Tommy Jett Entertainer’s Reunion Set For Aug. 3

Thursday, July 10, 2014

The 17th Annual Tommy Jett Entertainer’s Reunion will be held at the Historic Ringgold Depot on Sunday, Aug. 3, from 1-8 p.m. The proceeds this year will go to The Hunter Worley Foundation and a donation will be requested at the door.  

The Tommy Jett Entertainer’s Reunion was created in 1993 by Tommy Jett, who has been a local Chattanooga broadcast celebrity for over 53 years.  Over the years, Mr. Jett has raised 10’s of thousands of dollars for charities such as the Shriner’s Burn Unit, the March of Dimes, the American Diabetes Association, the Chattanooga hurricane victims, the Nashville flood victims, St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, Chattanooga Hospice and the Chattanooga Food Bank

The entertainment line-up this year includes Paul Smith and the Skyhigh Band, Jimmy Harris, Willie Kitchens, Danny Shirley, Cody McCarver, Roger Alan Wade, Craig Tyndall, Blue Miller, the Malemen and the Beaters.

An early list of sponsors for this year include Pioneer Credit, Rick’s Gold & Diamonds, Carter Distributing Co, Coca Cola, and ChattanoogaEntertainers.Com.  Mr. Jett will be making the rounds of the local TV and radio stations in the next few weeks to promote this year’s reunion and to offer additional details as they become available.

For additional information and questions about the reunion, please contact Mr. Jett at 488-3322, Evan Cruise at 255-9296 or Craig Tyndall 802-9130 or visit the Facebook events page:  https://www.facebook.com/events/774546359263836/



Stalwart Americana Group Hackensaw Boys Bring Live Show To Chattanooga June 10

On the heels of the release of their brand new album Charismo, Hackensaw Boys will perform in Chattanooga on June 10, 8 p.m. at Barking Legs Theater. Review on Hackensaw Boys: With a recent appearance on NPR's Weekend Edition and glowing reviews in No Depression, Saving Country Music, and more, Hackensaw Boys are "back with a vengeance" (No Depression) with Charismo, their ... (click for more)

Chattanooga’s Live Music Scene – Memorial Day Tributes

Nearly 500 WWII veterans die each day, leaving less than a million of these honorable men and women remaining. Most World War II veterans are into their 90’s now, so the chance to hear the stories they tell is shrinking at a fast rate. Just a few weeks ago I lost a friend, Jack Jordan, who served in the Navy during WWII. While it is ok to thank a living veteran at Memorial Day, ... (click for more)

Large Hole Develops In Lane Of I-24 Eastbound Over Chestnut Street; Emergency Repair Undertaken

A large hole developed in the I-24 eastbound bridge over Chestnut Street in Chattanooga on Sunday evening. Jennifer Flynn of TDOT said, "The hole is such that we are having to close a lane to protect traffic.  This will cause a significant backup in traffic, especially given the holiday.  "This is the same bridge, but different location that we recently did an emergency ... (click for more)

12 Lost Hikers Rescued At Rainbow Lake, Edwards Point

Eleven adults and a child were briefly lost at Rainbow Lake and Edwards Point trails on Signal Mountain on Sunday. A 911 call was made at 9:45 p.m. from one of the hikers reporting the group lost sunlight hiking out of the trails at Edwards Point. Th Signal Mountain Fire Department and the Walden's Ridge Emergency Services have responded to the scene to ... (click for more)

Parking Discrimination Downtown

Many taxpayers who reside in Chattanooga (but outside Chattanooga's core) feel left behind when it comes to neighborhood paving, sidewalks, policing, streetscaping, street sweeping, public transportation, and other services. Some think most tax dollars are spent on downtown and not in their neighborhoods. It's not as if they can't vicariously experience the largesse of downtown. ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: One Nameless Ghost

One hundred years ago the United States was at war. The most intense fighting during World War I was on what was called The Western Front. The Germans wanted to invade France from the north and in order to do it, they had to push through Flanders province in Belgium. It has been described as a hell unequalled in raw hand-to-hand combat, In just four months on Flanders fields, ... (click for more)