November League Of Women Voters Meeting Features UnifiEd

Thursday, November 12, 2015

The Chattanooga members-at-large Unit of the League of Women Voters of Tennessee (LWVTN) will continue its schedule of programs at 5:30 p.m. on Monday in the training room of the Business Development Center, 100 Cherokee Blvd..

UnifiEd Executive Director Elizabeth Crews and Education Engagement Coordinator Matt Johnson will explain the goals of the organization, and its plans for helping to create better schools in Hamilton County.

Founded in June of 2014, UnifiEd is a community-led movement of parents, teachers, and citizens who want every student in Chattanooga to have the chance to attend great public schools.

According to Mr. Johnson, We believe that if Chattanoogans are informed about how to help teachers and students, given the training and tools to advocate for them, and encouraged to unite our voices, we can create real and lasting change. Together, we can ensure that every student has the opportunity to learn, grow, thrive, and prosper.

Interested individuals do not have to have to be LWV members to attend the program. However, the local unit is continuing to recruit members, and applications will be available at the meeting.

The monthly meetings of the LWV are now being held on the third Monday of each month in the Training Room of the Business Development Center. Please park in the Renaissance Park parking lot across the street, not the BDCs lot. There will be no meeting in December as the third Monday falls during Christmas week.

The League of Women Voters is a political organization supporting no party and no candidate, open to both men and women, encouraging informed and active participation in government. For more information about the League of Women Voters, visit www.lwvtn.org.

 


UDC #900 Awards Supplementals And Adds New Member

Linda Ballew and her daughter Christy Peden were presented supplemental certificates on April 15 by UDC #900 Jefferson Davis Chapter President Marilyn Kinne and Registrar Anita Green.  The Chapter also added member Andrea Akers. She was presented a new member certificate from President Marilyn Kinne and Registrar Anita Green. (click for more)

Helen Ross Mcnabb Center Hosts First Scenic City Sporting Clays Tournament To “Pull!” For A Good Cause

The Helen Ross McNabb Center invites the community to support the 2017 Scenic City Sporting Clays Tournament on  Friday, May 5 , at Benton Sporting Clays in Charleston, Tenn.   The tournament marks the first fundraising event specifically focused on supporting mental health, addiction and social services provided by the Helen Ross McNabb Center in the Greater Chattanooga ... (click for more)

Severe Thunderstorms Cause Damage On Signal Mountain; Widespread Power Outages Reported

Severe thunderstorms that came through around  7:30 p.m.  brought trees down on Signal Mountain, and widespread power outages were reported. Two homes that had damage were at  205 Sunnybrook, with eaves and gutter damage, and  601 Dunsinane Road, with major damage to the roof line and a tree fell through the living room area. No injuries were ... (click for more)

Rescuers Called Out After Male Hits Head After Fall From Rope Swing; He And Companions Trapped On One Side Of The Creek

Rescue crews were setting up a safety line at the first creek crossing at the Pocket Wilderness at the foot of Mowbray Mountain after a male was injured on Saturday night and he and his companions were blocked by high water. Around 7:30 p.m. , a 911 call was made reporting the male had fallen from a man-made rope swing and hit his head on the rocks below at the Blue Hole ... (click for more)

Whatever Happened To The People's Game Warden?

Earlier this year a Chattanoogan.com article published a Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency  (TWRA) Wildlife Officer encouraging readers to turn in anyone keeping or caring for an orphaned raccoon, squirrel, bunny or deer, because it may have rabies or pose a danger to some fictitious person.   In another  article, the TWRA Officer invaded a girl's home, seized ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Einstein Explains Insanity

In September of 2002, a detailed study of “Tennessee Schools on Notice” was prepared by the state’s Office of Education Accountability. This was when Senator Bob Corker was the Mayor of Chattanooga and it proves, pretty thoroughly I might add, that after millions upon millions of extra dollars have been poured down the collective drains at schools such as Orchard Knob, Clifton Hills, ... (click for more)