Thu November 21, 2013

Burning Season Is Underway, But Permits Are Needed in Hamilton County

A permit is required for burning in a barrel and the same limitations for brush fires apply to fires in barrels.
Credit Air Pollution Control Bureau

The Air Pollution Control Bureau for Chattanooga and Hamilton County is responsible for issuing individual permits to burning leaves and brush for seasonal burning

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Mon November 18, 2013

A Diet Based On $4.40 A Day

Credit Junior League of Greater Chattanooga

The Junior League of Greater Chattanooga challenged people to limit their food for an entire week to the average amount an individual on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program would receive.  

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Wed November 6, 2013

Salvation Army Collects Instruments for Brainerd School of Music and Arts

Credit Salvation Army

The school offers music lessons in an after-school program as well as a summer camp. 

Northwest Georgia Bank locations are accepting donations of musical instruments for the program until the end of November.  The School of Music and Arts plans to present a concert in early December, with a special invitation to individuals who donate instruments to the program.

For more information, call 423-499-0216.

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Thu October 31, 2013

Chattanooga Neighborhood Enterprise Programs Can Help Prevent Home Foreclosures

Since 2010,  Chattanooga Neighborhood Enterprise has allocated $19 million to prevent home foreclosures in Chattanooga and ten surrounding counties.  Homeowners who are behind on their mortgage (or expect to fall behind) could be eligible for foreclosure-prevention funding.  Homeowners who do not qualify for that may still be eligible for mortgage counseling.

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Tue October 29, 2013

Counting the Kicks May Save a Life

Count Kicks can save lives by spending a short time monitoring fetal activity.
Credit Count the Kicks

Fetal and infant mortality rates continue to drop due, in part, to education and awareness programs promoted by the Hamilton County Health Department.  

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Fri October 25, 2013

It’s Owned by a Church, but The Camphouse isn’t a Christian Coffee Shop/Listening Room

For the past three years, The Camphouse has slowly been growing its reputation as both a gourmet coffee shop and an ideal listening room for acoustic music.

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Fri October 18, 2013

Chattanooga Receives Code For America Fellowship

In 2014, some of the country's best web developers will take residence in the Scenic City. At least three fellows from Code For America will create web applications to serve the community of Chattanooga.

Mayor Andy Berke said in a media release, "City Government will collaborate with some of the top developers and designers from across the country, creating open-source web applications to help address important issues in our community - including public safety."

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Fri October 18, 2013
Behind the Headlines

Why Investigative Journalism Matters: A Conversation With Los Angeles Times Editor Davan Maharaj

Los Angeles Times editor Davan Maharaj.
Credit Contributed photo

Maharaj, a University of Tennessee at Chattanooga alumnus, returned to his alma mater Thursday to speak to students in the Department of Communication’s new television studio.  Before Maharaj met with students, WUTC’s Michael Edward Miller and Maharaj had an extended conversation about the value of in-depth journalism.  They discussed a series of investigate reports Maharaj wrote which led to changes in California law.    

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Tue October 15, 2013

National Park Service, State of Tennessee to Re-Open Smoky Mountains National Park

The National Park Service has entered into an agreement with the State of Tennessee to re-open the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

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Tue October 15, 2013

Tax Foundation Ranks Tennessee’s Business Climate In Top 15

Tennessee is ranked #15 for having a business-friendly tax climate, according to the Tax Foundation.
Credit The Tax Foundation

The Tax Foundation, a nonpartisan research organization, has ranked the Volunteer State’s business tax climate as the 15th best out of all 50 states.

From a media release:

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Tue October 15, 2013
Slice of Victory

Mellow Mushroom’s Bradley Johnson Wins National Pizza Competition

Bradley Johnson displays his award.
Credit Contributed Photo

  Bradley Johnson, a Mellow Mushroom employee in Chattanooga, won the freestyle pizza-spinning competition at the American Pizza Championship.  The championship took place in Las Vegas last week, and Johnson will next travel to Parma, Italy for the 2014 World Pizza Championships.

“I got into pizza spinning by a challenge from my dad that I could never spin a pizza,” Johnson said in a media release.

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Fri October 4, 2013

American Planning Association Designates Walnut Street Bridge a Top 10 Great Public Space for 2013

The Walnut Street Bridge in 2005.
Credit Zack Johnston/ Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0

The Walnut Street Bridge is the only site in the South to receive a Great Public Space designation this year.

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Wed October 2, 2013

See How Obamacare Could Impact You & Your Family

Open enrollment for the Affordable Care Act began October 1st.  See how the changes could affect you with this Obamacare calculator.


Thu September 26, 2013

Chatt Aspies History Hunters Group Explores Historical Sites

The Chatt Aspies History Hunters group takes field trips to sites like Engel Stadium and Point Park and investigates Chattanooga history.  The social group is open to people with Asperger’s Syndrome and other autism spectrum disorders, as well as any teens and adults interested in Chattanooga’s past.  

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Wed September 25, 2013
Giving the clean, taking the dirty

Local Service Delivers And Cleans Cloth Diapers

Wee Care's Swaddle-Swap Mobile

Wee Care Diaper Service specializes in delivering cloth diapers to costumers in Chattanooga.  And as their website claims, they even do the "dirty work".

During early mornings, Wee Care Diaper Service travels around the city in the SwaddleSwap-Mobile, a trailer with diaper-storage containers attached, to provide customers with cloth diapers. 

They also pick up and wash the "dirties" as well.

In this story Lee Gates of Wee Care Diaper Service travels to St. Elmo to deliver clean diapers. 

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