City Council And Mayoral Candidate Forum Set For Jan. 30

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

The Chattanooga Women’s Leadership Institute, in partnership with UTC's Department of Political Science, Public Administration, and Nonprofit Management, Women’s Studies Program and Women’s Center will host a candidate forum on Wednesday, Jan. 30, at the UTC University Center beginning at 5:30 p.m.

The public is invited to hear from candidates running for Chattanooga City Council and mayor in the March 5 elections. Beginning at 5:30 p.m. in the University Center’s Chattanooga Room, citizens will be introduced to each candidate running for Chattanooga City Council. Attendees will be provided a handout containing each candidate’s vision and have an opportunity to meet one-on-one with those running in each of the nine districts.

Then, at 6:30 p.m. in the University Center’s Auditorium, Cindy Sexton of WRCB Channel 3 will moderate a forum featuring candidates running for Chattanooga city mayor. Each candidate will have an opportunity to share his vision for Chattanooga’s future and strategies for accomplishing that vision. Candidates will also be asked to share their positions on several issues specific to the city of Chattanooga.

This event is open to the public, and all qualified candidates running in the March 5 Chattanooga City Council and mayoral elections are invited to participate. Free parking is available in UTC lots after 5 p.m. For more information on all of CWLI’s programs, visit www.cwli.org, or call 394-8173.


McKamey Animal Center's Annual Doggie-1000-Egg Hunt Takes Place April 8

The annual Doggie-1000-Egg Hunt at the McKamey Animal Center, located at 4500 North Access Road in Chattanooga will be  Saturday April 8, starting promptly at  10:30 a.m . Early registration is encouraged starting at  9:30 a.m . The cost of the event is $5 per dog or two cans of dog food per dog entered. The donated canned food is used for the residents at ... (click for more)

Mayor And City Council Declare Vietnam Veterans Week

Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke, with the support of the Chattanooga City Council, has declared March 26-April 1, as ‘Vietnam Veterans Appreciation Week’. While Wednesday, March 29, has been declared by the U. S. Congress as Vietnam Veterans Appreciation Day, local government felt that more than one day should be designated to offer a ‘Thank You’ to the thousands of area veterans who ... (click for more)

2 Shot On Rawlings Street Friday Night; 1 In Critical Condition

Two people were shot, Friday night, and one is in critical condition. At approximately  9:56 p.m.  Chattanooga Police officers responded to the 2000 block of Rawlings Street on a report of a person shot. Officers arrived on scene and located one victim lying next to a vehicle suffering from a gunshot wound. A second victim arrived at a local hospital suffering from ... (click for more)

Car Crashes Into Motel 6 In Dalton; Driver, 17, Admits To Texting While Driving

The Dalton Police Department and Dalton Fire Department responded Saturday morning to a crash at the Motel 6 at Highway 41 and Tibbs Road. The driver of the 2005 Pontiac Grand Prix involved left the roadway and crashed into the Motel 6 building causing severe damage to one of the rooms. There were no major injuries. Investigators believe texting while driving was a contributing ... (click for more)

Slaxxon Regret - And Response

Back in the seventies my three oldest brothers had a buddy named Steve Slack. “Slack” was a star soccer player at Baylor and he grew up on Lookout Mountain, which is where I grew up. He and Jimmy, Henry and Bill went to the University of Virginia where they were roommates in an old, beat up house that was painted pink. Naturally, the place became known as the “Pink Palace” but lest ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: ‘Ballooniac’ Fined $25K

The Calgary Stampede is one of the biggest events in Canada and every year it draws well over 1.5 million people to one of the most beautiful places in the world. It started in 1912 as a big rodeo event and today it lasts 10 straight days. A highlight is the chuck-wagon races, where $4 million of advertisements are sold on the wagon’s canvas covers and there are pancake breakfasts ... (click for more)