Baylor Diving Club's Kilie Wilson Competes In National Diving Championship

Wednesday, April 30, 2014
 Baylor Diving Club's Kilie Wilson participated in the 2014 East JO National Diving Championship in Largo, Florida over the weekend.  Kilie was 22nd on 3-M and 28th on the 1-M Girls 11 & U events.  Wilson has only been diving for nine months.

The team's next meet will be the 2014 Summer JO Region # 7 Diving Championships in Moultrie, Georgia June 13-15.  The 2014 AAU Nationals will be @ Georgia Tech July 23-29 & USA JO Nationals will be @ the Allan Jones Aquatic Center in Knoxville July 28-August 4th.
 

CHATTANOOGA DIVING LEAGUE (CDL):  The Chattanooga Diving League (CDL) will meet this Friday in the stands @ Baylor pool from 6:30-7:00.  Anyone interested in the league is welcome to come. There are eight teams set to comepete this year.   The CDL Championships will be @ Baylor Saturday July 19th.  The starting time will be 12:00 Noon.  More information and teams will follow soon.

3 Months Of Ripken Experience: 363 Teams, 23 States, $6.7 Million

The first three months of youth baseball tournaments at the Ripken Experience Pigeon Forge have been everything the city expected – and perhaps more. “Baseball lives on statistics, and the numbers coming out of the Ripken Experience are awesome. Visitor spending of $6.7 million in Pigeon Forge is simply wonderful,” said Eric Brackins, Pigeon Forge assistant city manager, who ... (click for more)

Randy Smith: Taking Off The Bracelet

"God doesn't take things away to be cruel. He takes things away to make room for other things. He takes things away to lighten us. He takes things away so we can fly." - Pat Summitt Since the spring of 2012 I have worn an orange and blue bracelet with the words, "Fierce Courage" on one side, and Coach Pat Summitt's signature on the other. For more than four years, that bracelet ... (click for more)

Blakemore, Corbett, Rachels Charged In Red Bank Heroin Death

Three Chattanooga residents have been charged with distribution of heroin that led to the death of an individual in Red Bank in February. Authorities have cited a recent rise in heroin abuse in the Chattanooga area, causing several overdose deaths, including three in one recent weekend.   A federal grand jury on Tuesday returned a superseding indictment charging ... (click for more)

Teen Shot Multiple Times On 4th Avenue; 2nd Youth Shot Twice On Pinewood Avenue; Woman Shot Twice On 25th Street

A teen was shot multiple times on 4th Avenue on Monday night. The victim was 19-year-old JaMarcus Davis. A second teen, 18-year-old Jaylain Ballard, was shot twice early Tuesday morning on Pinewood Avenue. Marion Heard, 45, was shot twice early Tuesday morning on 25th Street. In the first incident, Chattanooga Police responded at 7:20 p.m. to the area of the 2600 block ... (click for more)

General Bell: Chattanooga Needs The Coolidge Medal Of Honor Heritage Center - And Response (7)

I'm pleased and indeed compelled to let you know a bit more about the exciting and most honorable "Charles H. Coolidge Medal of Honor Heritage Center" planned for Coolidge Park.     Here's what the Heritage Center will be:  It will be a fitting capstone for Chattanooga's Coolidge Park on Northshore in downtown Chattanooga.  While this exceptional Chattanooga ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Pat Summitt’s Dash

In 1996 a woman named Linda Ellis wrote one of life’s most beautiful poems. Called “The Dash,” its first two verses read like this: “I read of a man who stood to speak at the funeral of a friend. He referred to the dates on the tombstone from the beginning…to the end. “He noted that first came the date of birth and spoke the following date with tears, but he said what ... (click for more)