TownePlace Suites By Marriott Near Hamilton Place Opens Its Doors

Friday, December 21, 2012

TownePlace Suites Chattanooga near Hamilton Place has opened, bringing extended-stay suites to an area that's home to major businesses including Volkswagen and the Amazon Distribution Center.

Offering 87 suites, TownePlace Suites Chattanooga offers complimentary property-wide Internet access, 24-hour business and fitness centers, an indoor pool, 24-hour On Us coffee service, complimentary breakfast in the lobby area and a 24-hour In a Pinch market with snacks and beverages available any time of day or night.

"We are pleased to introduce TownePlace Suites hotels in the Chattanooga area," Loren Nalewanski, vice president and global brand manager, TownePlace Suites, says.

"Providing an upscale residential atmosphere, this extended-stay hotel in Chattanooga offers an appealing alternative to more standard hotel rooms designed for shorter stays."

Officials said, "The lobby helps travelers get their bearings with a floor-to-ceiling TowneMap. Modern, brightly decorated suites at this pet-friendly hotel are designed to feel like home. A fully equipped kitchen with stainless steel appliances and granite countertops lets guests prepare healthy, affordable meals; the hotel's patio area offers a grill. With the Home Office Suite, guests can spread their work out over the large desk, featuring an ergonomic chair and storage space. A large flat-screen HDTV and luxurious bedding offer ways to relax. Laundry facilities are available."


Supreme Court Upholds Rape Of A Child Conviction

The Tennessee Supreme Court has upheld the conviction of a Memphis man for rape of a child, ruling that a prosecution error in the trial did not deprive the defendant of his constitutional right to a unanimous jury verdict.  Courtney Knowles was found guilty of raping the daughter of his half-sister/girlfriend. The victim was less than 13 years old and Knowles lived in the ... (click for more)

Applications Now Being Accepted For 2015-2016 Adult Leadership Walker County Class

The Walker County Chamber of Commerce is accepting applications for the 2015-2016 Adult Leadership Walker County Class. This program is a collaborative effort between Chamber staff, community leaders and chamber members. It provides participants the opportunity to both learn and develop the skills necessary to be a leader in the community. Participants are given an overview of city ... (click for more)

Abdulazeez Apparently Went Target Shooting In River Gorge Area Prior To Rampage That Killed 5

A 24-year-old Hixson man who went on a rampage and killed five military personnel at Chattanooga apparently went target shooting in the Tennessee River Gorge area just beforehand. A Chattanoogan said he was canoeing the day before the shooting and heard Mohammad Abdulazeez shooting in the woods in a remote area. The man, who said he thought he was being shot at, looked ... (click for more)

Columnist Says Navy To Bring Charges Against Commander Of Chattanooga Naval Center Who Fired At Shooter

The Navy plans to bring charges against Lt. Cmdr. Timothy White, who fired shots at a Hixson man who on July 16 rammed through a gate at the facility on Amnicola Highway and killed four Marines and a sailor, columnist Allen West wrote. He said he received a text message confirming the charges are imminent against the Chattanoogan, who is the father of six and who has acknowledged ... (click for more)

Chattanooga's Memorial Day - And Response

It is recorded in the Fourth Chapter of the Book of Joshua, that after the nation had crossed the River Jordan, Joshua would receive a divine commandment to choose 12 men from among the people and tell them to take 12 stones from the middle of the river.  Each man placed a stone on their shoulder which represented one of the tribes of Israel, and served as a memorial ... (click for more)

We Fight For Lieutenant Commander White

The United States Navy has run a tight ship since it was founded in October of 1776. You’ll recall that was when Capt. John Paul Jones began to forge the steel with the words, “I have not yet begun to fight.” Some years later Adm. David Farragut etched himself into Navy lore when he cried, “Damn the torpedoes! Full speed ahead!” During the attack on Pearl Harbor, Lt. Howell Forgy ... (click for more)