Dalton To Host Police And Fire Games Next Week

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Police officers and firefighters from agencies across Georgia will be coming to Dalton next week for the 2012 Georgia Police and Fire Games.  The games will take place around Dalton and Whitfield County starting on Monday and ending Saturday. Admission to the various games is free and members of the public are invited to come cheer on officers and firefighters at the events.

Police officers and firefighters will compete as individuals or in teams in various events such as softball, golf, basketball, cycling, a 5K race and others.  There are also “toughest cop” and “toughest firefighter” competitions which will consist of obstacle courses designed with different law enforcement or firefighting activities.

Events are being coordinated by the Dalton Convention and Visitors Bureau, the Dalton Parks and Recreation Department, and also representatives from the Dalton Police and Fire Departments.  Last year, the event brought more than 400 officers and firefighters to Dalton over the course of the event.  This is the second year that Dalton has hosted the games. 

For more information on the event, including a schedule of events and their locations, visit www.gapoliceandfiregames.com



Weekly Road Construction Report

Here is the weekly road construction report for Hamilton County: I-75 North Exit 1 interchange reconfiguration project at mile marker 1:   Work on this project continues. There is now only one exit ramp that allows drivers to turn both east and west on Ringgold Road at a signalized intersection. Traffic has been shifted onto the newly constructed portion of Camp Jordan ... (click for more)

Chattanoogan: Alan Cates Helped UT Dedicate Torchbearer Statue 50 Years Ago

For many University of Tennessee at Knoxville alumni and supporters, the Torchbearer statue by Circle Park is an iconic landmark that emits deep feelings of pride.   Standing nine feet tall and as slender as a UT wide receiver or track runner, this statue of a male Greek god-like figure holding a torch is literally the big man on campus.   It also has the best ... (click for more)

Mayor Berke Plans Affordable Housing Fund, Expansion Of Innovation District; Creation Of Council Against Extremism

Mayor Andy Berke, in his annual State of the City Address on Thursday, said he plans to establishing the city’s first Affordable Housing Fund. He said the city plans to commit $1 million to the fund "that will be used exclusively to aid the creation of affordable and workforce housing throughout Chattanooga. These funds will be used to supplement federal funding, various ... (click for more)

Chattanooga Man Who Was Recently Charged With Murder Is Accused In Another Earlier Shooting

Chattanooga Police have charged Britian Crutcher with the September 2017 shooting of LaSandra Burdette. Ms. Burdette, 26, was shot just after 3 a.m. in the 2000 block of Ocoee Street in Avondale. Her vehicle was involved in a minor wreck just before the shooting. The shooter was in another vehicle. Police recently charged Crutcher in the homicide of 28-year-old ... (click for more)

A Tribute For My Brother – Sgt. Jonathan Gardner, U.S. Army

Seven years ago today, my family and I found out that my brother, Sgt. Jonathan D. Gardner, was seriously injured by a roadside bomb, (explosively formed penetrator - EFP), while on a mission in Kuwait. The EFP went through the bottom of his seat and put a softball size hole in his upper thigh. The doctors said that if the bomb had entered the Humvee an inch to the right, he ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The Black Telephone

If you have never seen one in an antique store you wouldn’t know that the first telephones were contained in a not-so-small wooden box that had a snout-looking mouth piece and a separate speaker that you would hold on your ear while you talked. This was many years ago when phones were fun as compared to today’s tiny cell phones that rudely interrupt us from the task-at-hand both ... (click for more)