Baylor's Joe ‘Sarge’ Key Award Recipients Named

Thursday, April 20, 2017
The 2017 Joe "Sarge" Key Award recipients will travel to Maine this summer
The 2017 Joe "Sarge" Key Award recipients will travel to Maine this summer

Rising Baylor School seniors Davis Latimer, Dane Hamilton, Niko Simpkins, Clay Thames, Matthew Davis, Virginia McEvoy, Chris Chen, Rose Dallimore, Hayley Harwood, Abby Freeman, Isabelle Drayer, Grace McKenny, and Hannah Berke have been selected for the Joe Key Award, a trip that recognizes selfless character and involves seven days of sea-kayaking, hiking, and camping on the islands in Acadia National Park this July. 

The trip honors the late Joe Key, who worked at Baylor from 1961 to 1988 as a military instructor and study hall supervisor and was affectionately known as "Sarge."

The trip honors students of admirable character whose selfless efforts might otherwise go unrecognized by the school or their peers. He was the father of science instructor Perry Key '81. 

 



UTC Wins National Award For Engineering Research Project

A research project at UTC has been named one of the 50 best in the country.  The Underground Infrastructure Sensing project, headed by UTC’s Dr. Dalei Wu in the College of Engineering and Computer Science, was chosen by Smart Cities Connect Media and Research for the award. The project is a collaboration with Dr. Dryer Huston at the University of Vermont.  “We are ... (click for more)

Local Student Wins LearningRx National Presidents Day Contest

LearningRx, the world’s largest personal brain training company, has announced the winner of its 2018 National Presidents Day Contest.  Ben Daugherty, a 13-year-old who is enrolled in a LearningRx one-on-one brain training program at the LearningRx Chattanooga center, impressed the judges by playing the electric guitar and singing all 45 presidents in order. Ben’s talent ... (click for more)

Hazelwood Ordered Confined To His Home Until Sentencing In Chattanooga On June 27; Defense Renews Objection To Release Of "Incendiary" Racist Tapes

A federal magistrate in Knoxville has ordered former Pilot Travel Centers president Mark Hazelwood confined to his home pending sentencing in Chattanooga on June 27 on three felony convictions. The confinement at his Knoxville home is to be on a 24-hour basis except for medical needs. Federal Magistrate Judge Bruce Guyton also ordered Hazelwood, who made over $27 million his ... (click for more)

HCDE Transition Team Member Announces Candidacy For District 2 County Commission Seat

A longtime public education champion with a background in both public and private enterprise has announced she is seeking the seat of retiring District 2 Hamilton County Commissioner Jim Fields. Elizabeth Baker, a Signal Mountain resident and member of the transition team appointed last year by Dr. Bryan Johnson, Hamilton County School Superintendent, said she is committed ... (click for more)

TIF Proposal Fails Straight Face Test

Mayor Berke has put the City Council in an unenviable position. The Council will be asked to vote Tuesday on whether to use tax increment financing (TIF) to pay for a one-block extension of M.L. King Boulevard to the Riverwalk.  Accountability for Taxpayer Money supports the road extension concept and understands its timing. However, we strongly oppose using TIF future property ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Want To Buy An AK-47?

On Sunday night I got an email from a reader who I enjoy that read, “How about, ‘Don’t sell assault weapons to 18-year-olds.’ The blood is on your hands (and all the other gun and violence idolaters)!” While I beg to disagree with him, this is a nation where – right now, this minute -- there are an estimated ONE TRILLION rounds of ammunition and over 300 million firearms. I can ... (click for more)