City Of Chattanooga To Host ‘A New Life’ Job Fair For Formerly Incarcerated Individuals

Thursday, October 11, 2018

The City of Chattanooga, Father to the Fatherless and American Job Center Tennessee are partnering together again to provide services and training to ex-offenders ahead of the “A New Life” Job Fair on Friday, Oct. 26, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.


The fair will be at the Eastgate Towne Center, 5600 Brainerd Road.

This two-day program starts with a career prep day on Thursday, Oct. 25, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. which will provide job preparation training, resume building and interview skills to attendees as well as offer free haircuts and styling and proper clothing for the interviews.

“Many of the men and women re-entering our communities often don’t know where or how to start looking for a job,” said Troy Rogers, Public Safety coordinator for City of Chattanooga. “This event is an opportunity to provide folks with the right tools, training and confidence for a second chance at life.”

Participants in the program must pre-register by Friday, Oct. 19, before the event and will be required to complete the career prep day in order to participate in the job fair. To register, call 423 643-7820.

Former Chattanoogan Transforms 60 Years Of Bible Belt Residency Into Political Thriller Novel

According to author Mickey Dubrow “Many people believe that America either is a Christian nation or should be. To be a true Christian nation, America would have to become a theocracy.”   In his timely debut novel, “American Judas,” to be released by Newnan, Ga.-based publisher SFK Press, Mr. Dubrow illustrates how America can’t be both a theocracy and a democracy without ... (click for more)

Chattanooga Interagency Council On Homelessness Wants Public Input

The public will have the opportunity to provide input on the Homelessness Action Plan on Thursday at 5:30 p.m. at the Downtown Public Library, fourth floor. The Chattanooga Interagency Council on Homelessness is building an updated action plan to help reduce homelessness in Chattanooga. CICH is looking for the public to weigh-in on the goals and approach that will be outlined ... (click for more)

Chattanooga Airport Has Biggest Month Yet; Work May Start Next Year On Parking Deck With 1,300 Spaces

The Chattanooga Airport set a record in September with 44,000 enplanements, the highest ever for one month. This was an increase of nine percent over September 2017, and deplanements were in line, said Terry Hart president and CEO. He said that more parking is needed near the terminal to keep up with the growth. The 20-year master plan includes a parking deck with around 1,300 ... (click for more)

Firefighters Climb 150 Feet To Extinguish Fire At Ardent Mills

Chattanooga firefighters had to climb 150 feet to extinguish a fire at a flour mill off Amnicola Highway on Monday morning. A call came in at  7:35 a.m. for the  fire at 1 Riverside Lane. Ardent Mills reported smoke in the building and all employees were evacuated. Fire crews arriving on the scene could see light smoke coming from a vent on the upper half ... (click for more)

Why Are Joda Thongnopnua And Phil Bredesen Downplaying Their Democratic Values?

For the past several months, the Democratic Party has reached a tipping point. “Their Resistance” is to oppose anything and everything Republicans are doing to deliver a stronger economy and better economic opportunities for all Americans.  Yet, I find it very interesting that the public outcry we are seeing from the Democrats on a national level is nowhere to be found when ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: It’s ‘Tennessee Week’

For over 50 years I have heard the line, “There are two things you must never do on ‘The Third Saturday of October.’ You mustn’t ever marry and try not to die because, in either case, the preacher won’t show up.” He’ll be watching “The Game.” Ever since Oct 18, 1901, Tennessee and Alabama have been going at it and that inaugural game set the tone as well as the standard for all ... (click for more)