Chattanooga Scale Modelers Have Model Convention Friday And Saturday

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

The Chattanooga Scale Modelers will hold their annual Model Convention Friday and Saturday at the Chattanooga Convention Center.   

Scale models and dioramas of all kinds - planes, military vehicles and figures, cars, fantasy, etc. - will be on display, along with vendors selling kits, books, and other scale modeling items.  Seminars will be held on topics related to the hobby.

Attendees may bring their own models for the display competition.  Entry fees are posted on the website.  This includes car models, so attendees of World of Wheels, which will be held at the same time this weekend in the same venue, may want to bring some of their car models over and enter the competition. 

New features this year are a "make and take" room, where, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturday, older children can receive a free model, build it, and take it home.    There will also be a display of past award-winning models and a new category for the competition: model photography. 

Hours on Friday are 2-6 p.m.; Saturday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.  Admission is open to the public; $5 for adults; juniors are free.  For more information, visit www.chattanoogascalemodelers.com.


New Life Job Fair Scheduled For April 27 & 28

The New Life Career Prep and Job Fair is a partnership between the City of Chattanooga, Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development, and Father to the Fatherless. The group is hosting a second job fair on April 27 & 28 to help people with past criminal records gain employment and reach their potential. Career Prep Day is Thursday from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. and New Life ... (click for more)

Moon Pie Celebrates 100th Birthday During Chattanooga Market's Opening Weekend

Signifying the onset of spring, the  Chattanooga Market  will reopen for its 17th season this weekend on  Saturday, April 29 and Sunday, April 30 . This season, patrons will enjoy some additions to the events schedule, an abundance of new producer-only vendors and an impressive line-up of entertainment.          ... (click for more)

Erlanger Has Surge In Revenue; Admissions Up Over 12%

Erlanger Health System reported substantial growth in revenue and effective cost management for the third quarter. Net income from operations of $8.5 million exceeded prior year by $7 million and also exceeded budget by $1.3 million.    The health system had an 8.8 percent increase in total net revenue. Officials said the quarter generated strong EBITDA (e arnings ... (click for more)

Trenton, Ga., Woman Gets Workhouse Time, Lengthy Supervised Probation In Hit-And-Run Death Of Man On Moped

A Trenton, Ga. woman was given a four-year sentence following a lengthy hearing in the December 2012 hit-and-run death of a man in St. Elmo. Betty Mundy will serve 11 months and 29 days of the sentence in the workhouse and then be under a lengthy supervised probation, Judge Barry Steelman said.  She was charged in the death of 56-year-old David Joe Bruce. She pleaded ... (click for more)

No Tax-Supported Entity Should Get Secrecy In Spending

A shadowy situation has emerged in Chattanooga with an organization that manages millions of taxpayer dollars with no transparency and such a surprising disregard for accountability that one wonders what it would take to wake up elected officials who are supposedly in charge. Welcome to the Chattanooga Area Convention and Visitors Bureau, whose lawyer threatened to sue the ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: A Genius Comes This Way

They claim that about 50 years ago there was this special night at the Tivoli Theater. The “Jewel of the South” had been sold out for weeks and about 45 minutes before Louis Armstrong, or whoever, was to appear, incomparable John Robere had pulled out all the stops on “The Mighty Wurlitzer” and the excitement was keen. This tuxedoed dandy – he was even wearing spats – escorted his ... (click for more)