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.



The Joni Harbin Show Comes To The Gem Saturday

The GEM Theatre will present the Joni Harbin Show on Saturday at 7 p.m.  Review for the Joni Harbin Show: Many know Joni as the hysterical mistress of ceremonies from the annual Dancing with the Stars fundraiser or the acclaimed emcee of the annual Pearl Awards.  Others know her as the very capable director of communications for the Gordon County Chamber of Commerce ... (click for more)

WTCI-PBS Hosts Masterpiece Experience Wine Dinner At 212 Market Restaurant

WTCI's friends and supporters are invited to share in a Masterpiece Experience at 212 Market Restaurant on Thursday, March 5. Renowned chef Susan Moses will present a 5-course gourmet meal featuring locally sourced, organic ingredients. These unique dishes are not on the menu, will be specially designed for the evening and are paired with wines that complement each course. ... (click for more)

Police Looking For Scruggs In Stabbing Of Man, Woman

Police are looking for 30-year-old Sean Michael Scruggs in the stabbing of a man and a woman. The victims were listed as Charde N. Joseph, 27, and Kameron Sales, 18. They suffered non-life threatening injuries. Warrants are on file for Scruggs for especially aggravated burglary, attempted murder, aggravated assault (domestic) and vandalism. The incident took place on ... (click for more)

Bobby Dodd Lawsuit Against City Moved To Federal Court

A lawsuit brought by former Chattanooga Police Chief Bobby Dodd against the city of Chattanooga and the Chattanooga Fire and Police Pension Fund over his pension has been moved to Federal Court. The lawsuit was earlier filed in Chancery Court by attorneys Jerry Tidwell and Adam Izell. The suit says former Chief Dodd opted for a plan that would have half of his pension go to ... (click for more)

Please Don't Close The Piccadilly Cafeteria At Hamilton Place - And Response

Oh, no. The Piccadilly Cafeteria at Hamilton Place is closing.  Its last day is Christmas Eve.  I will miss the great food they have there but most of all I will miss their servers, cashiers and waitresses.  They are all so friendly and accommodating.  They make it like it’s a home-style restaurant. I sure wish there was some way that Hamilton Place and ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: 10 Tasks For This Week

In 1993 a 95-year-old man named William Snell created a list called “Life’s Little Instructions.” His list has swirled around in the Internet ever since and it is, indeed, a delightful checklist to keep us focused in the right direction. Curiously, when I read over it this past weekend, it dawned on me that if each of us would try to accomplish just 10 items on Mr. Snell’s list ... (click for more)