Two Chattanooga Public Library employees were reported to the Tennessee comptroller’s office for potentially fraudulent activity after an investigation by the city auditor’s office questioned their use of paid leave and lax record keeping.
The Resource Rain Low Impact Development (LID) Design Challenge asked teams of engineers, architects and designers to come up with innovative, greener ways to manage stormwater runoff. Teams created concepts for four sites around Chattanooga: Broad Street, Cherokee Boulevard, Bonny Oaks and Northgate Mall. The teams who created the top design for each location were awarded $10,000 each.
Chattanooga Organized for Action is working to reduce poverty in the area with a new campaign, Poverty-Free Chattanooga. The group wants community input and seeks to work with city and county officials on social inequality. Twenty-seven percent of residents live below the poverty line, and 42% of children live in poverty, which is twice the national average, according to a report cited by Perrin Lance, the group's leader. Lance joins us for an interview. In early August, the group began having monthly meetings with the public.
About an hour’s drive from Chattanooga, the Unclaimed Baggage Center is a massive retail outlet—it’s 40,000 square feet, and about one million people visit it every year. It sells electronics, clothing, books, and all kinds of odds and ends left behind by passengers who were traveling on airlines, buses, trucks and trains.
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August 7th will feature both Democratic and Republican primaries and will give Hamilton County residents a chance to vote on state and local judges, the Hamilton County Mayor, and more. The ballot has so many choices, it can be overwhelming. Here's how to get informed:
As the Chattanooga Football Club prepared to travel to Red Bull Arena to face the New York Red Bull U23 team in the National Premiere Soccer League Championship, the supporters for the team filled a bus with Chattahooligans to cheer on their home team.
Velo Coffee Roasters has been on Chattanooga's Main Street for almost five years, selling coffee by the cup and delivering bags of beans by bike to businesses across the city. Their original business plan was for slow but steady growth, but now they’re ready to take a big step forward. The coffee roaster they’ve been using is too small and they’d like to replace it.