Bradley Rotarians To Host UT’s Butch Jones On June 7

Thursday, April 18, 2013
Coach Butch Jones
Coach Butch Jones

The Bradley Sunrise Rotary Club is bringing University of Tennessee Head Football Coach Butch Jones to Cleveland on June 7.

Scheduled to arrive at 7 p.m. in the Jim Smiddy Arena at Bradley Central High School, Mr. Jones will address the local UT nation as he prepares for his first season with the Volunteers.

Tickets for the event are $25.00 and can be purchased from any Rotarian or through EventBrite which can be accessed on the club’s web site at www.bradleysunriserotary.com.

“We’re extremely excited to be the first organization in Cleveland to bring the new coach to town,” said BSR Club President Pat Fuller. “Our goal is to create an atmosphere for all ages of fans who want to come and express their support for Coach Jones and a new era of football at UT.”

Mr. Jones was named UT’s 23rd head football coach on Dec. 7, 2012, after spending two years with the University of Cincinnati. During this tenure with the Bearcats, Mr. Jones coached the school to a 10-3 record in 2011, ultimately earning Big East Championship of the Year and being named Big East Coach of the Year. Mr. Jones succeeds Derek Dooley at UT who was replaced after three seasons.

Ms. Fuller said she hopes Cleveland residents will demonstrate an outpouring of encouragement for the new coach while learning from Jones his plans for the future of UT’s football program.

“I’m looking forward to June 7 being a Big Orange Night for fans from around the area,” Ms. Fuller said. “I want everyone to come out, and encourage and support Coach Jones because UT is where he chose to begin his next coaching job.”

Proceeds from the event will be used to benefit local causes and organizations. BSR is a supporter of local and global causes including Habitat for Humanity, the American Cancer Society, the Salvation Army and BSR Angel Flight. Globally, BSR recently sponsored the installation of a clean water system in El Negrito, Honduras and has been a supporter of the Mary Diana Samuel Orphanage for Girls in India.

For more information about the event or to purchase tickets, call Ms. Fuller at 423 244-1000. Tickets can be purchased at the Orange Blossom Boutique in the Stuart Park Plaza or at the main branch of Southern Heritage Bank on Keith Street.



Biscuits One-Hit, Crush Chattanooga Saturday, 12-0

The Biscuits (13-9) brought their bats to work in a major way, thrashing the Chattanooga Lookouts (9-14) in a 12-0 rout on Saturday night at AT&T Field. The shutout was the Biscuits' first of the season, as starting pitcher Taylor Guerrieri (1-1) and reliever Buddy Borden combined to one-hit the hapless Lookouts after rain delayed the game's start by 22 minutes. Guerrieri ... (click for more)

UTC Softball Drops Two At UNCG

The Chattanooga Mocs softball team dropped a 9-8 back-and-forth contest and an 8-0 game to UNCG on Saturday in Greensboro, N.C. UTC is 27-24 and 6-8 in Southern Conference action. In the first game, the Spartans got on the board with one run during the first inning. With the first hit for Chattanooga, senior Sam Taylor singled through the left side in the top of the third. ... (click for more)

Truck Bursts Into Flames On I-75 Near Tunnel Hill; Traffic At Standstill For Hours

A truck burst into flames after wrecking with another vehicle on I-75 near Tunnel Hill on Saturday afternoon. There were injuries reported in the fiery accident in the southbound lanes. Traffic was at a standstill for several hours. Long lines of vehicles detoured onto Highway 41 into Ringgold. The wreck was just inside Catoosa County, Ga. (click for more)

Representative Jimmy Duncan Endorses Donald Trump For President

Representative John J. Duncan, Jr., one of the most senior Republicans in the House and the only Republican remaining in Congress who voted against the Iraq War today endorsed Donald Trump for president. Rep. Duncan said, “With only four percent of the world’s population, we buy 25 percent of the world’s goods. Every country wants into our markets. We have tremendous leverage ... (click for more)

Jill Levine Is An Educational Rock Star

No one has covered the Hamilton County Department of Education drama better than Roy Exum.  Thank you, Roy, but I take issue with your unnamed sources.  Professional jealousy and sour grape darts should not be anonymous.   HCDE is so dysfunctional, and there is good cause to place this public organization under a microscope, dissect it into pieces and discard all ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Settle It With A Vote

The Merriam-Webster Dictionary, which I consider a pretty good authority on what words really mean, defines “freedom” in this way:  “The quality or state of being free: such as, (a) the absence of necessity, coercion, or constraint in choice or action; (b) liberation from slavery or restraint or from the power of another; (c) independence -- the quality or state of being exempt ... (click for more)