Hamilton County School Board Holds Annual Planning Retreat Saturday

Friday, February 08, 2013

The Hamilton County Board of Education will conduct its annual planning retreat this Saturday, beginning at 8:30 a.m. in the Board Room at 3074 Hickory Valley Road.  Some of the topics of discussion will include the Board’s goals and objectives for itself and the school system; its operating procedures; school safety; progress toward academic goals; and the use and acquisition of technology. Since this is not a formal meeting the board will not consider any action items.


U.S. News Places Bryan No. 22 In South

This week U.S. News has released the 2015 Best Colleges Rankings, the 30th edition of this ranking, and its analytics platform, Academic Insights, placed Bryan College as no. 22 in the Regional Colleges South Rankings. According to their website, Academic Insights is a “peer benchmarking and performance assessment tool” that “allows college, university and graduate school administrators ... (click for more)

Big Ridge Elementary To Host Buddy's Boo-Fest Oct. 25

Big Ridge Elementary PTA will host Buddy’s “Boo-Fest” on Saturday, Oct. 25 from10 a.m.-3 p.m.  This community-wide Fall Festival and fundraiser will feature food, games, inflatables, entertainment, and vendors.  The event will be held at Big Ridge Elementary, located at 5210 Cassandra Smith Rd in Hixson, rain or shine. For vendor opportunities, please contact ... (click for more)

City Receives $400,000 Federal Grant To Study Passenger Train Service

The United States Department of Transportation has announced Chattanooga has received a $400,000 Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant to study the potential use of existing railways for a passenger rail system in Chattanooga. There were 72 awards announced in 46 states and Washington, D.C. Out of numerous grant applications across Tennessee, ... (click for more)

Former Assistant Police Chief Eidson Not Charged In Shooting Of Stepson On Englewood Avenue

Former Chattanooga Police Department Assistant Chief Kirk Eidson was not charged in the shooting of stepson Robert Ingle, 18, on Sunday morning in North Chattanooga. However, Ingle was charged with domestic assault and vandalism. In the incident shortly after 9 a.m. at 1049 Englewood Ave., Mr. Eidson said Ingle came to the house asking him to take him to their other house ... (click for more)

Dirt Decision At Camp Jordan May Come Back To Haunt East Ridge Councilmen

Wow. I thought the arrival of Bass Pro Shop would help bring East Ridge back to a position of prominence in the Chattanooga area, but the Council proved otherwise last night.  To the council - There is a reason that the developers want that dirt: It's valuable . You currently own it and the developer wants it. Bass Pro has already agreed to set up shop. They were going ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Switchings Are Nothing New

As best I can remember, I was switched with “tree branches” in at least five different Southern states when I was growing up. These seemingly endless and quite deliberate incidents of corporal punishment were not just doled out by my parents but others got into the act -- my grandmother, my aunts and or whoever else felt I deserved a whacking. There were even some notable African-American ... (click for more)