Hamilton County Schools Closed Friday; Other Openings And Closings

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Hamilton County Schools will be closed Friday.  Childcare will be closed and extracurricular activities cancelled.  Central Office and employees who accrue vacation should report by 10 a.m. Maintenance employees are asked to report at regular time. 

Chattanooga Girls Leadership Academy will be on a two-hour delay.  Chattooga County Schools and Dayton City Schools will also be on a two-hour delay. 

Hamilton County General Sessions Court will be open Friday.

All campuses of Georgia Northwestern Technical College will open at 9 a.m. on Friday. 

All Erlanger medical practices will open on time Friday, with the following exceptions: General Pediatrics, Pediatric Orthopedics, Pediatric Psychology, and Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine will all open at 10 a.m. Friday.  Additionally, OrthoSouth at Erlanger will open on time.  University Orthopedics at Erlanger will open on time.

Here are other school closings announced for Friday:

Athens City Schools 

Berean Academy - two-hour delay

Bledsoe County Schools 

Bradley County Schools - closed (regular classes resume Tuesday)

Cleveland City Schools

Dade County Schools

Dalton State College will run normal hours on Friday

Etowah City Schools

Marion County Schools

McMinn County Schools 

Meigs County Schools 

Murray County Schools

Oakwood Christian Academy - two-hour delay

Rhea County Schools 

Sequatchie County Schools 

St. Jude School - delayed two hours

Sweetwater City Schools - closed (teachers report 10 a.m. for in-service)

Whitfield County Schools

Union County - two-hour delay



Upcoming City Council Agenda For Tuesday

Here is the upcoming City Council agenda for Tuesday: I. Call to Order. II. Pledge of Allegiance/Invocation (Councilman Freeman). III. Minute Approval. IV. Special Presentation. V. Ordinances – Final Reading: VI. Ordinances – First Reading: PUBLIC WORKS a. MR-2015-040 City of Chattanooga c/o Bill Payne (Abandonment). An ordinance closing and abandoning a ... (click for more)

Fort Oglethorpe Arrest Report For March 20-26

Here is the Fort Oglethorpe arrest report for March 20-26: Justin Chance Grant, 19, of 20 Dogwood Drive, Fort Oglethorpe was arrested March 19 on a charge of battery. Jacob Christian Grant, 17, of 20 Dogwood Drive, Fort Oglethorpe was arrested March 19 on a charge of battery. Gene Anthony Morrow, 42, of 181 Rosa Street, Rossville was arrested March 20 on charges of ... (click for more)

The Problems With Prescription Drug Addiction - And Response

In Tennessee today, we have a major problem with prescription drug addiction, particularly when powerful opioid pain relievers are concerned.    For the first time in 2012, Tennesseans abused prescription opioid drugs more than alcohol.  Our young people ages 18-25 abuse prescription opioids at a 30 percent higher rate than the national average.  In just five ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The Hillman Of Bihar

In the year of our Lord, 1927, there was a very poor child born to a very poor family in a very poor place. His name was Dasrath Manjhi and he was a native of the Musahar community somewhere in India. We know he had no education and, as a member of the lowest Hindu scheduled castes, he didn’t have a cut dog’s chance from the very get go. But after spending considerable time in ... (click for more)

Mossburg Fans 11, Stymies Innisdale In Pounder Classic

Innisdale Secondary School, out of Barrie, Ontario, Canada, looked like a baseball team that had been cooped up in its basketball gymnasium for weeks while harsh winter weather slammed the province. The Invaders, getting outside for the first time, were held hitless and scoreless over five innings by Silverdale pitcher Tyler Mossburg and the Seahawks went on to beat Innisdale, ... (click for more)

Tennessee Fires Basketball Coach Donnie Tyndall

KNOXVILLE, Tenn.  – Tennessee has fired men’s basketball coach Donnie Tyndall. The decision was made based on information the university received during the NCAA's investigation of another institution. The university concluded that Tyndall will likely be held responsible for serious violations of NCAA rules that occurred during his tenure as head men's basketball ... (click for more)