Rep. Eric Watson’s July 4th Fireworks Celebration Still Planned, Rain Or Shine

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Rep. Eric Watson on Tuesday announced that the fireworks show on July 4th will still go on. If it is not raining, the music stage will be set up at Lloyds Used Cars which is right across Highway 64 from the flea market. In case of rain, the music will be moved into the Highway 64 flea market.

The fireworks show will be at Howard’s Flealand on Highway 64, featuring live entertainment, free food and a spectacular hour-long after-dark fireworks display.

“This legendary fireworks show is a tradition in the community,” Rep. Watson said, “and I’m happy to be able to continue the tradition. I hope everyone will turn out on July 4th for this family-friendly celebration.”

This year’s musical lineup includes the popular bluegrass band Barefoot Nellie & Co., and Cleveland’s own Eric Watson & Reunion Friends, which will bring together members from The Tennesseans and Tennessee Harmony.

This and other July 4th events will be remote broadcast on 104.1 FM. Or, for continuous, uninterrupted coverage from Howard’s Flealand, tune in to 87.9 FM.

Music kicks off at 7 p.m., with the hour-long fireworks display beginning at dark. Organizers said, "Bring your lawn chairs and your appetite and join Rep. Eric Watson for an evening of fun and celebration."


Mike Huckabee To Speak At Abba's House On Sunday

Former pastor and Governor of Arkansas Mike Huckabee, will join Dr. Ron Phillips and Dr. Ronnie Phillips, Jr. for an All American Day celebration on Sunday, at  10:30 a.m.  at Abba’s House .     “It’s a time for us to reflect upon how good God has been to America and how it’s time for us to be good to God,” said Mr. Huckabee .   ... (click for more)

Dalton Landfill, Convenience Centers Closed On July 4

Facilities closed in observance of Independence Day:  Four Dalton-Whitfield Solid Waste Authority facilities will be closed on Tuesday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day. Locations include the Old Dixie Landfill & Convenience Center, McGaughey Chapel Convenience Center, Westside Convenience Center, and the M.L. King Convenience Center.   All locations ... (click for more)

Apartment Fire Leaves Family Of 4 Homeless

No injuries were reported in connection with an apartment fire Tuesday afternoon. The Chattanooga Fire Department received the alarm around  1:30  p.m. and responded with six fire companies to Bayberry Apartments at 2300 Windsor Street. Ronald Boyd, who lives nearby, was one of the first to spot the flames and ran to the two-story apartment building to alert the ... (click for more)

3 People Shot At Citgo On Glenwood Drive; 1 Dies; D'Kobe Jordan, 19, Arrested On Multiple Charges

Three people were shot at a convenience store in Glenwood on Monday afternoon. One later died after being rushed to the hospital.  The incident happened around 2:40 p.m. at the Citgo at 101 Glenwood Dr. Police said the teen who shot the man who died was wounded himself and went to the hospital. D'Kobe Jordan, 19,  is now facing murder charges. Chattanooga Police ... (click for more)

Dennis Norwood: Through The Lens, My Early 4th Of July

Our wonderful nation’s birthday, the 4th of July, came early for me this year. Always one of my favorite holidays, perhaps it’s tied to that fact that my birthday is on Flag Day, this year’s early observance was extra special. The day was this past Sunday, June 25, and it came about as my wife and I attended a concert by our very favorite Christian artist, Sandi Patty, at Abba’s ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: California’s Foolishness

Over the weekend Hillary Clinton, the first runner-up in the latest presidential election, tweeted, “Forget death panels. If Republicans pass this (health) bill, they're the death party.” It was also being seriously debated if the psychotic action of the gunman who shot Louisiana Rep. Steve Scalise was due to the repugnant rhetoric being increasingly spewed by other liberals. Great ... (click for more)