BB&T Supports Chattanooga Area Food Bank Children’s Feeding Programs

Thursday, May 15, 2014

The Northwest Georgia branch of the Chattanooga Area Food Bank received a donation from BB&T that will enable the CAFB and its network of agencies to keep fighting hunger in the Northwest Georgia community. A large portion of BB&T’s contribution will support children’s feeding programs like the upcoming school year’s Sack pack program which provides weekend meals for students who need it. With their donation, BB&T, in partnership with Rock Bridge Community Church, will also host a school-wide mobile food drop at Antioch Elementary on Saturday.

The food drop will provide roughly forty pounds of food for up to 545 qualifying families of Antioch students that will allow them to fill their pantries before the school lets out for summer break. Families will be able to walk away from the drop with fresh produce, bread, non-perishables, meal staples, and more.

Chattanooga Area Food Bank President, Maeghan Jones said that the Antioch Elementary food drop will benefit families in a way many people don’t realize. “Many students rely on schools for up to ten meals each week during the regular school year. During the summer, that added support is missing so programs like this help to bridge the gap. We are thankful to BB&T for supporting such an important initiative.”

Bill Davies, BB&T NorthWest Georgia Market president adds, “We applaud and support the outstanding work conducted in North Georgia by the Chattanooga Area Food Bank. As part of our Lighthouse Project, this contribution enables us to live out BB&T's mission ‘to make the communities we serve better places to live’ by lending a helping hand to those in need.”

The food drop will be held at Antioch Elementary,1819 Riverbend Road, Dalton, GA, on Saturday from 8 a.m.-noon.

Chattanooga Eagles To Host Charity Benefit September 19

Chattanooga Fraternal Order of Eagles #945 and Ladies Auxiliary invite the community to hit the links in support of various local and international charities at its 6th Annual Charity Golf Tournament Friday, Sept. 19, at the Brown Acres Golf Course, 406 Brown Rd. The event is open to the public at a cost of $100 per-player or $400 per-four person team if registered by Sept. ... (click for more)

Dance At American Legion In East Ridge Saturday

The American Legion, 3397 Ringgold Road in East Ridge will host its monthly dance on Saturday.  Cover charge is $5 per person, and hours are 7 - 10 p.m.  Light refreshments will be served.  All are welcome to dance, or just sit and listen to the Legionnaires big band playing tunes of Woody Herman, Glenn Miller, and many others. (click for more)

Rhasean Lowry, 34, Charged In Death of 3-Year-Old Girl

Rhasean Lowry, 34, was arrested for abusing a three-year-old girl, and then criminal homicide after she died. Last Tuesday, the Chattanooga Police Department was called on a suspected child abuse case. Lowry took the victim to a local hospital and he stated the victim fell down steps. Doctors advised that the victim’s injuries were the result of blunt force trauma consistent ... (click for more)

City IDB Member Who Made Motion For $9 Million Black Creek TIF Had Not Lived In City For Years

A City Industrial Development Board (IDB) member who made the motion to approve a controversial $9 million Black Creek Tax Increment Financing (TIF) had not lived in the city for years, City Attorney Wade Hinton confirmed. Chris Ramsey, a BlueCross BlueShield official, was not present at an IDB meeting on Tuesday morning. Five other board members were. Citizen Helen Burns ... (click for more)

Decimating The Chattanooga Public Library - And Response

Corinne Hill claims that the library is just undergoing a normal weeding process for eliminating books.  She has bragged that she's responsible for the elimination of over 100,000 books - with more to go. "Normal" weeding is not rampant throwing away.  Yes, books go to the Friends for their sale - where they get $2 for a $75 book and thousands wind up being recycled ... (click for more)

The Many Lessons I Learned From Helen McDonald Exum

Helen McDonald Exum was my friend and mentor. As I think of her passing I can only imagine the celebration that is happening in heaven as the news of her arrival is being told. I am sure that there is a party that not only has she organized but that there is not a detail that has been left to chance. I am sure that it is the grandest of events, for you see, she has been planing ... (click for more)