Cleveland State Hosts Annual Environmental Awareness Celebration

Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Cleveland State Community College will be hosting its 5th annual environmental awareness celebration on Saturday, April 13 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. called “It’s All About the Green!” This celebration will be held at the courtyard between the Administration Building and the L. Quentin Lane Gymnasium with parking available below the gym. There will be food, presentations, and various vendors from the Cleveland community discussing the importance and benefits of “going green.”               

There is still an opportunity for local businesses and organizations to participate by having an exhibit booth at the environmental awareness celebration. There are three different sponsorship levels: Oak, $500; This is the premium location for an exhibit booth. Participants purchasing this level will receive two event t-shirts, an article in the Green Day insert in the Cleveland Daily Banner, will be featured in the Green Day advertisements, articles, and signage. Maple, $100; Participants purchasing this level will receive an exhibit booth, one event t-shirt, will be featured in the Green Day article and signage. Magnolia; $25, Participants purchasing this level will receive exhibit space with one table and two chairs. Magnolia; $50, Participants purchasing the $50 level will receive one table and two chairs and electricity.                

The registration deadline is March 1. (Any registration after March 1 will not receive all forms of recognition.) Attendees will be able to ask exhibitors questions on a one-on-one basis. Exhibitors will have the opportunity to share information and highlight their programs, products and/or services, while meeting and educating attendees.                  

It’s All About the Green is open to the community, and admission to the event is free. For more information on the Green Day, contact Tracey Wright at 473-2341.


Lee Receives Higher One Grant For Financial Literacy Project

Higher One, a university financial services organization, has awarded the Financial Literacy Counts Grant to Lee University for fall 2014. The grant will fund the Financial Literacy and Money Empowerment project, sponsored by Lee’s Financial Aid Office. The project’s goal is to coordinate a campus-wide financial literacy campaign to reach all students. It will provide opportunities ... (click for more)

Dalton/Whitfield, Murray, Gilmer, Gordon, and Catoosa Counties Selected As An Early Education Empowerment Zone

Dalton/Whitfield, Murray, Gilmer, Gordon and Catoosa Counties were selected as one of Georgia’s four Early Education Empowerment Zones and will participate in a community commitment ceremony at 3 p.m. on Oct. 3 at Whitfield/Dalton Day Care Center, 515 South Pentz St. in Dalton.  The five counties will collaborate together in what will be known as the Northern Counties zone. ... (click for more)

3 People Shot On Wilson Street; One Victim Has "Life-Threatening" Wounds

Three people were shot on Wilson Street on Sunday night, including one who was critically injured. At approximately 8:22 p.m., Chattanooga Police responded to 2300 Wilson St. for shots fired in the area. O fficers located two black males suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. O ne victim was transported by HCEMS to a local hospital for non-life threatening injuries. ... (click for more)

Jumoke Johnson Jr. To Plead Guilty On Selling Crack Cocaine

A youth who was in the news earlier as a teen who had been the first in his family to graduate from Brainerd High School and who found a patron willing to pay for his college education is set to plead guilty on Tuesday to a charge of selling crack cocaine. Jumoke Johnson Jr., who turned 21 on Saturday, dropped out of Miles College in Alabama after one semester and has been ... (click for more)

Conservation On Signal Mountain

The town of Signal Mountain appointed a working group to put together a conservation easement to protect certain of the town's park lands.  The members of the Conservation Easement Working Group would like to respond to concerns and comments raised about the town’s efforts to protect certain park land from residential or commercial development by granting a conservation ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: It’s ‘Hate The SEC’ Day

The boo birds came out on the fly on the ESPN website Sunday afternoon, this moments after the latest AP College Football “Top 25” included eight teams from the Southeastern Conference.   What set naysayers aglow was Mississippi State, after upsetting LSU 34-29 Saturday night, debuted on the list at No. 14 while Clemson, playing Florida State in an overtime thriller, got tossed ... (click for more)