Operation Round Up Grant Awarded To 6th Cavalry Museum

Thursday, March 13, 2014
Board member Bill Russell, Board Secretary Gerry Depken, 6th U.S. Cavalry Association Commander Robert Fisak and Board President Kyle Russell.
Board member Bill Russell, Board Secretary Gerry Depken, 6th U.S. Cavalry Association Commander Robert Fisak and Board President Kyle Russell.

The 6th Cavalry Museum held its annual meeting to approve its plan of work and events for 2014.   

Donations received by the non-profit museum were reviewed and a check presentation was made on behalf of North Georgia Electric Membership Foundation for $850.   The donation is from the Operation Round Up program that is funded by the rounding up of their electric bill to the next dollar.  The change received funds the grants given by NGEMC to do good in the community.   

The grant purchased a DVD projector to show five educational DVDs about the Army Post at Fort Oglethorpe.  The projector allows the DVDs to be shown on a large screen for school and group tours.  The projector is portable so it can easily be used at the many speaking engagements the museum provides to service clubs, fraternal orders and schools.    

Board President Kyle Russell expressed the board's appreciation. “In addition to the educational programs, we’re excited to be able to show the 1944 Classic Keep Your Powder Dry starring Lana Turner.  The movie is about the WACs (Women’s Army Corps) starring Lana Turner with many scenes filmed here at the Army Post and the old Patten Hotel in Chattanooga.  You really get to see The Post when it was an army installation and the cavalry post on Barnhardt Circle.”   

Anyone interested in requesting the museum to present a program for a school or service club, call Chris McKeever at 706.861-2860 or e-mail chris@6thcavalrymuseum.com.



Chattanooga Bookseller Billy S. Arant, Jr. To Be Featured At Florida Antiquarian Book Fair

Billy S. Arant, Jr., owner of Billy S. Arant, Jr. Bookseller in Chattanooga, will be among booksellers from all over the United States participating the Florida Antiquarian Book Fair on  March 13-15, at The Coliseum in downtown St. Petersburg.  As part of the book fair’s theme of Modern Literature: the truth and beauty of fiction, Mr. Arant will feature a signed ... (click for more)

Cleveland Municipal Building To Be Without Telephone Service On Friday For System Changes

The city of Cleveland Municipal Building will be without telephone service  Friday from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.  while technicians make system changes. (click for more)

Girl, 12, Stabs Boy, 13, Twice At Lookout Valley Middle High School

A female student stabbed a male student twice at Lookout Valley Middle High School on Thursday morning. It happened in a middle school classroom. Sheriff Jim Hammond the students are seventh graders.The girl is 12 and the boy 13. He  said the boy was taken by ambulance and went into surgery after the mid-morning stabbing.  He said the boy received a superficial ... (click for more)

Chief Fletcher Gives Maximum Punishment To Officer Who Fired At Vehicle That Backed Toward Him; Attorney Vows To Fight To Reverse Decision

Chattanooga Police Chief Fred Fletcher has given a maximum punishment to an officer who fired four shots toward a vehicle after he said the driver backed into his vehicle with him standing behind it. Chief Fletcher sustained a finding of “improper use of force – discharge of firearm.” He suspended Officer Alex Olson for 30 days without pay – the maximum suspension allowed ... (click for more)

Shelley Andrews Will Be Missed - And Response

Shelley Andrews was one of the kindest, most thoughtful and most effective laborers in our community.  Her work with the Friends of Moccasin Bend was exemplary.  She listened, she learned and she led with dignity and class. Her brave battle with ovarian cancer was a testament to her positive spirit and commitment to her work on behalf of the people of this region. ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The Magic Bank Account

As the month of January is almost out the door, I am opening my email today to share a marvelous story that legend has it was printed on piece of paper found in Bear Bryant’s wallet when he died in 1983. While I don’t know that the famed Alabama football coach had this lesson in his wallet, chances are he might have if he’d read it. * * * THE BANK ACCOUNT & RULES Imagine ... (click for more)