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Monthly Archives: April 2014

    Chattanooga Meetings To Address Bicycle Tourism

    By Barry Evans | April 30, 2014

    From May 12-14, Chattanooga will host a series of planning and educational meetings with Jim Sayer, Executive Director of the Adventure Cycling Assoc.; Marianne Fowler, Senior Vice-President of Federal Relations for the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy; and Katherine Kraft, Coalition Director for AmericaWalks. Meetings will focus on the recreational, health and economic benefits of bicycle tourism and... Read More

    River City Company has plans to turn a historic Chattanooga hotel into apartments

    By Barry Evans | April 29, 2014

                  CHATTANOOGA, TN (WRCB) -River City Company recently purchased the Ross Hotel with plans to convert the abandoned building into as many as 20 middle-class apartments.  The move is the first phase of a bigger plan to transform Patten Parkway into a pedestrian friendly gathering place.  River City, with help... Read More

    Becoming Fools – the Story of Italo Castro

    By Barry Evans | April 29, 2014

    Becoming Fools – the Story of Italo Castro Click here for more information This is an interesting documentary by Nashville-based filmmakers Athentikos, which tells the story of Italo Castro, a professional clown who became a father figure to countless street youth in Guatemala City. After his tragic death, professional entertainers rally around street youth to... Read More

    Proposed UTC dorm takes its ‘first step’

    By Barry Evans | April 28, 2014

      NASHVILLE — State officials have given UTC the go-ahead to begin planning a $59 million student residence hall to ease chronic bed shortages at the Chattanooga campus. But the location isn’t the Chattanooga State Office Building on McCallie Avenue, as some expected. State Building Commission members recently approved full planning for the 600-bed, dormitory-style... Read More

    Skype group video calling is finally FREE for everyone

    By Barry Evans | April 28, 2014

    While rival services like Google Hangouts have long offered free group video calling, Microsoft is catching up to the competition and finally making Skype group video calling free. Skype users have been requesting free group video calling for years, and starting today Windows desktop, Mac, and Xbox One users will all be able to use... Read More

    Coke gives Chattanooga the nod for new facility; Olan Mills site will get $62 million center

    By Barry Evans | April 27, 2014

                        They’re staying together. Coca-Cola Bottling and Chattanooga. A 115-year-old relationship, renewed Friday morning. Coke officials stood at the 44-year-old Coke facility on Amnicola Highway that has been outgrown and officially told the city that the company will build its new distribution center at the old... Read More

    UTC student named national Truman Scholar for work in leadership roles

    By Barry Evans | April 26, 2014

      A University of Tennessee at Chattanooga student with an extensive leadership record has been awarded a prestigious national scholarship that he hopes will inspire other students to reach for their goals. Robert Fisher, a political science major expected to graduate in May 2015, was named one of this year’s 59 Truman Scholars. The selection... Read More

    Chattanooga pizza spinner among world’s best

    By Barry Evans | April 25, 2014

    CHATTANOOGA, TN (WRCB) -CHATTANOOGA, TN (WRCB) – Athletes have the Olympics, actors have the Oscars, but you may not realize pizza makers have their own elite competition. 23-year-old Bradley Johnson just returned to Chattanooga from Italy where he proved he can dominate the dough. “It just kind of becomes second nature,” Bradley Johnson said. Chattanooga’s... Read More

    Saturday Nights “Live Jazz” last night Sat April 26th, 2014

    By Barry Evans | April 24, 2014

    Saturday Nights “Live Jazz” Click here for more information As part of National Jazz Appreciation Month, we have added live jazz music to our Admiral’s dinner cruise. Enjoy cruising down the scenic Tennessee River as you dine on our slow cooked Prime Rib & Shrimp Creole as well as a delicious dessert. We have a... Read More

    Local church in process of installing solar panels; hopes others follow in footsteps

    By Barry Evans | April 24, 2014

    CHATTANOOGA, TN (WRCB) – The Unitarian Universalist Church of Chattanooga is now the first in the city to have solar panels on its roof generating energy to be sold back to TVA. They’re doing it in an effort to help the environment and hope other churches, businesses and homeowners will take after their example to... Read More

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