"I Believe" Teen Moms Empowerment Conference Volunteer Meeting Is Thursday

Monday, May 19, 2014

The first meeting for volunteers for The "I Believe" Teen Moms Empowerment Conference will be held Thursday at 6 p.m. at the Orchard Knob Middle School Community Room, located at 500 North Highland Park Avenue.

The "I Believe" Teen Moms Empowerment Conference is a community supported event will provide education, empowerment, and access to mentors and resources for Chattanooga area teen moms as they navigate toward their individual levels of success.

Learning Blade Featured In National STEM Report

ACT, Inc. has  just released their 2014 "Condition of STEM" report, summarizing key data from nearly 900,000 high-school graduates nationwide. The report examines the graduates' interest in STEM careers and academic achievement for the nation and for individual states. While nearly half of the graduates had some type of interest in STEM careers, around one half of those ... (click for more)

Padgitt Named Distinguished Alumnus For Lee’s History And Political Science Department

The Lee University Department of History, Political Science, and Humanities honored Laura Padgitt as the 2014 Distinguished Alumnus at a department breakfast during Homecoming festivities. Ms. Padgitt graduated from Lee in 2006 with a bachelor’s degree in political science. In Dec. 2011, she joined the government relations team at Cardinal Health, a Fortune 22 company that improves ... (click for more)

County Schools Have Plan To Put Security Cameras At Every School

The Hamilton County Schools have a plan to put security cameras in every school, Supt. Rick Smith told the County School Board Thursday night. He said the money would come from the $2,201,000 the schools received last year from the sale of the old Ooltewah Elementary School property. The proposal must get approval from the School Board at the December meeting, then from the ... (click for more)

Lookout Mountain, Ga., Raises Sewer Rates; Joins In Kudzu Fight

The Lookout Mountain, Ga., City Council on Thursday night approved an increase in sewer charges. The council approved ordinance 281 increasing sewer rates to $6 per 100 cubic feet of water from the previous rate of $4.77.  The new increase will be in effect in January 2015.    City Manager Brad Haven said the town will be replacing the flow meter for ... (click for more)

Don't Allow Us To Be Overrun By People Who Do Not Belong Here

Thank you, Senator Corker, for your clear, concise evaluation of the president's attempt to bypass Congress and personally and independently establish national policy that violates our current immigration laws.   Our long-standing failure to enforce our laws to control illegal immigration across our southern border has made this country less safe and ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Quick! Arm Our Guards

When I learned last Wednesday that Chattanooga’s leading hospital, in a ridiculous attempt to be more “family friendly,” planned to disarm its security guards. I was aghast but decided to wait for the proper “incident” to illustrate how stupid members of our “free thought society” can sometimes be. It took exactly one week. A bit after midnight on Thursday morning a gunman appeared ... (click for more)