New Book About Coca-Cola Includes Chapter On Chattanooga

Sunday, June 18, 2017

A new book on Coca-Cola includes an extensive chapter on Chattanooga, where the first franchised bottling of Coke took place.

Larry Jorgensen, author of The Coca-Cola Trail, asked:

Do you know?

Coca-Cola once sold the rights to bottle Coca-Cola throughout the United States for $1.00.

Coca-Cola was first bottled in Vicksburg, Mississippi, not Atlanta.

He said, "These are just two of the interesting stories revealed in the newly published book on the history of Coca-Cola. Thirty chapters and over 200 pages tell the real stories of those pioneer bottlers; the challenges they faced, and how they were instrumental in creating the world's most recognized brand.

"The 'Trail' takes readers to places where Coca-Cola history is told through historic buildings, local museums, restored outdoor murals, memorabilia collections and related displays."

Mr. Jorgensen said he spent over two years interviewing Coca-Cola families and conducting extensive research in current and former Coca-Cola communities. Historic photos and photos of modern day sites highlight each chapter.

For more information visit the website: https://thecocacolatrail.com.  



Candidate Forum To Be Held At The Bethlehem Center

The Bethlehem Center will host a forum where community members can meet the candidates. Each candidate will speak and answer questions presented by  community members. The forum will be held on Thursday  from 6-8 p.m. at the Bethlehem Center at 200 W 38th St. “This event matter because these are the candidates for offices that most closely affect our ... (click for more)

Chattanooga Chosen As Pilot City For New EmcArts Program

Chattanooga has been chosen as the location for a new workshop series designed for artists in Chattanooga called “Artists as Change Agents within Complexity”. The program is facilitated by EmcArts, a national arts service organization that works alongside individuals, organizations and communities as they tackle their most complex challenges. In this series, which consists of ... (click for more)

Red Bank Finalizes 20-Cent Property Tax Increase

The Red Bank commissioners voted Tuesday night to adopt the fiscal year 2018-2019 budget that includes a property tax increase. Mayor John Roberts said that along with the increase in both commercial and residential development, comes increased traffic. Infrastructure has not kept up with the growth, including the secondary roads. The cost of paving these roads is $1 million. Money ... (click for more)

Attorney Poston Says Man In Viral Video Seen Fighting Officer Was Trying To Break Up Fight

Attorney McCracken Poston said William Alexander Floyd, the young man seen in the recently published “viral” video who is seemingly engaged in a boxing match with a Chattanooga police officer, started out trying to break up a fight.   The attorney said, "Things are not always as they appear. There is a much more interesting story in the seconds leading up to the events ... (click for more)

The Boss, Claude Ramsey

I try not to overuse the word great, but we lost a great man today, Claude Ramsey. I had the pleasure of serving under him as director of Commercial and Industrial Properties for 14 years while he was the Hamilton County Assessor of Property. He was probably the smartest person I have ever known. He was tough but patient, kind, caring and compassionate. He knew how to get ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Please ‘Connect The Dots’

Get your crayons out and let’s play “connect the dots.” Next Thursday (June 28 th ) the Tennessee Educational Equity Coalition, in partnership with Chattanooga’s publicly-flawed non-profit educational foundation, UnifiEd, will hold its regional meeting at Chattanooga’s Bessie Smith Hall. The coalition was formed to advocate for “students of color” in Tennessee, and among those on ... (click for more)