BB&T Promotes Holly Walsh To Banking Officer

Monday, September 9, 2013

BB&T has promoted Holly J. Walsh  to banking officer. Ms. Walsh, who joined the bank in 2006, is a mortgage loan officer in BB&T’s Mortgage department at 721 Broad St.

The Athens, Tenn., native earned her bachelor's degree in political science from the University of Tennessee.


Hixson's Bennett Named Secretary Of State CPA Society

Christian Bennett, CPA, of Hixson, was elected Secretary of the Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants (TSCPA), the professional association for more than 10,000 CPAs residing and practicing in Tennessee. Bennett’s term began on June 25 at TSCPA’s 87th Annual Meeting & Convention in Nashville. Mr. Bennett is a partner with Mauldin & Jenkins, LLC in Chattanooga. ... (click for more)

FEMA May Reimburse Those With Storm Damage In Certain Counties, Including Rhea

FEMA announced its intention to reimburse eligible applicants for costs to repair or replace facilities damaged by severe storms, straight-line winds and associated flooding in the following Tennessee counties: Blount, Cumberland, Fayette, Jackson, Jefferson, Knox, Loudon, Morgan, Putnam, Rhea, Roane, Sevier, Shelby, and Smith. Officials said the notice describes proposed ... (click for more)

Bradley County Sheriff Eric Watson Booked At County Jail; Says He Is Not Guilty

Bradley County Sheriff Eric Watson was booked at the Bradley County Jail Friday morning. He faces six separate charges of altering/falsifying/forging a title plate assignment. Sheriff Watson, a former state legislator, posted a $30,000 bond. He issued this statement, "For more than a year, I have confronted numerous accusations from some who desire to have more control ... (click for more)

County School Board Members, Rep. Favors Rap State Take-Over Plans For Low Performing Schools; New Superintendent To Come Up With Community Plan

County School Board members at a Thursday work session took turns rapping a state take-over plan for low performing schools. New Supt. Bryan Johnson said he will work over the next 30-45 days to come up with a community proposal for strengthening the iZone schools. He said, "I'm not sold myself" on some of the aspects of a proposed state partnership with the school district. ... (click for more)

Do Something To Protect Our Children

It is unconscionable in this day and age that these children had to exist in such deplorable conditions and that an innocent baby suffered and died alone in a locked car.  Yes, there is blame and accountability considering this family had child neglect charges filed a few years ago (that were apparently dropped and expunged) and a large part of the responsibility should ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: School Board Shoves Back

The Hamilton County School Board, told that ‘no’ was not an option three months ago when state Education Commissioner Candice McQueen arrived to take over five floundering public schools, may have to ask the Governor to call out the Tennessee Guard. A very vocal School Board shoved a bitter ultimatum right back into McQueen’s lap during a work session Thursday night and showed it ... (click for more)