Larry Clark Again Leading River Rescue In East Ridge

Sunday, August 25, 2013
Larry Clark
Larry Clark

Larry Clark is once again leading the Tennessee River Rescue in East Ridge.

He appeared before the East Ridge City Council to request the usual help from city public works and public safety for the Oct. 5 event.

Mr. Clark said focuses this year will be near the new boat ramp at Camp Jordan Park, along Spring Creek behind the city garage, and near the end of Harvard Street.

He said 31 people showed up to help clean up city streams last year, though it rained hard all day. He said that group accomplished as much as the 91 people from the previous year. The volunteers last year included a contingent from LaFayette, Ga.

Students and Boy Scouts are among the regular helpers, he said.

Mr. Clark said this is the 25th year for the Tennessee River Rescue.

He said 60 shopping carts have been pulled from Spring Creek during the duration of the program. "We are down to parts of shopping carts now," he said.

All of the shopping carts have been recycled.


Group Raises Concerns About Dock Expansion At Harbor Lights Marina On Lake Chickamauga

A group of residents near the Harbor Lights Marina on Lake Chickamauga are raising concerns about the construction of a dock expansion in front of Aries restaurant.   The group plans to take a petition to TVA and the Army Corps of Engineers.   It reads:   Due to the construction on the Harbor Lights Marina dock in front of Aries restaurant, we would ... (click for more)

HCSO Marine Patrol And UAS Division Host Press Conference With Hamilton County Park Ranger’s Division For National Boater Safety Week

Sheriff Jim Hammond and the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office Marine Patrol Division hosted a press conference on Saturday, at Chester Frost Park in recognition of National Boater Safety Week beginning this Sunday.   During the press conference, members of local media learned about the HCSO Marine Patrol Division’s mission and ways to encourage safe boating habits for families. ... (click for more)

Erlanger Expects $5 Million Profit Despite "Very Challenging" Budget

Erlanger Health System officials said they expect a $5 million profit for the upcoming fiscal year despite a "very challenging" budget. Britt Tabor, chief financial officer, said there will be continued top line growth, which has brought a 51 percent rise in patient revenue over the past five years. "This is organic growth. It's not from mergers or acquisitions," Mr. Tabor ... (click for more)

Public Defender Says Another Entity Needs To Continue Funding For New Mental Health Court

Public Defender Steve Smith said another entity needs to take over funding the new Mental Health Court. He said Criminal Court Judge Don Poole has agreed to oversee the court and will make a budget presentation to the County Commission on May 31. Mr. Smith told members of the Pachyderm Club on Monday that he has been funding the program through the services of Anna Protano ... (click for more)

Tennessee Business Expansions On Rise Across State

In 2016, Tennessee was named State of the Year for Economic Development by Southern Business & Development Magazine based on project totals and the variety of industries that invested in the state and created jobs. To a great extent, Bradley and Polk Counties have benefited from that investment.   From February 2015 to February 2016, Cleveland/Bradley County led the ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: DeVos Changes Everything

I believe that from every point on my moral compass the state’s hijacking of five public schools in Hamilton County is wrong. I also believe I can argue with success from any direction on my compass against any of the proposals or terms that Commissioner Candice McQueen just threatened to impose on the county’s Department of Education. But today let’s go to ‘True North’ on my compass ... (click for more)