Voters During Pandemic, Andrea Springfield Is Whitfield County's Employee Of Month For May

Chickamauga And Chattanooga National Military Park Announce Self-Guided Summer Day Camp

Lee To Offer Free ESL Summer Camp For Kids


Helping citizens exercise their privilege to vote amidst the pandemic required extra attention this year. One of the ways was through expansion of absentee ballots. Among the local workers ... (click for more)

Children and families are invited to participate in Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park’s 2020 self-guided summer day camp. Beginning Tuesday, July 14, through Friday, July ... (click for more)

The Lee University Center for English Language and Literacy (CELL) will host the ESL (English as a Second Language) camp for rising first-sixth graders from July 13-17 in the Walker Memorial ... (click for more)


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