Bob Corker To Receive The ‘Heart For Haiti’ National Award

Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Bob Corker, whose life of public service is legend, will go back to his beginnings in Chattanooga Friday night when the Senator will be awarded “The Heart for Haiti Humanitarian Award” at a banquet that will be held at Stratton Hall.
 
Long before Bob Corker began his political career, he was part of a team from Chattanooga who went to Haiti on a Christian team for a construction project.
Seeing the desperation in the eyes of the people, his heart was moved to start “giving something back” and saw politics as the best way to do it.
 
He served as Mayor of Chattanooga before he became one of the leaders in the United States Senate but he never forget his personal experience in Haiti and through the years has been an ardent supporter of the Children’s Nutrition Program which was started 20 years ago by Chattanooga physician Mitch Mutter.
 
Friday’s banquet will celebrate 20 years as an outreach to the Haitian people and Corker has taken their plight of Haiti to Washington repeatedly, his influence sparking millions in aid after the island was devastated by a deadly hurricane several years ago.
Dr. Mutter, now a Medical Director for the state of Tennessee, said, “I have been deeply moved by what the Senator has made happen in Haiti and the ‘Heart for Haiti’ will honor Bob as he steps away from a public life. Nobody in Tennessee or in the United States has any idea what Bob has done for those he adopted years ago.”
Dr. Mutter has taken groups of Chattanoogans to Haiti for years and Friday’s banquet will bring many of them together at Stratton Hall, which is located a 3146 Broad St.
Those who would like to attend the banquet can register online atwww.cphaiti.org. Those wishing further information should call 423-495-1122

Meet Author John R. Scales At Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Aug. 24

Intersection At Vine And North Kelly Streets Closed Due To Water Main Break

Chattanooga Police Department Adds 21 New Officers With Graduation On Thursday


In partnership with the National Park Service, Eastern National invites the public to meet author John R. Scales on Saturday, Aug. 24 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Gen. Scales will be available inside ... (click for more)

The intersection of Vine Street and North Kelly Street will be closed until further notice due to a water main break undermining the pavement. Tennessee American Water is on the scene. ... (click for more)

The Chattanooga Police Department (CPD) added 21 new officers to its ranks on Thursday, and more than a third of them are women. At 38 percent, the CPD Class 2019-2 has the distinction ... (click for more)


Happenings

Meet Author John R. Scales At Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Aug. 24

In partnership with the National Park Service, Eastern National invites the public to meet author John R. Scales on Saturday, Aug. 24 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Gen. Scales will be available inside the Chickamauga Battlefield Visitor Center to sign his title, The Battles and Campaigns of Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest, 1861-1865. Your purchase supports the programs at Chickamauga ... (click for more)

Intersection At Vine And North Kelly Streets Closed Due To Water Main Break

The intersection of Vine Street and North Kelly Street will be closed until further notice due to a water main break undermining the pavement. Tennessee American Water is on the scene. Detours will be posted. View CDOT's map of event and road closures for full details of these activities and other projects underway in our public space. (click for more)

Breaking News

Man, 44, Stabbed To Death On East Main Street

Chattanooga Police said a 44-year-old man died after being stabbed in the 1200 block of East Main Street around midnight Thursday. Upon arrival, officers located a man suffering from a stab wound. Hamilton County EMS responded and transported the victim to a local hospital. Officers secured the scene and called for the Violent Crimes Bureau to respond. Investigators ... (click for more)

Gary Cross, 23, Is 4th Suspect Arrested In Shooting Death Of Tracy Calloway On July 21

On Friday a fourth suspect, Gary Cross, 23, was arrested on outstanding warrants in relation to the July 21, 2019 shooting which occurred in the 4600 block of Trailwood Drive. The victim from that shooting, Tracy Calloway succumbed to injuries sustained from that shooting on July 22. The arrest of Cross is a result of an extensive investigation by the CPD Homicide Unit. ... (click for more)

Opinion

Good Sports Bar News

Just had dinner Tuesday night at Jonathan's Grille location in Hendersonville, Tn. When in Murfreesboro or Nashville, it's one of my favs. Just a great sports bar concept and menu. So happy to hear the Revelette brothers are bringing their brand (and their pizza night) to the old 212 Market location in downtown Chattanooga. Bring it on! Garry Mac (click for more)

Roy Exum: The Saturday Funnies

As I stood in the checkout line of the Walmart in Tiftonia this week, my newest friend named Harold asked me, “What’s the difference between an outlaw and an in-law. As I searched my mind, Harold responded, “Outlaws are wanted!” I immediately accepted his joke as a good omen. It helps me to remind readers of The Saturday Funnies, I just collect them during the week and pass them ... (click for more)