Great Gatsby Gala And Casino Night Benefits Susan G. Koman Of Chattanooga

Benefit Is April 19

Thursday, April 03, 2014

The Great Gatsby Gala and Casino Night will make its premiere as a 1920’s-theme fundraiser benefitting Susan G. Komen in the Silver Ballroom of the Read House on Saturday, April 19.  Held from 6:30-11 p.m., guests will enjoy a full night of entertainment, including a sit-down dinner from Porters’ master chef, period jazz music, and a silent auction.  Following dinner guest can dance the Charleston play at the casino tables that include blackjack, craps, Texas Hold’Em poker, roulette, and three-card poker with the casino chips provided to each guest.

Live jazz by pianist John Tunstall and vocalist Maria Sable will set the tone for the evening and provide music during a three-course dinner featuring grilled free-range chipotle chicken. Wine is provided at each table, and cash bars will also be available throughout the night.  Then it is on to the dance floor or the casino where music and entertainment will be provided by the casino DJ. A professional photographer will be on site, so dressing in period costume is encouraged. 

The Great Gatsby Gala and Casino Night will support Komen in the mission to find the cures and end breast cancer, forever. Reservations are limited to 230 guests and tickets, at $100, are available at www.komenchattanooga.org


Bradley County Justice Center Hosts Open House On Nov. 2

There will be an Open House at the Bradley County Justice Center at 2290 Blythe Ave., Southeast in Cleveland. The event will be free and open to the public on Sunday, Nov. 2 ,  from 2-4 p.m. There will be guided tours of the administrative section, Criminal Investigations Division, including the forensics lab, patrol section, as well as corrections and judicial services. ... (click for more)

Dr. Carol Berz Speaks On Transparency At Brainerd Kiwanis Club

Councilwoman Dr. Carol Berz told the Brainerd Kiwanis Club, "'Transparency' is a hackneyed word, but I really believe in it." She said of the city government, "We're really trying to be totally accountable...You can go online and see the city budget. It's all information that before was behind closed doors."  Of her six years representing the sixth district, Dr. Berz ... (click for more)

2 People Shot Saturday Night On Carousel Road

Two people were shot Saturday evening on Carousel Road. At  9:11 p.m. , Chattanooga Police responded to 1406 Carousel Road on a call of a person shot. One victim on the scene suffered minor injuries.  Another victim was transported by personal vehicle to a local hospital. The s econd victim suffered non-life-threatening injuries.  The suspect ... (click for more)

Teenager Killed In ATV Accident Thursday Night

Damon Lee Jones, 15, was killed Thursday night in an ATV accident in Walker County. It was reported he was riding with a 17-year old, when they tried to enter a church parking lot, but ran into a cable barrier. The accident happened on Dunwoody Road in LaFayette. The other rider, identified as Timothy J. Wallin, was not injured.   (click for more)

Tom Dugan Was A Good Man

Tom was my boss for most of my 36 years at Carta.  At the ceremony where I was awarded my 30-year service award, Tom said, "Don disagrees with 85% of my decisions, but I wish I had 80 more employees just like him." This kind of indicates our relationship. When I asked him to help with my plans for a reunion for the group of Veterans that I served with in Vietnam, he quickly ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: More Sunday Funnies

On the last Sunday before Daylight Savings Time disappears next week, let’s go to my jokes back for some grins and giggles: * * * An old gentleman was on the operating table awaiting surgery and he insisted that his son-in-law, a renowned surgeon, perform the operation.  As he was about to get the anesthesia, he asked to speak to his son-in-law. “Yes, Dad, what is ... (click for more)