3 Days Left Of Silver Bells And Red Kettles

Friday, December 21, 2012

The Salvation Army is expecting to reach the fundraising goal of $400,000.  “With three days left of our Red Kettle Campaign, we are praying folks will help us raise the remaining $25,800 in order to meet our goal so we can continue meeting the overwhelming needs of our community,” says Major Algerome Newsome, the Salvation Army area commander.  “The money collected helps meet our Christmas demand of service and leads us into the first months of the New Year.” 

To date The Salvation Army has raised $374,176.12.  Following is where the money has been collected:    

$81,519.69 in Hixson and North Chattanooga 
$90,025.41 in North Georgia 
$106,517.20 in East Brainerd and Ooltewah 
$96,113.82 raised in Cleveland


Monetary donations are still needed to assist with this year’s increase in Christmas needs.  Donations can be made by visiting one of the Red Kettles around town, by visiting www.csarmy.org, by calling 1-800-Sal-Army or they can be mailed to 822 McCallie Ave., Chattanooga, TN 37403.   


Road And Utility Repair On Gunbarrel Road

The 2400 block of Gunbarrel Road, between Hamilton Run and Summertown Court, will be closed for road and utility repair beginning next Wednesday at 8:30 a.m. The project is scheduled for three weeks, reopening on Wednesday, Feb. 15.  Detours will be posted using Pinewood Drive, Jenkins Road. and Shallowford Road. (click for more)

Winter SCSC Presents "The Plus-One Dinner" Feb. 12

Scenic City Supper Club will present their winter event, the "Plus-One Dinner" on Sunday, Feb. 12 in the private penthouse of the historic Loveman’s building. Tickets will go on sale Tuesday at 10 a.m. via Brown Paper Tickets .  There are only 70 seats are available. (click for more)

2 People Shot And Killed On 12th Street After 1 Car Chases Another; 1 Vehicle Crashes Near Willow Street

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School Board Approves 4-Year Contract Extension With Independent Bus Drivers, Who Say They Can Handle 100 Routes; Extension Given On Custodial Contract

The county school board on Thursday night extended the contract by four years of school bus owner operators, who said they could deliver on 100 bus routes. The board delayed until a special meeting at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday at Central High School the issue of whether to accept the offer of 100 contract routes. That would be handled by many of the current 49 owner operators taking ... (click for more)

Bakewell Mountain Community Thanks Commissioner Fairbanks

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Roy Exum: A Lady Remembers Rex

Kevin Roden sits on the City Council in Denton, Texas (think the Dallas-Fort Worth airport area in the northeastern part of the state) and he is gearing up to run for a third term this spring. He’s already got his website up and, while the election isn’t until April, he writes on his blog every now and then. Last month he let his wife take a turn at it, which brings us to yesterday’s ... (click for more)