Young Water Professionals Host Water For Life Event This Sunday

Monday, July 14, 2014

The public is invited to attend the Water for Life free event at Coolidge Park this Sunday, from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Walker Pavilion.  This event is being organized by the Young Water Professionals as part of the annual Kentucky/Tennessee Water Professionals Conference.


More than 25 community organizations are participating in this educational event for all ages to promote the importance of water conservation and water quality in our environment.   There will be food, sno-cones, games, an inflatable slide and the “People’s Choice Awards” water tasting competition.


Tennessee American Water is partnering with the City of Chattanooga to host this year’s Water Professionals Conference, which will include over 1500 participants.  According to the Chattanooga Convention & Visitors Bureau, this conference will have an economic impact of $729,000.


“We are honored to be the host utility for this important conference which allows water professionals to continue providing the best services in their fields,” said Deron Allen, President of Tennessee American Water.


Kentucky and Tennessee water professionals will come together to exchange ideas and earn continuing education credits.  Activities during the conference include a tour of the Tennessee American Water plant, a tour of the Moccasin Bend Treatment Facility, a member celebration at the Tennessee Aquarium, and contests for best tasting water and water pipe tapping.


The conference is co-sponsored by the Kentucky-Tennessee Water Environment Association (WEA) and the Kentucky/Tennessee Section of the American Water Works Association (AWWA). 


Be A Mentor And Take 12 Info Event Set For April 9

Chattanooga Girls Leadership Academy, TVA, the Want To Foundation, Brainerd High School and the Baylor School are looking for Chattanoogans who are willing to  “Be and Mentor and Take 12.” There are 8,736 hours in a calendar year and this program is about taking 12 of those, one a month, to mentor a Chattanooga student.    The organizers of “Be a Mentor ... (click for more)

Playcore Begins Construction On New Collegedale Playground

Playcore, the Chattanooga-based contractor for the new playground at Collegdale has begun construction. The 7,000-square-foot, handicapped-accessible, ultra modern playground should be finished in mid-June, weather permitting. (click for more)

Officials Expect MLK Boulevard Mural To Be Big Draw; Artist Apprentices To Be Hired For Project

Officials said Tuesday they expect a massive mural planned on a tall MLK Boulevard building by a renowned muralist will be a big draw for the area. City Councilman Moses Freeman said, "This is going to be a destination point. People are going to come here to see it. I guarantee it." He added, "She's world-renowned. We're going to be famous by having her work here." The ... (click for more)

Haslam Adds K-12 Funds In Budget Amendment

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam on Tuesday unveiled additions to the FY 2015-2016 budget that will be considered by the General Assembly in the coming weeks, including added funding for K-12. The governor last week met with school superintendents from the largest systems in the state over the issue of state funding for K-12. The next day, the Hamilton County Schools joined ... (click for more)

Physicians Thank Their Patients On Doctor’s Day

March 30 has been set aside as National Doctors’ Day since 1933 as a time to recognize the contributions made by our physicians. While the recognition is appreciated, our greatest satisfaction comes from caring for our patients.  For 132 years, the Chattanooga-Hamilton County Medical Society has been the physicians’ voice as we worked together to improve health of our community. ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Look At My April Garden

On this April Fool’s Day, as I take my monthly stroll through my virtual garden, there are gorgeous flowers and there are weeds, which appear to be trying harder than the flowers. So let’s see what we find before searching for “The Prize Egg” on Sunday. A FLOWER to the New York cab driver who told a young writer, “Always remember that everyone you meet knows something that you ... (click for more)