Miss Chattanooga Christine Williamson Is Double Preliminary Winner At Miss Tennessee

Saturday, June 23, 2018 - by Wendy King
Miss Chattanooga Christine Williamson
Miss Chattanooga Christine Williamson

Miss Chattanooga Christine Williamson’s rendition of “Never Enough” from the film “The Greatest Showman” propelled her to her second Miss Tennessee preliminary victory on Friday night in Jackson when she snagged the talent award and a $1000 scholarship.

The UT-Chattanooga graduate student at the College of Business who had never won a state preliminary round in five years of competing became the only double preliminary winner among this year’s 37 contestants. On Wednesday night, she won the lifestyle and fitness award.

  The Memphis native who now resides in Chattanooga was the first runner-up last year to the outgoing Miss Tennessee Caty Davis and has finished in the top five three of the last four years.

The 22-year-old undergraduate from the University of Mississippi received a second $1000 scholarship earlier Friday when she and Miss Lexington Madison Snipes tied for the Miss Tennessee State Community Service Award in recognition for her platform Alzheimer’s Awareness.  She is Tennessee’s Congressional Advocate for the Alzheimer’s Association and hopes to become a lobbyist upon receiving her Masters in Business Administration.

Should Miss Williamson become Miss Tennessee and win a $13,000 scholarship on Saturday night, she would become the second Miss Chattanooga in six years to win the title (Chandler Lawson 2012) and the seventh overall for the Scenic City Pageants franchise.

The finals will be live streamed at www.EPlusTV6.com beginning at 9pm Eastern/8pm Central.



Epilepsy Foundation Holds Annual Superhero Sprint Nov. 3

The Epilepsy Foundation of Southeast Tennessee will be hosting their annual Superhero Sprint on Saturday, Nov. 3. Registration is at 8 a.m., while the race begins at 9 a.m. at Pavilion #4 at the RiverPark, 4301 Amincola Hwy. All proceeds go to the Epilepsy Foundation of Southeast Tennessee. The event includes a 5K, fun walk, and vendor fair. Superhero costumes are encouraged. ... (click for more)

Clint Powell Interviews John Woods, Owner Of Southport Capital

Clint Powell interviewed John Woods,  owner of Southport Capital in 16 markets and The Chattanooga Lookouts, and a graduate of East Ridge High School. They discussed retirement, Bitcoin, college recruitment, the new economic bubble, the outdoor basketball courts in East Ridge back in the 80s and 90s, and more. To listen to the interview, click here .  (click for more)

Karen Saxton, 64, Killed In Crash On Highway 58 Saturday Afternoon

One person was killed in a crash on Highway 58 on Saturday afternoon. The victim was identified as Karen Saxton, 64. Chattanooga Police responded at 5:15 p.m. to the wreck in the 5900 block of Highway 58.  Upon arrival officers located a vehicle driven by 21-year-old Allen Dickerson in the northbound lane and the Saxton vehicle in the southbound lane. Police said ... (click for more)

Juvenile Shot On East 14th Street On Friday

A juvenile was shot Friday evening on East 14th Street. The Chattanooga Police Department responded at 6:45 p.m. to a person shot in the 2000 block of East 14th Street. Upon arrival, Officers located a male victim suffering from a gunshot wound to the abdomen. Hamilton County EMS responded to the scene and transported the victim to a local hospital. Members of the Violent ... (click for more)

Arming Teachers With Guns Will Be Too Dangerous - And Response (4)

Arming teachers with guns in the classroom, as Bill Lee proposes, would be the single most dangerous thing to happen to students in Tennessee history. Students and teachers in close proximity to loaded firearms daily? Across this state, in middle schools alone, there are probably hundreds of student/teacher conflicts a day. What if a student got hold of gun in a struggle with ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: On Saving A Soul

Not so long ago a top writer for the Washington Post was going through some of President Ronald Reagan’s papers and, among those his wife Nancy cherished, the Post’s Karen Tumulty happened to come across a deeply-moving letter. Four pages and written by his hand, it was a heartfelt message written by the president to his wife Nancy’s father in August of 1982. President Reagan ... (click for more)