Arbor Day Celebrated Friday At Chattanooga National Cemetery

Monday, February 25, 2013

Mayor Ron Littlefield will celebrate Arbor Day on Friday, at 3 p.m. at the Chattanooga National Cemetery with the ceremonial planting of ten trees to honor America’s veterans who participated and fought in this country’s wars and conflicts. 

These plantings will be the last of more than 80 trees planted to replace over 100 trees that were lost during the storms and tornadoes of the last several years.

Bob Wilk, chief of operations for Memorial Services Network II, National Cemetery Administration will accept this generous donation on behalf of the Department of Veterans Affairs, National Cemetery Administration.


Ironman Chattanooga To Bring 2,400+ Bicyclists To Walker County On Sept. 28

The bicycle portion of Ironman Chattanooga will bring 2,400+ bicyclists to Walker County on Sunday, Sept. 28.  The route will include the Flintstone, Chickamauga, and Cove areas of the community including Highways 193 and 341.  The event will be open course, meaning that roadways will not be closed for the route; portions of downtown Chickamauga will be closed ... (click for more)

Fishing Report From The TWRA

Here is the fishing report from the TWRA: Chickamauga Reservoir:  Reservoir Conditions: Summer normal elevation: 682.0 feet. Winter normal elevation: 676.0 feet. Current elevation: 682.3 feet. The water surface temperature is 83 degrees in many areas. Largemouth Bass: Some evening tournaments are being won along grass edges on the river. 20 plus pounds is winning ... (click for more)

General Motors To Invest $185 Million In Engine Plant, Build New Cadillac SRX In Spring Hill

General Motors will invest $185 million to make small gas engines at its Spring Hill manufacturing complex, officials said Wednesday.  GM also identified the next-generation Cadillac SRX as a future mid-size vehicle to be produced at Spring Hill. “We want to congratulate GM on this important investment in its future in Spring Hill and Middle Tennessee,” Governor Bill Haslam ... (click for more)

Concurrent Grand Jury Says Mental Health Court Is On The Way

Members of the Concurrent Grand Jury said in a final report they have been advised that a Mental Health Court is on the way. The report says: "We were pleased to hear from some of our Judges that a mental health court is in the works. As stated in past reports, the need to have such a court is very clear. "We feel it would serve to break the cycle of arrest to those who are ... (click for more)

Vote No On Health Insurance Changes Affecting County Teachers

Our Hamilton County School Board will vote on insurance changes effecting both active employees and retirees, who are not on Medicare at this time.  HCEA strongly objects to changes being made at this time and urges a “No” vote.  Insurance had been frozen three years by negotiations.  Since the Educators Professional Negotiations Act was nullified by the 2011 Legislature, ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Al Sharpton’s Wise Remarks

I’ll admit I paid little more than scant attention to the Monday funeral of Michael Brown, the 18-year-old who was shot and killed by police bullets in Ferguson, Mo., after he allegedly was involved in strong-armed robbery. There are too many tawdry details and, in my way of thinking, there is nothing under God’s sun, absolutely nothing, that gives others the right to riot, burn ... (click for more)