published Sunday, August 26th, 2012

Polo match to aid cavalry museum and other news from around the Chattanooga area

Polo match to aid cavalry museum

MCDONALD, Tenn. — A polo match to benefit the 6th Cavalry Museum in Fort Oglethorpe will be part of a weekend of polo set for Sept. 8-9 at Bendabout Farm, according to a news release.

Matches will be held at 10 a.m. Sept. 8 and 2 p.m. Sept. 9. The benefit match is set for Sunday.

Parking and admission are free, and museum members will be on hand to answer questions and accept donations, according to the release from 6th Cavalry Museum executive director Chris McKeever.

The 6th Cavalry was stationed at Fort Oglethorpe from 1919 to 1942 and competed in polo against other cavalry and civilian teams, McKeever said. The last match between the 6th Cavalry and Bendabout was scheduled for Dec. 7, 1941 -- the day Pearl Harbor was bombed.

Bendabout Farm is at 3553 S. Lee Highway in McDonald, Tenn., just south of Cleveland on U.S. Highway 11. Signs will mark the entry. Limited bleacher seating is available or you may bring folding chars.

For more information, call 423-476-6602 or visit www.bendabout.com.


Mammography van to visit McMinn

ATHENS, Tenn. — The Mobile Health Coach operated by Memorial Health System will provide mammogram screenings from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 12 at the McMinn County Health Department.

Memorial officials said in a news release the screening service will be offered to women age 40 and up, with and without insurance, who have not had a mammogram in the last 12 months.

Set up an appointment by calling Memorial's MaryEllen Locher Breast Center at 423-495-4040 or toll free at 866-591-2254. Women will need to provide their doctor's first and last name, and those with insurance will need to bring their insurance cards and a photo ID.

The health department is at 393 Showbarn Road in Athens.


Body identified as missing teen

GAINESVILLE, Ga. — A missing 16-year-old girl was found dead along the shore of Lake Lanier late Friday in what police said they were treating as a suspicious death.

Hannah Truelove was reported missing Thursday by her mother. A person walking in the woods saw her body and called police, authorities told WSB-TV.


Security guard says he's scapegoat

OAK RIDGE, Tenn. — A security guard at the Y-12 nuclear weapons plant in Oak Ridge says he is being used as a scapegoat after an embarrassing incident where peace protesters infiltrated the facility.

Kirk Garland told the Knoxville News Sentinel that he was the only person fired after the July 28 break-in. He said the termination notice from security contractor WSI-Oak Ridge accuses him of showing "blatant disregard for the situation."

He said there was no need to use force with the protesters because they were peaceful and obeyed his commands.

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