Terrell Owens, Other Stars, To Attend Brittany Jackson Dinner Party In Ooltewah To Benefit Pat Summitt Foundation

Thursday, May 3, 2012

 Former Lady Vol, WNBA player and television correspondent Brittany Jackson along with her Basketball Academy is hosting a dinner party at the private estate of Dr. Scott and Angie
Hodges. The dinner party, taking place in Ooltewah on Saturday, May 12, is to benefit her former coach’s charity, the Pat Summitt Foundation. It will be at the private estate of Dr. Scott and Angie Hodges.

Because of the recent news regarding Pat Summitt’s Alzheimers and her retirement as coach from her alma mater the University of Tennessee, Ms.

Jackson said she decided to host an event to both honor Coach Summitt and benefit the foundation.

Brittany Jackson’s First Annual Evening with the Stars includes an evening hosted by friend and
NFL star Terrell Owens, along with special guests NFL Titans Tony Brown and Nate Washington, NFL Saints Lance Moore and Roman Harper, NFL player Terdell Sands and Kyries Hebert, NFL Browns player Sidney Tarver, NFL Lions player Jacques Mclendon, NBA player Devean George, WNBA players Chamique Holdsclaw, Ann Strother, Angela Davidson and recording artist Bubba Sparxx.

Brittany Jackson’s Basketball Academy’s Evening with the Stars closes out the official Brittany Jackson Academy’s All Star Weekend Basketball Camp taking place at Bradley High School in Cleveland on Friday, May 11, and Saturday, May 12. The basketball camp, which is designed to develop and enhance a player’s mental and physical performance and overall game, is for children (boys and girls) grades 2nd-8th. It will also include interaction with all the professional athletes attending the charity dinner. 

Ms. Jackson said, “This year I chose to have my event benefit The Pat Summitt Foundation because of how much Pat Summitt has given back to me as well as to my entire
community. It was an honor to play for Pat and call her my coach but the greatest lessons I learned from her were off the court. She believed in me and taught me about character, discipline and always giving my all. So this year’s event holds a special place in my heart because I am able to step up along with this community and give back to Pat! I want to thank some of the major sponsors who also stepped up with me including the Hodges family, the Hampton and Holiday Inn of Chattanooga, Tarver Distributing Company, MedAssets, Mark
Swafford, Dr. Jay E Jolley, the Stephas Family, HD Concepts, Jason Abrams, Brown Chiropractic Center, Crawfords Pharmacy, Lexus of Chattanooga, Pioneer Credit, Logan-Thompson at Law, Check into Cash, and Allison Hannah Agency.”

For additional information, please contact Nicole Irving at Nicole@IrvingMorris.com.


Pending Road/Lane Closures

There will be a lane shift at 1305 Dodson Ave. for installation of sidewalk ramps beginning Monday.   This project is scheduled to be completed on Friday.   Hours of operation each day are 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.   Traffic will be shifted and lanes narrowed to allow for the work to be done; motorists are advised to use caution when approaching and negotiating the work zone. ... (click for more)

Chattanooga Bookseller Billy S. Arant, Jr. To Be Featured At Florida Antiquarian Book Fair

Billy S. Arant, Jr., owner of Billy S. Arant, Jr. Bookseller in Chattanooga, will be among booksellers from all over the United States participating the Florida Antiquarian Book Fair on  March 13-15, at The Coliseum in downtown St. Petersburg.  As part of the book fair’s theme of Modern Literature: the truth and beauty of fiction, Mr. Arant will feature a signed ... (click for more)

Appeals Court Rules Against WWTA In Lawsuit Brought By Apartment Complex Over $8 Monthly Charges To Units

The Tennessee Court of Appeals has ruled in favor of an apartment complex that sued the Hamilton County Water and Wastewater Authority (WWTA) over an $8 monthly charge per apartment unit for preparing private service laterals. The court overturned a granting of summary judgment in favor of WWTA by former Judge Jackie Bolton. The appeals court said American Heritage Apartments, ... (click for more)

Barrel Feared To Contain Hazardous Materials Safely Removed From Waterway At Short Tail Springs Road

A couple walking their dog on Sunday in the Highway 58 area called 911 reporting a strange barrel leaking a blue substance in the waterway. The barrel was later safely removed. The Highway 58 Volunteer Fire Department responded around 2:30 p.m. to 7900 Short Tail Springs Road. Fire officials found a 55-gallon barrel in the waterway, but there were no visible signs of a blue ... (click for more)

It's Time To Insure Tennessee - And Response

Tennessee has a problem.  What is the value of saving the lives of 1,000 Tennesseans each year? That is exactly what can be expected if 176,000 Tennesseans gain health insurance through Insure Tennessee. A New England Journal of Medicine study showed that expansion of Medicaid was associated with a 6% reduction in yearly mortality for people in the 34-65 age group. Statistically, ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Boots, Idiots & Guns

As the month of February was born this morning, allow me to hurriedly share three leftovers that were still in last month’s basket: * * * A first-grade teacher had endured a long day and was helping her students bundle up for the trip home when one of the little boys asked for help getting on his boots. Soon she could see why. Even with her pulling, and him pushing, the ... (click for more)