Plus, Chattanooga Police Chief Celeste Murphy has resigned.
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Sunrise 6:28 a.m. | Sunset 8:59 p.m.

Welcome to relaxation station
Stop by this newly-opened head spa in St. Elmo.|Photo by NOOGAtoday
Howdy readers, Editor Kristen here. If you’re like me and you’ve found yourself scrolling online, you may have seen videos of halo water therapy come across your feeds.

That’s why I was so excited to see that newly-opened HEADSPA’ce head spa in St. Elmo offers these services, and so much more.

Brought to you by Brittni + Waylon Krumrie, the owners of permanent makeup studio Highbrow Chattanooga, HEADSPA’ce is their latest venture at 3800 St. Elmo Ave.

If you haven’t heard of a head spa before, these spaces offer “intimate + serene head massages that effectively promote the health of your scalp and hair.” They also can help relieve stress from your day-to-day and promote deep sleep. Bonus: Read more about the potential benefits.


Lay back and relax for your head treatment and massage.


Photo provided by HEADSPA’ce

HEADSPA’ce offers a variety of services that range from clarifying head treatments and massages to full-hour pamper sessions.

Each service includes halo water therapy, a head and neck massage that’s curated to your needs, a dermatoscope scalp analysis + essential oil therapy.

To help curate the experience, intake forms also take you through identifying your hair type, needs, and goals. Bonus: Relax with a complimentary beverage before and after the treatment.

We tried the “All of it them some!” package which includes a luxury scalp massage, facial, cleansing, treatment, and moisturizing. Read what editors Haley + Kristen loved about their experience by clicking the button below.

Want to try out a pamper session for yourself? Our readers can receive 10% off your first service when you mention NOOGAtoday or book online with code NoogaSpace.
Thursday, June 27
  • Creek Critters | Thursday, June 27 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | Cloudland Canyon State Park, 122 Cloudland Canyon Park Rd., Rising Fawn, GA | Free | Splash around in the creek while you search for and learn about the aquatic animals that live in the canyon’s streams — closed-toed shoes that can get wet are required.
Friday, June 28
Saturday, June 29
  • Reptile Show | Saturday, June 29 | 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. | East Ridge Community Center, 1515 Tombras Ave., East Ridge | $0-$15 | Get up close to some slithering creatures from local and regional vendors.
  • Riverfront Nights | Saturday, June 29 | 6-10 p.m. | Ross’s Landing, 201 Riverfront Pkwy., Chattanooga | Free+ | Bring your chairs and blankets to enjoy a night listening to BIAS + On the Border: A Tribute to the Eagles.
  • Wilderness First Aid Certification Course | Saturday, June 29-Sunday, June 30 | Times vary | Outdoor Chattanooga, 211 River St., Chattanooga | $100-$325 | Learn the skills to handle medical emergencies in remote locations in this two-day certification course.
Monday, July 1
  • Wildwood Natural Food Market Sale | Monday, July 1-Tuesday, July 2 | Times vary | Wildwood Natural Food Market, 122 Lifestyle Ln., Wildwood, GA | Price of purchase | Snag 20% off on everything in the store, including the nonprofit’s plant-based food options, bulk and repackaged goods, natural medicines + more.*
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Get everywhere faster
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Your destination is a hop, skip + a jump away with Chattanooga Airport flying to several major US hubs (think: get a cocktail in Miami or move on to your next destination). |Photo provided by Chattanooga Airport
Chattanooga Airport is upping its game — while you still get all the perks of utilizing a customer-focused metropolitan airport.

Whether traveling for business or recreation this summer, Chattanooga Airport lets you skip the lines, skip the hassle, and get to where you’re going faster. Yep, Noogans can take the stress out of flying with streamlined parking, boarding + more.

Bonus: Destinations are growing, with nonstop flights available to cities like Miami, Chicago, Washington, D.C., Dallas, Atlanta, Orlando, and (newly-added) Las Vegas.
News Notes
  • Chattanooga Mayor Tim Kelly has accepted the resignation of Chattanooga Police Chief Celeste Murphy, effective immediately. The release cites that current Executive Chief of Police Harry Sommers will step in as interim during the search for the next police chief. (
  • District 11 residents are invited to a Candidate Forum for the Hamilton County School Board on Saturday, June 30 at The Bethlehem Center. From 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., you’ll hear candidates discuss issues like “school infrastructure + facilities, the district’s equity plan, and school discipline policies.” RSVP online.
  • Hamilton County Emergency Medical Services (HCEMS) Director John Miller has announced his retirement after 34 years. Also retiring this month is Lt. Brian Gay, the last original member of the HCEMS. See their accomplishments. (
  • The Chattanooga-Hamilton County Air Pollution Control Bureau office will be closed until further notice. Those seeking burn or business permits can still file inquiries online, but expect delays. Keep up with the bureau online for updates on reopening.
  • Speaking of those staffing expansions, Preserve Chattanooga is seeking a part-time development manager. The role will assist in growing financial resources by “targeting growth with individual donors, corporate sponsors, and special events.” Apply by Monday, July 8 at 12 p.m.
  • UTC’s Dr. Mina Sartipi and Associate Dean of Students Brett Fuchs have received 2024 President’s Awards, the “highest accolade” for employees in the UT System. Sartipi took home the “Nimble and Innovative” award + Fuchs was recognized in the “Excel in All We Do” category. (University of Tennessee Chattanooga)
Plan Ahead
  • The Austin Hatcher Foundation for Pediatric Cancer’s annual Celebration of Life and Hope is slated for Saturday, Sept. 21 at its Education Advancement Center. This gala features live and silent auctions, an open bar, live music, and food. Get your early-bird ticket.
  • Here’s a clever way to celebrate 25 years: Clumpies Ice Cream Co. is marking its Silver Jubilee with a special Maker’s Collection Pint Pack, featuring six handcrafted pints created in collaboration with local makers you love (think: MoonPie, Niedlov’s Cafe & Bakery, Chattanooga Whiskey, and more). See the fun maker flavors.*
  • Get all your healthcare needs in one place. Cempa Community Care’s multi-service offerings mean you can get anything from Primary Care to no-appointment walk-ins to dental work to treatment (and prevention) of infectious diseases + more (phew). Peep your healthcare options.*
  • Looking to dine out this weekend? According to OpenTable, top-loved restaurants this month include Amada Tapas for food and STIR for ambience.*
🎶 “People Get Ready” for a new exhibit
NOOGAtoday | The Impressions
Learn more about the band behind the hit songs “It’s All Right” + “People Get Ready” at this exhibit.|Graphic provided by the Chattanooga Public Library
The Songbirds Foundation + The Chattanooga Public Library have teamed up to debut a new exhibit installation at the Downtown branch.

Beginning today, June 27, folks can see an installation dedicated to The Impressions, a music group that included Chattanooga natives Fred Cash + Sam Gooden.

The exhibit will feature new items from Songbirds’ collection and will tell the story of the band — from their start in Chattanooga in the late 1950s to becoming part of the soundtrack of America’s Civil Rights Movement.

“We can never do enough to honor this group and celebrate their message of hope and togetherness,” said Songbirds Executive Director Reed Caldwell. “I hope this exhibit can help people understand the importance of this band and their music.”

A free opening reception for the exhibition will be held this evening from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. featuring performances by local musicians + complimentary wine. The installation will be on display through June 28, 2025.
The Buy
A great basic baseball cap to keep the sun off your face all season long, like ones from Life Is Good or Adidas.
The Wrap
City Editor Kristen standing in front of a bridge and river. Today’s edition by:
From the editor
Speaking of the Clumpies Maker’s Collection, out of all the flavors from the pint pack, our readers voted they were most excited to try the Coffee Chocolate Stracciatella. It does sound delicious — see what it’s made with.
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