Dalton Red Lobster General Manager Receives National Recognition

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Daralynn Gaines, general manager of the Red Lobster in Dalton, has been awarded the company’s Top General Manager Award. A Red Lobster veteran of 25 years, she is one of the three general managers selected for the award this year from more than 700 general managers in North America.

Presented annually, this award recognizes general managers who have shown strong leadership and produced excellent results across several areas including overall guest satisfaction and low team member turnover.

“Daralynn knows the community and she loves being in Dalton,’’ said Cam Campbell, regional vice president for Red Lobster. “She has a competitive spirit and a drive to be the best. She is committed to making the Dalton Red Lobster the go-to destination for local residents and convention attendees.”

Ms. Gaines was recognized for a variety of strengths, including increasing productivity by cross-training her team so they can learn new skills while advancing their careers at Red Lobster.

“We come to work with pride every day, strive to serve the best seafood we can and do it with a high level of service and hospitality,’’ Ms. Gaines said. “Every guest is valued. They could go anywhere to eat, but they choose Red Lobster. That is a responsibility we do not take lightly here in Dalton.”

Visit Ms. Gaines and her team at the Dalton Red Lobster at 901 West Bridge Road.

Sushi Bistro Opens On Main Street; Other New Eateries Include Fireside Grill, Bolton’s Spicy Chicken & Fish, Dominica’s Caribbean Kitchen

At the Thursday meeting of the city Beer Board, four consumer beer licenses were issued to restaurants and bars. Alex Thai Food & Sushi Bistro, 26 E. Main St., is on the ground floor of a new apartment building. The restaurant has a capacity of 65, with hours from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Fireside Grill, 3018 Cummings Hwy. is being opened as a restaurant/bar in Lookout ... (click for more)

Art Of Cooking Teaches Children About Farm To Table

Contemporary Performing Arts of Chattanooga’s arts education program, Full Circle Teaching Artists Program, presents Art of Cooking at Barking Legs Theater. Running every Thursday from 5:30-7 p.m. until Oct. 13, Art of Cooking seeks to provide families of preschool children with nutritional education and problem solving opportunities through the magic of performing arts, dinner ... (click for more)

Cold Case Unit Makes Arrest In Murders Of Brothers In Brainerd Almost 20 Years Ago; Detectives Say Brainerd Jeweler Rick Davis Tied To Incident

The Cold Case Unit set up by District Attorney Neal Pinkston has made an arrest in the murders of two brothers in Brainerd almost 20 years ago. The Hamilton County Grand Jury on Monday indicted 52-year old Christopher Jeffre Johnson on two counts of first-degree murder in the January 1997 deaths of Sean and Donny Goetcheus. The 25-year old Sean Goetcheus and his ... (click for more)

Gang Member, 22, Shot In The Arm On Wilcox Boulevard Early Tuesday Morning

A 22-year-old man was shot in the arm in the 1800 block of Wilcox Boulevard early Tuesday morning. Just after midnight, Chattanooga Police responded to a report of shots fired. Upon arrival, police located Jakobi Buthelezi Johnson suffering from a very minor, single gunshot wound. Hamilton County EMS transported the victim to a local hospital for treatment. The victim ... (click for more)

October Is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Picture a sold-out baseball game at Wrigley Field or Nationals Park packed with 40,000 fans. That image represents roughly the same number of women and men who die from breast cancer each year.  In Tennessee alone, an estimated 900 women will die from the disease in 2016. It is a sad statistic, but there is some good news: thanks to early detection and improved treatments, ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: What Southerners Sing

Barry Norris plays the organ at Birmingham’s East Lake United Methodist Church and two days ago the church hosted what we used to call “A Singing on the Grounds.” Today it is called a “Hymnfest” and, believe it or not, it is has to be just as fun today as it was 100 years ago when our forefathers tied their horse and wagon to a tree. It just so happens I know a little bit about ... (click for more)