Cleveland State Holds 46th Commencement

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Cleveland State Community College held its 46th commencement on Saturday in the L. Quentin Lane Gymnasium. This was also the first December commencement ceremony for the college. 

Dr. Carl Hite, CSCC president, was the keynote speaker. Dr. Hite is retiring after 17 years with the College making him the longest serving president in CSCC’s history. 


Lee Public Relations Students Launch Statewide Home Matters Campaign At State Capitol

Lee University’s 423 PR Bateman Team will introduce their campaign, titled “Be a Neighbor. Be a Volunteer. Be Tennessee.” to raise awareness of the national movement, Home Matters, at a press conference and reception on Monday at the Legislative Library on the second floor of the Tennessee State Capitol.  Speakers will include State Rep. Kevin Brooks, President and ... (click for more)

PHOTOS: 22nd Annual Verve Dance At Baylor

Appeals Court Rules Against WWTA In Lawsuit Brought By Apartment Complex Over $8 Monthly Charges To Units

The Tennessee Court of Appeals has ruled in favor of an apartment complex that sued the Hamilton County Water and Wastewater Authority (WWTA) over an $8 monthly charge per apartment unit for preparing private service laterals. The court overturned a granting of summary judgment in favor of WWTA by former Judge Jackie Bolton. The appeals court said American Heritage Apartments, ... (click for more)

Barrel Feared To Contain Hazardous Materials Safely Removed From Waterway At Short Tail Springs Road

A couple walking their dog on Sunday in the Highway 58 area called 911 reporting a strange barrel leaking a blue substance in the waterway. The barrel was later safely removed. The Highway 58 Volunteer Fire Department responded around 2:30 p.m. to 7900 Short Tail Springs Road. Fire officials found a 55-gallon barrel in the waterway, but there were no visible signs of a blue ... (click for more)

It's Time To Insure Tennessee - And Response

Tennessee has a problem.  What is the value of saving the lives of 1,000 Tennesseans each year? That is exactly what can be expected if 176,000 Tennesseans gain health insurance through Insure Tennessee. A New England Journal of Medicine study showed that expansion of Medicaid was associated with a 6% reduction in yearly mortality for people in the 34-65 age group. Statistically, ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Boots, Idiots & Guns

As the month of February was born this morning, allow me to hurriedly share three leftovers that were still in last month’s basket: * * * A first-grade teacher had endured a long day and was helping her students bundle up for the trip home when one of the little boys asked for help getting on his boots. Soon she could see why. Even with her pulling, and him pushing, the ... (click for more)