Mardi Gras Gala Raises Funds For Chambliss Center

Friday, February 21, 2014

The second annual Mardi Gras Gala will take place on Saturday, March 1, from 7-11 p.m. at Loose Cannon.  The evening will feature New Orleans style food, beverages, music, beads, masks, a photo booth and more.   

The event is a collaboration between Events With Taste Catering, Loose Cannon, and Chambliss Center for Children.  Tickets are available for purchase online (www.chamblisscenter.org) for $60 per person and include food and beverages.  Ticket prices increase on Feb. 25 to $70. 

Anyone who purchases a ticket to the event will be offered an invitation to a special private event hosted by HBO.  On March 4, HBO will host the premiere of their upcoming documentary entitled Paycheck to Paycheck: The Life and Times of Katrina Gilbert, a story of one of the parents whose children attend Chambliss Center for Children.  The movie is an intimate glimpse into the life a single mother, trying to do it all and struggling to get ahead.  The event is strictly by invitation only, and all guests must RSVP according to the instructions on the invitation.   

Chambliss Center for Children is a local non-profit organization caring for hundreds of children through an early childhood education and child care program as well as a residential program for children who have been removed from their homes.  The agency will use all proceeds to funds their programs for at-risk children. 

For more information, contact Chambliss Center for Children at 468-1130.


Dalton Police Department Recognized For Traffic Safety Enforcement And Education

The Dalton Police Department is being recognized for having one of the best traffic safety enforcement and education programs in the country.  The International Association of Chiefs of Police awarded the department third place honors among similar sized agencies in its annual Law Enforcement Challenge. The IACP also gave Dalton a special award for having the best distracted ... (click for more)

River Gallery Has New Exhibit Opening Saturday

The new River Gallery exhibit, opening Saturday and running through Aug. 31, will feature works by Amanda Brazier of Tennessee and Kelly Jean Ohl of Minnesota.  There will be an opening reception with the artists on Friday, Aug. 7, from 6:30-8 p.m  Review for the exhibit:  With strong overtones of earth, pattern, and structure the two artists in River ... (click for more)

Tyecha McCullough, 23, Stabbed To Death At College Hill Courts; 2nd Person Hurt; Eric McCullough, 46, In Custody

Tyecha McCullough, 23, was the  woman who was stabbed to death at College Hill Courts on Wednesday night. At approximately  10:27 p.m.,  the Chattanooga Police Department responded to 1400 Cypress Street Court for a stabbing.   Officers located the victim suffering from a life-threatening stab wound and she  was transported from the scene ... (click for more)

Cohutta Bank On Highway 58 Robbed

For the second day in a row, a Chattanooga bank was robbed by a white male. Chattanooga Police responded to Cohutta Bank in the 5600 block of Highway 153 on the report of a robbery on Wednesday afternoon. The suspect, who was reported to be unarmed, used a note to demand cash from the teller. No one was injured during this robbery.  The suspect left in a ... (click for more)

Chattanooga Strong

The hearts, minds and prayers of Tennesseans, and of the entire nation, have been turned toward Chattanooga this month.  We are sickened and saddened by the senseless tragedy, and we grieve for the families of the five service members who were killed, Gunnery Sgt. Thomas J. Sullivan, Sgt. Carson A. Holmquist, Lance Cpl. Squire “Skip” K. Wells, Staff Sgt. David A. Wyatt and ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Dr. Palmer, You’re Toast

America is absolutely furious! By 3 o’clock yesterday afternoon there were 36,000 people who had petitioned the White House to extradite Walter Palmer, who is today the most despised man in all of North America. On the Yelp.com website, that promotes his dentistry business in Eden Prairie, Minn, over 6,000 had posted violent, vulgar and vicious notes and, for the record, 60 of them ... (click for more)