Returning Soldier Surprises 5-Year-Old Son At AT&T Field Thursday

Dad Pretending To Be The Catcher Catches Young Son Off Guard

Friday, August 9, 2013 - by Tim Evearitt

The first pitch of the game Thursday night involved several ceremonial first pitches. The one that brought tears to fans' eyes was when five-year old Carson found out that the man behind the plate in the catchers uniform was none other than his father home for two weeks from Afghanistan. Carson was shy and did not actually make the pitch but his dad came to the mound to reveal the surprise. 


Mocs Win SoCon Commissioner’s Cup, Finish 2nd in Germann Cup Race

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Athletics won the 2014-15 Southern Conference Commissioner’s Cup, the league office announced Wednesday.  The Commissioner’s Cup is awarded to the top men’s athletic program in the SoCon. Chattanooga also finished second in the SoCon Germann Cup.  The Germann Cup goes to the top overall women's program in the league.    ... (click for more)

Randy Smith: Lady Vols Softball: Back In The CWS

For the seventh time in the last 11 years, the Tennessee Lady Vols softball team is headed to the Women's College World Series. I have always been a fan of coaches Ralph and Karen Weekly and even though the 2015 season was supposed to be a "rebuilding" year so to speak, the Weeklys have the Lady Vols right where they need to be; in Oklahoma City and the CWS. In fact, not only ... (click for more)

County Schools Going Back To Drawing Board On Budget After Tax Increase Rejected

The County School Board is going back to the drawing board on its budget after County Mayor Jim Coppinger and County Commission members declined to go along with a property tax increase. County Mayor Coppinger said he is planning to hold the line on taxes in the upcoming budget. Supt. Rick Smith had been pushing for a 40-cent property tax boost to fund an additional $34 million ... (click for more)

Erlanger Budget Foresees $29.4 Million In Revenue From Operations

Erlanger Health System officials said they anticipate income of $29.4 million from operations for the upcoming fiscal year.   The projection includes a 10.3 percent increase in outpatient surgeries, 11.9 percent increase in inpatient charges, and nine percent increase in net patient revenues.   Officials said bedside nurses will receive another ... (click for more)

County Officials Need To Provide A Decent Animal Shelter

Once upon a time, a group of citizens concerned about the decaying building housing the Humane Educational Society on Highland Park raised their voices in an outcry about the deplorable state of the HES facility and the over-population of unwanted and unspayed/unneutered cats and dogs in Hamilton County.   What happened then was that the City Council stepped ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Is It Ever Worth It?

There is a better-than-average chance General John Kelly could soon be named as the new Commandant of the United States Marine Corps. He’s one of four men who have been mentioned in prudent fashion to follow General Joseph Dunford (remember that name for a few minutes) as head of the Corps. General Dunford, who held the job less than a year, has just been chosen by President Obama ... (click for more)