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12:42pm

Thu June 4, 2015
Community

Hamilton County Parks and Recreation Hosting 2015 Summer Mini Camps

The Hamilton County Department of Parks and Recreation is hosting several mini camps this summer with a focus on reading and the great outdoors.  

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12:18pm

Tue June 2, 2015
Community

CNE Hosts Homeownership Fair

Chattanooga Neighborhood Enterprise is hosting a free homeownership fair open to the public on Saturday, June 6 from 10 am to 2 pm at 1500 Chestnut Street, Suite 102. 

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11:30am

Tue June 2, 2015
Around the Region

In Rural Alabama, Limited Access To Obstetrics Care

Only 17 of 54 of Alabama's rural counties have hospitals that offer obstetrics services. It's one of the state's greatest healthcare challenges. NPR's Karen Grigsby Bates speaks with journalist Anna Claire Vollers of AL.com and Dale Quinney of the Alabama Rural Health Association.

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12:18pm

Fri May 29, 2015
Start It Up!

Start It Up Episode 25: Harvest Grocery Is Coming to Hixson

CEO and Co-Founder Tim McClure is bringing Chattanooga's largest organic and health food supermarket to Hixson.  Harvest Grocery will contain more than 35,000 square feet of healthy food offerings plus the largest wellness center of any store in the South.

Tim and Marketing Director Jon Moss join us on this episode to talk about their June 12th grand opening festivities and their local, down-home approach to business.  Find out what it takes to start a company with so many moving parts and strong, established competitors like Whole Foods and Fresh Market.

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3:37pm

Thu May 28, 2015
Community

Troubled Waters Ahead for Ocoee’s Rafting Industry?

Ocoee Whitewater Center from pedestrian bridge, altered riverbed without water. Canoe slalom venue for 1996 Olympic Games.
Credit By Ken Lund [CC BY-SA 4.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Remember the scene in the original National Lampoon’s Vacation when the Griswolds finally finish their long journey to Walley World and find the theme park is closed?

If you’re headed for a whitewater rafting trip on the Ocoee River and you don’t plan ahead, you might be similarly frustrated.

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1:42pm

Wed May 27, 2015
Around the Region

Alabama Considers Legalized Gambling To Close Budget Deficit

In conservative Alabama, legislative leaders propose bills to open up gambling and start a state lottery as a way to shore-up sagging state coffers. The governor, instead, proposes higher taxes.

12:24pm

Tue May 26, 2015
Community

Find Your Place to Volunteer

The United Way of Greater Chattanooga's Volunteer Center helps link volunteers to agencies and organizations that could use an extra hand.

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1:56pm

Fri May 22, 2015
Start It Up!

Start It Up Episode 24: Gig City Productions Promotes Fun and Festivals

Jonathan Susman and Barrett Taylor have worked together for years organizing events. Now this duo has founded Gig City Productions to bring more fun and frivolity to Chattanooga.

Jonathan and Barrett discuss how technology and music can be combined to bring people together while also expanding the cultural activities throughout our community. Find out how having fun van also be big business.

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3:06pm

Thu May 21, 2015
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Chattanooga Narrowly Beating Boone for 'Best Town Ever'; Voting Still Open

Chattanooga is among the top eight contenders for Outside Magazine's Best Town Ever 2015 Award.  Online voting will determine the winners, and at the time of this posting, Chattanooga is ahead of Boone, N.C. with 51.83% of the votes.

From the site:

You can vote on our current matchups once every round. Come back daily to see how your town stacks up. Votes are tallied and displayed in real time. 

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11:19am

Thu May 21, 2015
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Flags Replaced on the Veteran's Memorial Bridge

Veteran's Memorial Bridge
Credit Rabbit Zielke

The American Flags on the Veteran's Memorial Bridge were replaced on May 15, 2015. 

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11:03am

Thu May 21, 2015

5:40pm

Wed May 20, 2015
Community

Mental Health Awareness Month: At The AIM Center, People Are Members, Not Clients

President Obama has declared May as Mental Health Awareness Month, and says this year "approximately one in five American adults... will experience a diagnosable mental health condition like depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, or post-traumatic stress."

Still, Obama says, millions of Americans still do not receive the care they need, and there is still considerable stigma associated with mental health treatment.

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5:20pm

Mon May 18, 2015
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NPR's Steve Inskeep Seeks Chattanooga, North GA Photos for 'Jacksonland' Site

Steve Inskeep is best known as the host of NPR's Morning Edition, but he's also an author.  His new work of nonfiction is JACKSONLAND: President Andrew Jackson, Chief John Ross, and a Great American Land Grab.   It centers on Jackson and Ross's twenty-year battle over ownership of Cherokee lands, a battle that "seems at once distant and familiar," according to the publisher.

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3:03pm

Mon May 18, 2015
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Little Owl Music & Arts Festival to Benefit Audubon Society

The logo for the 2015 Little Owl Music & Arts Festival.

Originally scheduled for April 18th and delayed due to inclement weather, the Little Owl Festival will take place Saturday, May 23rd from 11 am to 6 pm at Audubon Acres in East Brainerd.  Proceeds benefit the Chattanooga Audubon Society, and board member Ray Zimmerman joins us to talk about the festival.  We also hear several of the musical acts scheduled to perform.

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2:06pm

Fri May 15, 2015
Start It Up!

Start It Up Episode 23: GIGTANK Accelerator Revs Up for Summer Session

Attracting technology teams, experts, and investors from around the U.S., GIGTANK 2015 is primed for its 4th annual summer accelerator.  This year's edition will feature 14 teams developing exponential (high growth) technologies that leverage Chattanooga's GIG Internet infrastructure. Just like last year, GIGTANK will culminate in Demo Day at the end of July. This event is one of the most highly anticipated days in Chattanooga's tech community.

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