Local Man Named Finalist In National Contest For Exceptional Brain Training Results

Monday, July 17, 2017

Local business professional Eddie Russell has been named one of nine finalists in LearningRx’s national Student of the Year competition celebrating the top brain training results across the country.

Eddie, the president of a local multimillion dollar company, enrolled in personal brain training in hopes of increasing his memory, attention skills and processing speed.

“Some things I wanted to see improvement on were name memory and dates,” said Mr. Russell, “and times that I should be specific places, details about specific pieces of business and details about individuals I should know.”

Mr. Russell says that within two weeks of the program, he started to notice changes. He was less frustrated, was able to multitask and process things faster. His confidence increased drastically because his memory got so much better. He stopped avoiding certain challenging tasks, like sorting through his emails.

Mr. Russell’s wife likes to tell the story about how someone bet him $100 that he couldn’t recite all the presidents forward and backward. She was behind Eddie signaling to the person not to do it because it was a losing bet—but they didn’t listen. Mr. Russell walked away $100 richer.

“If I had the opportunity to recommend LearningRx to a colleague or anyone, my recommendation would be to at least go in and do a consultation,” said Mr. Russell. “Why would you not do that for yourself and your team?”

 The winner of the contest will be announced at the LearningRx national convention in Colorado Springs, Colorado and on www.LearningRx.com  next month.



John Shearer: Missionary Ridge House Being Auctioned Also Had Doctors And A Lawyer As Owners

The 6,866-square-foot home that is to be auctioned off on Saturday, July 22, has been promoted as the home of the Campbell family of MoonPie snack fame.   But a look in some city directories shows that the stucco structure at 326 S. Crest Road has also had a number of other owners over the years, including a couple of doctors, a lawyer and a local industrial plant manager, ... (click for more)

Weekly Road Construction Report

Here is the weekly road construction report for Hamilton County:  U.S. 27 (I-124) widening from I-24/U.S. 27 interchange to north of the Olgiati Bridge over the Tennessee River, including widening the Olgiati Bridge:  Work on this project continues.  The speed limit on U.S. 27 in the construction zone is 45 MPH.  The contractor may have temporary lane or shoulder ... (click for more)

Person Shot And Killed In Hixson

A person was shot and killed in Hixson early Friday morning. At 3:25 a.m., Chattanooga Police responded to a person who had been shot at 4849 Hixson Pike. Officers were on regular patrol in the area and located the victim suffering from a gunshot wound. The victim was pronounced dead on the scene by Hamilton County EMS. Members of the Violent Crime Bureau are following ... (click for more)

County School Board Members, Rep. Favors Rap State Take-Over Plans For Low Performing Schools; New Superintendent To Come Up With Community Plan

County School Board members at a Thursday work session took turns rapping a state take-over plan for low performing schools. New Supt. Bryan Johnson said he will work over the next 30-45 days to come up with a community proposal for strengthening the iZone schools. He said, "I'm not sold myself" on some of the aspects of a proposed state partnership with the school district. ... (click for more)

Do Something To Protect Our Children

It is unconscionable in this day and age that these children had to exist in such deplorable conditions and that an innocent baby suffered and died alone in a locked car.  Yes, there is blame and accountability considering this family had child neglect charges filed a few years ago (that were apparently dropped and expunged) and a large part of the responsibility should ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: School Board Shoves Back

The Hamilton County School Board, told that ‘no’ was not an option three months ago when state Education Commissioner Candice McQueen arrived to take over five floundering public schools, may have to ask the Governor to call out the Tennessee Guard. A very vocal School Board shoved a bitter ultimatum right back into McQueen’s lap during a work session Thursday night and showed it ... (click for more)