Governor Bill Haslam To Be Guest Speaker At Chattanooga CVB Annual Meeting And Luncheon Aug. 16

Thursday, August 8, 2013
Governor Bill Haslam
Governor Bill Haslam

Governor Bill Haslam will be the guest speaker at the Chattanooga Convention & Visitors Bureau annual meeting and luncheon at 11:30 a.m. on Aug. 16, at the Chattanooga Convention Center.

A sold-out record crowd of 1,000 guests will be attending this year’s luncheon including local and state tourism executives, top business leaders and political figures. 

Bob Doak, Chattanooga Convention & Visitors Bureau president and CEO, will deliver the state of the tourism industry address, announce the newly elected annual board members and recognize local ambassadors. Guests will once again be entertained by the much anticipated and hilarious “spoof/parody” video.




Bob Doak
Bob Doak


Georgia’s Jobless Rate Continues To Drop, Down To 4.7 Percent In July

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Tennessee Supreme Court Rules Trial Judges May Set Minimum Term Of Confinement

Jason Ray brought a lawsuit in federal court in West Tennessee seeking money damages for an alleged violation of his civil rights.  Ray pled guilty in 2013 to theft of property over $60,000 and received a sentence of 10 years, with 11 months and 29 days to be served in the local jail and the rest on supervised probation.  This type of sentence is known as split confinement. ... (click for more)

Opposing Sides Expected To Show Up For Coolidge Park Rally Thursday Night; Some Urged To "Bring Your Guns"

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As Eclipse Approaches, Residents Urged To Get Full Tank Of Gas, Leave In Plenty Of Time For Watch Destination

As the heralded solar eclipse approaches, Chattanooga residents are urged to get a full tank of gas and to leave early for their watching destinations.   The total/partial solar eclipse on Monday afternoon will be visible in Hamilton County as well as surrounding counties. Viewers who gather in the Spring City (Rhea County) area will experience the longest period ... (click for more)

Shame On Anyone Planning A Protest At Coolidge Park Thursday Evening - And Response (3)

Whether you're Alt-Left or Alt-Right, Coolidge Park isn't the place to showcase your hate and indifference with one another. Just because it's your right, that doesn't necessarily mean that you should do it. Many have this misconception that this park is named after a President, Nope. It's named after a great man, a true patriot, and Medal of Honor recipient from right ... (click for more)

A Tale Of 3 Properties

Here in Lookout Valley on the far southwest edge of Chattanooga and Hamilton County, trees and rocks are plentiful but sidewalks are as rare as unicorns. It’s a land the governments forget – until tax collection time.  The recent county reappraisal spoke about ‘comps,’ recent sale prices of comparable local properties. But the assessors defined ‘comparable’ to suit themselves, ... (click for more)