Dayton 3rd Grade Student Wins Doodle4Google In Tennessee

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Annaliese Tester, a third grader at Dayton City School, has emerged victorious over all other entries in Tennessee with her “Clean our World with Litterbot” drawing. The theme of the Doodle 4 Google contest is, “If I could invent 1 thing to make the world a better place…”  

Annaliese’s drawing shows a robot chewing up garbage in a landfill. The school's art teacher, Nela Swiney, worked closely with Anna and twenty four other students who submitted artwork to Google.

The national competition is open to students in grades K-12.
 Voting continues through May 9. Annaliese will be traveling to California to visit Google headquarters and hopefully be one of the five national finalists. Google judges will  pick a national winner on May 21, at an awards ceremony in Mountain View, Ca. 

The winning student gets the opportunity to work with Google’s team of professionals to animate the doodle. The winning animated doodle will be displayed on the Google homepage on June 9. The winning student will also receive a $30,000 college scholarship. The winning school gets a $50,000 Google for Education grant towards the establishment and improvement of a computer lab or technology program. 

To vote for Annaliese, in her effort to reach the top five, vote here or visit Daytoncity.net to vote and read more about the national event.

Piedmont College Singers In Concert On March 2

The Piedmont College Singers, a select 44-voice chorus from Piedmont College in Demorest, Ga, will be performing at Pilgrim Congregational Church on Monday, March 2, at 7 p.m. as part of their spring tour. The concert is free and open to the public.  The choral group is led by Dr. C. Wallace Hinson, conductor. "This select ensemble performs a wide variety of literature from ... (click for more)

Alexander Says Bipartisan Report Finds Colleges In A Jungle Of Red

Senator Lamar Alexander on Tuesday said a report released by a task force of college and university leaders—and commissioned by a bipartisan group of senators—shows colleges in a jungle of red tape that “should be an embarrassment to all of us in the federal government.” At a hearing on the report, Senator Alexander said, “These should not be excused as normal, run-of-the mill ... (click for more)

FCC Votes 3-2 To Approve EPB's Request To Expand Its Broadband Offerings

The Federal Communications Commission voted 3-2 on Thursday to allow EPB to expand its broadband offerings to neighboring communities. Chairman Tom Wheeler and two other Democrats were in favor, while the two Republican members said the agency was acting illegally in overriding state law. EPB's phone, Internet and TV offerings have been far more successful than expected and ... (click for more)

Hamilton County Schools, UTC To Close Friday; Other Closings Announced

Due to remaining snow on some of the roadways and the potential for black ice overnight and into the morning, Hamilton County Schools will be closed on  Friday . School Age Child Care will also be closed. Employees who accrue vacation will report by  10 a.m.  and maintenance employees will report on regular schedule.  All classes are being ... (click for more)

Chattanooga Has Always Been A Battleground Between Good And Evil

From the thousands slain in nearby Chickamauga Battlefield during the Civil War…  To the launching point of the Cherokee Indian’s Trail of Tears…  To the lunch counter sit-ins led by Howard School students — the only high school student sit-ins in the nation — during the Civil Rights Movement…  To Walter Cronkite calling the polluted Southern industrial town ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Our 92-Year-Old Victim

It is with great pride, and far greater relief, that I can report a “caretaker” is far different than a “boyfriend.” A story out of Memphis earlier this week morphed into a virtual fireball that had such power it appeared on the front page on a London newspaper and other news outlets all around the world when it was reported by the Associated Press a 28-year-old man had assaulted ... (click for more)