WTCI Hosts Kids' Day At Lake Winnie

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Members of WTCI’s Kids Club will enjoy a free day at Lake Winnie on Sunday, Aug. 24.  To sign up or renew a child’s membership, call Cynthia Wilson at 702-7819. 

Winnepesaukah means “bountiful water” but when Carl and Minette Dixon opened Lake Winnie in 1925 they didn’t know how those waters would entertain families over most of the next century.  Their most popular ride, the Boat Chute, is now the oldest mill chute water ride in the United States.   

"You don't need a degree in engineering to design roller coasters, you need a degree in psychology," says John Allen.  Mr. Allen designed the 2,272 foot long Lake Winnepesaukah’s Cannon Ball roller coaster, that reaches speeds of 50 miles per hour. Visit PBSLearningMedia.org to explore the mechanics and science of the force that will hold people in the roller coaster seats.

WTCI reaches families through more than a television screen, offering programming and quality content on the air, on demand online, in the classroom and on the Internet with free PBSLearningMedia.org resources used by over 850,000 teachers every year.  Members of the Kids Club receive station T-shirts, free passes to area attractions, special behind-the-scenes opportunities and PBS treats and games.



Vance Road Resurfacing Project Lane Closures Announced

CDOT announces intermittent lane closures on Vance Road between Airport Road and Lee Highway for resurfacing. Work will start on Monday and continue until Saturday, Dec. 17. Traffic control devices will be in place to direct traffic, but motorists should expect delays during these times.  In order to view a map of these closures, click here . (click for more)

Mainstreet Cleveland Announces Bobby Taylor Award Recipient

Main Street Cleveland held its annual Christmas party on Wednesday evening. A new award that acknowledges an individual’s long-term commitment to downtown Cleveland was presented to Allan Jones in memory of George R. "Bobby" Taylor.   Mr. Taylor was founder and CEO of bank of Cleveland and instrumental in founding the Mainstreet Cleveland organization. He was a strong supporter ... (click for more)

City Administrator Lurone Jennings Suspended For Misallocation Of Funds

Rev. Lurone Jennings, administrator of City Youth and Family Development, has been suspended for one week for misallocation of funds. He also is to be issued a letter of reprimand and will undergo ethics training. The action came after a critical audit report from City Auditor Stan Sewell. It says Mr. Jennings transferred $18,500 of funds to a program, Journey Educational ... (click for more)

New Walker County Commissioner Whitfield To Move Public Meetings To Evenings And To Larger Venue; Will Also Be Listening Sessions

Walker County Sole Commissioner-Elect Shannon Whitfield said there will be a new arrangement for holding of public commissioner sessions when he takes place at the start of January. Current Commissioner Bebe Heiskell has held Thursday meetings at 3:30 p.m. from time to time in a conference room at her office near the Walker County Courthouse in LaFayette. Mr. Whitfield said those ... (click for more)

Roy Couldn't Possibly Be More Wrong - And Response (4)

Spreading false information isn't only harmful, as we've been made aware recently. The spread of false information can be outright dangerous.   Calling himself a Christian and all, Roy truly disappoints on so many levels with his recently opinion piece about black students attending predominately white schools being the cause of so much problems and grief at those schools. ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Our Senseless Divide

If I could change one thing about the schools in Chattanooga, my wish would be that everybody could become good friends. I’m talking about the private schools versus the public schools. The rancor is so bad we hardly ever play in sports anymore and what the loathsome TSSAA has done in recent years to the out-numbered private schools is sinful. My dream would be that there would ... (click for more)