Governor Haslam And CNN Hero Of The Year To Kick Off Great American Cleanup In Tennessee

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Keep Tennessee Beautiful and the Heritage Foundation will hold a special event on Friday, to kick off the 2014 Great American Cleanup in Tennessee. CNN’s 2013 Hero of the Year Chad Pregracke, who has dedicated his life to cleaning up the Mississippi River and other waterways, will be the keynote speaker at Friday’s event.

Governor Bill Haslam will also be there to designate March as Keep Tennessee Beautiful Month. 

 

Friday’s event will take place at 7:30 a.m., at the Franklin Theatre at 419 Main Street in downtown Franklin. The event is expected to last approximately an hour and a half.

 

 


TVCC Has Paddle School June 2-4

Approximately 260 Tennessee Valley Canoe Club paddlers will be headed to the club's annual Paddle School, June 2-4.  There are 159 students comprising 135 TVCC whitewater paddlers and 24 in the flatwater courses.  Whitewater classes range from Level 1 through Level 4, and even include children paddlers.   This year, flatwater courses will include the traditional ... (click for more)

Booker T. Washington State Park Pool Opens For The Season

The Booker T. Washington State Park pool opens for the season on Saturday. The Olympic-sized pool features a diving board and a children’s wading pool. Admission is $5/person and overnight guests swimming as a group pay half price. Seasonal passes are available for $80 for 40 visits. More information can be found here . Operating hours are as follows: · ... (click for more)

Fire Destroys Commercial Building On Dodson Avenue

Chattanooga firefighters responded to a commercial fire shortly after 1 a.m. Monday.   Captain Wadie Suttles with Engine 4 said heavy smoke and flames were visible when the first of four fire companies arrived on the scene at 3019 Dodson Ave. As firefighters forced their way inside to began an interior attack, Captain Suttles called for a second alarm response to bring ... (click for more)

Bradley Detectives Investigating Death Of 18-Month-Old Child; Foul Play Not Suspected At This Time

Detectives in the Bradley County Sheriff's Criminal Investigations Division are investigating the death of an 18-month old child that occurred Saturday evening.   Multiple phone calls into the 911 Communications Center led to patrol deputies responding to a residence on Lowery Street, N.E. Upon arrival deputies discovered a deceased child inside the residence, which ... (click for more)

What We Owe Our Veterans

As our church, Warren Chapel AME Church  paid honors to the veterans and my viewing of the PBS feature,  Sunday , evening, I began to feel and think differently than before. Each year to sort of "go all out" celebrating Veteran's Day.  WE provide flags, certificates, notes of appreciation and acknowledgements.  My  brother, father and grandfather were ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Memorial Day In Just Six Seconds

John Kelly, who is now our Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, was among the greatest of all generals in United States history as a leader in the Marine Corps. In 2010 he was speaking to the Marine Corps’ Semper Fi Society in St. Louis when – towards the end of his talk – he offered what I believe is the most brilliant explanation of what Memorial Day is that I have ... (click for more)