St. PAWtrick’s Day Costume Walk And Yappy Hour Is March 15

Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Dog dressed as a pot of gold
Dog dressed as a pot of gold

DOGood Chattanooga will present the 5th Annual St. PAWtrick’s Day Costume Walk and Yappy Hour for pups and their people on Saturday, March 15.  The walk begins at Renaissance Park by the Pavilion at 10 a.m.  At 12:30 p.m., they will parade the pups to Whole Foods’ (Greenlife) courtyard for Yappy Hour, from 1-3 p.m. 

The event will include free fresh-baked dog treats from Bone Appetit, giveaways and prizes. Participants are asked to dress their dog (and themselves) in green, and celebrate St. PAWtrick’s Day with DOGood Chattanooga.

DOGood Chattanooga is a volunteer citizens group, working with Chattanooga Parks and Recreation Department to teach responsible dog guardianship to residents and visitors of Chattanooga. DOGood’s goal is “keeping Chattanooga clean, green, and dog friendly.”

Visit Facebook: “DOGood for a Dog Friendly Chattanooga” for upcoming events and news at https://www.facebook.com/groups/dogoodchatt/, follow on Twitter: @DOGoodChatt or visit http://www.chattanooga.gov/parks-and-recreation/parks/pets-policies



Area 4 Special Olympics Basketball Tournament Will Be Feb. 23

Area Special Olympics athletes will be competing in a basketball tournament on Friday, Feb. 23, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at the UTC Roundhouse. Area 4 Special Olympic athletes includes those in Bledsoe, Bradley, Grundy, Hamilton, Marion, McMinn, Marion, McMinn, Polk, Rhea and Sequatchie counties.  Special Olympics Tennessee has helped thousands of children and ... (click for more)

Let's Not Make Chattanooga Dirty Again Rally Was Friday

The Clean Tennessee Campaign hosted a rally on Friday on the Walnut Street Bridge. The “Let’s Not Make Chattanooga Dirty” again rally called on the community and senators for clean air for the city. Organizers said this can be done by protecting vehicle emission standards and the Environmental Protection Agency.   (click for more)

Cachet Peterson, 21, Killed, Tiana Linares, 24, Injured, In Drive-by Shooting Early Sunday Morning On Chestnut Street

Cachet Peterson, 21, was killed and Tiana Linares, 24, was injured in a drive-by shooting on Chestnut Street early Sunday morning. The Chattanooga Police Department responded to a shooting call at 1:27 a.m. in the 1800 block of Chestnut Street .  Upon arrival, officers located the two female victims in a vehicle suffering from gunshot wounds. HCEMS responded to the ... (click for more)

Woman Killed At Foot Of Lookout Mountain After Truck Loses Brakes

A woman was killed at the foot of Lookout Mountain on Saturday morning after her car was struck by a truck that had lost its brakes coming down the mountain. The victim was identified as Mallory Baldschun. A child in her Toyota Tacoma had minor injuries, police said. The driver of the International Prostar truck, James Wilson, also had minor injuries. Two other vehicles ... (click for more)

Six Things We Can Do About Mass Shootings - And Response

All politics aside, the recent shooting in Florida, and every other shooting in a public place, is a senseless and, possibly, preventable tragedy. It is absurd that we can’t gather in a free society without the fear of some nut job or terrorist using us as targets.   And then the cries of “do something!” from every quarter. But, other than the obvious attempt by agenda-pushers ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: It’s Time To ‘Prepare’

On Friday morning, this after a crazed human being killed 17 innocent children and adults at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Wednesday, I sat in a room with Sheriff Jim Hammond and members of his command staff and asked what everyone us want to know: “What do we do?” Gino Bennett, the sage guiding force, sat beside me and he told the room, “The time to ‘prevent’ is over ... (click for more)