Tennessee Department of Transportation Will Rebid SR-101 Peavine Road Project

For The Vista CHATTANOOGA – The Tennessee Department of Transportation has twice advertised the project to widen a 3-mile section of SR-101/Peavine Road in Cumberland County from Firetower Road to near Lakeview Drive and relocate a 5.3 mile section of Volunteer Electric Cooperative (VEC) high-voltage utility lines. Both times contractors’ bids for the work came […]

18Mar2016 | Continued

Weber clarifies discount via resident cards

For The Vista The Fairfield Glade Community Club and General Manager Bob Weber wish to announce that as of March 1st, a new software program for the entire community as begun to be utilized. While the transition will not cause noticeable differences in the way you purchase items, there is one significant change: The Club […]

11Mar2016 | Continued
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For Volunteer Energy, 2015 was a year to remember

For The Vista It was formed 80 years ago. A meeting of 500 citizens at the Meigs County Courthouse resulted in the May 29, 1935 formation of the Meigs County Power Association, Incorporated, which later became the Meigs County Electric Membership Corporation. Today it is known as Volunteer Energy Cooperative. Volunteer Energy celebrated its 80th […]

21Jan2016 | Continued

Pieces coming together for Peavine Project?

Glade gets an update from TDOT By KEITH WALTHER Vista Publisher/Editor The Fairfield Glade Community Club recently received an update from the Tennessee Department of Transporation regarding the long-awaited Peavine Road expansion project. A letter was received by Fairfield Glade Community Club President Robert L. Diller. Here is the letter in its entirety: Dear Mr. […]

10Dec2015 | Continued

Rural Health Clinic set to close doors

By Ken Steadman Rural Health Clinic of the Cumberlands, Inc., 9400 Sparta Highway near Pleasant Hill announced they will close their doors effective January 1, 2016. Unfortunately, no other doctor has come forward to take over the facility and Dr. Harold Lowe’s health continues to worsen and he and his wife, Diana, will retire. Doctor […]

10Dec2015 | Continued

ACC Looking to Fill Three Glade Posts

The Fairfield Glade Architectural Control Committee (ACC) is looking for three (3) new members to fill positions that will be vacated at the end of December 2015. The ACC is responsible for preserving the harmonious design and appearance of the community by reviewing plans for proposed homes as well as applications for exterior changes to […]

24Sep2015 | Continued

A few people need some tips on tipping

You know, we have a growing community here in Fairfield Glade. Amongst the residents and all our wonderful guests and employees of Fairfield Glade businesses, I would say 97% are class individuals with solid character and manners. The other 3%, however, may be giving us all a bad name. They are the ones who insist […]

8Jul2015 | Continued
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District Governor Wear Installs Nick Reed as New Rotary President

  Nick Reed was recently installed as the new president of the Fairfield Glade Rotary by the Rotary’s District Governor, Jerry Wear, at Druid Hills Country Club.    

8Jul2015 | Continued

Renegade Mountain holding Open House

For The Vista Renegade Mountain Third Annual Open House: The public is cordially invited and encouraged to attend the Third Annual Renegade Mountain Community Open House on Saturday, May 30th beginning at 12:00 pm (CDT). Pack up the kids, come and see what “Life Elevated at 2700 Feet” is all about! The day begins by […]

28May2015 | Continued
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Glade Rotarians enjoy meeting at Chestnut Hill

For The Vista The Fairfield Glade Rotary held their Tuesday Noon meeting at the Chestnut Hill Winery this week. Chestnut Hill Winery was one of the wonderful vendors at this year’s Rotary Wine On The Plateau (WOTP) event. Their participation brought an awareness to everyone attending that event just how fortunate we are to have […]

26Mar2015 | Continued

AARP tax help

For The Vista This will be the first year that the Affordable Care Act will impact individual tax returns. Under the law, every taxpayer and all of their dependents are required to have minimal essential healthcare insurance, unless allowed an exemption. Even people whose income level in prior years would not require filing a tax […]

8Jan2015 | Continued

Festive spirit arrives early amid positive budget report

By BILL PIECUCH For The Vista Santa did arrive a bit early — and in an unexpected fashion:  A balanced budget was unveiled during the monthly Fairfield Glade meeting. And the customarily tough grilling by residents for hidden warts was replaced by rare chorus of accolades. Almost as a signal of the holiday season, General […]

26Nov2014 | Continued

Glade Board rescinds 2% surcharge on preferred cards

For The Vista Many have commented on the proposed 2% surcharge that was to be applied when topping up the Preferred Member Card by using a credit card as payment. This was considered to assist with offsetting some of the charges incurred by the Club for credit card processing thereby giving us more money to […]

13Nov2014 | Continued

Community Club to begin charging processing fee on credit card payments

For The Vista The Fairfield Glade Community Club has announced that, beginning Dec. 1, it will be issuing a surcharge for all credit card use and purchases at Glade venues. The Club says that it currently incurs over $200,000 in annual credit card fees on all transactions paid with credit cards. These fees equate to […]

5Nov2014 | Continued

Friends of Peavine make their reply to TDOT

By CATHY TIPTON For The Vista In May 2014, the Friends of Peavine received a request for information from TDOT’s Beautification Office. Their eight questions below are in response to the Friends’ September 2013 request to have Peavine Road included in the protections afforded by the Tennessee Scenic Parkway regulations. In an effort to keep […]

16Oct2014 | Continued

Weber receives update from TDOT via Sexton letter

By KEITH WALTHER Vista Publisher/Editor State Representative Cameron Sexton recently notified Fairfield Glade Community Club General Manager of the latest news from the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) concerning the current status of Peavine Road expansion. Sexton provided Weber with a letter from, John C. Schroer, Commissioner of TDOT, dated Sept. 12, that reads: “Dear […]

8Oct2014 | Continued

Vote for Glade incorporation study important

COMMENTARY By GERRY MILLER For The Vista Admittedly the issue of incorporating our community into a city is an emotional one. Some are for it, some are not. Yet, at no time have the members ever been given the facts on which to base an opinion. The 2005-06 incorporation committee came the closest until its […]

20Aug2014 | Continued
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Lions Club honors members at its June meeting

By KEN STEADMAN For The Vista The June meeting marks the end of the fiscal year for all Lions Clubs. New officers are installed to start their term beginning July 1 and many awards are presented to members for their service to the Club and community. The first award presented at the Fairfield Glade June […]

2Jul2014 | Continued

Start to Peavine Road widening project nearing

By KEITH WALTHER Vista Publisher/Editor Now that County government has fixed the awful road conditions and all those nasty potholes, the focus along Peavine Road now turns to its expansion. The long-awaited widening of Peavine may finally be close at hand, according to County Mayor Kenneth Carey. In a recent board meeting, Carey said that […]

4Jun2014 | Continued

With a storm on the horizon, there’s a solution

Plan to safeguard Glade water supply seems viable COMMENTARY By JIM ARBER Special To The Vista Part II of II Up here on the Plateau we’re sailing along in pretty good shape. No big political or economic storms on the horizon, not a lot of crime, no unforeseen difficult events. OK, so the population here […]

13May2014 | Continued