Former Alabama Quarterback Jay Barker To Keynote Spirit Of Achievement Luncheon On March 12

Friday, February 08, 2013
Jay Barker
Jay Barker

Current ESPN radio personality and Alabama National Championship QB Jay Barker (1992) will be the keynote speaker at the upcoming Junior Achievement “Spirit of Achievement” Awards. This year’s event will be on Tuesday, March 12, at the Chattanooga Convention Center.

The “Spirit of Achievement” Awards salutes those companies that have shown a commitment to Chattanooga and North Georgia children by supporting Junior Achievement for over 33 years. Honorees for 2013 are Economy Honda and Lawson Electric. This year’s event will also include the presentation of the John G. Kain, IV Corporate Citizenship Awards as well as the Max W. Finely Volunteer of the Year Award.

For over 50 years, Junior Achievement of Chattanooga has been the area’s premier economic-education non-profit organization, specializing in placing volunteers from the business community into classrooms in Hamilton, Catoosa, Marion and Walker County Schools. JA of Chattanooga will serve 10,500 students with the help of more than 500 volunteers during the 2012/2013 School Year.

Tables and individual seating are available.


Street Closings Announced For The Weekend

Reggie White Boulevard from the entrance to the Skate Park to Riverfront Parkway, West 19th Street from Chestnut Street to Reggie White Boulevard, West Main Street between Broad Street and Carter Street, the inside lanes of Riverfront Parkway from Chestnut Street to Molly Lane, and the right lane of southbound Broad Street from Main Street to West 26th Street will be closed from ... (click for more)

Chattanooga Tea Party Endorses Joe Manuel For Chancellor

Joe Manuel won the straw poll of the Chattanooga Tea Party. More than a dozen candidates went to last week's forum to share their views and answer questions of those in attendance. Mr. Manuel, who is an active Republican, has served as president of the Pachyderm Club and has received the backing of seven former Hamilton County GOP chairs in his bid for Chancellor Part1 of Hamilton ... (click for more)

City Set To Move Ahead On Study For Light Rail System; But Some Council Members Skeptical

City officials are set to move ahead in applying for a grant to study setting up a light rail system in Chattanooga, though some City Council members are skeptical. Blythe Bailey, city transportation director, said it might cost $20 million to set up a system that would use the Missionary Ridge Tunnel to go from downtown to the Chattanooga Airport as well as the Enterprise South ... (click for more)

Funeral Arrangements Set For Renee Card Monroe, Killed Monday In ATV Accident

Funeral arrangements have been set for Renee Card Monroe, 60, who was killed, along with her two grandchildren, Reagan and Jaxson Cohen, in an ATV accident on Monday when their ATV toppled into a pond. A lifelong resident of Chattanooga, Ms. Monroe was an active member of Eastwood Baptist Church where she helped lead a small Bible study group. Ms. Monroe was an entrepreneur ... (click for more)

UAW Is Dropping Appeal Because Of Opposition

Let's tell the truth here: the UAW attempted infiltration of the Nissan plant in Smyrna, Tenn. a couple of years back and lost. They appealed to the NLRB three times and each time the vote went against the UAW more and more.   When you consider the local political opposition, citizenry and worker opposition, sentiment toward the UAW is even more staggering in Chattanooga ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Clemson Prayer And Much More

Clemson’s football program, which has won 11 games in each of the past two years and was ranked 8 th in the nation after whipping Ohio State in this year’s Orange Bowl, has just been “blind-sided.” The Freedom from Religion Foundation claims Coach Dabo Sweeney and his staff are doing far too much “to promote Christianity to their student athletes.” Clemson promptly roared back ... (click for more)