Signal Mountain Lions Club Labor Day Barbeque, Car Raffle, Is Sept. 2

Friday, August 23, 2013 - by Ruth Robinson

Labor Day on Signal Mountain would not be the same without the annual Signal Mountain Lions Club barbeque and car raffle, held in the pavilion back of the Signal Mountain Golf and Country Club. To be raffled is a new car, with a choice of three different cars -- Ford, Chevrolet or Nissan -- or to choose the cash value instead. Tickets for the raffle are now on sale, with Lions Club members offering tickets Saturday, Aug. 24 and Aug.

31 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at both Pruitts and Ace Hardware on the mountain.

 

The annual fireworks display originally scheduled for the Fourth of July was cancelled because of storms and is now scheduled for Sunday evening, Sept. 1.

 

Rain or shine, the Monday's program will go on with barbequed pork, slaw, baked beans, brats and hot dogs, along with desserts sold by the Leos, the Signal Mountain Middle High School affiliated club.

 

Teams of Lions begin slow cooking the pork butts Sunday morning and continue throughout the night and early Monday morning. Other teams prepare serving lines and set up the dining area under the pavilion. In addition to seated eating, many choose to drive by and pick up their food.

 

Then, about 2 p.m., the raffle will begin. In addition to the car, there will be a number of other items won, most averaging more than the $50 ticket price.

 

The money raised by the raffle and barbeque is used by the club for its various programs that help persons in the community and to provide funds for many of the mountain organizations. In addition to the basic focus of Lions Clubs on sight conservation, the local club is expanding its interests to other needs, such as diabetes awareness and hearing loss.


Accreditation Assessment Team Invites Public Comment On Cleveland Police Department

A team of assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. will arrive on Monday to examine all aspects of the Cleveland Police Department’s policy an procedures, management, operations and support services, Interim Chief Mark Gibson announced on Friday. Verification by the team that the Cleveland Police Department meets the commission’s state-of-the-art ... (click for more)

7600 Block Of Middle Valley Road To Be Closed For A Week Beginning Thursday

The 7600 block of Middle Valley Road will be closed to through traffic at Jed Lane starting on Thursday June 4 for one week for utility construction.  Detour signs will be posted. (click for more)

Work To Start Later This Year On Major Reworking Of U.S. 27 Downtown; 31 Walls To Be Erected As Cameron Hill Faces More Cuts

Work is set to start later this year on the $80 million reworking of U.S. 27 in downtown Chattanooga. TDOT's Jennifer Flynn said all of the right of way has been acquired and construction bids are tentatively scheduled to be opened in August.  The 1.4-mile project includes U.S. 27 from I-24 to south of the Olgiati Bridge.  Work was completed earlier this year ... (click for more)

2 Hurt At Soddy Daisy In Train/Car Accident

Two people were hurt in a train and car accident in Soddy Daisy. More information will follow as it becomes available.   (click for more)

Erlanger Electronic Medical Records Purchase Doesn't Add Up - And Response (2)

Erlanger has recently announced their decision to purchase a $100,000,000 Electronic Health Information System. Something smells. Erlanger's downtown campus has 760 licensed beds, according to hospital-data. That would equate to $131,578 per bed for this system (now that's a lot of ipads). Please re-read that simple math. I use to manage an Electric Medication Administration ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: City Limits Worry Dogs, Cats

If you are a dog or a cat in the Chattanooga area, it is very important to know exactly where the city limits are. You need to know that if a stray animal is rescued in the city, it is taken to one of the finest animal shelters in all of America. But if the errant pooch or tabby is found in Hamilton County – outside the city limits -- it is taken to arguably the worst animal facility ... (click for more)