Community News - Metro

Local business fights cancer with pink wigs, party

Published Jun. 21 2017

This Friday, real men won't just wear pink; they'll turn their hair the color, too.

Nonprofit supports families with sick children

Published Jun. 21 2017

Most people don't hear about the Candlelighters Family Support Group until they need them. But that is something the local...

Local energy program sees results in East Chattanooga

Published Jun. 21 2017

Any day now, local nonprofit green|spaces should hear back from Georgetown University about whether or not its multi-year Empower program...

Cadence Coffee Co. continues to minister with mocha

Published Jun. 14 2017

Owner: Shannon Greer, pastor of RiverChurch, which he established in 2009. While working as a barista, Greer saw a way...

World Refugee Day brings plight of many to light

Published Jun. 14 2017

Sasa Hasanbegovic vividly remembers racing across the streets of Bosnia and Herzegovina as a child. The races were not the...

Church tackles hunger with new kind of pantry

Published Jun. 14 2017

Ascension Lutheran Church is on a mission to feed local residents in body, mind and soul.

Free seminar offers men crash course in divorce

Published Jun. 14 2017

A divorce doesn't have to mean a child can't grow up with both parents.

Grant to fund long-awaited Glass Street projects

Published Jun. 7 2017

In the 1920s, Glass Street thrived. But the once-vibrant area eventually became little more than a route to connect the...

Good performance praised during 'Out of School' bash

Published Jun. 7 2017

Forty-two children from Highland Park, Oak Grove and Ridgedale gathered in the backyard of local retiree Otis Rumph Sr. for...

Signal Mill shows off renovations to benefit day care center

Published Jun. 7 2017

In 1917, Little Miss Mag Early Learning Center's child care services made work possible for many employees at Signal Knitting...

Chattanooga Humane Educational Society hosts fourth annual Drives for Lives

Published Jun. 7 2017

At up to $500 per animal, heartworm treatment doesn't come cheap. But for 30 dogs found by or surrendered to...

Mad Knight seeks to become St. Elmo's neighborhood brewery

Published May. 31 2017

Mad Knight is not just the name of the brewery; it's also the name of an armor-clad hero who helps...


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'EdTalks' provide venue to voice school funding concerns

Published May. 31 2017

With Mayor Jim Coppinger expected to present the 2018 fiscal budget to the Hamilton County Commission June 7, UnifiEd has...

Community helps girls plant seeds of success

Published May. 31 2017

Tucked away just behind the exit from Highway 27 onto M.L. King Boulevard, the Sanctuary Garden has been giving local...

'Stakes' are high for Scenic City Opera's upcoming vampire opera

Published May. 24 2017

For the second year in a row, Scenic City Opera's Laura Sage is bringing her blend of classic, undervalued operas...

Cheer Extreme breaks into Chattanooga cheerleading scene

Published May. 24 2017

When Andy Quattrochi, Brandon Calloway and Cole Chadwick saw an opportunity to go from being cheerleading coaches to being gym...

Chattanooga NAACP wants to help select new police chief

Published May. 24 2017

The Chattanooga NAACP would like to have a seat on Mayor Andy Berke's committee for selecting the city's next police...

Kids with special needs to earn their wings on city's first Fly Day

Published May. 17 2017

Kids with special needs are often told what they can't do, but this weekend, volunteer pilots with Challenge Air will...

Seniors find purpose as foster grandparents helping local school children

Published May. 17 2017

Sharon Gass will never forget the moment she heard the words, "Look Granny, I can read this all by myself!"

Grant allows Volunteers in Medicine Chattanooga to create diabetes nutrition, education program

Published May. 10 2017

Over the course of 21 days, 60 patients with diabetes will receive free, plant-based catered meals followed by continued nutrition...

New business blends vintage fashion, furniture with community involvement

Published May. 3 2017

A new shop has opened on M.L. King Boulevard, and it's full of retro, midcentury vintage and locally made items...

Downtown Chattanooga's innovation district attracting diverse age demographic

Published Apr. 26 2017

Chattanooga's innovation district is being compared to those of larger cities such as Philadephia and Seattle, and touted as an...

Ministry in need of volunteers, donations to expand services

Published Apr. 26 2017

Each Wednesday from 12:30-1:30 p.m., up to 300 people in need gather at Miller Park for a free, homemade meal....