Cherokee Valley Region To Host Antique Automobile Club Of America Fall Meet

Saturday, January 19, 2013

The Antique Automobile Club of America has chosen the Cherokee Valley Region of  Cleveland to host the 2013 Southeastern Fall Meet. Hundreds of antique cars will begin coming into the Cleveland area on Sept. 19 and 21.   The cars will be displayed on Sept. 21.  

AACA members from around the United States will attend this Fall Meet. This national meet will bring thousands of visitors to the Bradley/Cleveland community.  The community is invited to enjoy viewing vehicles that are restored to “as they left the factory.”   To display a vehicle in this National Meet, you must be a member of the AACA.

In 2008, the Cherokee Valley Region hosted the National SE Fall Meet. Three hundred and twenty cars from all over the U.S.A. came to be displayed and judged for the meet. Seven thousand spectators are estimated to have been on the show field at Westwood Baptist Campus on Georgetown Road.

The Cherokee Valley Region of the Antique Automobile Club of America was charted in February of 1977.  The region was the sixth region to be charted in Tennessee for the AACAQ.  In 2013, there are 400 chapters and regions, with over 60,000 members of the national organization.

 For more information about the National Meet, to help support the Cherokee Valley Region as it plans the show, or participate in the meet, contact Connie Wright,,  email  To learn more about the National club go to WWW.AACA.ORG.

Urban League Offers Free Tax Prep Assistance To First Responders

Police officers and firefighters are invited to have their taxes prepared for free next week through the Urban League of Greater Chattanooga’s VITA program. Urban League and the IRS are designating one day to do free tax preparation and e-filing services for all Chattanooga and Hamilton County police officers and firefighters. The VITA program is co-sponsored by the city of ... (click for more)

HCSO Hosts Seminar On Homicide Investigations With Emphasis On Opioid Deaths

Throughout this week, beginning on Monday, March 12, the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office hosted a seminar taught by the world renowned Law Enforcement Training firm, Wicklander-Zulawski & Associates, to area law enforcement investigators to help investigate potential opioid related deaths.  This week long training contained modules in crime scene analysis, interview ... (click for more)

Volkswagen Sets Press Conference To Announce New Project; Governor Haslam To Attend

Volkswagen has called a press conference at its Chattanooga plant on Monday to announce "a new project." Governor Bill Haslam is among those set to attend. Also taking part will be Antonio Pinto, president and CEO of the Volkswagen Chattanooga plant, and Hinrich J. Woebcken, president and CEO of Volkswagen group of America. The announcement will be at 2:30 p.m. at the plant ... (click for more)

Herman Brown Charged After Striking A Pedestrian March 10

Herman Brown, Sr. 50, was indicted by the Grand Jury and arrested by the Chattanooga Police Department for striking a pedestrian on E. 11th St. on March 10.  Brown was charged with aggravated vehicular assault, vehicular assault, driving under the influence (2nd offense), driving on revoked license, financial responsibility and due care. Police said the accident happened ... (click for more)

Chattanooga Airport Needs To Upgrade Its TSA PreCheck Benefits

Dear Mr. Jacobson and Mr. Hart,  I am a lifelong Chattanoogan who enjoys traveling. Since the birth of my toddler son in April 2016, my husband and I have been frequent patrons of the Chattanooga Airport for almost all of our flights, both business and pleasure, as this saves us time and is very convenient. In fact, our 22-month-old son has flown 24 segments with us in his ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The Saturday Funnies

As your dress in your best green outfit today so you can join in the Saint Patrick’s Day revelry, here’s a conversation that was overhead at an Irish pub in Killarney. Finnegan is sitting in his favorite corner, using some of the proceeds after selling his friend Michael a donkey. Suddenly Michael bolts in the door and yells, “Hey, Finnegan, that donkey you sold me went and died.' ... (click for more)