Colonial Dames XVIIC Wins State Awards For Community Service

Wednesday, March 21, 2018
From left, Cindy Waters, TNCDXVIIC state president; Leslie D. Breaux, NSCDXVIIC National President; and Pauline Moore, TN Dame of the Year
From left, Cindy Waters, TNCDXVIIC state president; Leslie D. Breaux, NSCDXVIIC National President; and Pauline Moore, TN Dame of the Year

Colonial Dames Seventeenth Century’s Prudhomme Fort Chapter was recognized at the Tennessee state meeting in Murfreesboro for their work in community service with 12 individual awards. 

The award for TN Dame of the Year was presented to Pauline Moore, president of the chapter. 

The chapter has provided opportunities for scholarships to students seeking both college and  graduate degrees; placed lineage research references in libraries; held historical markings in two dated cemeteries of prominent early Hamilton County settlers – whites and Cherokees; and promote active support of veterans’ activities and programs. 

Prudhomme Fort Chapter is active locally and nationally, promoting goals: (1)Preserving records and historic sites of the country; (2) foster interest in Colonial research; (3) aiding in the education of the youth of the country; (4) to maintain zealously those high principles of courage and patriotism that led to the independence of the Colonies – and the establishment of The United States of America; (5) to maintain a library of Heraldry and to preserve the lineage and Coats of Arms of armorial ancestors –furnishing local and national libraries with American Colonial records and other data. 

Prospective members are welcomed to attend meetings.  The next meeting will be held on June 8. For more information call 842-7774. 



League Of Women Voters Announces Walks And Bike Rides To Early Voting

The League of Women Voters of Chattanooga, in conjunction with the UTC Campus Recreation Department, the campus group Mocs Go Vote 2018 and the Save the Children Action Network, is holding “Exercise Your Right!” events  during the early voting period in Hamilton County. League members, along with UTC faculty members, will accompany students as they bike, walk or run along ... (click for more)

Westbound Wilcox Boulevard To Be Closed Wednesday

Both westbound lanes of Wilcox Blvd will be closed between Roanoke Avenue and Dodson Avenue on Wednesday from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. for work being done on the Avondale Recreation Center. View  CDOT's map of event and road closures   for full details of projects underway in our public space.       (click for more)

City "Moves Away" From $4 Million Light Show On Walnut Street Bridge

The city is no longer pursuing a plan for a $4,050,000 light show on the Walnut Street Bridge. Dennis Malone, assistant city engineer, told City Council members on Tuesday, "We have moved away from that project." The council had earlier pulled capital funding that had been proposed for the "Ripples of Light" on the historic "walking bridge" that dates to 1891. “Ripples ... (click for more)

Developer Of Publix Grocery At St. Elmo To Go Before Variance Board

The developer of a planned Publix grocery in St. Elmo will go before the City Board of Zoning Appeals on Nov. 7 seeking three variances. Mike Price of MAP Engineers said the grocery has been working with community members to try to come up with an acceptable plan for the site where the former Mt. Vernon Restaurant and Pizza Hut are located. There has been controversy over ... (click for more)

Chattanooga Drivers, Please, Please Slow Down

It is  heart wrenching  to see all of these automobile accident deaths in Chattanooga. Two weeks ago six people lost their lives. Last week two lost their lives and now this week we have already had four death on our highways. The major factor in these accidents is speed. The faster you go the less time you have to react to a situation on the roadway. Plus ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: It’s ‘Tennessee Week’

For over 50 years I have heard the line, “There are two things you must never do on ‘The Third Saturday of October.’ You mustn’t ever marry and try not to die because, in either case, the preacher won’t show up.” He’ll be watching “The Game.” Ever since Oct 18, 1901, Tennessee and Alabama have been going at it and that inaugural game set the tone as well as the standard for all ... (click for more)