Hyperflite Skyhoundz World Canine Disc Championship Is Here Sept. 28-20

Thursday, August 29, 2013

The 2013 Hyperflite Skyhoundz World Canine Disc Championship will be held at Coolidge Park Sept. 28-29, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission is free.

The Skyhoundz World Championship features top teams from around the world competing in a menu of disciplines designed to showcase the talents of the canine athletes. The 2013 Hyperflite Skyhoundz World Canine Disc Championship will include more than 120 teams from the U.S. and more than a dozen other countries including Argentina, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mexico, The Netherlands, Slovenia and Spain. 

Hyperflite will stage this year’s Skyhoundz World Championship to support the adoption and fundraising efforts of Chattanooga’s own McKamey Animal Center. According to Peter Bloeme, director of the Skyhoundz Series, "Many of the canine athletes competing at the World Championship were rescued from animal shelters."

“We’re excited to be hosting the Skyhoundz World Championships again this year and for the opportunity to showcase Chattanooga to hundreds of dog-handlers and dog enthusiasts from around the world," said Bob Doak, president and CEO of the Chattanooga Convention & Visitors Bureau.  "This event adds to the intensity and density of the NorthShore District and with the new location in Coolidge Park, it provides a great way for people to get out and enjoy the outdoors.  Over the three-day event, we expect thousands of spectators. More than 200 competitors along with their spouses, family, and supporters will leave an estimated economic impact of over $373,500.”

Only competing canines will be permitted in Coolidge Park during the World Championship.

Salvation Army Begins Angel Tree Application Process

The Salvation Army will be providing Christmas assistance through its Angel Tree program. Applications will be taken Oct. 4–7 and Oct. 17–21, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at 5001 Covington St.   For more information visit csarmy.org or call 756-1023.     (click for more)

Dalton’s Assistant Public Works Director Named An American Public Works Association 2016 Young Leader Of The Year

Dalton’s Assistant Public Works Director, Andrew Parker, E.I.T., was named an American Public Works Association 2016 Young Leader of the Year.   Mr. Parker and two other 2016 National Young Leaders were honored at the Awards Ceremony of the 2016 APWA international conference,  PWX (Public Works Expo), which took place in Minneapolis, Mn. on Aug. 29 at the Minneapolis ... (click for more)

Commissioner Smedley Comes Up With Another $25,000 To Do Away With Porta Potties At East Hamilton

County Commissioner Sabrena Smedley has come up with another $25,000 to try to do away with porta potties at East Hamilton Middle/High School. She earlier pulled $100,000 from county funds for the project. Commissioner Smedley said the initial projected cost was $100,000, but the price tag has gone up. The money would be used to build a restroom facility and concession ... (click for more)

Investor Sues Dyer, Brennan For $37,500, Plus $1 Million Punitive Damages

A man who said he invested $37,500 with Douglas Dyer and James Brennan is suing them for that amount, plus attorney fees and $1 million punitive damages. The complaint in behalf of David T. Hardegree was filed in Circuit Court. Also sued were Alison Dyer and Carole Brennan as well as Broad Street Ventures. Mr. Hardegree said he turned over the money to the men for the purchase ... (click for more)

Jimmy Templeton Will Be Missed At The City Yards

If only we had known about the Chattanooga City Council's planned retirement send off for Jimmy Templeton of Public Works, the room would have been filled to overflowing with his friends and admirers - including me.   I have had the honor of knowing and working with Jimmy since the 1970's (and also knew his father "Big Jim").  Jimmy was a strong right hand for whoever ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Vin Scully’s Last Time

It is said that the opening paragraph of my favorite ode to baseball should be the centerpiece for the canon of sports literature. It was written by former commissioner Bart Giamatti in "The Green Fields of the Mind,” a most marvelous essay to the last day of the regular season in the major leagues. “It breaks your heart. It is designed to break your heart. The game begins in ... (click for more)