Annual Box City Camp Out To Stamp Out Family Homelessness Is Nov. 16

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Family Promise of Greater Chattanooga is hosting its fifth annual Box City Camp Out to Stamp Out Family Homelessness on Saturday, Nov. 16, at 5 p.m. through Sunday, Nov. 17, at 7 a.m. at the First Tennessee Pavilion. Register online or start a Camp Out team through the Crowdrise website.

All Camp Out proceeds benefit Family Promise programs that assist families in need become stable, employed, housed, and return to self-sufficiency. For more information, call 756-3891.

Underwood Road NE Closed July 5-8

Underwood Road NE, just north of Bethel Church Road, will be closed for road construction from July 5-8.  With questions, call Roger Lackey at 706-278-7167. (click for more)

Tennessee American Water Awards Environmental Grant To Hamilton County Coalition

Tennessee American Water awarded a $2,500 environmental grant to the Hamilton County Coalition for their Drug Take Back program.    Valoria Armstrong, president of Tennessee American Water, presented the check at an event with the HCC’s summer youth program, YES - the Youth Empowerment Society. The Hamilton County Coalition trains teens 15-18 years old in drug and alcohol ... (click for more)

Spiegel Says Walker County Could Make Payments On $8,705,000 Hutcheson Debt; James Says Letter is Heavy-Handed

Erlanger Health System CEO Kevin Spiegel has written Walker County Commissioner Bebe Heiskell to say that Erlanger would consider taking payments on the $8,705,000 Hutcheson debt. Stuart James, special counsel for Walker County, called the overture "heavy-handed." Walker County earlier offered a $1.3 million "global settlement" that was rejected by Erlanger. Catoosa County ... (click for more)

Customer At East Ridge Gas Station Shoots And Kills Robber; He Had Been Trying To Take Female Clerk With Him

East Ridge Police said a customer at an East Ridge gas station early Thursday morning shot a robber, who was then found by police lying outside the station and was arrested.  The robber has died.  His name is being withheld pending the notification of next of kin. At 1:47 a.m., East Ridge Police responded to 4011 Ringgold Road, the Marathon Service Station, on ... (click for more)

A Disturbing Trend At Exit 11 - And Response (6)

So, am I the first to notice a trend?   How many wrecks does exit 11 need before anyone asks "whats up with that?"  I have lost count of the wrecks that continue to happen, even after last year's awful loss of life (which I believe 51 percent of the blame should fall on the THP officer on duty).  The problem with this section of interstate are sight lines ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: My Garden This July

I can never remember a day in July when my garden, my lawn, my dogwood tree, and my ferns are all wilting for lack of rain. Right now we are more than eight inches under our average rainfall for the first six months and, on this wonderful weekend, those who love firecrackers are urged to keep a pail of water in case a spark could cause a fire. On the other hand, every July 4 th ... (click for more)