East Ridge Officer Graduates From FBI National Academy

Monday, June 10, 2019

The East Ridge Police Department announce that Lt. Clint Uselton graduated from the 276th session of the FBI National Academy on Friday. Lt. Uselton has been with the department since 1999.

He currently serves as the patrol commander, overseeing day and night shift. Lt. Uselton graduated with 255 law enforcement executives from around the world. Less that one percent of all law enforcement officers in the world are selected to attend. 

The FBI National Academy is a  professional course of study for U.S.

and international law enforcement managers nominated by their agency heads because of demonstrated leadership qualities. The 10-week program—which provides coursework in intelligence theory, terrorism and terrorist mindsets, management science, law, behavioral science, law enforcement communication, and forensic science—serves to improve the administration of justice in police departments and agencies at home and abroad and to raise law enforcement standards, knowledge, and cooperation worldwide.


The Community Market Is Now Open Weekends

West Hill Cemetery Clean-Up Set For July 20

American Humane Presents McKamey Animal Center With Feed The Hungry Grant


Community Haven is housing The Community Market on weekends, and began Friday. The Market is located at the corner of 815 N. Hickory St. and Citico Avenue. It is free to the public to attend. ... (click for more)

The City of Dalton’s Public Works Department is planning another round of cleaning up in the West Hill Cemetery later this month. Cemetery workers are still seeing prohibited items on cemetery ... (click for more)

American Humane announced that McKamey Animal Center received a grant from American Humane’s Feed the Hungry fund. Located in Chattanooga, MAC works to eliminate animal overpopulation, cruelty ... (click for more)



Happenings

The Community Market Is Now Open Weekends

Community Haven is housing The Community Market on weekends, and began Friday. The Market is located at the corner of 815 N. Hickory St. and Citico Avenue. It is free to the public to attend. The Community Haven Thrift Store will be open, along with current vendors there, selling jewelry, unique decorative items, t-shirts, soaps, vegetables, children's items and more. The ... (click for more)

West Hill Cemetery Clean-Up Set For July 20

The City of Dalton’s Public Works Department is planning another round of cleaning up in the West Hill Cemetery later this month. Cemetery workers are still seeing prohibited items on cemetery grounds that can cause safety problems with workers performing maintenance in the cemetery. If those items aren’t removed by family members before July 20, cemetery staff will be disposing ... (click for more)

Breaking News

Hamilton County Has Another Coronavirus Death, 106 New Cases; Tennessee Has 14 More Deaths, 1,460 More Cases

Hamilton County has added a 38th coronavirus death. Becky Barnes, Health Department administrator, said, "It is with sadness that the Health Department reports the 38 th COVID-19 of a Hamilton County resident. The individual was a 51-60 year old white female with underlying medical conditions." There are 106 new cases, bringing the total to 3,361. Tennessee had 14 more ... (click for more)

Health Department Says Individuals Had Potential COVID Exposure At Coolidge Fountain, Aquarium, Pizza Spot, Wedding

The Health Department has determined through COVID-19 contact tracing that potential exposures occurred at the Coolidge Park fountain area July 1, Old Chicago Pizza (Hixson) for dine-in service on July 2, the Tennessee Aquarium on July 4, and the Quillin-Hammonds wedding at Stratton Hall, 3146 Broad St. Individuals were at these locations during their infectious periods with ... (click for more)

Opinion

Are Theft, Vandalism And Arson Now Acceptable Behavior In Chattanooga?

There are a lot of things I don’t agree with in this world and I will openly speak out about it in a civilized tone and manner. I definitely don’t go around stealing, vandalizing and burnIng those items that frustrate or anger me as that would be counterproductive to a civilized society. Watching the news this morning I saw a couple of individuals committing theft, vandalism, ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The Saturday Funnies

Some time ago The Saturday Funnies started a “CLICK HERE” section at the end of the weekly jokes and stories. With today’s magnificent media, they are easily available and now I find a good half of the “Funnies” that arrive in our emails are videos. This week I received one video that I believe should be shared with everyone in times such as this. Because I am so gleeful over ... (click for more)