Chattanooga House To Be Grand Prize In 7th Annual St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Guss Issa of G. T. Issa Construction, along with representatives of ALSAC/St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, will break ground for the seventh annual St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway in the Hawks Landing Subdivision of Apison, Tennessee on Tuesday, Nov. 13, at 10 a.m.

Residents of Chattanooga and surrounding communities will have an opportunity to win the newly built home.  Beginning in March 2013, a limited number of chances to win the St. Jude Dream Home house and 13 additional prizes valued at $1,000 or more will be available for a $100 contribution to St.

Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The winning names will be announced during a live giveaway special on WRCB Channel 3 on June 23, 2013. All proceeds from the promotion will benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Other sponsors include WRCB Channel 3, G. T. Issa Construction, WUSY-US 101, national sponsors Brizo and Shaw Floors, and the ladies of Epsilon Sigma Alpha.


Georgia Northwestern Turning Home Construction Green

A year-long construction project designed to teach how to build homes in an earth-friendly way reached completion last Thursday on Georgia Northwestern Technical College’s Gordon County Campus in Calhoun, Ga. Leaders from across the region, participating vendors, and college administration were on hand for the ribbon-cutting of the new EarthCraft home built at the college.   ... (click for more)

Dream House Winner Creates Private Foundation To Fund Animal Rescue Work In Bradley County

When Jodie Westwood learned she had won Chattanooga’s St. Jude’s Dream Home earlier this year, she knew immediately that some of her winnings would fund work to improve conditions for dogs and cats in Bradley County. After all, Ms. Westwood had already been donating money and in-kind resources to shelters and rescues, volunteering, and turning her dining room into a makeshift ... (click for more)

Kiser Takes Witness Stand For First Time; Says He Did Not Kill Deputy Donald Bond

Marlon Duane Kiser took the witness stand at his post-conviction hearing on Tuesday to declare that he did not kill Deputy Donald Bond, who was gunned down at a produce stand in East Brainerd 13 years ago. Kiser had not opted to go on the stand when he was convicted by a Nashville jury and given the death penalty in 2003. He said he believes it was Mike Chattin, the man he ... (click for more)

Courtney Godwin, 25, Was Victim In Monday Night Fire In Hixson

Chattanooga firefighters battled a fully-involved structure fire in Hixson Monday night, and the incident involved at least one fatality.  Dr. Steve Cogswell with the Hamilton County Medical Examiner’s Office identified the victim as Courtney D. Godwin, 25. Dr. Cogswell said Ms. Godwin died from smoke inhalation.   The first call to 911 Communications was received ... (click for more)

Chattanooga State Faculty Has No Business Being Involved In Hiring Decisions

This letter will hopefully bring some clarity to the recent situation created by the faculty of Chattanooga State Community College. It is based upon my tenure as a member of the faculty at Chattanooga State Technical Institute, the transformation to Chattanooga State Community College, and my service as the financial and administrative officer at Chattanooga State until my retirement ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: A Grand Thanksgiving Feast

I’m not really sure how it all came about but a few days before Thanksgiving last year, what was usually a crowded table had dwindled down to just Mother, Aunt Martha and me. Just the idea of getting dressed up made both of them tired, which happens when you are 89 and 87, respectively, and the thought of preparing the traditional feast brought only further groans so I announced ... (click for more)