Poem By Dalton College Professor Nominated For Pushcart Prize

Friday, February 8, 2013

Kidnapping Mary, a poem written by Dr. Marsha Mathews, associate professor of English at Dalton State College, has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize which recognizes the best short stories, poetry, and essays published by small presses.

The Pushcart Prize literary project was established in 1976.

Kidnapping Mary is included in Mathew’s collection, Hallelujah Voices, and was nominated for the prize by her publisher, Aldrich Books.


Chattanooga State Phi Theta Kappa Inducts 23

Phi Theta Kappa is the international academic honor society for two-year colleges. Chattanooga State's PTK chapter, Alpha Beta Mu, recognizes and encourages academic scholarship among Chattanooga State students. Students must be invited to membership in this chapter by having completed at least twelve college-level credit hours and having a cumulative college-level GPA of at least ... (click for more)

Hixson High Senior Honored By Fleischmann This Saturday

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State Says "Beef" Between 2 Bloods Gangs Started Over A Female And Led Eventually To Shootings At College Hill Courts

The state presented testimony on Monday about a feud between two Bloods gangs that allegedly eventually led to a 16-year-old shooting up a unit at College Hill Courts - killing one woman, injuring another, leaving a child paralyzed and injuring a member of the other Bloods gang. A city police gang expert said the bitter rift between the Athens Park Bloods based on the Southside ... (click for more)

Walker County To Raise Water, Sewer Rates To Improve Aging Infrastructure

 The board of directors for the Walker County Water & Sewerage Authority (WCWSA) has granted approval for the utility to move forward with a base rate increase to address aging infrastructure concerns.   Starting this summer, WCWSA will begin replacing older galvanized pipe. These older water mains will be upgraded from two-inch galvanized pipe to six-inch high-pressure ... (click for more)

Slaxxon Regret - And Response

Back in the seventies my three oldest brothers had a buddy named Steve Slack. “Slack” was a star soccer player at Baylor and he grew up on Lookout Mountain, which is where I grew up. He and Jimmy, Henry and Bill went to the University of Virginia where they were roommates in an old, beat up house that was painted pink. Naturally, the place became known as the “Pink Palace” but lest ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Oh Yes, I Loved West

One of my most beloved friends died early Saturday morning at the age of 67. Then again, West Oehmig’s only brother – King – died a couple of years ago at 63 so it wasn’t by happenstance I remembered Abraham Lincoln’s famous line: “In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count, it’s the life in your years.” Here are two brothers who lived larger than any other pair I can ... (click for more)