March For Babies Set For Sunday At Camp Jordan Arena

Friday, May 16, 2014
Camp Jordan Arena
Camp Jordan Arena

Between 500 and 600 people will be at Camp Jordan Arena, Sunday to take part in the city-wide Chattanooga March for Babies presented by Pediatrix, Parkridge East Hospital, WTVC New Channel 9, Sunny 92.3 FM amd Publix. The event will feature many family oriented activities and is expected to have the largest turnout in River Valley history.  

Registration will begin at noon and the walk starts at 2 p.m.

The Chattanooga March for Babies brings together families, companies and volunteers all raising money so that babies are born happy and healthy. 

March of Dimes was founded in 1938 by President Franklin D. Roosevelt to end polio in the United States and it succeeded. Babies born today continue to receive the Salk and Sabin polio vaccines and benefit from many March of Dimes supported breakthroughs, such as treatments for premature infants and for children with birth defects.    

In addition to the walk, other festivities include a Kid’s Area, DJ, food from Publix, a bounce house, dance competition, mascots, stroller decorating contest, radio station broadcasting live and Star Wars characters. The event will be emceed by News Channel 9 Chief Meteorologist David Glenn. Parking is available in any of the lots. 

Camp Jordan Arena is at 323 Camp Jordan Parkway. 


Erlanger Offers Classes And Events For Oct. 19-22

Erlanger offers online childbirth education class.  The online class is an easy-to-understand interactive program that includes more than 70 videos, animated illustrations, downloadable PDF files, review quizzes and information specific to Erlanger East and Erlanger Baroness birthing services.  By choosing the online childbirth program, participants will have access to ... (click for more)

Joe Page To Head Mental Health And Substance Abuse Services Department’s Statewide Planning Council

Frontier Health Senior Vice President Joe Page has been appointed by Governor Bill Haslam to serve as chairman of the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services's Statewide Planning Council, Commissioner Doug Varney announced. “Joe’s individual characteristics and professional qualifications were exceptional, and I believe his participation is certain ... (click for more)

Planning Commission Votes 6-5 To Reject 7-Story Apartment Building On Cowart Street

After lengthy discussion on Monday before the Chattanooga-Hamilton County Regional Planning Commission, historical neighborhood advocates won a victory in the Southside area when the commission narrowly rejected a request to allow developers to build a seven-story apartment building on the 1200 block of Cowart Street.   The Belle Investment Co. & BYD Coward, ... (click for more)

Charges Upgraded Against Avery To Murder After Victim of Chair Leg Attack At Moccasin Bend Dies

Charges have been upgraded to murder against Leviticus Avery, 37, after a man he allegedly attacked with a chair leg has died. Avery initially was charged with aggravated assault and attempted first-degree murder in the incident last Thursday at the Moccasin Bend Mental Health facility. Kevin Green, 38, remained in critical condition until he died. He was struck in ... (click for more)

Ole Man River Just Keeps Rollin

Citizens are hearing yet another new chapter in Chattanooga’s 21st Century Riverfront concrete repair saga. It seems it will require more repair, more delays and more tax dollars to do it. When will it end? Construction of the Riverfront concrete structures began in 2003. Before it was finished, designers, engineers, contractors, Public Works officials, Mayor Littlefield and ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: It Was Our Tool Shed

Some said the huge beams had been soaking in creosote for two or three years when the men finally stacked them to dry. They were long, about 20 feet each, and thick – maybe eight inches. I remember they were 14 inches wide but the biggest thing I remember was that it was the ugliest lumber I ever saw. They cured the beams for one entire hot summer in the Tool Shed, a huge building ... (click for more)