HCDE Innovation Zone To Host Second Annual iZone Summer Institute

Thursday, July 3, 2014

The HCDE Innovation Zone will host its second annual iZone Summer Institute to be held at Chattanooga State Community College July 7-8.  The iZone Summer Institute is a professional development opportunity provided to iZone Educators. The purpose of the institute is to help iZone educators gain new insights, develop new skills and learn about innovative approaches to drive academic achievement in their students. 

Sessions will be filled on a first come first served basis.

 Last year the iZone partnered with On Point to present its first ever iZone Summer Institute. Over 700 teachers, school administrators and community members were challenged to set high expectations and make learning fun for every student. 


Lee To Host Anthropology Lecture On Billy Graham Friday

Lee University’s Department of Behavioral & Social Sciences will host a guest lecture by Dr. Brian Howell in the Johnson Lecture Hall of the Humanities Center on Friday at 6 p.m. Dr. Howell will discuss his recently published article on the undergraduate training of the renowned evangelist, Billy Graham, who after attending the former Bob Jones College in Cleveland, eventually ... (click for more)

Army Medical Doctor To Present At Southern Adventist University

Army medical doctor Major Anastasia McKay will speak at Southern Adventist University as part of the E.A. Anderson Lecture Series on Monday, April 6 at 7 p.m. The lecture, titled “Understanding What Motivates You (and Others) to Act,” will be held in Brock Hall room 3205. The event is free and open to the public. The E.A. Anderson Lecture Series in an annual feature of Southern’s ... (click for more)

Fire On Crutchfield Street Ruled Arson

Chattanooga fire investigators have determined that last Thursday’s fire at 1207 Crutchfield St.  that nearly killed four people was deliberately set. Lt. Henry McElvain with the Fire Investigation Division said he cannot divulge the reason why he thinks it’s arson, but he is asking for help from the public. If anyone has information that can help solve this case, call ... (click for more)

Shiquita Tarpkin, 29, And Dominique Bonds, 25, Shot On Windsor Street

Shiquita Tarpkin, 29, and Dominique Bonds, 25, were shot on Windsor Street on Wednesday night. The Chattanooga Police Department is investigating the shooting that is believed to have occurred in the area of 2300 Windsor S. shortly after 10 p.m. Ms. Tarpkin arrived at a local hospital suffering from a gunshot wound. H er injuries are believed to be non-life threatening. ... (click for more)

The Problems With Prescription Drug Addiction

In Tennessee today, we have a major problem with prescription drug addiction, particularly when powerful opioid pain relievers are concerned.    For the first time in 2012, Tennesseans abused prescription opioid drugs more than alcohol.  Our young people ages 18-25 abuse prescription opioids at a 30 percent higher rate than the national average.  In just five ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: I Recall J.C. Owens

If you were to go to Oakville, Ala, a little ways from Decatur, about the biggest thing you’d find would be some 20 or so Indian mounds, where the early tribes would bury their dead many centuries ago. But if you sniffed around a bit, you’d learn it was the birthplace of James Cleveland Owens, a man whose name is of no consequence to anyone. I’m proud to say I talked to him ... (click for more)