In 2011, Tennessee American raised customers’ rates 14.8 percent. In 2012, the utility raised rates 12.72 percent.
For the seventh annual David Viens Memorial Blood Drive, organizers are shooting for 700 donors over the seven-year period. At the close of last year’s drive, it was determined that 649 people had donated blood through the drive over six years. With 56 people donating last year, organizers figured 700 would be a reasonable goal, said Elaine Viens.
As its culminating project, the MACC’s Acting for Kids class is presenting “Have a Heart, Be a Star.” Shows are Thursday and Friday, April 24-25 at 7 p.m. both days; Saturday, April 26 at 2 and 7 p.m.; and Sunday, April 27 at 2 p.m., all at the MACC.
Mother’s Day is just around the corner, and the MACC is offering a “Mommy and Me” pottery class that would make the perfect gift for mothers, or just provide a fun experience for mother (or father) and child. The class is held in the pottery studio Friday, April 25 from 6-7:30 p.m. and Saturday, April 26 from 10 a.m. to noon.
The town of Signal Mountain needs a second fire station.
There are many reasons to attend the Signal Mountain Community Guild’s annual Dogwood Luncheon — a great lunch, entertainment, presentation of the Woman of the Year Award and the chance to socialize with friends and win prizes. But the main reason is to help raise funds for the Community Guild, said group member Lynn Anderson.
Editor’s note: Due to the misidentifcation of the Signal Mountain Distinguished Young Woman candidates in photos on page 6 of the April 2 edition of Signal Mountain Weekly, we are reprinting their photos with the correct names.
A dozen years ago, Bruce Smith had an aneurysm in a waffle restaurant in Tuscaloosa, Ala. Today, he owns and operates the Mountain Waffle Wagon.
Ryan Walls and David Hudson, father-son co-owners of Eagle Imports, are driving and flying the best cars they can find in the $8,000-$12,000 price range into Signal Mountain.
Town of Walden officials and citizens are calling for more public input on the revamping process of the property of the late Martha McCoy.
In an act of budgetary housekeeping, town of Signal Mountain officials are appropriating $115,000-plus of additional expenditures than were originally budgeted for fiscal year 2013-2014.
The band program at Signal Mountain Middle-High School has been doing especially well this year, according to middle school band leader Drew Buckner and high school band leader Shelby Walker.
Olive Bean Natural Grocery and Cafe owners Shannon and April Handy want to share high-quality food at competitive prices with the Signal Mountain community.
The Mountain Business Association is being revitalized and putting a new board in place.
Friends and family of Joey Rutherford, who died in a recent motorcycle accident at age 29, say he was an experienced thrill seeker who knew how to ride a motorcycle even though he had only recently acquired his own.