NAACP Ruby Hurley Images Awards Set For Oct. 8

Monday, September 26, 2011

The 24th Annual Chattanooga Hamilton County NAACP Ruby Hurley Images Awards will be held on Oct. 8 The event will be an evening of honoring community advocates that have given their lives to promote civil rights and social justice.

James Bignon and the Deliverance Mass Choir and Cynthia Adams of Olivet Baptist Church will provide entertainment.

The 2011 NAACP Image Award recipients are:

Ruby Hurley Humanitarian Award
Christopher Ramsey, community activist

James R. Mapp "Citizen of the Year" Award
State Representative Tommie Brown

Reggie White Student Athletes Award
Jamal McMullen, McCallie Student
Tory Kemp, GPS Student

Ralph Cothran Civil Service Officers of the Year Award
Napoleon "Donut" Williams, Retired Chattanooga Police Department
Captain Charles E. Patterson, Chattanooga Fire Department

Educator of the Year Award
Stephanie Walker Hinton, Red Bank Elementary School Principal

NAACP Membership Award
Monique LaQuay Harris, UTC Student (Psychology Major)

The awards will be held at the Tivoli Theatre at 7 p.m. The doors will open at 6:15 p.m.

Tickets are $20 for general seating and the group rate is six tickets for $100. Tickets are avaliable at JT McDaniel, Mary's Lounge, Memorial Auditorium and the NAACP Office located at 601 MLK Blvd.

For more information call 432-9776.


All Summer Driver's Ed Classes Full And Closed

Effective immediately, all Drivers Education classes for the Summer 2015 term are completely full and closed. No more applications will be accepted for any Summer classes. The class schedule for the Fall 2015 term will be announced at a later date. Please call the Drivers Education information line at  423-643-7011  for more information.  (click for more)

PHOTOS: Orange Grove's Lunch For Champions

State Attorney General Says City Council Cannot Make Taxis Not Registered In Hamilton County Go Through Emissions Testing

The state attorney general's office has ruled that the City Council cannot require that taxis not registered in Hamilton County go through emissions testing. The city is dealing with the new Uber taxi service that has an out-of-town owner. Locally-owned cabs have to go through the annual emissions testing. The opinion says that local taxi owners cannot get around the emissions ... (click for more)

New Attorneys Have Not Decided On Whether To Seek Mental Evaluation For Hixson Woman Facing Possible Death Penalty

New attorneys for a Hixson woman facing a possible death penalty in Catoosa County, Ga., said they have not decided whether to seek a mental evaluation of Catherine Joann Goins. Police said she lured a 30-year-old woman to a friend's house and killed her in order to steal her newborn. After District Attorney Herbert "Buzz" Franklin opted for the death penalty, two attorneys ... (click for more)

The Heart Of A Teacher Makes A Difference - And Response (2)

In less than four weeks, I expect to be one of 216 graduating seniors from East Hamilton School. One could say all possible variables help a student rise to the highest levels in school; but a student is more than his environment or genetic code. He is a mixture of his own propensity and dedication to academics, coupled with a systemic team of mentors who give their all as a student’s ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: FBI To Study ‘Lickers’

About 25 years ago there was a terrifying movie called “The Silence of the Lambs.” It was so good it won the Academy Awards in all five categories – Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Director and Adapted Screenplay. Further, Anthony Hopkins and Jodie Foster were brilliant, but do you remember the third “star?” Scott Glenn played a character named “Jack Crawford,” the ... (click for more)