Entries by Center Hill Sun

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Haslam Not Running for U.S. Senate

Republican Gov. Bill Haslam announced Thursday that he will not seek Tennessee’s United States Senate seat in 2018. Former Chattanooga mayor Bob Corker has occupied the office since 2006. Corker announced last month that he won’t seek re-election next year. His decision has set in motion a scramble among prominent state Republicans looking to replace […]

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Roll into Standing Stone for Marble Madness

Standing Stone’s ‘Rolley Hole’ Tournament Celebrating 35th Anniversary It’s something of a well-worn cliche to label a secluded place of natural beauty a “hidden gem.” But in the case of Standing Stone State Park, the description fits perfectly. Located deep in the steep rises and ridges of the Highland Rim, the park is set covertly […]

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Medical Cost-Savings App Available for Free

Healthcare Bluebook seeks to empower patients to shop around, negotiate ‘fair prices’ A Nashville-based company that specializes in researching and comparing medical-care costs and rating quality-of-care outcomes is offering its services for free to Middle Tennessee residents. “Health care is the one industry in which people make purchases without knowing the cost in advance,” says […]

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VIDEO: Condo Fire Aftermath

A fire suspected to have been sparked by lightning-strike early Monday caused extensive damage to Building H at Highland Cove Luxury Condominiums overlooking Center Hill Lake. Crews had mostly extinguished the flames by 8 a.m. The fire occurred about four miles south of Center Hill Dam just off Dale Ridge Road, Highway 96. No one […]

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Demand for Pest-Free Firewood Heating Up

Parks and campgrounds urging heat-treatment certification Federal and state natural resource agencies like the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation want to expand availability of government-certified firewood at public campgrounds. Public lands managers are looking to put a damper on fires made from wood that hasn’t undergone heat treatment beforehand. […]