Displaced Jaycee Towers Residents Stay Overnight At Red Cross Shelter After Monday's Fire

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

More than half of the 150 residents at Jaycee Towers stayed overnight at the shelter operated by the American Red Cross of Southeast Tennessee. The shelter was set up at the South Chattanooga Recreation Center on W. 40th Street Monday afternoon after it was discovered that repairing the damage from the electrical fire would take 36 to 72 hours to complete. That estimate was provided by EPB technicians.

Red Cross Executive Director Greg Waite said Tuesday morning that 82 residents, many of them with physical disabilities and other special needs, stayed overnight at the shelter. The Red Cross had volunteers and trained nurses to care for the residents, and the Chattanooga Salvation Army provided dinner for everyone.

Through breakfast Tuesday, The Salvation Army had served 243 meals, 322 snacks and 318 drinks, and will serve lunch and dinner on Tuesday at the South Side Recreation Center. 

Kimberly George, Salvation Army incident commander, said, "We would like to thank our volunteers and our partnering agencies. Together we are 'doing the most good' to meet the needs of the displaced residents."

Representatives from the Chattanooga Fire Marshal’s office will be visiting Jaycee Towers Tuesday and will conduct a complete fire and life safety inspection to ensure the building is safe for the occupants once the repairs are made and power has been restored to the 18-story building.


Catoosa County Arrest Report For Aug. 21-27

Click  here  for the Catoosa County arrest report for Aug. 21-27. (click for more)

Walker County Arrest Report For Aug. 24-30

Here is the Walker County arrest report for Aug. 24-30: LOPEZ MARIA AURELIA H/F 27 Officer FORREST SUSPENDED, OBSTRUCTED TAG, NO INSURANCE JOHNSON ERIC SCOTT W/M 20 Officer HOUSER FAILURE TO APPEAR (M) CARMIN-ONEIL TAKOTA DANIEL W/M 20 Officer PHILPOT FIALURE TO APPEAR (M) STONE JAMIE NATHANIEL W/M 27 Officer DAVIS RETURN ... (click for more)

DWT Is DUI - And Response

A routine narrative of a DUI arrest report goes something like this:   The defendant was operating a motor vehicle in the 00 block of sonsoroad. The driver was weaving back and forth across the marked roadway. The defendant drove through a stop sign. Was stopped at an intersection despite the traffic light was green. Entered the lane of another vehicle and caused a ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: UT’s Gender-Neutral Dopes

With due apology to Smokey, the University of Tennessee’s famed blue-tick hound, the tail is wagging the dog at UT-Knoxville. Donna Braquet, the director of the university’s Pride Center, wants to suck 99.9 percent of the 28,000 students into a ridiculous scheme that will make the campus “welcoming and inclusive for all” … .01 percent. Her idea is to do away with binary gender ... (click for more)

Jumper, Ex-Baylor Star, To Start For Vols Vs. Bowling Green

(Story will be updated) When 25 th -ranked Tennessee plays Bowling Green on Saturday afternoon at Nissan Stadium in Nashville, former Baylor School standout Colton Jumper will be the Vols’ starting middle linebacker. The 6-foot-2-inch, 227-pound Jumper played at Baylor for coach Phil Massey and recorded 251 tackles, 39 tackles for loss, 22 sacks, two interceptions, caused ... (click for more)

Baylor Sweeps Two Nashville Teams In Volleyball Saturday

Volleyball teams from Brentwood Academy and Pope John Paul II have at least one thing in common on Saturday following matches with Baylor and GPS.  They both headed back to Nashville with a win and a loss as both beat GPS and both lost to Baylor. Baylor improved to 13-1 overall and 3-0 in region play with Saturday's two wins, including a 3-1 verdict over Brentwood ... (click for more)