Chattanooga Haunted Hayride Opens Oct. 5

Thursday, September 27, 2007

The Chattanooga Haunted Hayride featuring Storytellers in “The Field of Screams” will be held each weekend during October at the Davis Cattle Company ranch located at 1242 Ooltewah-Ringgold Road just a mile south of the Windstone subdivision. The attraction combines a traditional autumn hayride with Halloween tales told around a bonfire.

Visitors will also find farm fresh pumpkins and other seasonal decorations available in the Great Pumpkin Patch.

The Chattanooga Haunted Hayride will feature Halloween tales told by area storytellers including Jim Pfitzer, Vincent Ivan Phipps, Ginger Brown, Issac Blevins and Jim Veenstra. Mr. Pfitzer has performed and taught nationwide at schools, universities, coffeehouses, museums, parties and festivals including being featured at Chattanooga’s TaleSpin storytelling festival. Mr. Phipps, considered the “V.I.P. of Storytelling,” is an international speaker and award winning, masterful storyteller. Ms. Brown is the owner/choreographer for Ginger Brown’s Academy of Performing Arts. Mr. Veenstra is the Drama Instructor at Ooltewah High School.

The Chattanooga Haunted Hayride will be open from 7 p.m. until midnight each night, Oct. 5-6, 12-13, 19-21, 25-28 and 31. The attraction will be open from 3-6 p.m. for children (of all ages) on Oct. 20-21 and 27-28 and group rates are available for school/daycare field trips during special daylight hours. For more information or to schedule group trips, please call (423) 802-2406 or email

Admission is $15 per person aged 13 and up and $10 per person ages 6-12. Tickets will be available for purchase online as well as at the gate. A portion of the proceeds from this event will benefit the Ringgold Youth Athletic Association.

18th Annual J.D. Powell Memorial Golf Tournament Raises More Than $14,000 For GNTC Students

More than $14,000 was raised to provide funding and financial aid to Georgia Northwestern Technical College students during the 18th annual J.D. Powell Memorial Golf Tournament held at Barnsley Resort in Adairsville on Tuesday.    The tournament was sponsored by the Foundation at GNTC. James Derward Powell served as the president of GNTC from 1987-1994.   ... (click for more)

Exploring The Ruins Of Lookout Mountain Program Is Nov. 12

Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park invites the public to attend a five mile, ranger-guided, hike exploring the “ruins” on Lookout Mountain on Saturday, Nov. 12, at 9 a.m., beginning and ending at the historic Cravens House.   Each year, thousands of people escape the bustling city of Chattanooga to hike through the quiet forests of Lookout Mountain Battlefield. ... (click for more)

2 Witnesses To A Murder Refuse To Testify At Jury Trial

Two men who prosecutors say witnessed a murder in Hixson on Jan. 31, 2014, on Wednesday refused to tell their story to a jury. Criminal Court Judge Barry Steelman ordered Andrew Biro and Jacob Tyler "T.Y." Keel to answer questions from prosecutor Lance Pope, but they both refused. Biro had said during testimony in General Sessions Court that Christopher Levi Parker threatened ... (click for more)

PETA And Humane Educational Society Offer Reward For Torture-Killing Of Dog After Envelope Mailed From Chattanooga

An envelope postmarked from Chattanooga and containing a photo of a dog strung between two trees arrived at PETA's office in Virginia Tuesday, along with the severed ear of a dog. PETA members are offering a reward of $5,000-and the Humane Educational Society of Chattanooga has added another $1,000-for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible ... (click for more)

Accountability Doesn't Have To Be A Bad Word

Am I making a difference? Isn’t that the basic question we all ask ourselves, and seek to demonstrate to others?  Ronald Reagan said:  “Some people spend an entire lifetime wondering if they made a difference in the world. But, the Marines don't have that problem.”   We would argue teachers do not have that problem either.    Educators make a huge difference ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Saving A Life & More

About 40 years ago I was at an afternoon football practice when one of those who was also watching from the fence was bitten by a bumble bee or yellow jacket or whatever it was and almost died from anaphylactic shock. Luckily an athletic trainer had an EpiPen, jammed it into the man’s thigh and it is believed to have saved the victim’s life. For years I kept an EpiPen on the top ... (click for more)