Lady Vols’ Warlick To Speak At Orange Grove’s 2014 Breakfast For Champions

Monday, March 17, 2014

Tennessee Lady Vols head basketball coach, Holly Warlick, is the speaker for the 2014 "Breakfast for Champions" at Orange Grove Center on Friday, April 11, at 7:30 a.m. in the Bucky Williams Auditorium at 615 Derby St. 

The Knoxville native is in her second year as head coach of the Lady Vols, and 29th of coaching overall.  Her roster of game experience includes her career as a player and coach under Pat Summitt.  As a player, she set school records as a three-time All-American point guard and was recognized as “the best player in the South.”  In addition to Tennessee, her coaching repertoire includes Virginia Tech and Nebraska. 

In her first year as head coach at Tennessee, the Lady Vols were 27-8, and she was named the 2013 Spalding Maggie Dixon Division I Rookie Coach of the Year by the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association.  Under her tutelage, the Lady Vols continued to mark their spot each season in the NCAA Tournament.  To date, they have 858 wins and 130 losses, and recently made history again when they earned their 17th SEC Tournament Championship, defeating Kentucky, 71-70.  

Coach Warlick joins a group of sports legends to speak at the annual breakfast, which has included Gene Stallings (Alabama); sportscasters Lindsey Nelson and Bob Kesling (Tennessee), Bill Curry (ESPN), Mike Keith (Tennessee Titans); Vince Dooley (Georgia); Phil Fulmer, Bruce Pearl, Derek Dooley and Butch Jones (Tennessee); and Wes Moore, Rodney Allison, John Shulman and Russ Huesman (UTC).

The Breakfast for Champions is invitation only, serving as a fundraiser for the many programs offered by Orange Grove as well as honoring the many “champions” of the Center.

Fees For Birth, Death Certificates To Increase July 1

The Tennessee Department of Health’s Office of Vital Records is increasing fees charged for providing birth and death certificates. Effective July 1, each type of certificate will cost $15 per copy for both first and additional copies. Birth and death certificates may be obtained by visiting a county health department in Tennessee, in person at the TDH Office of Vital Records ... (click for more)

Debra Chew: Seeing Millennials Minus The Stereotypes

“Millennials have their own individuality and don’t have to fit into any mold” – that was my response/tweet on the recent #MillennialTalk. The question went something like this:  How can 20somethings thrive at work when there are negative millennial stereotypes within the culture? First, I had to ask myself: what are the negative stereotypes associated with millennials?  ... (click for more)

Boyd Asks Coppinger, Compton To Apologize For Chief Of Staff's Outburst; Says Handbook Calls For Termination

County Commissioner Tim Boyd has written a letter to fellow commissioners and the county mayor's office asking an apology from County Mayor Jim Coppinger and his chief of staff, Mike Compton, for remarks after last week's commission meeting. Mr. Compton took strong exception to comments by County Commissioner Tim Boyd about discretionary funds. In a clash between the two just ... (click for more)

Settlement Reached In Case That Was County's Largest Verdict Award; Will Avoid Any Appeals Of Canyon Ridge Litigation

A settlement has been reached in the case in which a Hamilton County Circuit Court jury awarded over $32 million to Chattanooga developer Duane Horton in connection with a resort project on Lookout Mountain that never got off the ground. Circuit Court Judge J.B. Bennett said the two sides had informed him that it was agreed during a mediation session he ordered that there would ... (click for more)

On The News Tonight: A Reflection On A Horrifying Crash And Its Aftermath

On the news tonight,  on the news tonight. The unobtrusive tones on the news tonight. It's just make-believe You can't believe everything you see So baby, close your eyes to the lullabies On the news tonight.   "The News" by Jack Johnson On Journalism On Thursday I was in Jackson, Tennessee playing music. I was a minimum of four hours away ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: My Garden This July

As the month of July dawns this morning, a walk through my garden shows some flowers blooming, my marigolds dying, and the grass is greener than I thought it would be. But as I look for what’s good and what’s bad, let’s remember that some firecrackers pop while others fizzle. Here we go… A BANG to career criminal Whitely Bulger, the 85-year-old master criminal who in a recent ... (click for more)