Hrabowski Speaks At Cleveland State

Friday, January 24, 2014
Dr. Freeman Hrabowski spoke at Cleveland State on Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
Dr. Freeman Hrabowski spoke at Cleveland State on Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Cleveland State Community College hosted Dr. Freeman Hrabowski, III. to campus on Thursday for the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration ceremony. A child leader in the Civil Rights Movement, Dr. Hrabowski was prominently featured in Spike Lee's 1997 documentary Four Little Girls on the racially motivated bombing of Birmingham's Sixteenth Street Baptist Church in 1963. Time magazine named Dr. Hrabowski one of America's 10 Best College Presidents in 2009 and one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World in 2012. 


Lee Students Stand Out At SEATA Athletic Training Student Symposium

Lee University athletic training students traveled to Atlanta to participate in the Athletic Training Student Symposium, hosted by the Southeast Athletic Trainer’s Association.  During the conference, over 900 undergraduate and graduate students seeking athletic training certification gathered to participate in various activities designed to foster the growth of athletic ... (click for more)

Lee To Host Guest Lecturer John McCluskey Thursday

Lee University’s School of Music will host Shorter University professor and Lee alum Dr. John McCluskey to present a guest lecture on musical segregation in American college football on Thursday at 7:30 p.m.  “I am personally and professionally pleased to welcome Dr. McCluskey back to his alma mater to speak on this timely topic,” said Dr. Phillip Thomas, chair of Lee’s ... (click for more)

Feds Say East Ridge Judge, Commissioner Owe Taxes To IRS

A civil suit has been filed in Federal Court by the Internal Revenue Service against East Ridge City Judge Cris Helton and his former wife, East Ridge Commissioner Esther Helton, saying they owe taxes. The suit says Judge Helton, who defeated longtime Judge Arvin Reingold in 2014, owes $408,321.71 in taxes for his Helton Law Firm. It says he and Ms. Helton owe $20,651.69 in ... (click for more)

NASA Employee Gets 10-Year Federal Prison Term After Being Caught In Child Sex Sting In Chattanooga; De Matties Placed Ad Looking For "Petite Young Teenage Slut"

Thomas de Matteis, 54, of Hazel Green, Ala., was sentenced on Monday by Federal Judge Sandy Mattice to serve 10 years in federal prison for coercing or enticing a minor to engage in sexual activity. Matteis entered a guilty plea to the charge in November 2016.   At the time of his offenses, Matteis was employed by NASA in Alabama.  An investigation started by ... (click for more)

Embrace America - And Response

Okay, Hollywierd we get it. The world of entertainment and cinema arts do not support President Trump. But for all their derisive and divisive speech, truth remains. People who support conservative values do not hate children, we do not hate immigrants, we do not hate other races and ethnicities although that is all you trumpet at every opportunity.  What we do support ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The Eye Of The Storm

There is a very serious building in Norman, Okla., that houses the nation’s Storm Prediction Center for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the National Weather Service. According to a Four-Day Forecast released on Sunday, north Alabama and the Chattanooga area are in the middle of the bulls eye for the United States. Yes, it was about 40 degrees and sunny ... (click for more)