Dalton-Whitfield Solid Waste Authority Observes Labor Day Schedule

Monday, August 26, 2013

Dalton-Whitfield Solid Waste Authority facilities will be closed on Monday, September 2, 2013 in observance of Labor 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 will reopen on Tuesday, September 3, from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.  For more information call 706/277-2545. 

The Labor Day Holiday Schedule is as follows:

Saturday, Aug. 31 - All Locations Open - Normal Hours (7 a.m.-3 p.m.) 

Monday, Sept. 2– All Locations Closed 

Tuesday, Sept. 3 – All Locations Open (7 a.m.-6 p.m.)   (Westside Normally Closed) 

Wednesday, Sept. 4 – Resume Normal Operating Days and Hours (McGaughey Chapel Closed)


BlueCross Gearing Up For Annual Riverbend Run And Walk

BlueCross Riverbend Run & WalkSM 2016 is scheduled for June 11 at the Riverbend Festival grounds along Riverfront Parkway. This year’s event includes 5K and 10K competitive races and 5K and one-mile fun-runs to benefit Children’s Hospital at Erlanger. The 5K and 10K competitive events have overall cash prizes in age/gender categories, and are on courses which are USA Track ... (click for more)

Ronald McDonald House Charities Launches #BringHomeTheBacon Fundraising Campaign For Food Pantry Endowment Fund

Two local partners want to help the Chattanooga Ronald McDonald House raise $150,000 for Mary’s Pantry Endowment Fund. They’ve committed to matching every dollar that is donated up to $75,000. When you give a dollar, it becomes two. Once the goal has been met, the income generated from the endowment fund will purchase the needed food for families all year long. Donations can be ... (click for more)

County Commission Told To Fully Fund County Schools Improvement Request Would Take 28 1/2-Cent Property Tax Increase; 78 School Personnel Would Be Added

County Mayor Jim Coppinger told members of the County Commission at a budget workshop on Tuesday that it would take a 28 1/2-cent property tax increase to fully fund the county school budget request. The county schools are asking for $24,218,919 in new money for a focus on workforce readiness, literacy and low-performing schools. County Mayor Coppinger did not say whether ... (click for more)

Expansion By Developers Of McCallie Commons Would Raze 3 Old Houses On Oak Street

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Marvelous News From Central High School

To Roy Exum:     With all the recent news of major dysfunctions within our educational system, I thought I might alert you to something better. About a year ago you ventured up Highway 58 to Central High School to represent your late grandfather, Roy McDonald, as he was honored as a Distinguished Alumnus during the annual Senior Day festivities. I sort of expected ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Yes, A Social Experiment

JoeySalads, his screen name, is widely known for his funny pranks except for the fact he calls them “social experiments.” So while we are still on the transgender-restroom issue, our boy JoeySalads got a transgender friend to approve his attire before he tried his luck at entering women’s restrooms. I don’t think you’ll be real surprised at what really happened in this video. Click ... (click for more)