DAR Takes Part In Wreath-Laying Ceremony At The National Cemetery

Sunday, December 15, 2013 - by Nancy Henderson

On a cold rainy Saturday, citizens of the counties of Hamilton and Bradley gathered at the National Cemetery in Chattanooga to lay wreathes on the gravesites of the men and women who had helped to secure and maintain the freedoms that we have today. 

Military from all branches laid a wreath on their branch in the amphitheater after an honor guard of young people from the Civil Air Patrol and the re-enactors from the Revolutionary War posted the colors. 

Speakers talked of our pride in those who are buried there. Susan Thomas, Tennessee State Regent , bought greetings from The Daughters of the American Revolution. 

After the ceremony , the brave went to the site for wreath placement. They placed each wreath with respect for those who were buried there. It is very moving to see a child placing a wreath carefully and respectfully.


Upcoming Park Closures

The boat ramp at Chester Frost Park will be closed Saturday and Sunday for the County Fair.  The boat ramp at the Tennessee Riverpark and the section of the Riverwalk between River Port Road to the Veteran’s Bridge will be closed Sunday for the Ironman event.   All will re-open to the public on Monday. Please contact Hamilton County Parks and Recreation at 423-842-0177 ... (click for more)

Street Closures For Ironman 2014

The Transportation Department announced the following road closures for the Ironman beginning on Wednesday. Riverside Dr./Riverfront Pkwy. between Aquarium Way and Molly St., Chestnut St. between Aquarium Way and Riverfront Pkwy., and the southbound Veterans Bridge ramp to Riverside Dr.  will be closed from 9 a.m. Wednesday until 3 p.m. on Monday for the Ironman setup and ... (click for more)

Chancellor Rules That IDB Must Reimburse Attorney Fees, Other Legal Costs For Helen Burns Sharp On TIF Lawsuit

Chancellor Pam Fleenor has ruled that Helen Burns Sharp, who sued over the validity of a $9 million Tax Increment Financing (TIF) for a planned major development on Aetna Mountain, should be reimbursed her discretionary costs as well as her attorney fees. Ms. Sharp said in a recent court filing that her legal bills to attorney John Konvalinka were $74,427 at the time. The ... (click for more)

Sheriff Says Man Who Took His Own Life At Jail Was In Isolation Cell

Sheriff Jim Hammond said an inmate who took his own life at the County Jail on Saturday morning was in an isolation cell.   He said Justin Dale Bradley, who was charged with the murder of a three-year-old child, was being checked every 30-40 minutes.   The sheriff said it is believed that he hanged himself with a bed sheet shortly after a guard passed ... (click for more)

ChattaData Is A Real Advance For The City

This past Tuesday, the city of Chattanooga's new performance management tool called ChattaData was unveiled. As the chairman of the City Council’s Budget & Finance Committee, I am excited to witness the city putting this important information online in a way that is accessible and transparent to all taxpayers. This approach shines light on how we as a city prioritize our ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: It’s ‘Hate The SEC’ Day

The boo birds came out on the fly on the ESPN website Sunday afternoon, this moments after the latest AP College Football “Top 25” included eight teams from the Southeastern Conference.   What set naysayers aglow was Mississippi State, after upsetting LSU 34-29 Saturday night, debuted on the list at No. 14 while Clemson, playing Florida State in an overtime thriller, got tossed ... (click for more)