Hutcheson Hosts Christmas Tree Lighting This Thursday

Monday, December 2, 2013
Hutcheson Medical Center invites the Northwest Georgia community to the hospital’s 29th annual Christmas Tree Lighting this Thursday.  The event will be begin at 6 p.m. in the hospital lobby and feature family-oriented events including a children’s crafts area, holiday carols, and a visit from Santa.  The highlight of the evening will be the annual lighting of the tree atop the hospital.

Tennessee Aquarium Horticulturist Receives National Recognition For Service In African Nations

On International Volunteer Day, Monday, in Washington, D.C., Aquarium Senior Horticulturist Charlene Nash was honored with a national award for her volunteer work teaching African farmers how to improve their soil quality and agricultural practices.   Volunteers for Economic Growth Alliance, a Washington D.C.-based consortium of 26 non-government organizations, selected ... (click for more)

Cleveland PD Video Goes Viral And Makes National News

The Cleveland Police Department participated in the Battle of the Bells challenge Monday from the local Salvation Army. The Cleveland Police Department and the Bradley Co. Sheriff's Office dueled from the two entrance doors of one the local Walmart stores. Cleveland Police officers were scheduled to man the kettle every hour. However, the morning began with Officer Sean Bulow ... (click for more)

Valerie Bray Pleads Guilty In Death Of Well-Known Runner Cameron Bean

A long-time Moccasin Bend Hospital employee pleaded guilty on Tuesday morning in connection with the death of well-known runner Cameron Bean. Ms. Bray pleaded guilty to criminally negligent homicide and leaving the scene of an accident with a fatality involved. Defense attorney Bill Speek said she faces one-two years on each charge at a sentencing hearing on Feb. 1 at 1:30 ... (click for more)

Officer Who Was Shot Returned Fire; Is Recovering Well; Shooter Still On Loose

Chattanooga Police Chief Fred Fletcher said Monday morning that the officer who was shot three times on Thursday is recovering well.   Chief Fletcher said the officer was wearing a bullet-proof vest and one bullet hit the vest, which protected him during the shooting.  The officer was able to return fire, although Chief Fletcher would not comment on how many bullets ... (click for more)

Signal Mountain Couldn't Manage Public Education

I have been reading the buzz about Signal Mountain and other small municipalities considering a move to form their own school district within their municipal boundaries.  It is quite the comedy hour considering the notion that small cities that for decades could not even manage small sewer systems or 911 districts, are somehow going to do a better job with public education ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Abolish Bail For Poor

Our terribly overcrowded Hamilton County Jail may get some help from an unsuspected corner – the Obama administration is tackling the fact that right now over 450,000 people are in our country’s jails because they are too poor to pay for bail. It is a violation of the Constitution to “punish people for their poverty.” As the Eighth Amendment provides, “… excessive bail ought not ... (click for more)