published Sunday, June 10th, 2012

Navy's fighters coming to show and other Chattanooga area news

Navy's fighters coming to show

ROME, Ga. -- The U.S. Navy confirmed Thursday that the F/A-18 Super Hornet -- the Navy's frontline fighter aircraft -- will fly demonstrations on both weekend days at the Wings Over North Georgia Air Show in Rome in September.

The event will be Sept. 28-30 at Richard B. Russell (Tower Field) Regional Airport.

That's according to JLC AirShow Management, which also announced that the Corsair "Korean War Hero" and the P-51D Mustang "Quick Silver" have been added to fly Saturday and Sunday solo demonstrations along with the Friday evening twilight show.


Woman stabbed in Smokies

GatlinbUrg, Tenn. -- Authorities in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park say a 44-year-old woman was stabbed and assaulted by a man while hiking on a trail, but rangers say they believe the man has fled the area.

The Knoxville News Sentinel reported that the woman was walking Friday along the two-mile Gatlinburg Trail that runs from the Sugarlands Visitor Center to the town of Gatlinburg.

"The woman does report being sexually assaulted before being stabbed," said Kent Cave, supervisory park ranger.

The victim, whose name was not released, was airlifted to the University of Tennessee Medical Center where she was in stable condition, according to a news release from the park.

"We believe this was an isolated incident," Chief Ranger Clay Jordan said in the news release. "Rangers have combed the area and believe the suspect has fled the area."


Historical society picnic is Monday

RINGGOLD, Ga. -- The Catoosa County Historical Society's "Kickoff to Summer" picnic is set for 6:30 p.m. Monday at the Elsie Holmes Park pavilion.

Members are asked to bring enough food for their families plus a bit extra to share with visitors. Paper goods and drinks will be furnished. Entertainment is by Pickin' to Beat the Devil.

Anyone interested in learning about or joining the society is invited.

The park is on Ben Holmes Road -- just follow the park signs from Ooltewah-Ringgold Road.

For more information, call Joy Mahan at 706-935-4875.


Tourism program noted in Nevada

ETOWAH, Tenn. -- The Tennessee Overhill Heritage Association's tourism program for Monroe, Polk and McMinn counties was in the spotlight recently at the Nevada Tourism Conference at Lake Tahoe.

Linda Caldwell, executive director for the Overhill Association, was a featured speaker at the conference. She also led a workshop on cultural tourism for the Nevada Arts Council.

The Overhill Association is a partnership of the three counties, founded in 1990, as a heritage tourism program.

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