Veteran Wins Honoring The Sacrifice Great Golf Cart Giveaway

Friday, October 15, 2021

David Hill, a 36-year veteran of the United States Army, was the winner of the Honoring the Sacrifice 2021 Great Golf Cart Giveaway earlier this week. Mr. Hill, formerly of Ooltewah, works for TVA and currently resides in Alabama. 

Mr. Hill enlisted in 1976 as a teenager and spent nine years serving as a helicopter pilot. Following his time on active duty, he spent an additional 27 years in the National Guard. He had non-combat tours to Panama and Egypt and a year combat tour in Iraq in 2008 as a Blackhawk pilot. 

Mr. Hill said, “I have participated in numerous fundraisers that support veterans, such as golf tournaments, and even served on the board of directors for a few years of a group that helps veterans transition from the military into the civilian work force.  Needless to say, I was surprised to hear that by participating in a fundraising raffle, I am now the proud owner of a very 'patriotic' golf cart.”

Mr. Hill bought the winning ticket at Capital Toyota on Lee Highway on the first day that tickets sales opened in early July. He was the second person to purchase a ticket in the contest, which lasted for three-and-a-half months. 

According to Honoring the Sacrifice Representative Catherine Smith, “The partnerships with Club Car, Capital Toyota and US101 are critical to the success of this contest. We are grateful for their commitment to our nation’s wounded veterans and extend our congratulations to David Hill. We hope Mr. Hill has years of enjoyment from this special golf cart.”


Weekly Road Construction Report

McGhee Road In Apison To Close Dec. 6 And 7

Water And Light Is In-Town Gallery's December Exhibit


Here is the weekly road construction report for District 29: BRADLEY COUNTY I-75 resurfacing from north of SR-60 (MM 25) to south of SR-308 (MM 31): During this reporting period, the contractor ... (click for more)

The Hamilton County Highway Department will be closing McGhee Road in Apison on Monday and Tuesday from 8 a.m.- 4 p.m. both days. They will be installing drainage tiles under the road and ... (click for more)

During the month of December, In-Town Gallery will feature the artwork of James Tucker with the Water and Light exhibit. Mr. Tucker’s formal training goes back to his time at the University ... (click for more)



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Weekly Road Construction Report

Here is the weekly road construction report for District 29: BRADLEY COUNTY I-75 resurfacing from north of SR-60 (MM 25) to south of SR-308 (MM 31): During this reporting period, the contractor may have intermittent single lane closures on I-75 from 7:00 PM to 6:00 AM Monday through Friday to perform work on the project’s punch list. [Wright Brothers Construction Company, ... (click for more)

McGhee Road In Apison To Close Dec. 6 And 7

The Hamilton County Highway Department will be closing McGhee Road in Apison on Monday and Tuesday from 8 a.m.- 4 p.m. both days. They will be installing drainage tiles under the road and no traffic will be allowed through, as there will be open trenches across the roadway. The road closure will be at 11976 McGhee Road, which is between London Lane and Hope Ranch Drive. ... (click for more)

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