Baylor To Celebrate MLK "Day On" With Full Day Of Service

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Baylor was reportedly the first area independent school to recognize and promote the ideals the late Dr. Martin Luther King espoused by designating the holiday as a "day on." As part of this year's celebration, students and faculty will take part in workshops and community service projects on campus and throughout the Chattanooga community. The day concludes with a musical performance by faculty member, Ken Parks and various local musicians and artists.

MLK "Day On" Highlights:

9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
On-Campus Workshops

Baylor students will attend sessions of their choice including movies “42” and “The Butler,” and sessions titled The Laramie Project, Heroes and Villains in Disney, Miss Representation, Culture of Tibet, Dare to Share, and African Music.

10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
On-Campus Volunteer Work

Baylor students will play host to more than 100 elementary and middle school students from various community service sites and lead sessions on chess, cricket, painting, robotics, and a science fair. Others will help with Senior Olympics sessions for basketball and rowing. There will also be students baking treats for Baylor dining hall, maintenance, and custodial staff as well as for local fire departments.

10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Off-Campus Volunteer Work

Baylor students will spend a day of service at the Chattanooga Zoo, the Community Kitchen, Crabtree Farms, the Humane Society, Memorial Hospital, North Chickamauga Creek, Orchard Knob School, the Pet Placement Center, and Red Bank Life Care Center.

2:45 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Closing Program in Alumni Chapel

Featuring faculty member/musician Ken Parks and his local Motown band members.



Cleveland City Schools' Activities For Week Of Dec. 18

George R. Stuart Elementary School Character Ed Breakfast will be Monday. Student of the Month representatives will be honored at the breakfast. For more information contact Richelle Shelton, 423-476-8246 , rshelton@clevelandschools.org .   Stuart Elementary is excited to host their annual 5th Graders vs Teachers Volleyball Game on Monday, 2:00 ... (click for more)

Two Central High Seniors Earn QuestBridge Scholarships

Two Central High seniors received an early Christmas present that may be hard to match.  The two have been awarded full scholarships to prestigious universities.  Bethsahida Harrigan and Kathleen Cimino are recipients of QuestBridge 2017 National College Match Scholarships that will provide them early admission into their select university with a guaranteed full, four-year ... (click for more)

1 Killed, Another Injured In Shooting On The Southside Early Sunday Morning; Delivery Driver Carjacked On Southside Earlier

One person was killed and a second person injured in a shooting on the Southside early Sunday morning. The victims are Sharone Porter, 22, who was killed, and Torrie Porter, 24, who had non-life threatening injuries.  At 2:47 a.m., Chattanooga Police responded to 1400 Cowart St.  on a person shot. Upon arrival, Chattanooga Police found two victims suffering ... (click for more)

Bradley County Deputy Shoots And Kills Stabbing Suspect At Charleston

A Bradley County deputy shot and killed a man who was a suspect in a stabbing early Sunday morning. The Sheriff's Office said, "At approximately 11:54 p.m. on Saturday, a call was received at the Cleveland/Bradley County 911 Center to report a stabbing at a residence on Leyland Drive in Charleston. "The caller indicated a male had been stabbed and another male had fled from ... (click for more)

The Growing Monopoly

Over the last decade, five tech giants have risen to the top, and created, discovered and invented services and products that have made these companies worth billions today. Those five, of course, are Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Microsoft, and Google. Each of these companies are responsible for several products and services that we use in our everyday lives. They have devoured the ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The Last Day Of School

AUTHOR’S NOTE: This story first appeared in the Chattanooga News-Free Press in the late 1970s and every year about this time I am asked repeatedly about it. It is far and away the most famous story I have ever written – copies have been sent to me from numerous foreign countries, it’s included in teaching manuals and people I haven’t seen in years get in touch when they read it ... (click for more)