published Sunday, July 20th, 2014

Tennessee grants to be revealed Monday and other news from around Chattanooga

Tennessee grants to be revealed Monday

WINCHESTER, Tenn. — Gov. Bill Haslam will be joined by local and state officials Monday to make a series of grant announcements, his office said in a news release.

The grants involve the Tennessee Department of Transportation, the Department of Environment and Conservation and the Department of Agriculture, the release stated, but no specifics were provided.

The announcement is set for 1:15 p.m. CDT Monday at Winchester City Hall, 7 High St. Accompanying Haslam will be Sen. Janice Bowling, R-Tullahoma; Rep. David Alexander, R-Winchester; Rep. Billy Spivey, R-Lewisburg; and Tullahoma Mayor Terry Harrell.


DeSoto offers day camps

FORT PAYNE, Ala. — DeSoto State Park's Week Long Adventure Camp is Monday through Friday for children in grades five through 12.

The camp offers games, crafts, water adventures and activities such as hiking and bouldering, according to a park news release.

Fees are $49.50 a day or $198 for the full week and include a sack lunch. Fee for DeKalb County, Ala., residents is based on a sliding scale.

The Tadpole Adventure Club for Tikes, for children ages 2-4, is set for 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday and Tuesday. The club is an introduction to a camp setting with creative play, arts and crafts.

The fee is $55 per session, or $75 with lunch option. Registration is required at least two hours ahead of time.

Both camps are provided by One World Adventure Co., www.one worldadventure.com

Call 256-634-8370 to register.


Playing kids start fire

MEMPHIS — Firefighters say an apartment fire started when three small children were playing with a cigarette lighter in a bedroom.

Firefighters credited two apartment staff members for pulling the children, ages 2, 5 and 6, from the burning two-story building Friday afternoon.

The Memphis Fire Department said in a release that the residence did not have a working smoke detector, and three units were damaged by smoke, fire or water.

No one was hurt.

The building at Pendleton West Apartments sustained about $25,000 in structural damage.


Body found in Weiss Lake

LEESBURG, Ala. — Alabama authorities are investigating after a dead body was found in Weiss Lake near Leesburg.

Al.com reported fishermen spotted the body floating in the water Friday afternoon.

The Cherokee County Sheriff's Office said the body is female but did not specify an age.

The body was sent to the Department of Forensic Sciences in Huntsville for an autopsy and to determine the person's identity.

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