Chattanooga Zoo Celebrates Conservation Efforts For Endangered Species In 2013

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

The Chattanooga Zoo will host its annual Cocktails for Conservation event on Friday, Feb. 8. This event raises funds specifically for the zoo’s many conservation initiatives while bringing awareness to the importance of protecting endangered species. 

Guests are invited to spend an evening at the zoo on Feb. 8, from 6 -8 p.m. enjoying cocktails, light hors d'oeuvres and up-close animal encounters, all for a good cause. 

Proceeds from the event benefit the zoo’s many conservation projects including the breeding of Hellbenders, the largest salamanders in North America, and Kihansi Spray Toads, a species of toad that is completely extinct in the wild.  In addition, monies raised will be used to support the Zoo’s Conservation Outreach Group (ZCOG) as well as the zoo’s many Species Survival Plans for critically endangered animals. 

“The funds we raise through Cocktails for Conservation allow us to continue to our critical conservation efforts so that many of the world’s most fascinating and beautiful creatures do not become completely extinct,” said Zoo Executive Director Darde Long.

Tickets to the event are $30 a person and guests must be 21 or older to attend. For more information and to purchase tickets, call 423 697-1319 or visit www.chattzoo.org.


Highway Safety Office To Announce Traffic Safety Initiative For Thanksgiving Holiday

The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security and Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) will join the Governor’s Highway Safety Office and leaders from organizations that serve local law enforcement officers to announce a statewide traffic safety initiative during the Thanksgiving holiday on Monday morning.  The announcement will be made in the gym of the THP ... (click for more)

Santa Is Available For Pictures At Bradley Square Mall

Santa has arrived at Bradley Square Mall and is available for pictures daily through Christmas Eve.  Hours are Monday – Saturday 11 a.m.-8 p.m. and Sunday 1-6 p.m. There will be extended hours Dec. 16-24. (click for more)

Dog Saves Woman From Fire At Highway 58 Area

A homeowner reported that her dog saved her life early Sunday morning. At 12:52 am , the homeowner called 911 reporting a fire at 8411 Providence Road (Highway 58 area). The Highway 58 Volunteer Fire Department responded and arrived on the scene reporting a log cabin with flames coming through the roof. Firefighters worked quickly to contain the fire, but it was a challenge ... (click for more)

Bradley County Police Investigating Shooting

The Bradley County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting that occurred in the area of Georgetown Road.  A BCSO officer was waved down at the intersection of 25 th Street and Peerless Road by the driver of a vehicle who told the officer a gunshot victim was inside. The officer followed the car to SkyRidge Medical Center. Several people soon arrived at the ... (click for more)

Don't Allow Us To Be Overrun By People Who Do Not Belong Here - And Response (6)

Thank you, Senator Corker, for your clear, concise evaluation of the president's attempt to bypass Congress and personally and independently establish national policy that violates our current immigration laws.   Our long-standing failure to enforce our laws to control illegal immigration across our southern border has made this country less safe and ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Our Tubman Goat-Roping

Every spring there comes a bright day on the ranch when the straw-boss decrees a goat-roping should take place. What really happens is the veteran cowboys arm the greenhorns with some lariats late in the afternoon and take them to the pen that holds some Billy goats. This is before they get into bigger beasts -- horses and cattle – yet what appears to be easy most certainly is not. ... (click for more)