Local Young Ladies Competes For The Miss Teen Chattanooga/Knoxville Title

Thursday, February 20, 2014
Shelly Jones
Shelly Jones

Shelly Jones and Ainek Jenkins, both of Chattanooga, have been selected to participate in the 2014 Miss Teen Chattanooga/Knoxville pageant competition that will take place on Sunday, March 16.  Ms. Jones and Ms. Jenkins learned of their acceptance into this year's competition when the pageant announced their selections following interviewing in the local Chattanooga/Knoxville area.  They submitted an application and took part in an interview session that was conducted by this year's Chattanooga/Knoxville pageant coordinator.

Ms. Jones and Ms. Jenkins will be competing for their share of thousands of dollars in prizes and specialty gifts that will be distributed to contestants. They will be competing in the Miss Teen ivision, one of four divisions that will have young ladies ages of 7-19 competing in modeling routines, which include casual wear and formal wear. Ms. Jones and Ms. Jenkins will display their personality and interviewing skills while interviewing with this year's Chattanooga/Knoxville judging panel. Personality is the number one aspect that each contestant is judged on during all phases of competition.

If Ms. Jones or Ms. Jenkins were to win the title of Miss Teen Chattanooga/Knoxville, she would represent Chattanooga/Knoxville and the surrounding communities at the national competition that will take place in Orlando. Over $30,000 in prizes and awards will be presented at the national competition while each winner enjoys an expense paid trip of five nights and six days in Orlando.

Community businesses, organizations, and private individuals will assist Ms. Jones or Ms. Jenkins in participating in this year's competition by becoming an official sponsor to them. Through sponsorship, each contestant receives all the necessary training, rehearsals, and financial support which will allow Ms. Jones and Ms. Jenkins to become very confident and well-prepared contestants in this year's Chattanooga/Knoxville Pageant, said officials.

Any business, organization, or private individual who may be interested in becoming a sponsor to Ms. Jones or Ms. Jenkins may contact the Miss Teen Chattanooga/Knoxville pageant coordinator, at 877.403-6678.

Ainek Jenkins
Ainek Jenkins

Dade County And The Arts - Art Within Community

For several years, a monthly open mic show featured a variety of performers without censorship.  I performed in the first show, watched it develop over time, and was in the audience during the last show. The show taught me how art can function in community. This type of community snuck up on me and seemed to develop slowly through the ritual of a monthly gathering time and ... (click for more)

New Hamilton County Marriage Licenses

Here are the new marriage licenses from the County Clerk's office: MATTHEW PRESTON EWTON                             KRISTEN REANNA WILSON 6313 TELETHA LANE                                 6313 TELETHA LANE CHATTANOOGA, TN 37415 ... (click for more)

Unexpected Amount East Ridge Owes On Fire Hall Property Rises To $603,000; City To Apply For Reimbursement

The unexpected amount the city of East Ridge will owe the state on the fire hall property in connection with the Bass Pro development has risen to $603,000. Earlier, East Ridge officials said the payment would be $428,000. City Manager Andrew Hyatt said Monday, "The Tennessee Department of Transportation notified the city of East Ridge that an appraisal of the city’s former ... (click for more)

Fire Breaks Out At House Off Highway 58

A fire broke out on Memorial Day afternoon at a house off Highway 58. A 911 call was made at 12:10 p.m. reporting a house fire at 6019 Hillcrest Dr. The Highway 58 Volunteer Fire Department responded and found fire showing on an addition to the house. Firefighters worked quickly entering the addition to extinguish the fire from spreading to the main level of the house. ... (click for more)

A Memorial Day Reflection

I wish I could find that combination of words that would capture an inclusive meaning of Memorial Day.  I have attended many Memorial Day programs at the Chattanooga National Cemetery, so many that now they have merged into one memory.  But what stands out is that each year there are more friends and veterans to visit.  Some gave their all many years ago.  And ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Keep Your ‘Dirty’ Feed

Mark Twain once observed the difference in a cat and a lie is that a cat only has nine lives. You might remember that when you hear that a group of Tennessee Walking Horse trainers just donated two tons of horse feed “to aid and assist in the rehabilitation” of 55 horses that were rescued from deplorable conditions at a West Tennessee farm. The truth is that the horses were taken ... (click for more)