Southern Adventist University To Hold Graduation Ceremony On Sunday, May 4

Thursday, April 24, 2014
Southern Adventist University’s graduation program will take place Sunday, May 4, at 9:30 a.m. in the Chattanooga Convention Center. The commencement speaker is Greg Vital, the co-founder, president and chief executive officer of Independent Healthcare Properties, LLC, a Chattanooga-based senior care company founded in 1996.

Suzuki Named Executive Director For UTC International Programs

Takeo Suzuki has joined the administration at UTC as executive director of International Programs. Mr. Suzuki has most recently served as executive director for International Relations at the University of Arkansas Fort Smith.  “We are very fortunate to have Takeo joining our team here at UTC," said Dr. Jerald Ainsworth, UTC provost.  "He brings a depth of experience ... (click for more)

McCallie Has 120 AP Scholars, 10 National Scholars In 2015

McCallie students took 534 Advance Placements exams in 20 different subjects, earning 159 maximum scores of 5 in those tests. The 30 percent rate of top scores for McCallie is more than double the state average of 12 percent and national average of 13 percent.  “Our students continue to prove that the AP curriculum, instruction and preparation at McCallie are among the best ... (click for more)

Brent Pickard Was Man Shot And Killed By Deputies; 4 From Sheriff's Office On Administrative Leave During City Investigation

Brent Pickard, 46, was the man who was shot and killed by county deputies on Wednesday night after a chase ended on Highway 153.. Four Hamilton County deputies were placed on leave, pending the investigation. At Pine Mar, Pickard crashed and shots were fired resulting in his death.  District Attorney General Neal Pinkston has asked Chattanooga Police to investigate ... (click for more)

Thursday Afternoon Fire Displaces Family Of 3

Chattanooga firefighters rushed to a house fire shortly after  1 p.m. on Thursday  at 4214 3 rd  Ave. Lt. Chris Blazek with Quint 6 said smoke was showing from the eves of the house when the first firefighters arrived. The firefighters forced their way in through the back door and found the fire in the basement, but the flames had spread into two bedrooms. ... (click for more)

The Obvious In School Test Scores - And Response (3)

I have been watching what has become an annual event in Chattanooga, which is the hand wringing and blame game associated with low test scores in our schools.  I keep waiting for someone to bring up what should be obvious unless they either don't want to talk about it or think they shouldn't because it might not be politically correct.   1) The highest school test scores ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Her Heart Will Go On

Tonight’s a big night in Las Vegas, one of the biggest in quite a while. Celine Dion, truly one of the most magnificent singers of our time, will return to the stage of the Colosseum at Caesar’s Palace after a year’s absence and, if you dare think you can get a seat, it has been sold out for months. Of course, they say in Vegas you can buy anything, but tonight is one of the toughest ... (click for more)