Earl Freudenberg Remembers His Friend Booker T. Scruggs

  • 12/5/2023

Some of my friends call me a pack rat for saving so much stuff from my broadcasting career and I guess that’s true. Recently while going through some old recordings, I found a few treasures by my good friend, the late Booker T. Scruggs. The well-known musician, radio, TV host and educator died in June, 2017 while doing what he enjoyed the most, playing his clarinet with the Booker T. Scruggs Ensemble at St. Luke United Methodist Church in Chattanooga. Mr. Scruggs was a native Chattanoogan, born and raised on the Westside in the College Hill Courts. He attended E. 5 th Street School and graduated from Howard High School in 1960. Mr. Scruggs said his interest in music came from ... (click for more)

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The McDonald Cemetery in the Coulterville section of Sale Creek where the Unknown Hobo is buried. See story by Curtis Coulter.
The McDonald Cemetery in the Coulterville section of Sale Creek where the Unknown Hobo is buried. See story by Curtis Coulter.

Cleveland Museum Receives $50,000 Grant

  • 12/4/2023

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – State Rep. Kevin Raper , R-Cleveland, today announced a $50,000 grant to the Museum and Cultural Center at 5ive Points. The funds are part of a larger $5 million appropriation approved by members of the General Assembly for the Tennessee State Museum in the 2023-24 state budget. “The Museum at 5ive Points tells the ... (click for more)

Historic Preservation Grant Application Now Accepted

  • 12/4/2023

The Tennessee Historical Commission, the State Historic Preservation Office, is accepting Federal Historic Preservation Fund Grant applications now through Feb. 1, 2024. The grant program reimburses 60 percent of the project costs, with a 40 percent match of project funds from the grantee. This previous grant cycle awarded 37 matching ... (click for more)

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Christmastime - December 1863 Programs Set For Dec. 16
  • 11/30/2023

The Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park will present 30-minute programs at the Snodgrass House (Tour Stop 8) on Saturday, Dec. 16, at 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m., focusing on what Christmas might have been like on Chickamauga Battlefield. Follow the “Special Program” signs to the program location. Officials said, "In December 1863, the Christmas spirit was seemingly hard to find anywhere, especially among the families that once lived on the now-forever ... more

City Council Meetings Should Be At A Set Time
  • 12/6/2023

After attending a few City Council meetings I would like to commend our council on their decorum and desire to improve our city. Some things that I noticed surrounding the weekly meetings are how difficult it is to gauge when the actual public rebuttal portion begins. These meetings should be at a set time every week, not randomly occurring when agendas and breaks happen to allow for it. After-all, this portion of the meetings are for the citizens, not for the council members. Please ... more

Struggling Lady Vols Lose To Middle Tennessee By 11
  • 12/7/2023

Junior Karoline Striplin poured in a career-high 29 points in her home state, but it wasn't enough to overcome a sharp-shooting Middle Tennessee squad that went 12 of 24 from behind the arc Wednesday night in toppling the Lady Vols inside Propst Arena at Von Braun Center, 73-62. Striplin was the high scorer for Tennessee (4-5), and fifth-year senior Jasmine Powell and senior Destinee Wells were also top contributors with nine and eight points, respectively. Middle Tennessee (7-3) ... more

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