Chattanooga Chamber Holds Mayors’ Business Breakfast June 11

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Hamilton County Mayor Jim Coppinger and Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke will give an update on their activities and recognize key decision makers from local business and industry for their support of Chattanooga’s economy in a ceremony on Wednesday, June 11 from 7:30-9 a.m. at the Chattanooga Convention Center. This will be the 11th annual Mayors' business breakfast hosted by the Chattanooga Chamber of Commerce.


Graves Votes For Debt Management And Fiscal Responsibility Act

Rep. Tom Graves (R-GA-14) on Thursday voted for and the House passed the Debt Management and Fiscal Responsibility Act (H.R. 3442), legislation that would require the president to submit a plan to Congress before the debt ceiling is reached detailing the drivers of the national debt and proposals to reduce it. “The national debt is a threat to the prosperity and security of ... (click for more)

Corker Questions Federal Reserve Chair Yellen On Economic Growth

During a Senate Banking Committee hearing to discuss the Semiannual Monetary Policy Report to Congress on Thursday, Senator Bob Corker questioned Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen about the role of Congress in increasing productivity and the need to reduce the national debt.   In questioning Ms. Yellen about the limitations of monetary policy, Senator Corker pointed ... (click for more)

County School Board Considers "Best Practices Audit" On Compliance With Board Policies

The County School Board is considering carrying out a "Best Practices Audit" to determine if board policies are filtering down to the school level. Board member Greg Martin said members of the Superintendent's Student Leadership Council told him that only a fraction of students are familiar with board policies on bullying and other topics. Steve Highlander, another board member, ... (click for more)

Several Central City Schools Overcrowded, School Board Is Told

All the county school overcrowding is not out in the fast-growing East Brainerd and Ooltewah sections, school board members were told Thursday. Several central city schools are far above capacity. East Lake Elementary - with 655 students and a capacity of 493 students - is at 133 percent occupancy. Calvin Donaldson, Orchard Knob Elementary and East Side Elementary also are ... (click for more)

Innocent Until Proven Guilty, Even Athletes

From reading Randy Smith's column on the lawsuit against UT it is pretty evident that he never took a legal course in his life. I was under the impression that in this country one was innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. It appears this no longer applies to athletes(particularly black athletes) in the U.S. in 2016. I have always said that if I am picked for jury duty ... (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)