Fort Hill Cemetery Tours To Take Place Oct. 27

Thursday, October 17, 2013
The 2012 Fort Hill Cemetery Tour cast
The 2012 Fort Hill Cemetery Tour cast

Lee University and the Bradley County Historical and Genealogical Society will present the Seventh Annual Walking Tour of Historic Fort Hill Cemetery on Sunday, Oct. 27.

Tours will be led by Lee senior history majors who will introduce the community to several Clevelanders and Bradley Countians from the 19th century buried in the historic section of Fort Hill.  Students and local performers dressed in period costume will bring these early residents to life.

This year’s historical characters include James and Nancy Robertson, John and Mary Jane Ramsey, James and Mame Lea Kirby, Amanuel and Elizabeth Rogers, Joseph and Mary Million, Samuel and Alice Kibler, Caroline Grant, Thomas L. Cate and Captain Jonathan Calvin Dickerson. 

The tour will begin in the late afternoon at 4 p.m. and continue until dusk.  The last tour will begin shortly after 6 p.m.  The cost is $5 per person.  Proceeds beyond costs of producing the event are donated to the Bill Snell Scholarship Fund at Lee University. 

Parking is available at the Boys and Girls Club and a van will shuttle guests to and from the tour site.

For more information, contact Lee’s Department of History, Political Science & Humanities at 614-8137.         

The 2011 Fort Hill Cemetery Tour cast
The 2011 Fort Hill Cemetery Tour cast

City Of Chattanooga Public Works Revises Refuse Collection Center Policy

The City of Chattanooga’s Public Works Department is revising the policy at the City’s Refuse Collection Centers and upgrading technology to continue to provide this crucial service to citizens and to reduce improper use of the center by some landlords and contractors. Currently, all landlords and contractors are not permitted to dispose of items at the Refuse Collection Centers ... (click for more)

Chattanooga Police Department Increases Traffic Enforcement Efforts

Chattanooga Police are working to change driver behavior and address traffic violations throughout the city. Increased enforcement efforts by CPD’s Traffic Unit addressed infractions on I-75, I-24, Highway 153, and Highway 27 on Wednesday.  The increased enforcement is conducted in areas determined by data models generated through CPD’s Crime Analysis Unit and complaints ... (click for more)

Signal School Study Says Under Own School System Much More Could Go To The Classroom; Lennon Says Getting Land, Buildings A Major Issue

A panel studying a new school system operated by Signal Mountain concluded that much more money could go directly into the classroom, helping students further increase their potential.   However, County School Board member Kathy Lennon said how the town would be able to acquire the land and buildings is a major issue.   A group of Signal Mountain residents ... (click for more)

Man, 39, Shot Late Friday Night In The Vicinity Of North Chamberlain Avenue

Police said a 39-year-old man was shot late Friday night in the vicinity of North Chamberlain Avenue.   He was identified as Ruben Williams Sr.   Officers with the Chattanooga Police Department were informed just before midnight that a shooting victim arrived at a local hospital via personal vehicle.   Officers made contact with the victim who advised ... (click for more)

CVB Should Share Financials With The Home Folks

The recent debate over the Convention and Visitor's Bureau's funding and budget has gotten ugly. A Hamilton County commissioner has asked questions and made comments about the CVB. The director of the CVB has organized a campaign to dismiss the commissioner's questions and comments. The children on the playground are choosing sides and nothing useful seems to be happening. It's ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Trump's Latest Delight

I was quite amused this week when Donald Trump’s administration “locked out” several news organizations from the daily press briefings at the White House. The reason I loved it because in the 50 years I have spent in the news business, I have been locked out of press conferences, too. To be truthful, I am a longtime veteran of a bunch of “you versus me” squabbles and, if I do say, ... (click for more)