Distinguished Young Woman Of Tennessee Competition Is July 19-20

Friday, July 12, 2013

Cleveland will welcome 18 young women from across the state to compete for Distinguished Young Woman of Tennessee 2014.  Each contestant will compete in interview, fitness, self expression, and talent.  Scholastics also counts for a percentage of the score.  The winner will represent the state of Tennessee at Distinguished Young Women of America next year in Mobile, Ala. 

Founded in 1958 in Mobile, Distinguished Young Women is the largest and oldest national scholarship program for high school girls. During its 56 years of operation, the program has provided life-changing experiences for more than 730,000 young women. Last year, Distinguished Young Women provided more than $108 million in cash and college scholarship opportunities to program participants at the local, state and national level. 

Previously known as America’s Junior Miss, the program announced its new name in June 2010.  The mission of Distinguished Young Women is to positively impact the lives of young women by providing a transformative experience that promotes and rewards scholarship, leadership and talent. 

The Distinguished Young Women of Tennessee competition will be held at Dixon Center on the campus of Lee University in Cleveland, July 19 and 20, at 7 p.m. both nights.  Tickets are $25 each night or $45 for Friday and Saturday and are available for purchase at the door.  Tickets may also be purchased in advance at Perry’s Petals and The Orange Blossom Boutique both in Cleveland.  

The contestants will arrive at Dixon Center on Sunday at 3:30 p.m. to prepare for a week of rehearsals and community appearances. 

For more information about Distinguished Young Women of Tennessee, contact chairperson Kay Free at 718-6967.



Lera Lynn Performs At The Camp House

Last week, Chattanooga’s Gig City Productions presented singer-songwriter Lera Lynn, born in Texas, raised in Georgia, and now based in Nashville, who self-released her sophomore album, The Avenues (out now), which continues to receive praise and critical acclaim from many sources. Lera Lynn is a songwriter, who co-wrote and performs the song “The Only Thing Worth Fighting ... (click for more)

Chattanooga Sings For Hope Memorial Concert And Tribute Is Aug. 8

The Chattanooga Sings For Hope memorial concert and tribute to first responders will be held on Saturday, Aug. 8, from 4-7 p.m.  This memorial concert is designed to pay tribute to the military personnel who lost their lives on July 16 and honor first responders at every level. Multiple agencies from Tennessee, Georgia, and Alabama will participate in a motorcade ... (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)