Chattanooga Hamilton County Retired Teachers Association Hosts Annual Picnic

Wednesday, August 9, 2017
The Chattanooga Hamilton County Retired Teachers Association will have its annual picnic at 10 a.m. on Thursday, at Chester Frost Park Pavilion – Hamilton County Park.

All Chattanooga and Hamilton County Retired Teachers Association members, newly-retired teachers, and prospective members are invited.

There will be a meeting at 10:40 a.m., followed by lunch at 11:30 a.m., provided by the Chattanooga Area Schools Federal Credit Union, David Siatkowski, director.


The purpose is to honor newly-retired teachers, and to introduce new scholarship recipients.

2017-2018 acholarship winners are: 
Jessica Butler from Chattanooga School for the Arts and Sciences
Colton Erik Smith from Soddy Daisy High School
Gwendolyn K. Monday from Soddy Daisy High School
Logan H. Workman from Soddy Daisy High School

Officials said, "While employed public school teachers are enjoying their first day of classes, come join the retired teachers for fun at the picnic."



Historic National Study To Reconnect With Tyner High Classes Of 1960-1963

In 1960, the students of Tyner High School became part of a landmark study called Project Talent. The study included more than 400,000 teenagers from all walks of life and presented a snapshot of a generation coming of age on the cusp of a new era. It was the most comprehensive study of American high school students ever conducted. This week, 58 years since the original study ... (click for more)

Baylor Receives CASE Circle Of Excellence Award

The Council for Advancement and Support of Education announced that Baylor School is among the winners of its 2018 Circle of Excellence awards.  The school's fundraising video, "Forever Forward:  The Campaign for Baylor School," was selected for a gold award in the long video category.  The winning entry was created to kick off the public phase of the school's ... (click for more)

Former City Education Commissioner John P. Franklin Dies

John Porter Franklin, long a leading figure in Chattanooga city government, has died.  He was the city's first, elected black official, post Jim Crow laws, in 1971. Mr. Franklin's father, G.W. Franklin, was a pioneer funeral home director and John Franklin continued in that line. He was first an official in Franklin-Strickland Funeral Home, then he started John P. Franklin ... (click for more)

Pedestrian Struck And Killed In Cleveland Wednesday Morning

A pedestrian was struck and killed on Paul Huff Parkway early Wednesday morning. The incident happened around 2:30 a.m. More information will follow. (click for more)

The Boss, Claude Ramsey

I try not to overuse the word great, but we lost a great man today, Claude Ramsey. I had the pleasure of serving under him as director of Commercial and Industrial Properties for 14 years while he was the Hamilton County Assessor of Property. He was probably the smartest person I have ever known. He was tough but patient, kind, caring and compassionate. He knew how to get ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: So, You’re Invisible?

Several weeks ago I was in the middle of My Morning Readings when, somehow, I came across a wonderful story written by Nichole Johnson. Her website says she is a speaker, a motivator, and an author whose gift is to “capture the inner-most feelings of women facing life's daily struggles, and it has enabled her to create a unique sense of community for people of all ages.” That’s ... (click for more)