Governor Haslam Launches Tennessee Promise At Red Bank High

Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Cleveland State Community College Sophomore Bryan Hidalgo speaks to RBHS about the Tennessee Promise while Governor Bill Haslam (center) and other members of RBHS listen.
Cleveland State Community College Sophomore Bryan Hidalgo speaks to RBHS about the Tennessee Promise while Governor Bill Haslam (center) and other members of RBHS listen.

Governor Bill Haslam was at Red Bank High School on Tuesday to officially launch the Tennessee Promise, a plan to give high school graduates the opportunity to earn a two-year certificate or degree from a state community college or technical college tuition-free.  

Cleveland State Community College Sophomore Bryan Hidalgo spoke to RBHS about his experience as a first generation college student who received a last dollar scholarship through the bradleyAchieves program. He encouraged students to embrace the new Tennessee Promise, also a last dollar scholarship.

Baylor Cancels Tuesday Afternoon Activities

Out of respect to the Smith family and to give the community time to grieve, Baylor School is canceling all afternoon activities on Tuesday. This includes all athletic activities in the afternoon and in the evening.   "We appreciate your help in giving our students and faculty the space they need at this very tragic time in our community and we are not conducting ... (click for more)

"Voices For Georgia's Children" Takes Place This Week

Leaders from across the state of Georgia will be visiting Pre-K classrooms this week as part of Georgia’s Pre-K Week called, “Voices for Georgia’s Children.” In Northwest Georgia, one of the newest educational pieces now in place is the Georgia Head Start facility on the Walker County Campus of Georgia Northwestern Technical College.   As partners with the Family Resource ... (click for more)

Baylor Student, 16, Dies After Cardiac Incident At Pool

A 16-year-old Baylor School student died after a cardiac incident at a pool on Monday afternoon. Sumner Smith died in the incident on campus. The student was taken by ambulance to Erlanger. Baylor's Barbara Kennedy said it happened during a routine swim practice. He was found unresponsive in the pool. Counselors were being provided on the Baylor campus on Tuesday. ... (click for more)

Bradley County Commission Decides Not To Provide Animal Pickup Service

Bradley County Commissioners on Monday finally put animal control to rest. It was not easy and it was not without confusion, but in the end, the county will not provide animal pickup service.   Confusion began when commissioners were asked to approve the agenda, which included two options for animal control pick up. Item “D” provided for the SPCA of Bradley County ... (click for more)

Welcome The Bike Lanes - And Response

In just the last week, I’ve driven from North Chattanooga to downtown using North Market numerous times.  I’ve timed it and it has added no extra time to my commute.  In fact, cutting North Market down to one lane slowed folks down and made me feel safer while driving, which is actually the point of the road project. On top of that, I saw an adorable family biking ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The Readers Are Right

Jeffrey Cross is a community activist in the very finest way. He has no idea that I and many others have followed what he has done, and tirelessly I might add, to enhance the St. Elmo neighborhood at the foot of Lookout Mountain. I wish this world had a million Jeffrey Crosses. So when he wrote in protest of my Monday story, “We Want Our City Back,” I was more than eager to read ... (click for more)