Ooltewah-Bradley Showdown In District 5-AAA Postponed To Feb. 8

Friday, January 25, 2013 - by Larry Fleming

Due to the threat of icy conditions that failed to materialize in the Chattanooga area, but resulted in school closings in Hamilton and Bradley counties, Friday’s District 5-AAA basketball showdown between Ooltewah and Bradley Central has been postponed.

The game has been rescheduled for Feb. 2 in Cleveland.

The Owls (14-5) overall lead the district standings with an 8-1 record, having lost only to Rhea County, 61-56, on Jan. 18.

The Bears (14-5), who are on a seven-game winning streak, are 6-2 and tied with rival Cleveland for second place behind Ooltewah.

After losing to Cleveland (63-61) on Nov. 30 to open district play, the Bears have reeled off six consecutive home-court wins against league opponents by an average winning margin of 27.5 points.

In their first meeting, the Owls knocked off the Bears, 57-51, on Dec. 11 at Ooltewah.

The Feb. 8 game will close the regular season for both teams prior to the district tournament starting.

(E-mail Larry Fleming at larryfleming44@gmail.com)


Dan Bailey Still Plodding Along After All These Years

Dan Bailey has been retired from the Tennessee American Water Company for more than 10 years now, so he doesn’t get in a hurry to do anything. He jokes about how slow he runs these days, but he felt better when reminded that if it wasn't for people like him, there would be no overall winners in local races. The 71-year-old Bailey is originally from Ohio where he ... (click for more)

RBI Southeast Regional Tournament Begins Tomorrow Morning In Chattanooga

Chattanooga RBI will be hosting the 2014 RBI Southeast Regional tournament, which begins Friday morning on fields throughout the Chattanooga area.  Six leagues throughout the region will be competing in the Junior, Senior and Softball Divisions to earn a berth to the 2014 RBI World Series, the championship tournament of the Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities program.  ... (click for more)

EPB Files With FCC To Expand TV, Phone, Internet Offerings Outside Electric Service Area

 EPB announced Thursday that it has filed a petition to the FCC "in an effort to respond to neighboring communities’ requests for access to the company’s gigabit enabled high-speed Internet service." Officials said, "EPB offers high-speed Internet access, video programming and voice services using a fiber optic communications network that allows the company to deliver these ... (click for more)

Black Creek Developers Say They "Followed The Rules" On $9 Million TIF: To Continue Project

The developers of the Black Creek project at Aetna Mountain said Thursday they "complied precisely by the rules when we applied for and received approval of the TIF district." Doug Stein said the group plans to continue on with the project, which he said earlier would include the creation of a small town on a huge undeveloped tract on the mountain above Black Creek (formerly ... (click for more)

Pickle Ball? - And Response

Collegedale has done some wonderful things for its residents.  The Greenway is a perfect example of money well spent on helping to give her residents the opportunity to improve their lives, at least from a health standpoint. Having taught at Wolftever Creek for a decade plus, I was fortunate to have opportunity to take my classes on walks from time to time.  It provided ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Say It Ain't So, Larry Joe!

Larry Joe Wheelon, the tainted horse trainer who was charged with 18 counts of aggravated animal cruelty when his barn was raided in April of 2013 and some animals were sored so badly that they could barely walk, finally went to a court hearing in Blount County on Wednesday and his steps toward Judge Tammy Harrington’s bench were decidedly heavy. My goodness, yours would have been ... (click for more)