Public Reading Of The Declaration Of Independence Scheduled For July 3

Friday, June 27, 2014

The Third Annual Reading of The Declaration will be held at the Catoosa County Courthouse in Ringgold on Thursday, July 3 at 11:30 a.m. This is a non-partisan, non--political event to commemorate our shared American heritage by a public group reading of the Declaration of Independence.  All are invited to attend and participate.  

This event is sponsored by the Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys and our nation's criminal defense bar. Questions may be directed to David Dunn, at daviddunn@catt.com.


This Week In The Arts

This week in the Arts: Thursday, February 11 The Royal Family at the Chattanooga Theatre Centre Free Family Night Presented by Publix and TVA at the Creative Discovery Museum Cocktails in Color at the Hunter Museum of American Art Going Dutch: Old Masters Painting Techniques with Cindy Procious at Townsend Atelier River Gallery's Valentine's Block Party  ... (click for more)

Salvation Army To Host Second Annual Mardi "Bra" Party Friday

The Salvation Army realizes that most shelters are typically run by men and the majority of guests are men. Feminine hygiene items and bras are rarely donated because they are pricey and often forgotten. This is very challenging for homeless women, said officials. The Salvation Army Women's Auxiliary became aware of this need and created the idea of a "Mardi Bra Party," a party ... (click for more)

Hamilton County Principals Say Part 1 Of TN Ready Testing Should Be Cut Due To Online System Failure

Hamilton County principals are asking that Part 1 of the TN Ready Assessment be dropped this year due to the recent crash of the online system for the program. The principals also asked that any Part 1 TN Ready test results  not be applied to students’ grades or to evaluations and rankings for school personnel and school districts. The local principals also ... (click for more)

Greenholtz Collects $71,641 For Criminal Court Judge Campaign; Little Has $22,850; Patterson $20,134

Judge Tom Greenholtz reported $71,641 received for his campaign to remain as judge of Criminal Court, Division II. He was named by Governor Bill Haslam as the interim replacement for Judge Rebecca Stern, who retired before her term was up. Mike Little had $22,850, and Boyd Patterson received $20,134. Here is the report for Tom Greenholtz: ... (click for more)

What Our Schools Are And Have Been Doing About Bullying

Bullying has been a widely discussed topic during the last few weeks in the wake of the incident involving the Ooltewah High basketball team.  Contrary to public opinion, Hamilton County Schools have not been passive in our efforts to address bullying now or for the past several years.  Unfortunately, bullying is a societal norm that is infiltrating our school community, ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Warmth For Cold Days

I come across all sorts of warm things every day and as we burrow out of sub-freezing temperatures for a day or two, shaking off ice and snow, allow me to share a few things for a change that may take the bite out of the winter wind. This is what helps me. * * * Judy Bellenfant, who has been a soul mate ever since we shared jokes in high school classrooms, sends along this ... (click for more)