PHOTOS: Hamilton County EMS Awards Dinner

Friday, May 23, 2014



100 Black Men Of Chattanooga To Host Free Health Screenings

The 100 Black Men of Chattanooga's 20th Annual Free Men's Health Screenings are offered in partnership with the Blue Cross Blue Shield Community Trust, Dodson Avenue/Southside Community Health Centers, Volkswagen Chattanooga and the Chattanooga News Chronicle. The screenings over the last 20 years have provided over 1500 men with free health care. There ... (click for more)

Pharmacy Discount Cards Save Chattanoogans More Than $338,000 In 2014

ScriptRelief has announced that its family of pharmacy discount cards helped Chattanooga residents save more than $338,000 on prescription medications in 2014. This month, the company is mailing a new round of its Healthcare Alliance cards to numerous households throughout Chattanooga.  “We issue thousands of pharmacy discount cards each year, and we are pleased to be serving ... (click for more)

Ganns/Falling Water School Way Over Budget

The final figure for the new Ganns/Falling Water School is way over budget, county officials said Wednesday. However, the County Commission voted to proceed on the $29,414,000 project. Gary Waters of the county schools said his estimate had been $25 million and he was surprised at the amount of the school bid that was awarded to Rentenbach Constructors. He said in lean times ... (click for more)

Hutcherson Says Erlanger Board To Be More Transparent; Dinner Meetings To Be Open

Erlanger Board Finance Chairman Donnie Hutcherson said the board plans to be more transparent. He said Erlanger's legal staff will review topics that might be covered in a closed meeting. He stated, "This will be based on a very conservative interpretation of applicable statutes and other guidance; therefore, more items will be discussed in open session." Mr. Hutcherson also ... (click for more)

The Swat Heard 'Round The World

If one can reach Toya Graham, the lady who whipped her boy and brought  him home from a life of crime in Baltimore, I want to give her a  nomination for my Bill of Rights Award.  This was a beautiful move and one which I call The Swat Heard 'Round the World.  Mind you, if it had been a white lady whipping her child to save her child from crime, she would ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Anti-Semitism Is Now Here

To those of the Jewish faith, the celebration of Passover every year is one of freedom. The sacred holidays, held in early April, commemorate the Exodus out of Egypt when Moses led the tribe of Israel from slavery to freedom. I believe it is one of the greatest stories in the Bible. On the other hand, the Jewish people of today are hardly free. Globally, anti-Semitic attacks in ... (click for more)