Heather Allsup Wins Litespeed Bicycle At Scenic City Half Marathon, 5k And Charity Challenge

Tuesday, February 26, 2013
The Chattanooga Track Club and corporate partner Litespeed Bicycles kicked off the 2013 Season with a membership drawing for a 2013 C1 bicycle. The drawing was held at the Scenic City Half Marathon, 5k and Charity Challenge.  Heather Allsup, from Fort Payne, Ala., was the winner. 
To enter the drawing, CTC members had to join CTC or renew their membership by Jan. 31.  If members also signed up for the Scenic City Half Marathon, 5k and Charity Challenge by Jan.
31, they received a second entry. Ms. Allsup ran the 5k on Saturday and, in addition to winning the Litespeed Bicycle, was awarded first place in the Female 30-34 category with a time of 25:30.
Heather Sweet, director of Media Operations and Marketing for American Bicycle Group, presented the C1 to Ms. Allsup at Saturday’s event. “This was a top-notch event and we loved being a part of the festivities and the drawing”, said Ms. Sweet. Ms. Allsup will be going to Hub Endurance, at 17 Cherokee Boulevard, next to Fast Break Athletics, to get her bike fit and build.
The American Bicycle Group, based in Chattanooga, manufacturers Litespeed and Quintana Roo bicycles. For details on the full line of their products, visit www.americanbicyclegroup.com 
Local dealers East Ridge Bicycles and HUB Endurance provide a 10% discount to CTC members on Litespeed and Quintana Roo products.  Members should visit  the Chattanooga Track Club website, www.chattanoogatrackclub.org, to access discount coupons.  Stay tuned for more membership promotions throughout the year.  

Dr. Anna George Recognized As 2015 Outstanding Fisheries Scientist

Dr. Anna George, director of the Tennessee Aquarium Conservation Institute, (TNACI) was recognized as the 2015 Outstanding Fisheries Scientist by the Tennessee Chapter of the American Fisheries Society (TNAFS). This award is presented each year to a current member of TNAFS who has exhibited exceptional contributions to the fisheries community in Tennessee and the Southeast. ... (click for more)

Fishing Report From The TWRA

Here is the fishing report from the TWRA: Center Hill Reservoir : Due to weather conditions, there is no report this week. Chickamauga : A few anglers ventured out on Sunday. Most sloughs were covered in ice. Cold weather prevented anglers from going to the lake for the most part during the past week. A lot of fishing shows were watched. Dale Hollow Reservoir ... (click for more)

Signal Council, Residents Concerned About Unsafe Driving En Route To Schools

The town council of Signal Mountain is dealing with a traffic problem caused by increased traffic to and from Signal Mountain Middle High School and Nolan Elementary. Mayor Dick Gee said, “This is a tough issue that we wouldn’t have to deal with if everyone would drive responsibly.” The main concern is for safety and in November the council agreed to try to fix the problem by ... (click for more)

88-Year-Old Woman In Bradley County Severely Burned After Going Back In Burning House For Pets

Two people were injured in a house fire in Bradley County on Friday.   Shortly before noon, Bradley County EMS responded to a reported house fire on Hancock Road.   Two ambulances and a shift commander responded. Initial reports were that there were two people injured. When EMS crews arrived, Bradley County firefighters were performing resuscitative ... (click for more)

We Ought To Pay Our Own Way

The government is too big. It has never been bigger - by any measure. It spends more money than any other single actor in our society. From Blue Rhinos to providing telecommunications services, our government knows no bounds. We’ve gone from a free enterprise system to a public enterprise system.  I'm not an artist. I'm not terribly tech savvy. The part of government that ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: My Garden On March 1

As I try to do at the beginning of each month, I stroll through my garden to see the good and the bad. This morning there is still a solid covering of snow but, as usual, there is still a lot to see. March is historically known for “coming in like a lion and leaving like a lamb” so let’s see who gets what: A LAMB to the fact 90-year-old Floyd Hartwig of Easton, Calif., and his ... (click for more)