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.




Local Organizations Raised Almost $500,000 Collectively During #GivingTuesday

Causeway, The Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce, the Community Foundation of Greater Chattanooga, The Generosity Trust, and United Way joined forces to oversee this year’s  #GivingTuesday initiative, #CHAGIVES. Since 2015, organizations have come together for a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage ... (click for more)

Moccasin Bend Chapter Of DAR Has Christmas Lunch And Auction

Members of the Moccasin Bend Chapter of DAR held their Christmas lunch and auction at the Signal Mountain Community Guild Room on Saturday. The auction raised $562 and benefits Fisher House, which provides free or low cost lodging to veterans or military families while receiving medical treatment at military medical centers.  For more information on DAR, or inquiry for ... (click for more)

Man Barges Into Woman's Home In MLK Neighborhood; Tries To Rape Her; Photos Of Suspect Released; Thomas Carr, 28, Is Arrested

Chattanooga Police said a man barged into a woman's home in the MLK Neighborhood around noon on Tuesday and tried to rape the woman.   Thomas Lee Carr, 28, was taken into custody on Wednesday morning. Carr is charged with one count of attempted rape. Police said, "The victim was followed by the suspect into her residence where the victim was then ... (click for more)

Moccasin Bend Resident Asks City To Move Police Firing Range So He Can Open Bed And Breakfast Inn

A Moccasin Bend resident is asking the city to move a police firing range from off the historic Bend so he can open a bed and breakfast inn. Steve Holmes also said the move needs to take place because the new Moccasin Bend National Park is set to begin implementing its management plan early next year. He said the park should bring 250,000 visitors to Chattanooga each year with ... (click for more)

Vince Dean Saved The Day

Permit me to publicly express appreciation to Vince Dean. His calm, comprehensive and diplomatic arguments to the Chattanooga City Council against the administration’s ill-advised plan to segregate retirees and herd them unwillingly into a separate insurance plan unquestionably saved the day. The proposed new plan, if implemented, was certain to cause months of chaos and confusion ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Let’s Focus On ‘Better’

As I stepped away from the overflow crowd at  Monday  night’s Town Council meeting on Signal Mountain, I leaned in to tell Jean Trohanis how sorry I was to hear of the loss of her dearest friend. But in that millisecond before I could speak, the former but still-loved elementary school principal gave me her best hallway hiss and, with a pointed finger, she ordered, “You ... (click for more)