First Fred Lupton Memorial Golf Tournament Set For April 11

Friday, March 21, 2014
The life of Fred Lupton, a long-time volunteer and stalwart supporter of Bachman Academy, will be celebrated in an inaugural golf tournament, The Fred Lupton Memorial Golf Tournament, on April 11.
The life of Fred Lupton, a long-time volunteer and stalwart supporter of Bachman Academy, will be celebrated in an inaugural golf tournament, The Fred Lupton Memorial Golf Tournament, on April 11.

The inaugural Fred Lupton Memorial Golf Tournament is gaining momentum from area sponsors and supporters.  Proceeds will be used to provide scholarships to current and prospective students at Bachman Academy.

The tournament is in memory of Fred Lupton of Chattanooga who passed away in December.  He had been involved with the school for 50 years.  “We’re thrilled to have such a fitting way to honor the memory of long-time volunteer and stalwart supporter of the Academy," said Director of Development Anne Cadle.  "Thanks to the generosity of Mr. Lupton and others throughout the years, many students have been able to attend Bachman Academy who might not have been financially able."

Bachman Academy is a non-profit boarding and day school for intelligent students who learn differently.  Some have a diagnosed speech and language disorder like dyslexia or dysgraphia, while others live with ADD or ADHD.  Education is not one size fits all at Bachman. The curriculum is individualized, challenging and effective, said officials.  “On our 180 acres, the campus is our classroom,” stated Ms. Cadle.

The golf event will be held at the Chatata Valley Golf Course in Cleveland.  Highlights include a luncheon with a short program, an 18-hole scramble, hole-in-one contest for a possible $10,000, putting contest, raffles, prizes and more.  Registration begins at 11 a.m. and tee off at 1 p.m. The cost is $75 per golfer.  There will be 2 players to a team. Hole sponsorships are still available for $250.  Sponsors will receive a wooden sign that will be placed at the tee box and the opportunity to have an item in a give-away bag given to each golfer. 

To register for the tournament please visit Bachman Academy’s Facebook page and click the Golf Tournament tab.


Lane Closures For Projects Start Saturday

ML King Boulevard will be closed for eastbound traffic between Market Street and Broad Street, beginning at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday.  This building maintenance project is scheduled for 10 hours, and the roadway will reopen at 6:30 p.m. that day.  Detours will be posted.  The 200 block of Market Street will be narrowed to one lane northbound for installation of a ... (click for more)

Wearables Is The July Exhibit At River Gallery

The Wearables exhibit featuring Jenny Threads by Jen Swearington, jewelry by Mary Lynn Portera and jewelry by Katie Rogers will be at River Gallery July 1-31.   There will be an opening reception on Saturday, July 9, from 5-7 p.m. with the artists.   River Gallery is at 400 E. Second St.  Review for the exhibit:  River Gallery's ... (click for more)

Fire Destroys Highway 58 BBQ

A fire destroyed a barbeque restaurant on Highway 58 on Friday afternoon.   Chattanooga firefighters were dispatched to the Highway 58 BBQ around 6 p.m. The business is located at 4921 Highway 58. Though the business was housed in a small building, the flames and smoke could be seen from a long distance away.  Captain Teri Rose with Quint 6 said the ... (click for more)

2nd Independent Candidate May Be On Walker County Ballot

A second Independent candidate may be on the ballot for sole commissioner of Walker County in the election on Nov. 8. Perry D. Lamb, Jr. has been working toward collecting the necessary 1,640 signatures of registered voters on a petition. His campaign said he is close to the goal. Incumbent Bebe Heiskell is running an an Independent. Election officials said since she was ... (click for more)

Save Coolidge Park - And Response (2)

Last Monday morning while at work a good friend messaged me concerning a matter that I had not heard anything about dealing with Coolidge Park and its future. Apparently that night the City Council was to read an ordinance that would allow the mayor to start negotiations with the relocation of the Medal of Honor Museum. This ordinance would enable the city to lease approximately ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Looking For A Wife

Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, is a really cool place. I tried to buy a huge mounted buffalo head in an antique store there one time until I found out the shipping charges were four times what the head was worth. But suddenly my rapt attention is riveted on Coeur d'Alene again because a dazzling social experiment is taking place this very moment at a plush resort in north Idaho. Several ... (click for more)