25th Annual Northwest Georgia Bank Foundation Golf Benefit Raises $95,000 For Local Charities

Thursday, September 5, 2013

The 25th annual Northwest Georgia Bank Foundation Golf Benefit raised almost $95,000 to help fund north Georgia and Chattanooga area charities.

More than half of the community bank’s employees played a role supporting the fundraiser at the Champions Club at Hampton Creek, including serving on planning committees, raising money, covering for co-workers who volunteered and spending the day on the course serving players.

Ringgold Telephone Company served as top sponsor again this year, followed by more than 200 additional sponsors at various funding levels.

Golf Benefit proceeds now surpass $1 million for a long list of beneficiaries. Most recent recipients include the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Chattanooga, Inc, Prison Prevention Ministries, Primary Healthcare Centers, Friends of Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Military Park, the Better Business Bureau, Score International, and the Catoosa Citizens for Literacy.  In fact, funding to build the Northwest Georgia Bank Amphitheatre came entirely from golf benefit proceeds.

Since 2012, Northwest Georgia Bank contributed over $145,000 in community gifts apart from the 
Northwest Georgia Bank Foundation, while employees donate hundreds of hours of hands-on volunteer 
service annually to local charities.

Donations to the Northwest Georgia Bank Foundation are tax-deductible and always welcome. Make checks payable to: Northwest Georgia Bank Foundation, Attn: Kevin Taylor, Treasurer, PO Box 789, Ringgold, GA 30736.


First Horizon Declares Quarterly Dividends

First Horizon National Corporation, parent company of First Tennessee Bank, board of directors has approved payment of a quarterly cash dividend on its common stock of $.07 per share. The dividend is payable on Oct. 3 to the common shareholders of record on Sept. 9.   The board also approved payment of a quarterly cash dividend of $1,550 per share on First Horizon’s Non-Cumulative ... (click for more)

Develop CENTS Hosts Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony

IT startup Develop CENTS will celebrate the opening of their 6110 Shallowford Road location with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday, Aug. 4 from 10-11 a.m. Founded in 2013, the company specializes in providing IT support and web hosting to nonprofits and small businesses. Officials said their expansion, including a new office space and an addition to the staff, will allow ... (click for more)

$30 Million Development Planned At King And South Market; Will Include Hotel, Condos, Offices, Retail, Possible Restaurant

A new $30 million development is planned for the Southside at King Street and South Market. Nick Wilkinson, city deputy director for economic development, said it will include a hotel, condos, offices, retail and possibly a restaurant. It could also include some light industry. A storage building and a parking lot are now at the site. He said the developers plan to reuse ... (click for more)

Investor In Scheme Says Dyer Made Contacts At Quarterback Club

One of the investors who was a loser in an investment scheme recently halted by the Securities and Exchange Commission said one of the Chattanooga brokers involved made many of his contacts through the Chattanooga Quarterback Club. Paul Smith, former Hamilton County Democratic Party chairman, said Doug Dyer has been the president for many years of the club that promotes UTC and ... (click for more)

Expand Broadband Internet, Not The Size Of Government

I’d like to respond to two letters in your July 13 edition that praised Rep. Mike Carter’s efforts to expand statewide broadband access. Rep. Carter wants more government involvement in the broadband sector, including an expansion of taxpayer-funded, municipal broadband networks.  Rep. Carter’s supporters argued he’s standing up for consumers against huge telecommunications ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Our Horses Vs. DesJarlais

It is well-known that shortly after the despicable “Big Lick” faction of the Tennessee Walking Horse industry put on a very-pointed fundraiser for the equally repugnant Congressman Scott DesJarlais (R-Jasper) two years ago, the misguided doctor has repeatedly tried to bully and strong-arm the U.S. Department of Agriculture on the behalf of the vermin who sadistically torture the ... (click for more)