Community News - Metro

English language learners public school pilot sees success

Published Apr. 18 2018

As the Hispanic community in Chattanooga grows, the Hamilton County Department of Education, Chattanooga State Community College and local nonprofit...

Chattanooga Florist celebrates 85 years

Published Apr. 11 2018

For 85 years, Chattanooga Florist has brightened local residents' days with beautiful blooms.

Brainerd's Mama Crunk's Pies would make Lil' Jon blush

Published Apr. 4 2018

Mama Crunk's Pies started in 2016 at the Chattanooga Market, where Brainerd resident Christine "Crunk" Nguyen debuted her pies for...

Wauhatchie School wants to build life-size eagle nest

Published Apr. 4 2018

A local school is raising money to build a life-size eagle nest to serve as a learning tool for students...

Scot and Haven opens in St. Elmo

Published Apr. 4 2018

On March 10, Scot and Haven opened in St. Elmo.

Former resident hosts Easter celebration for Westside community

Published Mar. 28 2018

William Jones is hosting the fifth annual Easter egg hunt for children living in the impoverished Westside neighborhood.

Fashion shows and fun help women open up about breast cancer

Published Mar. 21 2018

The MaryEllen Locher Breast Center's Hats Off to Breast Health program is using extravagant hats with engaging names to open...

Local girls discover their own leadership potential

Published Mar. 14 2018

A group of elementary school girls discovered how their voice can make a difference.

Habitat for Humanity launches Neighbor Labor

Published Mar. 14 2018

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Chattanooga recently teamed up with residents of the Glass Farm neighborhood to launch Neighbor Labor.

Locals Only gathers the city's best products in one spot

Published Mar. 7 2018

Like many real estate agents, Eric Landrum gives housewarming gifts to clients who have purchased a home.

Feral dog pack blamed for mass cat killings in St. Elmo

Published Feb. 28 2018

Last July, Marian Mosel was out of town when dogs killed her cat on the front porch of a neighbor's...

Beyond School Walls connects middle-schoolers with career mentors

Published Feb. 21 2018

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Chattanooga is helping take "career day" to a whole new level.

Scenic City Squash looks to volley sport into local schools

Published Feb. 21 2018

Richard Millman, a world-renowned champion squash professional, wants to share his love for the game by teaching local students to...

Chattanooga Basics aims to raise achievement levels of all children

Published Feb. 14 2018

Chattanooga 2.0's Early Childhood Coalition, which consists of 30 organizations in the community involved with early childhood development, recently launched...

First 'Firstline Recovery' class fills quickly; shows need

Published Feb. 7 2018

After serving with the Chattanooga Police Department for over five years, Ben Piazza is using what he knows to help...

The Passage brings the classroom to students and parents

Published Feb. 7 2018

While teaching at Hardy Elementary School, Brittany Harris and Colleen Ryan realized that many of their students' parents were unable...

Chattanooga group explores local history

Published Jan. 31 2018

Did you know that Desmond T. Doss, the combat medic who inspired the film "Hacksaw Ridge," is buried in the...

Free concert reveals possibilities of music as therapy

Published Jan. 31 2018

Martha Summa-Chadwick recalls working with a nonverbal, 10-year-old boy with autism. The only words he said were, "Hi," and "Bye."...

ChattaVegan partners with city to host potlucks

Published Jan. 24 2018

ChattaVegan, a local nonprofit promoting veganism, is partnering with the city's Department of Youth and Family Development.

Chattanooga introduces Office of Family Empowerment

Published Jan. 24 2018

The city of Chattanooga's Youth & Family Development Department is rolling out a new initiative.

Local film melds heartbreak into music and dance

Published Jan. 24 2018

Filmmaker Josh McCausland has transformed his musical diary into a short film premiering Wednesday, Jan. 24 at The Camp House.

Locals try to save Lookout Mountain's Hardy house

Published Jan. 17 2018

The former Hardy home on Lookout Mountain is going to be turned into a parking lot, and historians are not...

Reflection Riding introduces sandhill crane migration tour

Published Jan. 10 2018

To take advantage of one of the area's most striking natural displays Reflection Riding Arboretum and Nature Center is organizing...