Newly-Crowned Miss Tennessee 2014 To Make Public Appearance In Chattanooga

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Hayley Lewis, Miss Tennessee 2014, will be at the Splash Salon on Thursday, to meet residents and sign autographs.

She will also spend time with little Ema McLaughen of Ooltewah, the five-year-old girl who stole hearts at this year’s Miss Tennessee pageant after being personally invited to attend the Opening Ceremony and family visitation by Darby Schumacher, Miss Metropolitan 2014 and spending time with Miss Tennessee 2013, Shelby Thompson.

Ema has hydrocephalus, a chronic neurological condition with no cure and where the only treatment option requires brain surgery. Ema had two brain surgeries, just one week prior to the Miss Tennessee Pageant Opening Ceremony to replace her shunt, an implant that drains fluid from her brain because her body is unable to do it unassisted.

She is excited to meet the newly-crowned Miss Tennessee with other Chattanoogans who will attend the event, which is open to the public.


The Courtneys Play At JJ's Bohemia Dec. 12

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The Courtneys, with Cloud Nothings, perform at JJ's Bohemia on Dec. 12. Review for The Courtneys: Beloved power pop trio, The Courtneys released their sophomore album The Courtneys II on ... (click for more)

Musicians and music fans alike are invited to Tuesday’s “Live Jam Session” beginning at an earlier start time of 6 p.m. at The Granfalloon. Join host Freddy Mc and Friends as the house band, ... (click for more)

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Entertainment

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The Courtneys, with Cloud Nothings, perform at JJ's Bohemia on Dec. 12. Review for The Courtneys: Beloved power pop trio, The Courtneys released their sophomore album The Courtneys II on Flying Nun Records last year. As their number one influence for years, the legendary label signed the trio as their first non-New Zealand act. The Courtneys drift back to the sound of the ... (click for more)

Freddy Mc’s “Live Jam Session” Set For Tuesday At The Granfalloon

Musicians and music fans alike are invited to Tuesday’s “Live Jam Session” beginning at an earlier start time of 6 p.m. at The Granfalloon. Join host Freddy Mc and Friends as the house band, plus any number of great Chattanooga musicians who might want to sit in and play the fusion funk of the 60’s and 70’s in a soul-infused dance party. Freddy Mc, aka “Beethoven Black,” will ... (click for more)

Breaking News

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Opinion

Discrimination And Double Taxation For Animal Shelters - And Response

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Roy Exum: Thanksgiving Eve

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