Secret Santa Strikes Again At A Salvation Army North Georgia Red Kettle With 48 $100 Bills

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

The Salvation Army is grateful for an anonymous donor, also referred to as the “Secret Santa,” for donating 48 $100 bills in the red kettle outside the K-Mart on Battlefield Parkway in Fort Oglethorpe, on Tuesday.

Major Algerome Newsome, The Salvation Army Area commander, said, “This donor is so generous and is certainly 'Being A Shield' by donating and joining The Salvation Army in 'Doing the Most Good!' What a blessing to so many this Christmas!”  

The Salvation Army Angel Tree program deadline was extended to Sunday. With only four days left, there are still 651 angels to be adopted and many more who have been adopted that need their gifts returned.

The Salvation Army Angel Tree provides Christmas assistance for needy children, their families and senior citizens who would not otherwise receive gifts including necessities like food and warm clothing. Angel Trees are at Hamilton Place, Northgate, and Bradley Square Malls.

Monetary donations are still needed to assist with all Christmas programs, including the Angel Tree. Donations can be placed in any of the Red Kettles, mailed to 822 McCallie Ave., given online at www.csarmy.org, or by calling 800 Sal-Army.


Blues In The Knob: A National Park Service Centennial Celebration To Be Held On Orchard Knob

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State Board In Nashville Approves New Erlanger Behavioral Health Hospital

Members of the board of the Tennessee Health Services and Development Agency in Nashville on Wednesday unanimously approved a new $25 million Behavioral Health Hospital planned by Erlanger Health Systems on Holzclaw Avenue.   Parkridge Valley Hospital and CADAS had opposed the issuance of Certificate of Need.  The 88-bed facility will provide "acute adult inpatient ... (click for more)

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Downtown Needs Cleaned Up

My son and I parked on Broad Street and walked to the Billiard Club on Cherry Street this past weekend. It's probably a total of two blocks. In that short walk we passed where Rone Regency used to be on 6th Street and in that doorway was about a years worth of human feces and urine covering the doors and walls. The concrete sidewalk on the street is all broken up and the metal ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Ooltewah & The Bullies

During the week of Christmas I got an email from a longtime friend at the Knoxville News-Sentinel that laughingly wondered what kind of basketball do you people play (in Chattanooga?) It included sketchy details of the rape, and subsequent surgery, of an Ooltewah High School basketball player who had been assaulted by his own teammates at a Gatlinburg holiday tournament. Today ... (click for more)