Girls Inc.'s 10th Annual UnBought And UnBossed Awards Luncheon Is Wednesday

Monday, March 31, 2014

The UnBought and UnBossed Awards honor local women who through their career achievements or community service have made an impact on the lives of Hamilton County girls and women. Each year, 10 honorees are chosen from community nominations by girls participating in Girls Inc.'s Women's History Project.  

The tenth anniversary of this event has moved from a breakfast at the Chattanoogan Hotel to a luncheon being held at the Chattanooga Convention Center. More than 500 are expected to attend, including nearly 50 women who have been honored with the award in the past, many local elected officials and distinguished guests.

The award ceremony will be held Wednesday.  Doors open at 11 a.m. and the program begins at 11:30 a.m. and will end at 1 p.m. Mayor Andy Berke is scheduled to speak at noon.

The 2014 UnBought and UnBossed honorees are Dr. Stephanie Bellar, Dr. Christine Benz Smith, Lacey S. Furr, Jenise Gordon, Donna McConnico, Diane S. Parks, Dr. Kathy Purnell, Barbara Allison-Standefer, The Honorable L. Marie Williams, and Gladys Pineda-Loher. The event will be emceed by Alison Lebovitz, and Mayor Berke will make remarks.


“Go Blue” Day To Honor Local Law Enforcement Planned For May 13

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"Camp Buccaneer" Day Camp Launches This Summer

Boyd-Buchanan announces a summer camp for boys and girls called "Camp Buccaneer". Boyd-Buchanan will be offering 8 weeks of Camp Buccaneer this summer. "This child-centered day camp is a fun environment that focuses on giving children an experience to help them grow in their independence while building relationships. Our mission and environment make this a great camp for all ... (click for more)

Kevin Muhammad Says City Programs Failing; More Attention And Funding Needed For Impoverished Inner City Youths

Nation of Islam leader Kevin Muhammad told a packed house at City Council on Tuesday night that a large segment of Chattanooga is impoverished, while parts of the city are enjoying a Renaissance. Given 20 minutes for a "State of the People" address, he said many city programs are failing, including the Violence Reduction Initiative and a Youth and Family Services reading program. ... (click for more)

County Commission Told To Fully Fund County Schools Improvement Request Would Take 28 1/2-Cent Property Tax Increase; 78 School Personnel Would Be Added

County Mayor Jim Coppinger told members of the County Commission at a budget workshop on Tuesday that it would take a 28 1/2-cent property tax increase to fully fund the county school budget request. The county schools are asking for $24,218,919 in new money for a focus on workforce readiness, literacy and low-performing schools. County Mayor Coppinger did not say whether ... (click for more)

Marvelous News From Central High School

To Roy Exum:     With all the recent news of major dysfunctions within our educational system, I thought I might alert you to something better. About a year ago you ventured up Highway 58 to Central High School to represent your late grandfather, Roy McDonald, as he was honored as a Distinguished Alumnus during the annual Senior Day festivities. I sort of expected ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The DA’s Cold-Case Quest

It is clearly a job nobody can do for over an hour or two, but Neal Pinkston, working in hand with precise professionals from the county’s auditing department, is intent on doing the right thing. As I watched a revolving team of four people at a time open and study envelopes of autopsy photographs on Tuesday, the scene would have made a fascinating television documentary. But ... (click for more)