Chattanooga Hosts 65th Annual Armed Forces Day Parade And Luncheon

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Friday in downtown Chattanooga, Hamilton County and the Chattanooga Area Veterans Council will continue their long-standing tradition of hosting a parade and celebration to honor military personnel. The procession will step off and travel north from Market St and MLK at 10:30 a.m.  Event highlights include flyover, military vehicles, bands and JROTC units.

Each year, the parade highlights a military branch of service, and the Army is being honored this year.  Maj. Gen. Leslie J.

Carroll, Chief of Staff, U.S. Army Forces Command, is serving as parade marshal and will speak at a luncheon at the Trade Center at noon. The 129th Army Band, headquartered in Nashville, will lead the parade.  Aircraft from the Hixson Air Museum will awe crowds with a flyover as the parade begins.


Black Art In America Founder Visits Chattanooga Saturday

Collectors, art lovers and Chattanooga visual art enthusiasts are invited to attend an exhibition of fine African American Art presented by Najee Dorsey, founder of Black Art In America.  The exhibit includes Mr. Dorsey's work, along with other works by African-American artists.  Works on paper by John Biggers, Elizabeth Catlett and other 20th Century masters will be available ... (click for more)

Dalton Police Department Officer Retires After More Than 25 Years Of Service

After nearly 26 years of service to the city, Officer Ray Figg has served his last patrol shift as a Dalton police officer. Officer Figg's retirement from the agency was marked with a ceremony Tuesday afternoon at the Police Services Center. Chief Jason Parker presented Officer Figg with his badge in front of a gathering of family, friends, and fellow DPD officers Tuesday afternoon. In ... (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)

Volkswagen To Spend Up To $14.7 Billion To Settle Allegations Of Cheating Emissions Tests And Deceiving Customers On 2.0 Liter Diesel Vehicles

In two related settlements, one with the United States and the State of California, and one with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, German automaker Volkswagen AG and related entities have agreed to spend up to $14.7 billion to settle allegations of cheating emissions tests and deceiving customers. Volkswagen will offer consumers a buyback and lease termination for nearly 500,000 ... (click for more)

General Bell: Chattanooga Needs The Coolidge Medal Of Honor Heritage Center - And Response (4)

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)