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4:31pm

Thu July 2, 2015
Community

Pops on the River Hopes to Go as Scheduled

From a media release:

Officials with Pops on the River have announced that they are moving ahead with plans to hold the event on Saturday, July 4, at Coolidge Park, and that it will be an event-time decision as to whether rain will cause its cancellation.

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1:54pm

Thu July 2, 2015
Community

Do You Want To Win A Blue Ribbon?

The Hamilton County Fair will host the Home Centered Competitions at the 26th Annual County Fair on September 26th and 27th at Chester Frost Park. 

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6:03am

Thu July 2, 2015
Community

A 73-Year-Old Man vs Rebel Invaders: The Civil War Story Behind This Historical Marker

Close-up of the historical marker located at 7723 Dalton Pike, S.E. in Cleveland.
Tim McCoy

Joseph Lusk II's story illustrates an aspect of local Civil War history that's sometimes forgotten: many people in East Tennessee supported the Union.

Tim McCoy is a great-great-great grandson of Lusk, and McCoy sponsored a new historical marker that tells exactly what happened in 1864 when 73-year-old Lusk fought back against rebel invaders.  The marker, located at 7723 Dalton Pike, S.E. in Cleveland, was dedicated on June 13th.  McCoy joins us to talk about the marker and about Bradley County history.

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11:27am

Mon June 29, 2015
Community

Locals Rally, Marry After SCOTUS Same-Sex Marriage Ruling

People celebrate at a Ross's Landing rally on the day the U.S. Supreme Court announced a ruling effectively legalizing same-sex marriage in Tennessee.
Credit Rachel Smith

The first same-sex couple to wed in Hamilton County got married on the courthouse lawn Friday, following a U.S. Supreme Court decision that effectively legalized same-sex marriages in all 50 states.  That evening, more than a hundred people gathered at Ross's Landing for a celebration rally, where City Councilman Chris Anderson announced a non-discrimination bill he plans to introduce at the next City Council meeting.

Special thanks to Nooga.com's David Morton for providing WUTC with audio from the Hamilton County Courthouse.

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6:08pm

Fri June 26, 2015
Start It Up!

Start It Up Episode 29: Investor Jared Nixon Talks Venture Capital at 36/86

At any tech conference, a lot of attention is given (and rightfully so) to startup companies and their founders. However, equally important are the angel investors and venture capitalists who fund them. The recent 36/86 Conference attracted a Who's Who of the investor community to Nashville.

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11:42am

Wed June 24, 2015
Community

Best Job Ever - Deli Owner

Always ready with the special of the day, Bruce Weiss is passionate about his New York Style restaurant, the River Street Deli.
Credit Rabbit Zielke

As part of the Best Job Ever Series we spoke with Bruce Weiss, owner of the River Street Deli, about his passion for cooking and sharing the New York Deli experience in Chattanooga.

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11:21am

Wed June 24, 2015
Community

It's Too Darn Hot--UTC in the Summertime

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga is a microcosm of Chattanooga. A community with a bigger population than Collegedale and twice the number of people in Van Buren County, UTC is a small town within the city. As director of the Office for Emergency Management at UTC, it’s Tim Pridemore’s job to anticipate problems. Right now the campus is quiet. Most of the students are on Summer break. But for Tim Pridemore and his staff, this is one of the busiest times of the year.

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10:46am

Wed June 24, 2015
Community

Ideas, Events Sought for Start Up Week 2015

Start Up Week 2014 was a big success, and organizers are seeking community input for the next one.  Project Manager Stephanie Hays joins us to talk about Start Up Week and an informational meeting happening on Thursday, June 25th.

From a media release:

Startup Week Chattanooga Calls For Event Proposals

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10:20am

Wed June 24, 2015
Community

Ribbon Cutting Planned for Greens

Greens is already open for business and will celebrate the regions first sustainable building materials and supplies store with a ribbon cutting on Thursday June 25, 2015 at 2:00 pm. 

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12:00pm

Tue June 23, 2015
Community

City's Economic & Community Development Department Strengthens Neighborhood Leadership

Donna Williams joins us to talk about neighborhood leadership.

What does it mean to be a leader on your street?  What qualities does it take?  How do the needs of a new neighborhood differ from one that's been around for decades?  Is a formal neighborhood association always the best answer?

Donna Williams is the director of the Department of Economic and Community Development for the City of Chattanooga, and they offer several ways to help create stronger communities through stronger leadership.

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12:59pm

Fri June 19, 2015
Start It Up!

Start It Up Episode 28: Dynepic and Artiphon Shine at 36/86 Conference

Created by Launch Tennessee, the 36/86 Technology Conference in Nashville featured dozens of startup companies from across the southeast.  Among these technology innovators were Dynepic from Charleston, SC and Artiphon from Nashville, TN.

Krissa Watry, Co-Founder and CEO of Dynepic, explains on this week's episode that the toy industry has lagged behind in adopting new technologies.  Dynepic has developed ways to make toys more interactive, even making action figures play along with their counterparts on film and TV.

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1:35pm

Thu June 18, 2015
Veterans

Tri-State Women Veterans Hosts Chartering Ceremony

The Tri-State Women Veterans will become a chartered unit of Military Women Across the Nation with a ceremony held at the June 20th meeting. 

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1:01pm

Thu June 18, 2015
Community

TVA Summer Photo Contest in Full Swing

The Tennessee Valley Authority is hosting a summer photo contest hoping to capture the best pictures of their recreation possibilities. 

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11:01am

Thu June 18, 2015
Community

Tivoli Foundation Chooses AC Entertainment To Operate, Program Chattanooga Venues

The Knoxville company that co-produces Bonnaroo and books acts at Chattanooga's Track 29 will manage the Tivoli Theatre and Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Auditorium.

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1:03pm

Fri June 12, 2015
Community

Chattanooga Sports Ministries Benefit from Soccer Tournaments at Highland Park Commons

Soccer at Highland Park Commons.
Credit Highland Park Commons

Chattanooga Sports Ministries has been teaching the sport of soccer to Chattanooga youth for a decade. 

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