Mcdonald, TN

Many resources being released from Elmo Fire

UPDATE, AUG. 14 AT 12:08 PM: Command of the Elmo Fire has been transitioned from Northern Rockies Incident Management Team 7 to a Type 3 team at 6:00 Sunday. The fire is reported to be 21,349 acres large and 75% contained. CSKT Division of Fire, who has been sharing updates to their Facebook on the...
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Police Briefs for Aug. 10

The following information was compiled from ERPD “pass along” reports. Two parties were observed by a reporting party outside of an unknown make black truck fighting. Parties had left area prior to police arrival and later pulled into the police department. The parties were identified and stated they had recently broken up and a physical altercation ensued while inside the vehicle. Police were unable to determine a primary aggressor due to conflicting statements. The subjects were sent their separate ways. (22-011157)

Jeep driver ejected in Brainerd Road crash

CHATTANOOGA (WDEF) – A driver is recovering after being ejected from his jeep this evening in a crash. It happened just before 9 PM near the intersection of Brainerd and Shallowford roads. Police say the Jeep was heading towards Chattanooga on Brainerd Road when it rear-ended another vehicle. The...

Chattanooga approves $79.5M baseball stadium despite economic questions over its financing

(The Center Square) — Chattanooga will be getting a new baseball stadium and city officials have called the project a "home run for the community" despite economists’ questions on the numbers touted by stadium supporters. The Chattanooga City Council approved the deal at its Tuesday night meeting, creating a stadium authority and allowing that authority to bond up to $80 million at a rate up to 6% for 30 years for the projected $79.5 million project. ...

More To The Story: Vision of Mercy

CHATTANOOGA (WDEF) – Chattanooga native Diane Moore founded “Vision of Mercy” back in May of last year. With a goal of providing non-perishable food bags and other services to the homeless. The organization provides some 100 food bags at least once a month. At different locations. The...

Chattanooga City Council Gives Final Approval To South Broad Revitalization Plans

Chattanooga’s City Council on Tuesday gave final approval for the revitalization of the South Broad District, kicking off a renewal effort that will generate tens of millions of dollars in new money for schools, roads and infrastructure across Chattanooga and Hamilton County, while transforming a blighted brownfield into a vast, vibrant live-work-play district.

Kitchen Incubator of Chattanooga Hosts Food Truck Fridays

CHATTANOOGA (WDEF) — Non-profit “LAUNCH” has teamed up with the Tennessee Valley Federal Credit Union to host Food Truck Fridays at the Kitchen Incubator of Chattanooga. The Kitchen Incubator is a startup facility in Eastlake that helps caterers, bakers, and other food service entrepreneurs by providing them with access to affordable spaces and quality equipment.

With fanfare, Hamilton County students return to classes Wednesday

HAMILTON COUNTY, Tenn. — Parents, teachers and administrators at schools across Hamilton County celebrated the first day back at school for students Wednesday morning. Some students were welcomed with thunderous applause. Alumni, local leaders, teachers and Chattanooga Police Chief Celeste Murphy cheered on students at Brainerd High School as...

Chattanooga man ejected from Jeep in crash Tuesday

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — A man was ejected from his Jeep during a crash in Chattanooga Tuesday. The crash happened on 4900 Brainerd Road. Police say the Jeep was traveling westbound on Brainerd Road when it rear-ended another vehicle, causing the driver to be ejected. Police say he was suffering...

Two Adorable Tennessee Tiny Homes Make Perfect Vacay Getaway & They’re For Sale Together

Tiny homes are becoming a trend all over. People are downsizing and destressing their lives. These two Tennessee tiny homes have a rich history and come as a packaged deal. It's always awesome to find out the home you lived in has a story behind it. The tiny homes were built by Mr. Churchwell who owned a Bed & Breakfast at the end of Memory Lane. It almost sounds like a children's storybook doesn't it? Mr. Churchwell built both homes before the 1996 Olympics in hopes that people would come and stay in these homes while they were in town.

Company’s personalized ‘smart gun’ aims to make firearms safer

(CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.) — One manufacturer believes it has a solution to the gun violence plaguing the United States – a personalized smart gun that uses fingerprint technology to make firearms safer. Ginger Chandler is the co-founder of LodeStar Works in Chattanooga, Tennessee. She said she believes her company’s...