Girl Scouts Complete Bronze Award Project

Friday, May 09, 2014
From left, Zariyah Clay, Maliyah Davis, Makayla Ervin, Ariaunna Few, Tadasia Hairston, Starr Hinton, Makenzie Johnson, Kymora Kirk, Symone Oliver, Jamya Parker, Elisa Smith, Jaia White and Jadyn White.
From left, Zariyah Clay, Maliyah Davis, Makayla Ervin, Ariaunna Few, Tadasia Hairston, Starr Hinton, Makenzie Johnson, Kymora Kirk, Symone Oliver, Jamya Parker, Elisa Smith, Jaia White and Jadyn White.

All 13 fifth grade Juniors Of Orchard Knob Girl Scouts Troop 40182 of the Seminole Area completed their Bronze Award which is the highest honor for 5th Grade Juniors in Girl Scouts.  

They selected Pet Placement Center, which is a non-profit, no kill pet adoption agency. The girls taught pet awareness and the importance of adoption. They completed a combined total of 280 hours, also collected over 600 items for the Pet Center.  

The scouts washed walls, windows, swept floors at the center, also pampered the pets at the Placement Center.  

Items that were donated to the Pet Center were collected from family, friends other Girl Scouts, local organizations and employers. The Scouts went a step further and hosted a Pet Parade to bring awareness to the Pet Placement Center and to the many pets that need to be adopted into good homes.



A Season Of Remembrance Is Dec. 4

Hamilton County Mayor Jim Coppinger and The Partnership for Families, Children and Adults invite the public to A Season of Remembrance on  Thursday, Dec. 4, at 10 a.m.  at the Arboretum of the Hamilton Country/Chattanooga Courts Building. A Season of Remembrance is a time to remember friends and loved ones whose lives have been disrupted by violent crimes such ... (click for more)

Ambi Artists Creative Meeting And Craft And Crop Is Dec. 4

The next Ambi Artists Creative Meeting and Craft and Crop will be held Thursday, Dec. 4, from 6-9 p.m. at Heritage House Arts and Civic Center, 1428 Jenkins Road.    Ambi Artists is a “cross-pollinator” where creatives of all stripes gather to reignite their creative spark. Typical get-togethers include writers and poets, fine artists and sculptors, photographers ... (click for more)

Kiser Takes Witness Stand For First Time; Says He Did Not Kill Deputy Donald Bond

Marlon Duane Kiser took the witness stand at his post-conviction hearing on Tuesday to declare that he did not kill Deputy Donald Bond, who was gunned down at a produce stand in East Brainerd 13 years ago. Kiser had not opted to go on the stand when he was convicted by a Nashville jury and given the death penalty in 2003. He said he believes it was Mike Chattin, the man he ... (click for more)

Courtney Godwin, 25, Was Victim In Monday Night Fire In Hixson

Chattanooga firefighters battled a fully-involved structure fire in Hixson Monday night, and the incident involved at least one fatality.  Dr. Steve Cogswell with the Hamilton County Medical Examiner’s Office identified the victim as Courtney D. Godwin, 25. Dr. Cogswell said Ms. Godwin died from smoke inhalation.   The first call to 911 Communications was received ... (click for more)

Chattanooga State Faculty Has No Business Being Involved In Hiring Decisions

This letter will hopefully bring some clarity to the recent situation created by the faculty of Chattanooga State Community College. It is based upon my tenure as a member of the faculty at Chattanooga State Technical Institute, the transformation to Chattanooga State Community College, and my service as the financial and administrative officer at Chattanooga State until my retirement ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: A Grand Thanksgiving Feast

I’m not really sure how it all came about but a few days before Thanksgiving last year, what was usually a crowded table had dwindled down to just Mother, Aunt Martha and me. Just the idea of getting dressed up made both of them tired, which happens when you are 89 and 87, respectively, and the thought of preparing the traditional feast brought only further groans so I announced ... (click for more)