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BLOOD DONORS NEEDED! To those bloggers in east Tennessee, north Georgia and southwest Virginia there is a urgent need for O-negative blood. The cold weather in our area has significantly impacted the supply of this universal blood type. Your help is needed to make a donation as soon as possible. Please visit http://www.bloodassurance.org today for more information and to arrange to donate today. 

If you are in other locations please consider a donation to your local blood bank today. They are in need as well. 

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The Chattanooga National Cemetery, On Memorial Day

My wife’s father is buried here along with other people we know. Its a hallowed place where many of our nations heroes from around here and their families are buried. Its interesting to see the names of the fallen, what branch they served in and what war they were a part of, if any.

The Girl and Boy Scouts each year decorate the tombstones of each person with an American flag the weekend of Memorial Day.

President Barack Obama Will Be in the Scenic City Tuesday; Visit Amazon Fulfillment Center – WDEF News 12

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President Obama will fly on Tuesday to Chattanooga, where he’ll visit an Amazon fulfillment center, which packs and ships products to online purchasers.

President Barack Obama Will Be in the Scenic City Tuesday; Visit Amazon Fulfillment Center – WDEF News 12

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Mother’s Day at The Chattanooga Market – My mom wanted to go to the Chattanooga Market today. Vendors were selling their wares to a very large crowd today. It was a special day after all. The market brings out people from all across the community and you never know who you will run into. For me it was a person I went to high school with and for Laura it was our wedding cake baker and a coworker. We look forward to going again soon when the crowd is not so big. 

The Storm of 1993 – Twenty Years Ago

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Twenty years ago I was a Junior at Middle Tennessee State University and home on Spring break. It was the most memorable Spring break ever because the skies opened up to drop 20 inches of snow on the area. At the time I lived on a mountain and there seemed to be more than 20 inches. The temps were colder too. The snow drifts were amazing. It was cold and very windy. As a family we bonded together and just chilled out and made the most of it.

It was a challenge to take our little Lhasa Apso Maggie dog outside because she was so small and the snow was so big. For many it was hard to get out and do anything. People were stuck at home for days. Clearing the show was a challenge too.

Chattanooga was shut down in many places. It was a blizzard that people around here still talk about, it was the Storm of The Century. Being home on break was good because I could be a part of it.

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Chattanooga, my hometown has the fastest Internet in the nation. Our Electric Power Board offers one gigabyte of service to each home in its service area. CBS News this morning did a report on our Internet and gave the country a taste of what Chattanooga is doing in technology using this fast network.

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Riverbend 2012 Starts Friday – An annual tradition for over 30 years makes its return to the Chattanooga’s amazing riverfront. Riverbend Festival is known as Chattanooga’s family reunion. This year Eric Church, The Band Perry, Foreigner, Chris Tomlin The Goo Goo Dolls, Happy Together: A 70’s Revival Show and American Idol 2011 runner-up Lauren Alaina will be on the very unique Coca-Cola stage on the Tennessee River.  I will be blogging on this throughout the week and all next week, there will be pictures live from the event here, Facebook and Twitter.