Deadline Set For Headrick Award Nominations In Bradley County

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

The Cleveland/Bradley County community abounds with individuals who have found the places for which they are best fitted. Among the ones who rose to a higher level and a worthier attainment was M.C. Headrick for whom the highest honor given by the Cleveland/Bradley Chamber of Commerce is named.

“The Chamber recognizes individuals who believed they could achieve their goals and dreams and who best demonstrate the principles of the late M.C. Headrick,” chairman of the Board Steven Wright said. “M.C. Headrick was a successful businessman who tenaciously believed in the concept of free enterprise. Each fall we invite Chamber members to nominate any person they feel best represents the ideals of the free enterprise system.”

Nomination forms and a complete list of award criteria are available at the Chamber office or by calling 472-6587. In addition to the form, nominations must include a resume of the candidate and a cover letter detailing reasons the nominee is eligible for the award. The selection committee may ask for additional information.

Robert Wright, chairman of the board for Wright Brothers Construction Company Inc., received the 2012 Headrick Award.

The Chamber will present this award at the 87th Annual Meeting in January 2013. Deadline for nominations is Nov. 9 at 5 p.m.


Local Batteries Plus Rebrands With "Bulbs"

Batteries Plus has announced the rebranding of its Chattanooga store at 1925 Gunbarrel Road as Batteries Plus Bulbs. The store’s new identity is part of a company-wide initiative which began in late 2012 that signals its leadership in the expanding $17 billion U.S. light bulb replacement industry.   Batteries Plus Bulbs has access to more than 15,000 light bulb products ... (click for more)

General Assembly Approves Legislation Aiding Morgan County

The state senate approved a house amendment and sent to the governor legislation sponsored by Senator Ken Yager (R-Kingston) to assist Morgan County in attracting vendors to turn the former Brushy Mountain Penitentiary into a tourist attraction.   Senate Bill 1708 , which aims to recruit new jobs to the area, directs a portion of the state and local sales tax proceeds ... (click for more)

City Applies For $27 Million Federal Grant On $52 Million Wilcox Tunnel Project

The city is applying for a $27 million federal TIGER 6 grant for a $52 million complete reworking of the narrow Wilcox Tunnel through Missionary Ridge. The project would leave the current tunnel in place for westbound traffic with a single lane and build a new two-lane tunnel for eastbound traffic. There would be an emergency egress cross passage between the two. Final ... (click for more)

NAACP Recommends Staying Away From Planned Protest By Neo-Nazi Group

The president of the Chattanooga Chapter of the NAACP, urged local residents to stay away from a planned rally here by the Nationalist Socialist Movement in August. James R. Mapp said the group seeks to provoke incidents and said counter-protests could lead to problems. Mr. Mapp said, "On April 8th, 2014, reports surfaced throughout the Chattanooga-Hamilton County region that ... (click for more)

State Moving Forward In Educational Improvements

The State Collaborative on Reforming Education released the following statement from President and CEO Jamie Woodson regarding the 2014 legislative session in Tennessee and HB1549/SB1835, which passed the General Assembly Thursday: After a year of extensive public and legislative conversation regarding higher academic standards and related strategies to improve student learning, ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Some Really Funny Tweets

I am not on Twitter so I don’t tweet. Difficulties with my right hand don’t even allow me to text and when you blend in the fact I am now a bonafide senior citizen, it is ample reason for me to live a life where I am lacking in what otherwise might be achieved through social networking. Twitter has done real well without me. It is one of the 10 most visited websites in the world; ... (click for more)