2 Softball Pitching Machines Stolen In East Ridge

Wednesday, May 01, 2013

The East Ridge Parks and Recreation Department is missing two softball pitching machines that were being used in the Old School Hardball Facility at McBrien Building. The machines were noticed missing on April 20.

The Juggs softball pitching machine is valued at $1,500 and the Bulldog softball/baseball pitching machine is valued at $550. The machines were used by East Ridge youth teams and the East Ridge High School baseball and softball teams inside the facility.

Anyone with any information regarding the location or the removal of these machines is urged to contact the East Ridge Police Department at one of the following numbers:

Office: 423 867-3720

Dispatch: 423 622-1725

CID Office: 423 867-4503

Confidential Tip Line: 423 867-0016


Ooltewah Home Destroyed By Fire Early Monday Morning

A home in the Ooltewah area was destroyed by fire early Monday morning. At 3:18 a.m.., a 911 call was made reporting a house fire at 9215 Quail Mountain Drive. The Tri-Community Volunteer Fire Department responded and arrived within minutes reporting fire showing through the roof and ¾ of the house fully involved.Firefighters quickly went into a “defensive attack” to control ... (click for more)

Walker County Arrest Report For July 21-27

Here is the Walker County arrest report for July 21-27: GALLOWAY    ROY    LEE    WM    32    Officer DENNY    GIVING FALSE NAME PEREZ    MAUDILIO    NMN    HM    37    Officer GASS    DRIVING WHILE ... (click for more)

An Open Letter To Tennesseans

We are incredibly fortunate to live in a state in which companies worldwide are clamoring to establish a presence. Many attribute it to our pro-business culture, well-prepared workforce, low tax environment, right-to-work policies, and engaged citizenry.  That is why the announcement by Volkswagen to build its midsize sports utility vehicle and establish the South’s ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: ‘Our’ American Minute

William J. Federer is one of the leading historians in the United States and every morning I am among thousands of people who get an entertaining email from him called the “American Minute.” I adore it because Bill takes a significant event in American history that happened long ago – but he remembers on the very anniversary of when it occurred. A great example is that last Thursday ... (click for more)

Prep Football Practice Starts Today

Coaches barking instructions, players blocking and tackling, quarterbacks and receivers working on timing routes and error-free handoffs to fleet-footed running backs.   In the greater Chattanooga area and throughout the state it can mean just one thing. It’s time for Prep Football 2014.   Today is the first official day ... (click for more)

Stars Sink Lookouts Sunday, 8-4

Huntsville, AL --- The Huntsville Stars erased a 4-1 deficit late in the game Sunday and scored a combined seven runs in the seventh and eighth innings to comeback and defeat the Chattanooga Lookouts 8-4 at Joe Davis Stadium.  With the win, the Stars ended their season long five game losing streak. Recap Chattanooga starter Nick Struck who dominated the Stars over ... (click for more)