WTCI-PBS To Host Big Birdie Open Golf Tournament At The Lookout Mountain Club

Wednesday, May 22, 2019
WTCI, the Tennessee Valley’s PBS station, will host the Big Birdie Golf Tournament at The Lookout Mountain Club on Monday, June 24. "Guests will enjoy one of the premier golf courses in the country and compete to win exciting prizes at this tournament to benefit the region’s community PBS station," organizers said. "Sponsored by Thrive Senior Living, Coca Cola Bottling Company and Hutton & Smith Brewing Company, this event pairs the best of PBS and world-class golf together in a fun day.
 
"Lookout Mountain Club, formerly Fairyland Golf Club, was world-renown golf course architect Seth Raynor’s last work.
With views of the North Carolina Mountains in the distance and natural rock formations amid beautiful settings, this private club earned ranking as a 'Top #125 Classical Golf Course' by Golfweek Magazine. Featuring holes patterned after famous challenges at courses in Prestwick, Scotland, St. Andrews and the West Links at North Berwick, the Lookout Mountain Golf Club has dog legs, a Hog-Back and a Hole in the Biarritz design." 
 
The Club has hosted many Championships over the years, including the Tennessee State Amateur, Tennessee PGA, and Tennessee Women’s 4-Ball, Chattanooga Amateur, the Women’s Southern Amateur and Dale Morey Senior Amateur. The Swing Ding, an annual tournament created by John T. “Jack” Lupton is 1959, is one of the top member-guest events in the South.  With an afternoon tee time, guests at this tournament will enjoy a world-class golf experience while their support benefits the community PBS station. Golfers will enjoy competing to win exciting prizes for first and second place in flights. Mulligans and Forward Tees may be purchased prior to tee off in this select shot-style tournament and golfers will enjoy PBS-themed gifts, meals and beverage stations.
 
Visit www.bigbirdieopen.com or contact Jaye Brewer at 423-240-2522 for sponsor opportunities and for information and team reservations.

CDOT Announces Construction Closures On Youngstown Road And E. 3rd Street Beginning Thursday

Red Clay Road Closing Sept. 25 For Cross Drain Replacement

Buildings And Grounds Crew Member Tucker Named Whitfield’s Employee Of Month For July


Chattanooga Department of Transportation announces the following closures beginning Thursday: Youngstown Road Youngstown Road will be closed to through traffic due to utility construction ... (click for more)

Red Clay Road will be closed at 5224 Red Clay Road beginning Sept. 25 at 8:30 a.m. for cross drain replacement. South of the work zone will utilize Wolfe Street to Apison Road to Old Apison ... (click for more)

Keeping Whitfield County’s administrative building on the top three floors of the Wells Fargo building in downtown Dalton in immaculate condition keeps Teresa Tucker constantly on the go. ... (click for more)


Happenings

CDOT Announces Construction Closures On Youngstown Road And E. 3rd Street Beginning Thursday

Chattanooga Department of Transportation announces the following closures beginning Thursday: Youngstown Road Youngstown Road will be closed to through traffic due to utility construction beginning Thursday through Monday from 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m. daily. Detours will be posted. E. 3rd Street E. 3rd Street between Derby Circle and Derby Street will be closed due to ... (click for more)

Red Clay Road Closing Sept. 25 For Cross Drain Replacement

Red Clay Road will be closed at 5224 Red Clay Road beginning Sept. 25 at 8:30 a.m. for cross drain replacement. South of the work zone will utilize Wolfe Street to Apison Road to Old Apison Road. North of the work zone will utilize Old Apison Road to Apison Road to Wolfe Street. (click for more)

Breaking News

Dr. William Jackson Named Erlanger’s New CEO; Spiegel Gets Year's Salary, Continuing Insurance

During a specially-called meeting of the Erlanger Health System Board of Trustees, Chairman Mike Griffin announced that Chief Medical Officer Dr. William L. Jackson Jr., has been appointed as the health system’s new president and chief executive officer. Also a settlement was reached with former president Kevin Spiegel, who resigned last week under pressure from the board. ... (click for more)

Car Accident On Lee Highway Causes Vehicle To Crash Into Hotel

A car accident on Lee Highway caused a gold van to leave the road, crash into an SUV in a hotel parking lot and then into two hotel rooms, structurally damaging the building. The incident happened just after 3 p.m. Wednesday at the In Town Suites on Lee Highway. Both hotel rooms were empty at the time of the incident. A total of 12 surrounding rooms were evacuated as a precaution. ... (click for more)

Opinion

Let The Water Company Pay The Bill - And Response

Tennessee American breaks a line and 35,000 people lose water for three days. Well they don’t exactly admit they broke it, they were working on it a few feet away and it just broke….so they say. One half of TAWC service area is out of water three days and nights, hospitals canceling surgery, schools closed and opened and then sending the children home, businesses shut down, government ... (click for more)

Gregg Gentry Says He Was Not At Meeting On Nurse Pay

Regarding Mr. Exum's claim in his Sept. 12 column that Erlanger Chief Administrative Officer Gregg Gentry attended his Sept. 4 meeting with Kevin Spiegel is not accurate. Mr. Gentry said he was not at this meeting. (click for more)