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.



UTC Biennial Art Faculty Exhibition Opens Wednesday

The Cress Gallery of Art at UTC announces the UTC Department of Art Biennial Art Faculty Exhibition will have an opening public reception on Wednesday from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in the lobby of the UTC Fine Arts Center.  Exhibition dates are Aug. 23-Sept. 15.  The gallery is open Monday-Friday from 9;30 a.m.-7:30 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 1-4 p.m.  It will ... (click for more)

Lee Faculty Promoted To Professor

The Lee University Board of Directors has awarded promotion in rank from associate professor to professor to four faculty members.  Those faculty promoted to professor include Dr. Shane Griffith, Dr. Hermilo Jasso, Dr. Brad Moffett, and Dr. Sara Ortega.  Dr. Griffith, a Lee alumnus and professor of business, teaches Business Analytics, Futures and Options, and Strategic ... (click for more)

Walker County Residents May Face Special Levy To Deal With Erlanger Debt, Penny SPLOST Transportation Tax On Top Of 2 Mil Property Tax Rise

Walker County, Ga., residents may face a special levy to deal with the Erlanger Health System debt as well as a new penny SPLOST transportation tax - on top of a planned two mil property tax rise. The two mil would equal to $80 on a $100,000 home. Sole Commissioner Shannon Whitfield said all of that is to take care of mountains of debt he said he inherited from the Bebe Heiskell ... (click for more)

New Superintendent Johnson To Set Up Opportunity Zone For Low Performing Schools

New County School Supt. Dr. Bryan Johnson said he plans to set up an Opportunity Zone for low performing schools. He said in a memo: In our ongoing efforts to improve student achievement I would like to establish an Opportunity Zone that would specifically focus on our Priority schools and schools on the cusp. The initial schools that would receive support through this structure ... (click for more)

Shame On Anyone Planning A Protest At Coolidge Park Thursday Evening - And Response (7)

Whether you're Alt-Left or Alt-Right, Coolidge Park isn't the place to showcase your hate and indifference with one another. Just because it's your right, that doesn't necessarily mean that you should do it. Many have this misconception that this park is named after a President, Nope. It's named after a great man, a true patriot, and Medal of Honor recipient from right ... (click for more)

A Tale Of 3 Properties

Here in Lookout Valley on the far southwest edge of Chattanooga and Hamilton County, trees and rocks are plentiful but sidewalks are as rare as unicorns. It’s a land the governments forget – until tax collection time.  The recent county reappraisal spoke about ‘comps,’ recent sale prices of comparable local properties. But the assessors defined ‘comparable’ to suit themselves, ... (click for more)