One With Courage Community Forum Is April 26

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

The One with Courage Community Forum will be held on Friday, April 26, from 10-11 a.m. at Chattanooga State Technical Community College in the Health Science Center, Room 1085. 

The community forum is to inspire and challenge adults to be the "one with courage" to speak out against child abuse and protect the community's children. 

The featured speakers will be Mayor-Elect Andy Berke, District Attorney General Bill Cox, UTC Football Coach Russ Huesman and Children's Hospital Medical Director Dr.

Alan Kohrt.  There will also be survivor stories. 




VA Tennessee Valley Healthcare System Using New Treatment For Opioid Dependency

“I felt alive again. I wanted to live again.”   These are the words of a veteran who was shot in the hip in Vietnam nearly 50 years ago and has suffered from Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) Type II, ever since. He started taking opioids in 2010 to treat his chronic pain and post-traumatic stress. His body eventually built up a tolerance and the medication started ... (click for more)

UT/Erlanger Orthopedic Residents Earn Top Scores World-Wide

The University of Tennessee College of Medicine Chattanooga and Erlanger orthopedic surgery residents received top scores world-wide on the Orthopaedic In Training Examination. Residents scored within the 99th percentile of all academic orthopedic surgery programs in the United States, and within the 98th percentile of all orthopedic programs world-wide.   "The UT Erlanger ... (click for more)

City Files Petition To Turn Confederate Cemetery Over To Sons Of The Confederacy

The city of Chattanooga has filed a petition in Chancery Court asking that management of the Confederate Cemetery be turned over to the Sons of the Confederacy. The Sons of the Confederacy, a group that has long taken care of the cemetery, joined in the petition. The cemetery is located by the UTC campus. It is beside the Citizens Cemetery and the Jewish Cemetery on the old ... (click for more)

Candidate For County Commission District 5 Lives In District 7; Election Office Says Geter Plans To Move Prior To August Election

A candidate who qualified to run for County Commission District 5 currently lives just across the line in District 7. The election office said Katherlyn Geter advised that she plans to move into District 5 prior to the Aug. 2 general election. She is running against District 5 incumbent Greg Beck in the May Democratic primary. Ms. Geter lives in a neighborhood near Silverdale ... (click for more)

Reflections On Billy Graham

Sandra and I are saddened this morning after learning of the death of Billy Graham. We rejoice today, because Mr. Graham once said "It will be reported that Billy Graham has died, but that won't be the truth. He said the truth is that he had only moved to a new location".  I remember when we named 15th Street as Billy Graham Avenue, his daughter Gigi came for the dedication ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Me & Billy Graham

For several years in my life it seemed my bad arm and I spent more time at Mayo Clinic than we did in my own house. I hold the record for the most different infections in an elbow at the same time, and my medical charts never had my name on them, instead I was simply, “Mr. Complication.” One morning in particular I spent a horrible three hours in the “nerve conduction lab” with ... (click for more)