UTC Athletic Director David Blackburn Is Featured Speaker At Downtown Council Meeting On Thursday

Monday, July 29, 2013

David Blackburn, vice chancellor and director of athletics at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC), will be the featured speaker at the Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce's Downtown Council meeting on Thursday. 

David Blackburn was named UTC’s vice chancellor and director of athletics in late April. A 1990 graduate of the University of Tennessee (UT) with a Bachelor of Science in Education, Mr. Blackburn has over two decades of experience in college athletics. He began his career at UT in 1993 working with then-head football coach Phillip Fulmer, serving in a variety of roles within the program. Prior to assuming his current role at UTC, Mr. Blackburn served as a senior-level administrator offering direct oversight for the UT football program.

The event, sponsored by Pressed4Time, will take place from 7:30 – 8:30 a.m. at the DoubleTree Hotel located at 407 Chestnut St. The public is invited to come early and stay late for networking. Admission is $10 and includes a full breakfast.

To learn more about the Downtown Council, please contact Brent Matthews at 423 629-1411 or brentmatthews@gocarta.org.


CBL & Associates Declares Common Stock Dividend And Preferred Stock Dividend

CBL & Associates Properties, Inc. on Friday announced that its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend for the company’s Common Stock of $0.265 per share for the quarter ending March 31. The dividend is payable on April 17 to shareholders of record as of March 30.  The Board also declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.4609375 per depositary share ... (click for more)

Covenant Transport To Pay $30,000 To Settle EEOC Disability Discrimination Suit

Covenant Transport, Inc. will pay $30,000 and furnish other relief to settle a disability discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the federal agency announced Friday.   The EEOC’s suit had charged that Covenant discriminated against an applicant for a commercial truck driver position on the basis of his disability. Covenant conditionally ... (click for more)

2 Homes Totally Destroyed By Fire On Sunday In Separate Blazes

Two homes were totally destroyed by fire in separate blazes on Sunday afternoon. At  5 p.m. , a neighbor called 911 reporting a house fire at 3910 Fairmont Pike on Signal Mountain. Walden's Ridge Emergency Services responded and arrived on the scene reporting a fully involved house fire. A mutual aid response was requested for additional manpower and apparatus ... (click for more)

Signal School Study Says Under Own School System Much More Could Go To The Classroom; Lennon Says Getting Land, Buildings A Major Issue

A panel studying a new school system operated by Signal Mountain concluded that much more money could go directly into the classroom, helping students further increase their potential.   However, County School Board member Kathy Lennon said how the town would be able to acquire the land and buildings is a major issue.   A group of Signal Mountain residents ... (click for more)

CVB Should Share Financials With The Home Folks

The recent debate over the Convention and Visitor's Bureau's funding and budget has gotten ugly. A Hamilton County commissioner has asked questions and made comments about the CVB. The director of the CVB has organized a campaign to dismiss the commissioner's questions and comments. The children on the playground are choosing sides and nothing useful seems to be happening. It's ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Trump's Latest Delight

I was quite amused this week when Donald Trump’s administration “locked out” several news organizations from the daily press briefings at the White House. The reason I loved it because in the 50 years I have spent in the news business, I have been locked out of press conferences, too. To be truthful, I am a longtime veteran of a bunch of “you versus me” squabbles and, if I do say, ... (click for more)