Student Photography Exhibit Opens At Hamilton County Courthouse April 11

Thursday, April 4, 2013
County Commissioner Gregory Beck with a Tyner High School student at a previous student exhibit opening reception.
County Commissioner Gregory Beck with a Tyner High School student at a previous student exhibit opening reception.

Hamilton County Mayor Jim Coppinger, Commissioner James A. Fields and ArtsBuild invite the public to an opening reception of a student photography exhibit, In Visible, on Thursday, April 11, at 5 p.m. on the first floor of the Hamilton County Courthouse on Georgia Avenue.

Led by Red Bank High School visual arts teacher Michel Belknap, In Visible features self-portraits of students who used their hands as a focus to describe what they believe in, what they stand for, and how they describe themselves. The result is a rare look into the life of real teens today.

Rodney Van Valkenburg, director of Grants and Initiatives at ArtsBuild, said, “The Hamilton County Courthouse student exhibits have been a great way to recognize and celebrate our community’s talented young artists. ArtsBuild is pleased to partner with the Hamilton County Mayor, the County Commission, and the Hamilton County Department of Education to make these exhibits possible.”

The Hamilton County Courthouse student exhibition is a project of ArtsBuild and the opening reception is a spark event.



Nuclear Regulatory Commission Awards Scholarship Funds To Chattanooga State

The United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has awarded $146,845 to fund scholarships for students in nuclear-related programs at Chattanooga State Community College. The donation made to the Chattanooga State’s Nuclear Scholarship Program will provide 32 scholarships to full-time students majoring in one of four nuclear-related programs of study in the Engineering ... (click for more)

New $1.1 Million Gift Establishes W. Max Finley Chair For Excellence In American Business At UTC

Continuing a legacy of support for UTC, a $1.1 million gift from the Finley family has created the W. Max Finley Chair for Excellence in American Business to honor the entrepreneurial energy and career of the late W. Max Finley, former chairman of the RockTenn Corporation.  The W. Max Finley Chair will employ or retain a distinguished faculty member for the UTC College of ... (click for more)

Signal Council, Residents Concerned About Unsafe Driving En Route To Schools

The town council of Signal Mountain is dealing with a traffic problem caused by increased traffic to and from Signal Mountain Middle High School and Nolan Elementary. Mayor Dick Gee said, “This is a tough issue that we wouldn’t have to deal with if everyone would drive responsibly.” The main concern is for safety and in November the council agreed to try to fix the problem by ... (click for more)

88-Year-Old Woman In Bradley County Severely Burned After Going Back In Burning House For Pets

Two people were injured in a house fire in Bradley County on Friday.   Shortly before noon, Bradley County EMS responded to a reported house fire on Hancock Road.   Two ambulances and a shift commander responded. Initial reports were that there were two people injured. When EMS crews arrived, Bradley County firefighters were performing resuscitative ... (click for more)

We Ought To Pay Our Own Way

The government is too big. It has never been bigger - by any measure. It spends more money than any other single actor in our society. From Blue Rhinos to providing telecommunications services, our government knows no bounds. We’ve gone from a free enterprise system to a public enterprise system.  I'm not an artist. I'm not terribly tech savvy. The part of government that ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The Secret Train Ride

It was during Christmas of 2003 when Bennett Levin and his wife found themselves talking and worrying about the wounded soldiers at the Walter Reed Military Hospital in Bethesda, Md., and at the nearby Bethesda Naval Hospital. Their wish was that they could do something meaningful, something really grand, for the soldiers who had lost limbs, their eyesight, and far worse. As ... (click for more)