Orange Grove Chorus To Perform At Opryland Hotel For Education Conference

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

The Orange Grove Chorus will perform at the upcoming conference, Partners in Education: A Continuum of Services for ALL Children, at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center on Feb. 13, in Nashville. The 30-minute program will follow the conference’s Thursday morning keynote speaker.

The Chorus members are the Center’s ambassador of music, sharing their talent and music styling throughout Chattanooga and neighboring communities, while simultaneously spreading the message we’re “not so different after all.” 

Under the direction of Monty Parks, the group performs year-round for civic organizations, churches and at community events.  Their recent appearances have included Very Special Arts Festival, Go!Fest, ADA Anniversary Celebration (city of Chattanooga), Who-Fest, Hamilton County’s Christmas at the Courthouse, the Tennessee Governor’s Mansion and United Way sponsored events. 

Formerly known as the Special Education Conference, the three-day event is for both special and general education teachers and administrators. An estimated 2,000 guests will attend workshops, informational and educational sessions as part of the continuum of services to meet the needs of all children, under the belief that all students are general education students first.

Learn more about the Orange Grove Chorus and Orange Grove Center at

Sanderson To Speak At Lee Winter Commencement

Dr. Carla Sanderson, vice president of Chamberlain College of Nursing, will deliver the address at Lee University’s winter commencement ceremony on Saturday, Dec. 12, at 10:30 a.m. in the Conn Center.  Dr. Sanderson is the vice president of accreditation and professional regulation at Chamberlain College of Nursing. Previously, she served for 32 years as provost and executive ... (click for more)

Von Streber Named Crosby Scholar

Lee University student Guilherme von Streber was the recipient of the 2015 Crosby Scholarship, presented by Lee President Dr. Paul Conn during a chapel service.  The Crosby Scholarship was established to honor the memory of Dr. Henry Crosby, a close friend of Dr. Conn and his wife Darlia. Faculty members nominate a young man entering his junior year for the scholarship. ... (click for more)

Fire Breaks Out At McKee Bakery Plant 2; Damages Listed At $15,000; Propane Tanks Were Near Blaze

Fire broke out at a McKee Food plant at Collegedale on Saturday night. At 6:45 p.m. , an employee at McKee Foods called 911 call reporting a fire at McKee Foods Plant 2 located at 10260 McKee Dr. Tri-Community Volunteer Fire Department responded and arrived on the scene reporting flames 15 feet high at one end of the building of Plant 2. According to fire officials, ... (click for more)

Woman Shot Saturday Night Near O'Rear Street

A woman was shot while driving on Saturday night. Just after  9 p.m.  the Chattanooga Police Department responded to reports of a person shot. Once on scene, police located a female victim near the 2500 block of O'Rear Street suffering from a life-threatening gunshot wound to the face. The victim was driving a vehicle when the vehicle was struck by gunfire. She  ... (click for more)

Lung Cancer, The Deadliest Cancer In The United States

This time of year, I remember to give thanks for my faith, my family and friends and my health. Recently, I learned that lung cancer is the deadliest form of cancer in the United States; in fact, more Americans die each year from lung cancer than any other type of cancer. One in 13 men and one in 16 women will develop the disease in their lifetime. It’s important to learn about ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The Trouble With Chicago

On “Black Friday” night, I saw television footage of what was said to be about 2,000 people marching in protest in Chicago. The very vocal mob descended on the toniest street – Michigan Avenue – to spew its rage over a police officer who shot and killed a 17-year-old, this over a year ago in October of 2014. The just-released tapes of the incident embroiled the blacks who insist ... (click for more)