Cleveland Schools Host Several Guest Speakers

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Cleveland Education Association is hosting Lauren Hopsins  of Youtube's "Tired Teacher" from Knox County on Nov. 11 at 6 p.m. at Cleveland High School.

Representative Kevin Brooks will be teaching 8th grade American History at Cleveland Middle School on Nov. 11 from 7:50 a.m. - 2 p.m. Afterward, he will be attending CMS's Veteran's Day program. 

Senator Mike Bell will be teaching 6th grade Social Studies at Cleveland Middle School on Nov. 14 from 7:50 a.m.-2:50 p.m.


Signal Mountain High Mock Trial Team Wins District And Advances To State Competition

The Signal Mountain High Mock Trial team has advanced to state competition this weekend at the historic Metro Davidson Courthouse in Nashville. The team won the district tournament to advance.  In the state finals, 16 teams will match legal skills for a chance to compete at the national level in May.    In District 5 competition, teams from Hamilton County Schools ... (click for more)

UTC Physical Therapy Faculty Members Win National Recognition

Two University of Tennessee Chattanooga faculty members in the Department of Physical Therapy are recipients of national awards from the American Physical Therapy Association. Dr. June Hanks, associate professor in physical therapy, was given the Humanitarian Award, the first year the prize has been offered. According to the APTA website, the award “honors individuals who exemplify ... (click for more)

City May Make It Easier For Food Trucks To Operate In Chattanooga

The City Council is considering action that would make it easier for food trucks to operate in Chattanooga.  City Attorney Wade Hinton said cities like Austin and Portland have thriving food truck operations and Chattanooga is studying those models. He said, "It's truly an industry there." He said a 2013 food truck ordinance was limited and did not allow food trucks on ... (click for more)

Magistrate Says She Was Fired Because Philyaw Did Not Want To Be Seen With Someone Openly Gay

A former magistrate at Juvenile Court said she was fired because Judge Rob Philyaw and Court Administrator Sam Mairs "wanted me gone because I was openly gay." County Attorney Rheubin Taylor said Elizabeth Gentzler was not the only gay at Juvenile Court and Hamilton County government, indicating that may be part of the county's defense. Attorney Stuart James, representing Ms. ... (click for more)

The Panhandling "Tax" On Gunbarrel

I’ve been reading about the panhandling problem in downtown; it is a huge problem in the Gunbarrel area, too.  It’s commonplace to be accosted by panhandlers when walking from your parked car into a commercial establishment.  And often they are aggressive.  I look carefully around my car before getting out, but sometimes someone will be lurking in between cars and ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The Sheriff’s Request

Jim Hammond will talk to members of the Hamilton County School Board on Thursday afternoon and, just like any police officer in the United States, he will request that everybody “stay in their own lane.” Some school board members tend to believe they need to help decide the best methods of protecting our children. They believe this is one of the things they were elected to do in ... (click for more)