DAR Plans Memorial Service For World War II Women

Monday, May 20, 2013
The Women of World War II will be honored with a wreath-laying ceremony at the Chattanooga National Cemetery on June 24 at noon.  The Chief John Ross Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution invites all interested area residents to join them as they recognize the service of the women who served in the armed forces or supported the war effort through service in the Red Cross and war industries. 

The wreath ceremony will take place at the Women in World War II monument at the Chattanooga National Cemetery.  Almost 20 years ago, Chief John Ross Historian Jessica Mines Dumitru, then a sixth-grader, initiated a project to collect the stories of women who had contributed to the Allied victory in World War II.  After interviewing scores of women, documenting their stories and creating both a documentary and a documented history, she brought the women together for a series of meetings.  Ms. Dumitru worked with then Congressman Zach Wamp and the Tennessee-Georgia Monument Company to have a monument erected and dedicated to these women’s patriotism and service.  For her efforts, Ms. Dumitru won the Freedom’s Foundation National Grand Prize. 

The Chief John Ross Chapter of the DAR continues to collect the stories of Women in World War II. To contribute a story to their collection, contact the chapter coordinator at jmdumitru@gmail.com




Friends For Life Is Holding A Pet Photo Contest

The 9th Annual Wally's Friends For Life Pet Photo Contest is currently underway. "It’s only ten dollars to enter your pet into the contest, and your friends and family can vote online for one dollar.  Just imagine your pet’s face on the front cover or on the inside of Wally’s Friends 2016 calendar," officials said. Go to wallysfriends.com , front page, upper right ... (click for more)

Baggett Road Construction Project Closes Road To Through Traffic Next Week

The Catoosa County Public Works Department has scheduled cross drain and road repair work on Baggett Road, between 509 Baggett Road and Atcheson Court. This section will be closed to thru traffic beginning Monday through Thursday, weather permitting.  Use alternate route and be prepared for traffic delays.   (click for more)

Ruling States That City Of Cleveland Is Entitled To Liquor By The Drink Funds

The city of Cleveland is entitled to keep all funds collected since city voters approved “liquor by the drink” in the Nov. 5, 2002 election. Bradley County Schools sued the city for taxes owed based on the school board’s interpretation of state law. Cleveland City Schools will be allowed to keep its money. The city of Cleveland distributed the liquor by the drink tax to Cleveland ... (click for more)

Crash On Chattanooga Avenue Causes Power Outage

A single-car accident in Dalton damaged a power pole on Chattanooga Avenue in front of the Crown Mill Village apartments and has caused a power outage in the area.   Chattanooga Avenue was closed between Matilda Street and Judson Street while the Dalton Police Department investigated the crash and Dalton Utilities worked to replace the pole. The road was reopened later.  ... (click for more)

Chattanooga's Memorial Day - And Response

It is recorded in the Fourth Chapter of the Book of Joshua, that after the nation had crossed the River Jordan, Joshua would receive a divine commandment to choose 12 men from among the people and tell them to take 12 stones from the middle of the river.  Each man placed a stone on their shoulder which represented one of the tribes of Israel, and served as a memorial ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: They Still Love The ‘Lickers’

When Congressman Ted Yoho (R-Fl.) introduced the 2015 version of the “Prevent All Soring Tactics” in Congress this week, he already had a bipartisan crowd of 50 Republicans and 50 Democrats as co-sponsors. That’s hardly amazing. Today there are over 280 organizations, associations, veterinary and animal advocates who vehemently support the legislation, because it is well documented, ... (click for more)