Rep. Watson Seeks Help For Widow Who Lost Home To Fire

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Rep. Eric Watson said he is asking for help for a widow who lost her home in a fire.

He said, "A dear friend to the community, Vicki Lee lost her family home to a fire, in the wee hours of the morning, Sunday, July 27. Everyone got out safely, but tragically, the entire home and everything they owned, was destroyed in the fire. Vicki also lost her husband just a few short months ago. There is no insurance to help this family recover. Right now their most urgent need is clothing. The family’s sizes are below:"

Boy (13 years old)
Shirt 14/16 medium
Pants 16
Shoe 11
Underwear 14/16.

Woman
Underwear 9
Bra 44
Shirt 20/22
Pants 18/20

"Although we cannot give them back what they lost in the fire, we can help them with this most immediate need and more importantly, make this family feel that there is a community willing to help them get through this most difficult time in their lives.  The clothing items can be taken to Village Tire at 232 3rd Street in Cleveland.  Thank you for anything that you can bring."

Drop off locations:
Village Tire
232 3rd Street SW
Cleveland, TN
479-7958

Special Event Street Closures For March 27-April 1

Monday, March 27 Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day: Reggie White Boulevard will be closed from the entrance to the skate park at the First TN Pavilion to W. 19th Street for this event that includes a supper and a ceremony to give veterans a Vietnam War Commemorative Lapel Pin. Visit the group's Facebook page for more information. Saturday, April 1 Coker Tire Spring ... (click for more)

Vendors Needed For Red Bank Middle School Earth Day Festival

Red Bank Middle School Earth Day Festival, sponsored by the school science department, will be held on Saturday, April 22, from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. at Red Bank Middle School, 3701 Tom Weathers Dr.  Organizers are searching for vendors to sell arts and crafts at the middle school.  Donations for the 101 available parking spaces will be $25 for the day.  The seven ... (click for more)

State Says "Beef" Between 2 Bloods Gangs Started Over A Female And Led Eventually To Shootings At College Hill Courts

The state presented testimony on Monday about a feud between two Bloods gangs that allegedly eventually led to a 16-year-old shooting up a unit at College Hill Courts - killing one woman, injuring another, leaving a child paralyzed and injuring a member of the other Bloods gang. A city police gang expert said the bitter rift between the Athens Park Bloods based on the Southside ... (click for more)

Search On For Chad Cook, Missing Since Early Monday Morning After Going Dirt Bike Riding On Walden's Ridge

Walden's Ridge Emergency Services has been assisting the Sequatchie County Sheriff's Office searching for a missing person from Hamilton County since 10:30 a.m. Monday. Chad Cook, 38, was last heard from by family members at 2 a.m. Monday. Family members reported to Sequatchie County Sheriff's Office personnel around 2 a.m. that he, along with two males and one female, were ... (click for more)

Slaxxon Regret - And Response

Back in the seventies my three oldest brothers had a buddy named Steve Slack. “Slack” was a star soccer player at Baylor and he grew up on Lookout Mountain, which is where I grew up. He and Jimmy, Henry and Bill went to the University of Virginia where they were roommates in an old, beat up house that was painted pink. Naturally, the place became known as the “Pink Palace” but lest ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Oh Yes, I Loved West

One of my most beloved friends died early Saturday morning at the age of 67. Then again, West Oehmig’s only brother – King – died a couple of years ago at 63 so it wasn’t by happenstance I remembered Abraham Lincoln’s famous line: “In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count, it’s the life in your years.” Here are two brothers who lived larger than any other pair I can ... (click for more)