4 Bridges Arts Festival Now Accepting Applications

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Recognized by the New York Times, the 4 Bridges Arts Festival attracts nearly 12,000 attendees every year.  The Festival's attendees are generally of middle to high income; consisting not only of novice buyers and existing collectors, but also museum and gallery patrons interested in original, affordable, high quality fine art and craft.  

The Festival also features live entertainment from talented local and regional performers; food and beverage from local restaurants, and a special art creation area for kids. Southern hospitality, complimentary continental meals, discounted hotel rates, a patron purchase program and $10,000 in artist merit awards complete the experience, officials said.

The Festival is now accepting applications.  Click HERE to review the complete prospectus.


W Road To Close Next Week

The Hamilton County Highway Department reports the W Road will be closed next Tuesday from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. The W Road will also be closed next Wednesday from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. The  road closure will allow for maintenance and painting on the W Road. (click for more)

Community Disaster Awareness Day In Dalton This Saturday

As National Preparedness Month draws to a close, Whitfield County Emergency Management Agency and the Local Emergency Planning Committee invite the public to Community Disaster Awareness Day at Home Depot at 875 Shugart Road in Dalton from 9 a.m.-noon on Saturday, October 1.  Community Disaster Awareness Day is being held in conjunction with Home Depot’s Safety Day and ... (click for more)

Commissioner Smedley Comes Up With Another $25,000 To Do Away With Porta Potties At East Hamilton

County Commissioner Sabrena Smedley has come up with another $25,000 to try to do away with porta potties at East Hamilton Middle/High School. She earlier pulled $100,000 from county funds for the project. Commissioner Smedley said the initial projected cost was $100,000, but the price tag has gone up. The money would be used to build a restroom facility and concession ... (click for more)

Investor Sues Dyer, Brennan For $37,500, Plus $1 Million Punitive Damages

A man who said he invested $37,500 with Douglas Dyer and James Brennan is suing them for that amount, plus attorney fees and $1 million punitive damages. The complaint in behalf of David T. Hardegree was filed in Circuit Court. Also sued were Alison Dyer and Carole Brennan as well as Broad Street Ventures. Mr. Hardegree said he turned over the money to the men for the purchase ... (click for more)

Jimmy Templeton Will Be Missed At The City Yards

If only we had known about the Chattanooga City Council's planned retirement send off for Jimmy Templeton of Public Works, the room would have been filled to overflowing with his friends and admirers - including me.   I have had the honor of knowing and working with Jimmy since the 1970's (and also knew his father "Big Jim").  Jimmy was a strong right hand for whoever ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Vin Scully’s Last Time

It is said that the opening paragraph of my favorite ode to baseball should be the centerpiece for the canon of sports literature. It was written by former commissioner Bart Giamatti in "The Green Fields of the Mind,” a most marvelous essay to the last day of the regular season in the major leagues. “It breaks your heart. It is designed to break your heart. The game begins in ... (click for more)