American Legion BBQ Fundraiser Is Oct. 18-19

Monday, September 30, 2013

The William E. Blair Post 95, of the American Legion will host their tenth annual bar-b-que fundraiser on Oct. 18 and 19. As always, the plate will consist of hand pulled pork that has been slow cooked over a hickory fire, baked beans, cole slaw and bread or get twelve ounces of the pulled pork, for $7.  

The bar-b-que will be available to eat in or carry out at the post at 3329 Ringgold Road, near the tunnels, from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. on both days.  There will also be a drive thru pick-up at the front of the Legion hall.  

Any business or group that orders, the Legion members will offer free delivery for five or more plates.

Purchase a ticket now from any post member or at the post in East Ridge.  Contact the post at 624-9105 for directions or to set up delivery of five orders or more.

According to Post Commander Joe Pratt, proceeds from this event will go to fund the projects of Post 95's “Legion Family.”  A few of the projects are: JROTC scholarship for East Ridge High School Outstanding Senior Cadet, American Legion Boy's and Girl's State, “Josh & Friends” program for T.C. Thompson Children's Hospital, Boy Scouts, Special Olympics, Child Welfare Foundation, care packages for troops, Chambliss Children's Home Christmas, The Stanley Johnson Nursing / Health Science Scholarship and local programs for veterans and their families.

To know more about the projects funded by this event visit www.legion.org/programs/donate or .www.americanlegionpost95.org

Post 95 “Legion Family” consists of: The American Legion, The American Legion (Ladies) Auxiliary, Sons of the American Legion, and American Legion Riders.

Scenic City Lawn Mower Racing Association To Host 5th Annual “Get The Mowdown: Lawnmower Race For Autism”

On Saturday, May 3 at 2 p.m., racers at Savannah Valley Speedway, 10516 Hwy 58, Ooltewah at Goodner’s Equipment, will mount their specially modified mowers and race each other at speeds up to 60 MPH. The SCLMRA hosts several races at the Savannah Valley Speedway throughout the year. Barry Goodner, race coordinator, said “Lawnmower racing is a fun event on so many levels. ... (click for more)

Rep. Kevin Brooks Endorses Eric Watson For Bradley County Sheriff

Rep. Kevin Brooks has endorsed Eric Watson for Bradley County sheriff.  He released the following letter Tuesday. "As a member of The Tennessee General Assembly, I am proud to have served the citizens of Bradley County with my colleague and friend, Chairman Eric Watson, a man whom I proudly endorse in the upcoming sheriff’s election in Bradley County. "Eric Watson has ... (click for more)

Eric Williams Charged In Pinewood Avenue Slaying

Police have made an arrest in the slaying of Daniel Adams on Pinewood Avenue, charging a man who showed up at the hospital with a gunshot wound shortly afterward. Eric Fitzgerald Williams was charged with criminal homicide and filing a false police report. Williams entered Parkridge Hospital suffering from a wound to his head on April 3 - the same day as the Adams slaying. ... (click for more)

One Of "Worst Of The Worst" Gets 10-Month Federal Sentence

One of the men labeled as the "worst of the worst" in a Chattanooga round up was sentenced Tuesday to 10 months and three years supervised release after he plead guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute crack cocaine. Guy Wilkerson told Federal Judge Sandy Mattice, "I'm just a young father and I want the best for my kids." He said he apologized and that he knew what he ... (click for more)

What's Wrong With The City Recycle Program? - And Response (2)

Being new to recycling, I have lots to learn.  I rely on 311 and the attendants at the neighborhood collection centers to assist in building my knowledge.   Recently, I had an experience that makes me reconsidered my recycling efforts.  I loaded up my car, called 311 to verify what I could take, only to be blocked by the attendant at my neighborhood collection ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: That Billboard & Much More

Now that early voting has started and our strawberries have hopefully survived this last blush of winter, allow me to catch up on some things but, first, here’s a letter from a concerned reader I feel compelled to share: “There is something I have noticed throughout Brainerd, East Brainerd, Dayton, etc. A billboard has been put up, I believe by the Health Department of Hamilton ... (click for more)