Miss Chattanooga USA 2019, Virginia "Ginny" Britto To Compete For Miss Tennessee In October

Saturday, May 26, 2018
Virginia "Ginny" Britto
Virginia "Ginny" Britto

Miss Chattanooga USA 2019, Virginia "Ginny" Britto, 21, of Chattanooga will compete for the title of Miss Tennessee USA 2019 on Oct. 11-13, at the Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tn.

Miss Britto is the daughter of John and Mary Britto. She attends East Tennessee State University and her activities and/or hobbies include judo, singing, BJJ, tutoring, and volunteering. Her sponsors for the pageant are Angels Massage, All Dressed Up Bridal, Food Odyssey, One Price Framing, and Star-Mart. Other interesting information about Virginia includes that she is on the ETSU judo team, teaches self defense classes for women in Johnson City, Tn., and volunteers at Erlanger Hospital in the summers.

The Miss Tennessee Teen USA and Miss Tennessee USA pageants are the official preliminaries to the Miss Teen USA, Miss USA, and Miss Universe pageants and are a WME/IMG joint venture. The young woman chosen as Miss Tennessee USA 2019 will go on to represent the state of Tennessee in the 2019 Miss USA pageant as seen live on national television, one of the most anticipated events of the year.



Weekly Road Construction Report

Here is the weekly road construction report for Hamilton County I-75 North Exit 1 interchange reconfiguration project at mile marker 1:   Work on this project continues. There is now only one exit ramp that allows drivers to turn both east and west on Ringgold Road at a signalized intersection. Traffic has been shifted onto the newly constructed portion of Camp Jordan ... (click for more)

CDOT Announces Construction Closures

1100 Mountain Creek Road  Utility work will require closing the 1100 block of Mountain Creek Road this Saturday through Sunday morning.  Work will begin at 7:30 AM on Saturday, June 23, and the road will reopen Sunday morning.  The 1100 block of Mountain Creek Road is north of N Runyan Drive.  The detour is to use US 27 to Morrison Springs for access to properties ... (click for more)

Strong Winds Wreak Havoc In Chattanooga; Thousands Lose Power

A storm with wind gusts up to 70 mph did considerable damage in downtown Chattanooga around 2 p.m. on Saturday. Fencing along Miller Park was twisted onto a nearby lane of traffic on Market Street. A sizable tree was split, causing it to fall across Cherry Street between Third and Fourth streets. A number of traffic lights were knocked out of service. Several thousand ... (click for more)

2 Shot In Separate Incidents Early Saturday Morning; 1 Victim Is A Juvenile Girl

Two people were shot early Saturday morning in separate incidents. The first incident was at  3:30 a.m. when the Chattanooga Police Department responded to a person shot on the 1000 block of North Willow Street.  Upon arrival, officers made contact with the victim who was suffering from a gunshot wound.    HCEMS transported the victim to a local hospital ... (click for more)

Protecting Family Homes On Signal Mountain

The Signal Mountain Town Council will vote at their upcoming July 9 meeting on whether to approve a controversial rezoning application regarding property located at the northwestern corner of Albert Road and Taft Highway.  Prior to the rezoning request, Albert Road was the redline on Taft Highway past which commercial development within the town did not extend. This rezoning ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Claude And "Mr. John"

There are some who believe this last week has been a devastating one for our community, losing two of our most beloved “builders” within three days of one another. Claude Ramsey, who spent over 40 years in public service and because of the type man he was never lost a political race, died on Monday after a hard fight with illness at the end. On Thursday we lost “Mr. John” Franklin, ... (click for more)