World Polio Day, Oct. 24, Celebrated By Rotary Club Of Chattanooga Hamilton Place

Thursday, October 18, 2018
Pictured are members and guests from the Rotary Club of Chattanooga Hamilton Place
Pictured are members and guests from the Rotary Club of Chattanooga Hamilton Place
The Rotary Club of Chattanooga Hamilton Place is preparing to celebrate World Polio Day on Oct. 24.  World Polio Day was initiated by the Rotary Foundation nearly a decade ago with an aim of complete eradication of the Polio virus from all parts of the world.  Rotary is a partner in the global Polio eradication program with organizations like WHO, Bill and Malinda Gates Foundation and U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention.  

"Global Polio Eradication Initiative was launched by the Rotary International and WHO in 1988, when there were nearly 350,000 cases of polio across 125 countries," officials said.  "Though many of the countries have been declared polio free, countries like Pakistan and Afghanistan are witnessing rate occurrences of the disease and there is still a constant threat of the disease to reappear in any part of the world.  Therefore, a need to celebrate World Polio Day is important to completely eradicate polio globally through general awareness for vaccination, prevention and fund raising.  We are so very close to eradicating polio."


Houston Museum Hosts Holiday Tea On High Street Dec. 2

CDOT Announces Closures On Williams Street And Sandswitch Road

The Salvation Army To Deliver Thanksgiving Meals To Chattanooga Shut-Ins And Neighbors In Cleveland


The Houston Museum of Decorative Arts hosts a to the holiday season in its annual Holiday Tea on High Street, Sunday, Dec. 2 ,at the museum. Served in both parlors of the Victorian home that ... (click for more)

Williams Street will be closed between W. 31st Street and W. 33rd Street from Monday, Nov. 26 until Friday, Dec. 28 for work on the waterlines. Detours will be posted. Sandswitch Road will ... (click for more)

The Salvation Army has identified more than 500 low-income seniors who would not otherwise have a Thanksgiving meal and are homebound. "As a result of our generous community, these seniors ... (click for more)


Happenings

Houston Museum Hosts Holiday Tea On High Street Dec. 2

The Houston Museum of Decorative Arts hosts a to the holiday season in its annual Holiday Tea on High Street, Sunday, Dec. 2 ,at the museum. Served in both parlors of the Victorian home that houses the Houston Museum, this traditional English tea features authentic English treats such as scones with lemon curd or clotted cream, finger sandwiches, trifle, savories and sweets. ... (click for more)

CDOT Announces Closures On Williams Street And Sandswitch Road

Williams Street will be closed between W. 31st Street and W. 33rd Street from Monday, Nov. 26 until Friday, Dec. 28 for work on the waterlines. Detours will be posted. Sandswitch Road will be closed to through traffic from Boy Scout Road to Lower Mill Road and will be completely closed between the addresses of 6735 to 6751 Sandswitch Road from 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. ... (click for more)

Breaking News

Humane Educational Society Officials Say Chip Baker Trying To Derail $10 Million County Gift For New Shelter

Officials of the Humane Educational Society say County Commissioner Chip Baker is trying to derail a planned $10 million county gift to the HES for a new shelter. On the eve of a schedule vote by the County Commission, HES sent out an email titled "Don't Let Commissioner Baker Delay The Vote!" Commissioner Baker is among some members on the commission interested in exploring ... (click for more)

Man Empties Gun On Walker County Deputies After Traffic Stop, But They Are Not Hit; 1st Suspects Cleared

The Walker County Sheriff's Office said a man emptied his gun at two deputies after a traffic stop off Wilson Road in Rossville on Tuesday, but they were not hurt. The deputies returned fire, and it is believed that the shooter was hit twice. The Sheriff's Office first said the shooter was Robert Dean Root, and a passenger who got out prior to the shooting was John Ambers ... (click for more)

Opinion

HES Can't Be Matched, Replicated Or Cheaply Duplicated

As a volunteer at the Humane Educational Society for four years, I have first-hand knowledge of the work this organization does and the conditions it has to overcome to do it. The 118-year-old facility in which the administration, staff and volunteers work every day is at the end of its road. A new shelter space is more than warranted. The good news is that there are county funds ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: A Thanksgiving Request

Just what if … this Thursday you could say "Thank you" to someone who, chances are, you never met nor even heard the other’s name? There is also no way you’ll ever get a thank-you note, nor have your Sunday School class friends at church whisper how much they richly appreciated your kind thoughtfulness, secretly aquiver that you will not tell them what it was that earned such praise ... (click for more)