Tails At Twilight Benefits Pet Placement Center May 2

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Pet Placement Center, Chattanooga’s non-profit, no-kill animal shelter, will host its second annual gala, Tails at Twilight on Thursday, May 2, from 6-9 p.m. at Stratton Hall, 3146 Broad St. All proceeds benefit the homeless dogs and cats at the shelter.  

The event will feature door prizes, a silent auction, heavy hors d’oeuvres provided by Food Works, wine and beer.  Tickets are $50 and can be purchased online at www.thalppc.com or by mailing a check to Pet Placement Center, 5975 Dayton Blvd., Chattanooga, TN  37415.  Reference Tails at Twilight Reservations on the check.

Tails at Twilight is sponsored by Linda R. Boyd, Barbara C. Dupree, Dwight A. Pease Jr, Mary L. Babian, D.C, Southeastern Salvage, Westinghouse Electric Co, The Wellness Clinic, Fletcher Bright, Jim  & Robin Godsey, JIT Steel Services, Mapes LDH, P-Tree Services, Nadine & Carl Poston, Riggs & Associates, Southern Fluid Power, Inc. and Sterne Agee. 

For more information or for reservations, visit http://www.thalppc.com/tails.html or call 877-0738.

Bill Hoyt, 90, Skydives On The Occasion Of His 90th Birthday

Bill Hoyt tandem skydived with the Chattanooga Skydiving Company on Saturday.   Mr. Hoyt just celebrated his 90th birthday, was a World War II pilot, and tries to jump every few years on his birthday. (click for more)

Railroad Repair At Pineville Road Postponed

Norfolk Southern Railway has postponed the repairing of an at-grade track crossing in the 900 block of Pineville Road, between Parmenas Lane and Hudson Road.  This closure was originally scheduled for Wednesday, April 22, but will be rescheduled for a later time. (click for more)

Prominent Business, Civic Leader, And Philanthropist Scotty Probasco Dies At 86

Prominent Chattanooga business, civic leader and philanthropist Scotty Probasco has died at the age of 86. Scotty, as he was affectionately greeted by most of Chattanooga, was known for his modesty, generosity, dependability, and unswerving loyalty. “Great work” was always on the tip of his tongue – a manifestation of his joyous humility. He was a man of high ideals, of kind ... (click for more)

River Flood Warning Issued For Lookout Creek

There has been a river flood warning issued for Lookout Creek. Here is the warning from the National Weather Service: THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PEACHTREE CITY HAS ISSUED A FLOOD WARNING FOR THE LOOKOUT CREEK NEAR NEW ENGLAND. FROM THIS MORNING UNTIL THIS AFTERNOON. AT 11AM SUNDAY THE STAGE WAS 11.7 FEET...AND RISING. FLOOD STAGE IS 12 FEET. THE CREEK WILL ... (click for more)

Proud Of Hometown Boy Turned Global Leader, Bob Corker

Time Magazine has it right.  Not only is Chattanooga’s own U.S. Senator Bob Corker one of the “100 Most Influential People in the World,” but he is probably now the most prominent leader in the history of our city.   At a time of extreme frustration with Washington and Congress in general, Bob continues to rise above the division and rancor to build consensus and solve ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Great Work, Ol’ Pro!

Years ago I was lucky enough to be the seatmate of Scotty Probasco on an airplane bound for somewhere and he taught me a word that has helped me be a much better person than I ever thought I could. We were already swell friends, since he’d watched me grow up at First Presbyterian Church every Sunday with his kids, and he liked some of the stuff I tried to write back then. So ... (click for more)