Rotary Club Of Chattanooga Hamilton Place Raises Polio Awareness

Friday, October 20, 2017
Rotary Club of Chattanooga Hamilton Place with the sign END POLIO NOW
Rotary Club of Chattanooga Hamilton Place with the sign END POLIO NOW

Rotary members in Chattanooga are among millions reaching out on World Polio Day, Tuesday, to raise awareness and support to end polio – a vaccine preventable disease that still threatens children in parts of the world today.    

Since Rotary and its partners launched the Global Polio Eradication Initiative nearly 30 years ago, the incidence of polio has plummeted by more than 99.9 percent, from about 350,000 cases a year to just 37 cases in 2016. To sustain this progress, and protect all children from polio, Rotary has committed to raising $50 million per year over the next three years in support of global polio eradication efforts. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will match Rotary’s commitment 2:1. Without full funding and political commitment, this paralyzing disease could return to previously polio-free countries, putting children everywhere at risk, said officials. 

Rotary has contributed more than $1.7 billion to ending polio since 1985 including contributions from local Rotary clubs across the community.  



Wilder Street Tactical Street Painting Project Delayed Due To Rain

City Of Chattanooga Announces Holiday Garbage And Recycle Collection And Site Schedule

Moccasin Bend Chapter Of DAR Has Annual Christmas Lunch


Due to a rain delay, the Wilder Street Tactical Street Painting Project has been delayed until Sunday. Wilder Street will be closed between North Chamberlain Avenue and Campbell Street ... (click for more)

Garbage and recycle collection scheduled for Christmas Eve, Monday, Dec. 24, will be collected as normal. Garbage and recycle collection scheduled for Christmas Day, Tuesday, Dec 25, will be ... (click for more)

The Moccasin Bend Chapter of DAR held their annual Christmas lunch and auction on Saturday at the Mountain Creek Church of Christ. The auction raised over $300 which benefits the Fisher House ... (click for more)


Happenings

Wilder Street Tactical Street Painting Project Delayed Due To Rain

Due to a rain delay, the Wilder Street Tactical Street Painting Project has been delayed until Sunday. Wilder Street will be closed between North Chamberlain Avenue and Campbell Street on Sunday, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. for the neighborhood street painting project. View CDOT's map of event and road closures for full details of these activities and other projects ... (click for more)

City Of Chattanooga Announces Holiday Garbage And Recycle Collection And Site Schedule

Garbage and recycle collection scheduled for Christmas Eve, Monday, Dec. 24, will be collected as normal. Garbage and recycle collection scheduled for Christmas Day, Tuesday, Dec 25, will be collected on Wednesday, Dec. 26. Collection for both garbage and recycle during this holiday week will be delayed one day; meaning garbage and recycle collection will run Wednesday through Saturday. ... (click for more)

Breaking News

Investors Planning $9 Million In Improvements At Run-Down Patten Towers Needs 25-Year Tax Abatement

An official of an investor group planning $9 million in improvements at run-down Patten Towers said a 25-year PILOT tax abatement is essential for the project to go forward. The City Council is asked to vote on the tax break on Dec. 18. The County Commission will be asked to okay a similar resolution. John Shepard of Nashville-based Elmington said current property taxes at ... (click for more)

Henderson, Mitchell Ask Council To Consider Language On Preserving Steep Slopes And Floodplains

City Council members Chip Henderson and Jerry Mitchell said they want the council to consider language on preserving steep slopes and floodplains. They said they want to go further than Councilman Darrin Ledford, who is proposing new curbs on erosion control and reducing stormwater runoff. Councilman Ledford on Tuesday presented a proposed new ordinance that adds a section ... (click for more)

Opinion

Alstom And Tubman: A Tale Of Two Sites

The former Alstom industrial site on the riverfront and the former Harriett Tubman housing site in East Chattanooga both have a lot of redevelopment potential. And yet the city of Chattanooga seems to view them quite differently. Alstom is the fair-haired child; Tubman is the forgotten child. The Alstom area was recently designated as an "opportunity zone" in a new program ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: USA Today Is Wrong

After spending half of a century in the newspaper business, you will find it universal that one’s “personal ethics” demand you leave children off the news page. You don’t interview an 11-year-old who just watched her house burn down and now can’t find her kitty. You don’t take a kid’s picture at his daddy’s trial and, more than anything, never publish a word that would cause a child ... (click for more)