On Feb. 3, the Chattanooga City Council voted 5-4 to put a moratorium on new permits for alternative financing businesses, including payday loan stores. On Feb. 10, the council will vote on a permanent ordinance to ban such companies from setting up within 500 feet of residential areas, as well as a quarter mile from other stores in the industry.Read More
2015 has just begun and local, farm-fresh food scenes in Chattanooga have increased now more than ever. Covenant College students have become dramatically more involved since Eden Thistle, a local farm, has begun a 2015 Buyer’s Club. Environmental science majors Rachel Kelley and Lauren Seip both enjoy volunteering at the farm, exploring a godly approach to farming. That includes purchasing pasture-raised meats, eating less processed foods, and eating meat less. Siep said, “They have a buyer's club where you can subscribe and get a membership. You'll get eggs, chicken breasts, chicken thighs, whole chickens, and whole pigs."Read More
Chattanooga’s high-speed internet is doing far more than simply facilitating painless Netflix viewings. The city has become a breeding ground for startup businesses that are looking to take advantage of internet speeds that are fifty times the country average.
When Sarah Cretal decided to hang out with friends in Andreas lobby last Thursday night, she didn’t think that she would leave the building 30 minutes later because of a fire and then be forced to find a new room for the weekend. But that’s what happened when a golf cart parked outside of Andreas caught fire.Read More
“Almost as soon as I saw the fire, Sarah Withers comes sprinting past and starts banging on Chris Stern’s door,” Cretal says. “Then Chris, Matt, and Micah went at it with fire extinguishers.”Read More