Cooperative Response Center, Inc. Donates Dell Servers To Chattanooga State’s Network Management Program

Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Shown, from left to right, Randy Ricketson, Chattanooga State networking information systems instructor, and Ed Southeard, Chattanooga State business and information technologies department head, accept a donation of Dell servers from Dave Rutherford of CRC, Inc.
Shown, from left to right, Randy Ricketson, Chattanooga State networking information systems instructor, and Ed Southeard, Chattanooga State business and information technologies department head, accept a donation of Dell servers from Dave Rutherford of CRC, Inc.

The Dunlap-based Cooperative Response Center (CRC) donated seven Dell servers to Chattanooga State Community College’s network management degree program. Dave Rutherford of CRC delivered the servers to the main campus where Ed Southeard, Chattanooga State business department head, and Randy Ricketson, networking information systems instructor, gratefully accepted them.

“The Dell servers, ranging from the Poweredge 1850 to the Poweredge 2850, are a great addition to our Network Management program. This equipment will provide our students with critical hands-on skills such as configuring RAID and hardware maintenance, as well as general operating system and services setup and configuration,” said Mr. Ricketson. “Students will also be able to arrange advanced server configurations such as load balancing and failover clusters.  All of these are critical skills needed by area employers.”

CRC’s website says the company “is a nationwide, cooperatively owned and operated, 24/7 contact center, central station, and software provider. Founded in 1992, CRC has steadily increased in the size and scope of its operation. CRC provides services primarily to rural electric utilities, including after-hours dispatch, round-the-clock customer care, and monitoring of security and medical alarms.” In addition to Dunlap, there are offices in Austin, Mn., and Abilene, Tx.

To learn more about Chattanooga State’s network management degree program or other Business & Information Technologies programs of study, call 423 697-4441 or visit chattanoogastate.edu/business-information-technologies/.


Representative Howell Completes UT Legislative Workshop

State Representative Dan Howell was among the first term Tennessee legislators who participated in a workshop offered by The University of Tennessee Institute for Public Service’s Naifeh Center for Effective Leadership and the Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy.  Rep. Howell represents District 22 which includes Polk, Meigs and much of Bradley County. The workshop, ... (click for more)

CGLA 6th Grader Wins In EPB Black History Poety Conest

One of our newest students at Chattanooga Girls Leadership Academy is joining the ranks of award-winning CGLA Mustangs. Sixth-grader Abigail Stone won the 11th Annual EPB Black History Month Poetry Contest in the 6th-8th grade category. EPB received 372 entries overall in this year’s contest. Ms. Stone, an 11-year-old homeschool student who came to CGLA in January, ... (click for more)

Cabela's To Open Fort Oglethorpe Store May 13

Cabela’s announced Monday plans to celebrate the official grand opening of its new Fort Oglethorpe store on Wednesday, May 13, with a unique ribbon-cutting ceremony followed by a weekend-long celebration featuring giveaways, family activities and more.  The ribbon-cutting ceremony, hosted by Cabela's executives and special guests, will begin at 9:45 a.m. and conclude with ... (click for more)

City Detective Who Was Arrested Twice In 4 Months Is Fired After Internal Affairs Investigation

A city detective who was arrested twice in four months has been fired by Police Chief Fred Fletcher. David Catchings had been charged with DUI last September and then with domestic assault at the end of the year. Police said, "After a complete review of both investigations – which included recommendations from Internal Affairs, the Administrative Review Committee and Officer ... (click for more)

Physicians Thank Their Patients On Doctor’s Day

March 30 has been set aside as National Doctors’ Day since 1933 as a time to recognize the contributions made by our physicians. While the recognition is appreciated, our greatest satisfaction comes from caring for our patients.  For 132 years, the Chattanooga-Hamilton County Medical Society has been the physicians’ voice as we worked together to improve health of our community. ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Goodbye, Dr. Nassour

About 51 years ago, right after Jim Creel had graduated from the University of Texas and was in Guadalajara for medical school, he was surprised to find a complete stranger sitting on his battered and dusty Volkswagen. “He had seen my Longhorns sticker and was thrilled to find somebody else in Mexico who loved the University of Texas. “That’s when our friendship started and it ... (click for more)