Cleveland For A No Kill City Seeks Death Row Dispatchers

Friday, January 11, 2013
Cleveland for a No Kill City is launching its first national working group. Volunteers from around the United States are being sought for the Death Row Dispatch working group. The Death Row Dispatchers will maintain the 24-hour adoption/rescue hotline that has been the hallmark of the grassroots organization's success at driving the number of animals saved at Cleveland Animal Control to more than 90 percent for three consecutive months.

Already, volunteers from Washington State to Massachusetts have signed on to be death row dispatchers, but with phone lines and emails monitored seven days a week, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, more volunteers are being sought.
  

Death row dispatchers must have a cell phone or landline phone with unlimited minutes and unlimited long-distance. They must also have access to an Internet connection. Beyond those two requirements, anyone can be part of this working group and help answer the calls that save lives and change the world for dogs and cats in Bradley County. 

Volunteers for the death row dispatch working group can choose to volunteer as often as several times a week or only a couple times a month. Shifts include morning, afternoon, evening and overnight, so there's something to fit nearly everyone's schedule. 

Online training sessions for new death row dispatchers are being conducted in the coming weeks. For more information, email clevelandforanokillcity@gmail.com or call 464-6070.

Perry Perkins Endorsed By Chattanooga Fire Fighters

The Chattanooga Fire Fighters Association Local 820 has publicly endorsed Perry Perkins for County Commission District 7 in the Republican primary election.  "The Chattanooga Fire Fighters Association is pleased to announce our endorsement of Perry Perkins," said Jack Thompson, president of the Chattanooga Fire Fighters Association. "Perry's community service and experience ... (click for more)

Huey And Cobra Rides Delayed

Due to inclement weather in Atlanta the Huey and Cobra Rides being hosted by the Hixson Flight Museum will be delayed until Sunday at 1 p.m. There will be military vehicle and cockpit tours on Saturday. The rides will take place at the Hixson airport (Dallas Bay Skypark) 1824 E Crabtree Road.  The Museum of Flight provides tours and gives airplane rides in the vintage ... (click for more)

Bus Driver Will Not Face Charges In Tragic Bus Accident

Sergeant Tommy Sturdivan announced in a Friday afternoon press conference that the investigation into the death of six-year-old Zackery Bryant at Chattanooga Valley Elementary has been officially declared complete and that there will be no criminal charges. Zackery died tragically on Monday morning after being hit by a school bus after stepping off. According to Sgt. Sturdivan, ... (click for more)

Soddy Daisy May Begin Effort To Allow Wine In Grocery Stores; Concussion Forms Required For Sporting Events; WWTA Chided For Causing Potholes

The Soddy Daisy Commission is considering taking steps to allow wine in grocery stores now that Tennessee lawmakers have voted to lift restrictions. To have the law appear on the next ballot for a vote, Mayor Janice Cagle said a petition with an amount of signatures totaling 10 percent of the number of voters in the last general election will have to be collected. Commissioner ... (click for more)

State Moving Forward In Educational Improvements

The State Collaborative on Reforming Education released the following statement from President and CEO Jamie Woodson regarding the 2014 legislative session in Tennessee and HB1549/SB1835, which passed the General Assembly Thursday: After a year of extensive public and legislative conversation regarding higher academic standards and related strategies to improve student learning, ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: A Nudge By Angel Kilbride

Way above us, high in the heavens, a handsome angel everybody calls Ben yelled to Saint Peter on Thursday and told him, “Better send me a couple of rubies and maybe an amethyst … Dad’s crown just got bigger.” To you such a scenario may sound silly and foolish but Bill Kilbride, a dynamic genius who has just been named as president-elect of Chattanooga’s Chamber of Commerce, knows ... (click for more)