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.



UT/Erlanger Orthopedic Residents Earn Top Scores World-Wide

The University of Tennessee College of Medicine Chattanooga and Erlanger orthopedic surgery residents received top scores world-wide on the Orthopaedic In Training Examination. Residents scored within the 99th percentile of all academic orthopedic surgery programs in the United States, and within the 98th percentile of all orthopedic programs world-wide.   "The UT Erlanger ... (click for more)

Morning Pointe’s Cornhole Tournament Creates Excitement

Morning Pointe Assisted Living’s Cornhole Tournament is still going strong after seven weeks of games. "The athletes, cheerleaders and all spectators are having a blast and keeping the spirit alive," organizers said. Morning Pointe of Chattanooga at Shallowford (TN) All Stars played against the Morning Pointe of Hixson (TN) Wildcats. The All Stars brought home another win ... (click for more)

Witness Says Christopher Turner Shot Jamichael Eddins Multiple Times After He Was Already Down At Carousel Road

Police said Christopher Lashawn Turner stood over 24-year-old Jamichael Eddins on Carousel Road late Tuesday afternoon and fired multiple shots into him after shooting him moments before.   Turner, 26, of 1203 Sholar Ave., was charged with criminal homicide, aggravated assault, reckless endangerment and possession of a firearm.   Randall Davenport, 28, was ... (click for more)

County Commission Approves Sizable Pay Increase For Magistrates

The County Commission has approved a sizable pay raise for its four magistrates, taking them from the current $66,000 per year to $92,000 by 2021. The raises will take effect beginning with new terms for magistrates. Two of the current magistrates are up for re-appointment in May. Their pay level will become $80,000. It will rise by $4,000 per year until reaching the $92,000. ... (click for more)

Reflections On Billy Graham

Sandra and I are saddened this morning after learning of the death of Billy Graham. We rejoice today, because Mr. Graham once said "It will be reported that Billy Graham has died, but that won't be the truth. He said the truth is that he had only moved to a new location".  I remember when we named 15th Street as Billy Graham Avenue, his daughter Gigi came for the dedication ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: One Principal’s Reaction

On the morning after the mass shooting in Florida last week, a 17-year-old at Ledyard High School in Connecticut made an offhand comment during his first period class, “I could buy an AR-15.” At that, all the teachers panicked. Really. The school was soon so rattled by the comment the principal called the cops. And those five words got the child shackled, taken into custody, and ... (click for more)