Motorcycle Group Gives Taylor Elementary School Supplies

Friday, July 26, 2013

The Cleveland Chapter, Chapter O, of the Tennessee Gold Wing Road Riders Association will be presenting school supplies to Ms. Traci Blackburn, instruction coach and Taylor Elementary School, on Friday, Aug. 2, at 3 pm.

The Gold Wing Road Riders Association is the world's largest single-marquee social organization for owners and riders of Honda Gold Wing/Valkyrie motorcycles.

Founded in 1977, GWRRA has grown to more than 72,000 U.S., Canadian and international members in 53 foreign countries in just 35 years. Over 800 active Chapters are managed by 4,000 volunteer leaders working with members to foster safe, enjoyable riding while also working to improve the public image of motorcycling.

Brenda Perkinson, chapter director of Tennessee Chapter O, stated:  “We have selected Taylor Elementary for adoption because it is one of the smallest schools in the Bradley County School System.  While it might have been easier just to give a dollar donation to large charity, by personally selecting school supplies for the children of Taylor Elementary, we have the satisfaction of knowing that this fills a need in our local community.”

By providing Ms. Blackburn and Taylor Elementary some of the needed school supplies it is hoped that this will relieve both the parents and the teachers from the need to make these purchases themselves, officials said.



Lee Conducts Remote Piano Master Class With Juilliard Professor

As a part of Lee University’s 13th annual International Piano Festival, Dr. Michael Shinn of the Juilliard School in New York taught a live interactive master class for participating students.  Students performed for Dr. Shinn on a Yamaha DCFX Disklavier PRO concert grand piano on Lee’s campus while a similarly equipped high-tech “reproducing” instrument at Yamaha Artist ... (click for more)

Roger Shen Takes First Place In Lee’s Piano Competition

Roger Shen took first place in the 13th annual Lee University piano competition for the collegiate division. The award ceremony concluded the International Piano Festival and Competition held June 11-17 on Lee’s campus.  Third place was awarded to Chin-An Lin, with an honorable mention going to Tzu-Jung Peng. For the pre-collegiate division, rather than traditional first, ... (click for more)

Charles Arthur Kyle, 29, Shot Early Sunday Morning

Charles Arthur Kyle, 29, was shot early Sunday morning.   Chattanooga Police responded at 1:30 a.m. to a person who had been shot. The victim was transported to a local hospital via a personally-owned vehicle. He was suffering from a non-life threatening gunshot wound.   Kyle advised that he was in a physical altercation with another person when he was shot. ... (click for more)

Wilkins Found With 2 Stolen Vehicles After Homeowner Catches Him In Break-In

Authorities said Jesse Lee Wilkins was found with two stolen vehicles after a resident on Thursday caught him stealing items from his residence on Cave Lane. Wilkins, 29, of 2906 E. 43rd St., was charged with aggravated burglary and two counts of theft over $1,000. When deputies arrived on a burglary call, they found Wilkins and the resident standing in the driveway. He said ... (click for more)

Exempt Volunteer Fire Departments From Procurement Policies - And Response (2)

The Hamilton County Commission just grouped a bunch of departments together in an attempt to reign in the CVB. I haven't spoken to any commissioners, but I truly believe it was unknowingly. By mandating that all non profits that receive 25 percent of their revenue follow county procurement policies, they might as well have padlocked all local volunteer fire departments. We expect ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The Deadly ‘Holy Trinity’

If you have grown tired and calloused to America’s horrifying opioid epidemic, please consider what the epidemic has become. A report last week found that, in the United States, emergency room cases including opioid abuse jumped a staggering 99 percent between 2009 and 2014. It is believed that last year over 60,000 Americans died from drug overdoses and – far worse – more than ... (click for more)