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Emily’s List of Weekend Activities – October 18, 2019

Emily’s List of Weekend Activities – October 18, 2019

If you like blues music, head over to Tracy City this weekend for the three-day Bigfoot Blues Festival. The post Emily’s List of Weekend Activities – October 18, 2019 appeared first on WDEF. ... Continue Reading
Angel Tree

Angel Tree

Chattanooga, Tenn (WDEF)- It’s only October and you may think it’s too early to start thinking about Christmas but the Salvation Army is beginning their preparation for the Angel Tree campaign. Starting this week, registration will be located at the Salvation Army on North Moore Road, right across from Brainerd High School. “This year were… ... Continue Reading
School Board Trying To Find A Solution For Disciplinary Problems

School Board Trying To Find A Solution For Disciplinary Problems

CHATTANOOGA, Tennessee (WDEF) – Talks about Hamilton County Schools disciplinary issues have increased after last night’s school board meeting. RHONDA THURMAN/HAMILTON COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD-Rhonda Thurman, a Hamilton County School Board member says, “The kids just have to know where to draw the line and I think it’s time we draw a red line and say… ... Continue Reading
Chattanooga Police Dept. Adding 8 New Cameras to Real Time Intelligence Center

Chattanooga Police Dept. Adding 8 New Cameras to Real Time Intelligence Center

"Most of Chattanooga's crime is driven by a very small amount of people, and the feedback that we're receiving from most citizens is positive." The post Chattanooga Police Dept. Adding 8 New Cameras to Real Time Intelligence Center appeared first on WDEF. ... Continue Reading
1000 Miles on a Tractor

1000 Miles on a Tractor

Imagine traveling over 1 thousand miles not by car, plane, or train... but on a tractor. The post 1000 Miles on a Tractor appeared first on WDEF. ... Continue Reading
Hamilton County School Board Members discuss safety, discipline

Hamilton County School Board Members discuss safety, discipline

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF) – There is a struggle to get School Resource Officers hired in Hamilton County Schools. There are currently nine unfilled positions and four more vacancies coming from SROs going on leave. Now, the school system is looking to fill a new safety position. Thursday night, Board Members approved the creation of a… ... Continue Reading
4 adults okay, but dog dies in Soddy Daisy fire

4 adults okay, but dog dies in Soddy Daisy fire

Fire crews are battling a house fire on Thatcher Road in the area of Soddy Daisy. The post 4 adults okay, but dog dies in Soddy Daisy fire appeared first on WDEF. ... Continue Reading
Send Silence Packing

Send Silence Packing

More than 1,100 backpacks were placed on Chamberlain Field, representing the college students across the country who have committed suicide each year. The post Send Silence Packing appeared first on WDEF. ... Continue Reading
Beyond School Walls

Beyond School Walls

Big Brothers Big Sisters launches The Beyond School Walls Mentoring model. The post Beyond School Walls appeared first on WDEF. ... Continue Reading
Chattanooga Beer Board revokes Coyote Jacks’ license

Chattanooga Beer Board revokes Coyote Jacks’ license

The Chattanooga Beer Board unanimously votes to revoke the license of Coyote Jacks. The post Chattanooga Beer Board revokes Coyote Jacks’ license appeared first on WDEF. ... Continue Reading
Industrial Education at Chattanooga State Community College

Industrial Education at Chattanooga State Community College

Students in the area and those looking for a career change got a chance to explore the construction industry this morning.  The post Industrial Education at Chattanooga State Community College appeared first on WDEF. ... Continue Reading
Signal Centers Helps Visually Impaired

Signal Centers Helps Visually Impaired

"'Why are you sitting in that wheel chair?'...and if the answer is because they can't see..then I show them how to walk without the wheel chair." The post Signal Centers Helps Visually Impaired appeared first on WDEF. ... Continue Reading
Shop holds Exit 111 yard sale

Shop holds Exit 111 yard sale

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF) – On Wednesday, The Gear Closet held a festival yard sale. There were tents. There were grills, sleeping bags and more. “If you can give new life to something then might as well. It kind of helps everyone,” employee Savanna Wooten said. A group salvaged the stuff from the Exit 111 Festival.… ... Continue Reading
Student with intellectual disabilities crowned Homecoming Queen

Student with intellectual disabilities crowned Homecoming Queen

A Northwest Whitfield High School student with intellectual disabilities was voted Homecoming Queen. The post Student with intellectual disabilities crowned Homecoming Queen appeared first on WDEF. ... Continue Reading
State Representative Yusuf Hakeem Hosts Public Hearing on Medicaid Block Grant Proposal

State Representative Yusuf Hakeem Hosts Public Hearing on Medicaid Block Grant Proposal

"If this block grant is going to improve the health status of our community of Hamilton County, count me in." The post State Representative Yusuf Hakeem Hosts Public Hearing on Medicaid Block Grant Proposal appeared first on WDEF. ... Continue Reading
Brainerd High School Student found with Unloaded gun on school grounds

Brainerd High School Student found with Unloaded gun on school grounds

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn (WDEF) – A Brainerd High School student gets arrested for bringing a handgun to school. The Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office says the student was searched, and the unloaded gun was found in their possession. The student was then arrested and taken to the Hamilton County Juvenile Detention Center. They now face a charge… ... Continue Reading
Hixson High student found with loaded gun at school

Hixson High student found with loaded gun at school

A Hixson High School student gets arrested for bringing a loaded handgun to school. The post Hixson High student found with loaded gun at school appeared first on WDEF. ... Continue Reading
I-24 back open after person in distress situation

I-24 back open after person in distress situation

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF) –  Interstate 24 has reopened after it was shut down in both directions near the split Tuesday night. That’s after law enforcement found themselves dealing with what they called a “person in distress.” A Chattanooga Police Spokesperson says CIT Officers were able to talk to the man in distress and get him… ... Continue Reading
Walker County Schools enhances school safety

Walker County Schools enhances school safety

Walker County Schools recently installed to technology to enhance safety and improve response times for law enforcement. The post Walker County Schools enhances school safety appeared first on WDEF. ... Continue Reading
Wounded Warrior Project Hosts 8 Combat Veterans for “Wind Therapy” Motorcycle Tour

Wounded Warrior Project Hosts 8 Combat Veterans for “Wind Therapy” Motorcycle Tour

". . . when these warriors are riding, they're focusing just on the motorcycle, their surroundings, and they're not focusing on PTSD, TBI, or Combat Stress." The post Wounded Warrior Project Hosts 8 Combat Veterans for “Wind Therapy” Motorcycle Tour appeared first on WDEF. ... Continue Reading

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