Hamilton County Council Of PTAs Hosts Information Session Dec. 4

Monday, November 25, 2013

The Hamilton County Council of PTAs (HCC of PTAs) and the Tennessee PTA’s Southeast Region will host an information session on “What is a Welcoming School?” on Wednesday, Dec. 4 at 11 a.m. at the HCDE Central Office in the School Board Room which is located at 3074 Hickory Valley Road.


Parents, teachers, school administrators, and family partner specialists are invited to attend this session to discuss various methods to determine what a welcoming school is. The Council has invited Tennessee PTA president, Charla Sparks of Memphis, to attend this session.


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Tuition Equality Bill Passes Senate Education Committee

The Senate Education Committee on Wednesday passed a bill that would extend in-state tuition to students who meet certain criteria, regardless of immigration status. SB612/HB675 passed the committee by a vote of 6-2-1.  Senators Crowe, Dickerson, Gardenhire, Gresham, Haile, and Tate voted to move the bill forward to the Senate Finance, Ways, and Means c ommittee after ... (click for more)

Judge Orders Cortez Sims Tried As Adult After Emotional Testimony At Juvenile Court In Shooting Of 4

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Weather Service Warns Of Icy Roads Thursday Night, Friday Morning

The National Weather Service has issued a special weather statement for Hamilton County warning of icy roadways on Thursday night and Friday morning. ...ICY CONDITIONS THIS EVENING THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING... WIDESPREAD RECENT RAINFALL WILL BEGIN FREEZING THIS EVENING ACROSS THE REGION. PATCHES OF SNOW...ICE AND LIQUID MOISTURE FROM EARLIER MELTING TO QUICKLY TURN TO BLACK ICE. ... (click for more)

The Middle Valley Walmart Makes No Sense

There has been quite a bit of hoopla over the proposed new Walmart grocery store in Middle Valley.  Since my family has lived in Middle Valley in a home they built by hand way back in 1954 and said house is now housing generations 3, 4 and 5 I feel that I can give my opinion based on nothing more than life experience.    When this house was built there was a gravel ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Father Kelly’s ‘Hallelujah’

Last April, in the special way that only some older men are lucky enough to possess, the childish imp came out in Father Ray Kelly. A parish priest in Oldcastle, Ireland, he was conducting wedding vows for a handsome couple when the 62-year-old decided to surprise them with a totally-unscripted rendition of Leonard Cohen’s beautiful song, “Hallelujah.” When he did, there soon ... (click for more)