Keep Tennessee Beautiful Hires New Executive Director

Tuesday, July 23, 2013
Melissa “Missy” Marshall
Melissa “Missy” Marshall

Keep Tennessee Beautiful announces that Melissa “Missy” Marshall has assumed the position of executive director of the state affiliate of Keep America Beautiful Inc.  Ms. Marshall comes to KTnB with more than 20 years of experience in public service. She began her career in state government as a public health educator for the Tennessee Department of Health.

Since 1995, Ms. Marshall has held several executive positions, serving as legislative liaison for eight state departments, nine commissioners and on the teams of three governors. Prior to her recent appointment, Ms. Marshall served nine years as director of Communications and External Affairs for the Tennessee Department of Intellectual and Development Disabilities.

“I am honored to be selected to lead the KTnB organization,” Ms. Marshall said. “I am looking forward to meeting with and hearing from the state affiliates and local communities on how we can better assist them. I am grateful to be working with such dedicated and knowledgeable staff, board members and local affiliates.  I feel privileged to be able to serve the citizens of Tennessee in this capacity.”

KTnB is a public service agency funded by the Beverage Association, Malt Beverage Association and the Tennessee Department of Transportation. Together, TDOT and KTnB are committed to making Tennessee a cleaner, greener and healthier state. TDOT and KTnB partner on initiatives to educate and encourage Tennesseans to take responsibility for improving their communities and the environment. 

For more information, visit www.keeptnbeautiful.org


New York Peace Monument Receives Preservation Facelift

Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park announced that the New York Peace Monument is currently receiving a long overdue preservation facelift.   This iconic Civil War memorial located within Point Park, atop Lookout Mountain, last received a thorough cleaning in 1988.  The monument was originally erected in 1907. Gordon Ponsford, a conservator from Acworth, ... (click for more)

Guided Walking Tour Of Snodgrass Hill/Horseshoe Ridge On May 2

Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park invites the public to participate in a 2-hour, 2-mile guided walking tour of Snodgrass Hill/Horseshoe Ridge on Saturday, May 2, at 9:30 a.m. The tour will begin at the Chickamauga Battlefield Visitor Center and caravan to Snodgrass Hill/Horseshoe Ridge. Officials said, "As the right flank of the Union army collapsed under the ... (click for more)

Prominent Business, Civic Leader, And Philanthropist Scotty Probasco Dies At 86

Prominent Chattanooga business, civic leader and philanthropist Scotty Probasco has died at the age of 86. Scotty, as he was affectionately greeted by most of Chattanooga, was known for his modesty, generosity, dependability, and unswerving loyalty. “Great work” was always on the tip of his tongue – a manifestation of his joyous humility. He was a man of high ideals, of kind ... (click for more)

Chemical Odor In Lookout Valley Traced To Chattanooga Tank Wash

Chattanooga firefighters in Lookout Valley were sent out Friday night to investigate reports of a strange odor in the area. The firefighters searched the area, but never found the source of the odor.  John Schultz, an investigator with the Air Pollution Control Bureau, was also out Friday night and eventually tracked the source of the odor to a business, the Chattanooga ... (click for more)

Proud Of Hometown Boy Turned Global Leader, Bob Corker

Time Magazine has it right.  Not only is Chattanooga’s own U.S. Senator Bob Corker one of the “100 Most Influential People in the World,” but he is probably now the most prominent leader in the history of our city.   At a time of extreme frustration with Washington and Congress in general, Bob continues to rise above the division and rancor to build consensus and solve ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Great Work, Ol’ Pro!

Years ago I was lucky enough to be the seatmate of Scotty Probasco on an airplane bound for somewhere and he taught me a word that has helped me be a much better person than I ever thought I could. We were already swell friends, since he’d watched me grow up at First Presbyterian Church every Sunday with his kids, and he liked some of the stuff I tried to write back then. So ... (click for more)