Down Syndrome Society Annual Buddy Walk Is Sept. 28

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

The stands of AT&T Field will be packed with friends, family and loved ones of those with Down syndrome in the greater Chattanooga area on Sept. 28 for the Annual Buddy Walk.  Hundreds of participants will put on their walking shoes and circle Power Alley for the Buddy Walk. 

Last year, more than 1,400 walkers attended.  On the day of the event, walkers will hear the story of Ashley DeRamus. The Birmingham, Ala. native is a nationally-known advocate for DS and started her own clothing line to show the world that individuals with Down syndrome can accomplish anything. Two local cheerleaders with DS will then lead the hundreds of walkers on the short route near AT&T Field. Families will return to the stadium for fun activities, prizes and food.

Gates will open at 11 a.m. and the walk begins at noon.  Walkers can register and find more information at www.chattanoogadownsyndrome.org.


Chattanooga's Homeless Receive Grant For Innovative Coats

Thanks to a grant from the UNFoundation, Chattanooga’s homeless community will receive the gift of new innovative coats that transform into a sleeping bag.   A resource of the Empowerment Plan in Detroit that has garnered the attention of CNN, the New York Times, the Washington Post, and other national media, Relevant Hope has worked to secure the funding to protect local ... (click for more)

A Military Timeline Of Chickamauga Battlefield Set For Veteran Day Weekend

Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park will host a military timeline of Chickamauga Battlefield on Saturday, Nov. 8, and Sunday, Nov. 9.  Living historians will represent historical military units associated with the battlefield.  Walks through the timeline will take place behind the Chickamauga Battlefield Visitor Center at 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., ... (click for more)

Downtown Chattanooga Apartment Complex That Brought $3 Million Profit Exempt From Most Taxes Until 2022 Under PILOT

A downtown Chattanooga apartment complex that recently was sold at a $3 million profit is exempt from most property taxes through 2022 under a PILOT (payment in lieu of taxes) agreement.   No payment of school taxes was included in the deal for Walnut Commons at Walnut Street and Aquarium Way.   The only taxes due on the property for the next eight ... (click for more)

Cold, Wet Front To Make For Chilly And Damp Trick Or Treating; Snow Showers Possible Saturday

A surge of cold, moist air will make for less-than-ideal trick or treat conditions on Halloween night. Temperatures are expected to dip below freezing this weekend. There is a possibility of snow showers in Chattanooga on Saturday. Here is the latest forecast: Today Showers likely, mainly after 5pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 58. Calm wind becoming northwest ... (click for more)

Thanks For Publishing The Stokes Photo Book

I pre-ordered the Stokes Photo Book and picked it up Wednesday . The covers and content are very high quality and contain photos you will not see anywhere else.  This book of photos is worth much more than $35.  I have seen many historic photos of my hometown Chattanooga, but this collection is amazing. My favorites are National Cemetery, Confederate Cemetery near ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Saban: ‘Ratings Don’t Matter’

When the first College Football Playoff rankings were released earlier this week, Alabama football coach Nick Saban got it right on the button when he shrugged, “I don't even care, to be honest with you." "To me, none of it matters, What does it matter?” he laughed at the Tide’s No. 6 ranking. “I mean, it only matters where you end up at the end. So what matters to us is how ... (click for more)