Mark Butler Is Keynote Speaker At Adult Leadership Walker County Alumni Dinner

Thursday, July 10, 2014

The Adult Leadership Walker County Task Force will host the 2014 Adult Leadership Walker County Alumni Dinner featuring keynote speaker Georgia Commissioner of Labor Mark Butler, at the Walker County Civic Center on Thursday, Aug. 21.  

Since becoming Georgia’s ninth commissioner of labor on Jan. 10, 2011 Mr. Butler has been committed to reshaping the way the state views the operations of a labor department and its relationship to economic development and the private sector, said officials.  During his presentation he will provide updates and introduce new initiatives concerning the Department’s work with education, business, and more.   

The event is open to everyone; however, graduates and task force members are encouraged to attend sharing memories and networking with classmates and attendees. 

The dinner will be Aug. 21 form 6:30-9 p.m. at the Walker County Civic Center. 

The cost to attend is $40 per individual or $350 for a corporate table, with early registration discounts available to those who register on or before Aug. 1.  All registrations must be made prior to Aug. 14 at midnight; no RSVPs will be accepted after this time.  Chamber Members may request to be invoiced, however non-chamber members must pay via Visa or MasterCard at time of registration.   All who RSVP are required to pay the amount indicated; no refunds will be given for cancelations.  Tickets will mailed to registrant on Aug. 15; ticket required for entry. 

For more information contact Glenda Jones at 706.375-7702 or email: info@walkercochamber.com. 


Tranco Logistics Adds To Team

Locally owned transportation company Tranco Logistics announces the new vice president of Sales and Operations for their OTR department, Brian Starnes.  Mr. Starnes is part of a strategic growth plan that Tranco has put in place for 2017.  Mr. Starnes came to Tranco Logistics in 2016 from Lesco Logistics where he served as director of Operations, Sales, and Safety. ... (click for more)

TDEC Announces Open Registration For 3rd Annual Tennessee Sustainable Transportation Awards And Forum

The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation, in partnership with the Tennessee Department of Transportation and Tennessee Clean Fuels, will hold the third annual Tennessee Sustainable Transportation Awards and Forum during Clean Air Month from May 23-24 at the Nashville Public Library.   “This event will bring together state experts, local leaders and community ... (click for more)

Inmate Dies At County Workhouse On Wednesday Night; Investigation Underway

An inmate died at the county workhouse at Silverdale on Wednesday night, and an investigation is underway.   Hamilton County Sheriff's deputies/CID were called to investigate the death of an inmate at CoreCivic (formerly CCA).  The inmate was transported to a local hospital and was pronounced deceased at that time.     The identity of the ... (click for more)

Walker County Will Not Seek Land For Durham Railroad Trail From Couple Who Sought To Block It

Walker County, Ga., under a new administration, will not seek to condemn land from a couple along a proposed public trail on the old Chickamauga to Durham Railroad. Former County Attorney Don Oliver, who supported the trail idea, in the waning days of the Bebe Heiskell administration went to court to condemn property in the name of Stanley Lowe and Jill Wyse at the community ... (click for more)

Getting The Message

Our school age youth have inspired me with their responses during “Q and A” sessions after my readings as a volunteer during African American History Celebrations and Read across America Celebration, too.  Before this school year, I read to classes at Orchard Knob Elementary School and at Rivermont Elementary School, here in Hamilton County.   Their answers to factual ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Ed Chief ‘Embarrassed’

At the start of the school year in September, Tennessee’s Commissioner of Education Dr. Candice McQueen held an “educational summit” with state legislators from embattled Hamilton County. The entire “summit” took a prescribed 90 minutes and was such a dog-and-pony show her strongest statement was, "Create your plan around the right vision, have some metrics and align to the right ... (click for more)