Flashback Prom Benefits Speech And Hearing Center

Monday, January 21, 2013

Chattanooga Friends will host its third annual Flashback Prom on Saturday, Feb. 16, from 8 p.m. to midnight at the DoubleTree Hotel.  

Participants will dance to music from the 80s to today and there will be a prom king and queen crowned, who will receive prizes.

The DoubleTree Hotel, at 407 Chestnut St. downtown, will provide late night munchies and offer a cash bar.  Proceeds will benefit the Speech & Hearing Center’s Achieve Learning Center.  

Tickets are $25 per person or $40 for a couple in advance, and $30 per person at the door.  Advance tickets are available at http://flashbackpromchatt.eventbrite.com/.  Flashback Prom has sold out in the past. 

Chattanooga Friends is a group that provides Chattanoogans opportunities to meet new people, make new friends, and become involved in the community while making a difference in the lives of children and families in the greater Chattanooga area.

The Achieve Learning Center is a Tennessee Department of Education accredited preschool and kindergarten program for children ages 18 months to six years. An inclusive language-based program, the school serves children with hearing or speech/language impairments, as well as children without impairments. The goal of the Achieve Learning Center is to have every student, regardless of impairment, performing at or above age level in the areas of speech and language skills when they leave the program.  Learn more at www.speechhearing.com.


VIDEO: Ben Cagle Remembers Pearl Harbor

Partnership For Families, Children And Adults Achieves National Accreditation

Partnership for Families, Children and Adults has achieved national accreditation through the New York- based Council on Accreditation (COA). Partnership provides over 20 programs to the Greater Chattanooga area through five centers of service: Youth, Elder, Victim Support, Deaf, and Stability. These separate by complementary services serve a broad-spectrum of individuals from ... (click for more)

City Council Approves $2.19 Million Purchase Of Body Cameras For Police Officers

The City Council on Tuesday night voted unanimously to approve the $2,191,544 purchase of body cameras for city police officers. Councilman Chip Henderson, who heads the council's public safety committee, said the purchase was already included in the budget. The city will get some help from the federal government in the form of a grant for almost $300,000 toward the expense. ... (click for more)

Fire Lieutenant Who Caught Baby Dropped From 3rd Floor Of Burning Building Has To Give Up Career Over Incident

A Chattanooga Fire Department officer who was hailed as a hero after catching a baby dropped by the mother from the third floor of a burning building lost his career as a result of the incident. City officials said after Lt. Vernon Lane caught the 10-month-old baby boy that the mother then jumped and landed on him. He suffered severe injuries and has been unable to work ... (click for more)

An Open Letter To Tennessee Electors Of The President - And Response (2)

This an open letter to the following people who are Tennessee's presidential electors this year: Joey Jacobs (Brentwood), Beth Scott Clayton Amos (Nashville), Jason Mumpower (Bristol), Susan Mills (Maryville), Liz Holiway (Harriman), Lynne Davis (Lascassas), Tom Lawless (Nashville), Mike Callahan (Monterey), Pat Allen (Clarksville), Shannon Haynes (Alamo), and Drew Daniel (Memphis).  ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: You Can’t Sue You

The Hamilton County School Board will convene an hour earlier tomorrow to discuss “facilities” and the question of the hour is “Which ones?” Several communities are actively studying pulling away from the county’s Department of Education and the stew is thickening by the day. Now comes the revelation that school board attorney Scott Bennett has sent an email to the town of Signal ... (click for more)