Free Conference For Grandparents And Other Relatives Raising Grandchildren

Friday, May 2, 2014

First Things First has partnered with the City of Chattanooga and the Relative Caregiver Program to present a free conference called “Grandparents Raising Grandchildren” on Tuesday, May 20 at the Brainerd Crossroads from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. 

This event offers relative caregivers information and access to resources necessary for raising children in today’s fast-paced world. Topics covered include:  Technology:  What you Need to Know;  Stepping Up to the Plate:  Now What?;  Keeping Your Cool in the Midst of Chaos; and much more.

The keynote speaker for this event is Dr. Lenora Poe, a nationally known author and researcher on the topic of grandparents and other relatives rearing children other than their own. 

This event is free and lunch is provided.  There will also be door prizes with tickets to various local family attractions.  You MUST pre-register for the conference by calling First Things First at 423.267.5383 or visit www.firstthings.org.


Cherokee Health Systems' Chief Clinical Officer To Participate Best Practices Study

Parinda Khatri, PhD, Cherokee Health Systems’ chief clinical officer, has been selected by the University of California, Berkeley, School of Public Health to join an advisory group of health care professionals that will travel to Spain next month to conduct in-depth research on best practices in health care delivery.   Dr. Khatri will join professionals from ... (click for more)

Seminar For Divorcing Parents Offered At Chattanooga State

Chattanooga State Community College has been providing a workshop for divorcing parents with minor children since Oct. 29, 2015. These classes were started with a collaboration of Dr. Kim McCormick, Larry Henry, and Parenting Coordinator Babs Ragsdale with Hamilton County. This monthly seminar is designed to teach parents how to shield their children from parental conflict, ... (click for more)

Man Found With Home-Made Explosive Device Near Businesses In Hixson

A man was found with a home-made explosive device outside businesses in Hixson late Tuesday night.   A business was evacuated and portions of Highway 153 and Hamill Road were cordoned off while the device was taken away.   Joshua Redden, 34, was charged with possession of a prohibited weapon, public intoxication, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession ... (click for more)

Man Shot In Home Invasion Early Wednesday Morning

A man was shot in a home invasion early Wednesday morning.   Chattanooga Police responded to a person shot on the 6000 block of Arlena Circle at 4:40 a.m. Upon arrival, police located the victim, Edward Greatheart, 41,  who was suffering from a non-life threatening gunshot wound.   Mr. Greatheart was treated on the scene and transported to a local hospital ... (click for more)

Life For Our Ancestors In 1890

May 26-27 is the 1890’s Day Jamboree in Ringgold. I encourage any reader to attend and enjoy that wonderful community. I love having grown up in Northwest Georgia and celebrating our veterans, including both of my grandfathers who served in WWII.  But I also want to describe how the 1890’s were for my ancestors, living here in a singularly turbulent time. Based on, among ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Governor Haslam, Please!

AN OPEN LETTER TO GOV. BILL HASLAM … Greetings to you, my friend. You know with one more year on the course we have sailed during your two terms as the leader of our state you will go down as one of the greatest governors we have ever had. It stands to reason you eye Lamar Alexander’s Senate seat, but whatever you do it will be hard to replicate your service to Tennessee and ... (click for more)