Make-A-Wish And Zaxby's To Grant 1,000 Wish Monday

3-Year-Old To Receive Labradoodle Puppy

Friday, August 16, 2013

Make-A-Wish East Tennessee will be celebrating the granting of its one 1,000th wish Monday at Riverview Park in Chattanooga. Three-year-old Chattanooga native Cooper will be receiving his wish for a Labradoodle puppy, and his family will accept the puppy on his behalf while he recovers from surgery.  

Cooper’s family will celebrate the wish with other Make-A-Wish families, donors and Chattanooga residents.  

Make-A-Wish East Tennessee’s first wish child, Joey, who was referred in September 1988 and received his wish in March 1989, will also be attending the celebration. 

In honor of the thousands of children the chain serves every year, Zaxby’s is helping to grant the wishes of more than 50 children, including sponsoring Cooper’s wish, throughout its 13 state footprint, as part of its third year teaming up with the organization.  

Make-A-Wish East Tennessee and Cooper’s family will travel to Pittsburgh on Tuesday to continue the celebration and present Cooper with his new puppy.


Lone Oak Community Center Annual Quilt Show Is Sunday

The annual fundraiser for the Lone Oak Quilters, Volunteer Fire Department, and Lone Oak Community Center will be on Sunday, from 1-4 p.m., at 1278 US 127 Highway on Signal Mountain. There will be handmade quilts shown, and a few quilts, fabric, and vintage dolls for sale. For more information, call Pauline Geary at   423 653-6025 . (click for more)

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Man Charged With Killing 3-Year-Old Takes Own Life In County Jail

Justin Dale Bradley died in the Hamilton County jail Saturday morning. Notification was received from the Hamilton County 911 Center at   12:50 a.m. ,   regarding an inmate found unresponsive.   Jail personnel found the male inmate unresponsive in his cell and initiated C.P.R. while notifying Hamilton County Emergency Medical Services. ... (click for more)

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Democratic Party Chairman Roy Herron announced Saturday at a meeting of the Tennessee Democratic Party State Executive Committee that he would not be seeking a second term as party chairman. “I have been blessed to serve as chairman these past two years, and I owe an enormous debt of gratitude to all of the executive committee members, party officials, staff members, and friends ... (click for more)

You’re Right With Lamar

One of Tennessee’s favorite sons, Davy Crockett, coined an oft-used phrase:  “Be always sure you’re right, then go ahead.” Being sure is quite important, but may be difficult in this election cycle. The Democratic nominee campaigning against Lamar Alexander is a man whose radio ads call for “change,” “fair” taxes and more jobs.  Sounds good, huh?   ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The Saturday Funnies

Okay … here we go. A number of readers have complained that I haven’t shared any jokes that my friends send to my email address so on a weekend when our Volunteers and Mocs are idle, let’s laugh a little:   I was sitting in a bar one afternoon with an old friend knocking back a few beers when he said, "You know, if we're not careful we'll end up like those two old drunks ... (click for more)