Signal Centers Children Celebrate Dr. Seuss' Birthday With Green Eggs And Ham And A Visit From The Sheriff's Office

Thursday, March 1, 2018
Read Across America Day is a nationwide reading celebration that takes place annually on March 2—Dr. Seuss’ birthday. Hamilton County Sheriff Jim Hammond and members of the Command Staff will be visiting Signal Centers, 109 N. Germantown Road, on Friday, March 2, at 9:45 a.m. to read to the children, encourage literacy and build positive relationships with our community’s children.

"Signal Centers Children’s Program will kick off the day with green eggs and ham (be sure to arrive at 9:30 a.
m.) while dressed in pajamas, perfect attire to celebrate Dr. Seuss and meet with Sheriff Hammond and company for Read Across America Day," officials said.

“Reading with infants, toddlers and preschoolers is the best way to launch children to have a lifelong love of reading,” said Signal Centers CEO Donna McConnico. “Our Signal family is so excited to have Sheriff Hammond and other officers support early literacy through their visit with the children.”

The children have been celebrating everything Dr. Seuss all week, including green day, silly socks day, stripes/polka dot day and hat day. 

“You’re never too old, too wacky, too wild, to pick up a book and read to a child.” --- Dr. Seuss

Signal Mountain Student Earns Academic Award At Maryville College

Anna Dieter, a junior theatre studies major from Signal Mountain, was recognized with the Evelyn Seedorf Prize in Dramatic Arts during Maryville College’s annual Academic Awards Ceremony that was held April 21 on the campus of the liberal arts school.  This award is given annually to the most deserving student majoring in theatre. Ms. Dieter is a 2015 graduate of ... (click for more)

Board Of Regents To Meet June 21-22; Agenda Includes Student Tuition For 2018-19

The Tennessee Board of Regents will hold its summer quarterly meeting Thursday and Friday, June 21-22, at Cleveland State Community College in Cleveland. The agenda includes action on student tuition and fees for the 2018-19 school year. The Board of Regents governs the 13 community colleges and 27 colleges of applied technology comprising the College System of Tennessee.  ... (click for more)

Voters May Decide In November On Whether To Eliminate City Court; Paving Fund Also Considered

Chattanooga voters in November may get to vote on whether City Court should be abolished. City Council members indicated during budget talks on Tuesday that may be an upcoming referendum question. Councilman Jerry Mitchell said he, for one, "would vote to eliminate it." However, he said the court would apparently run through 2021 when the eight-year terms of Judges Sherry ... (click for more)

Riverton Development Spurs Talk Of Riverwalk Along The Northshore

Development of the former BlueCross property at Lupton City is spurring talk of a Riverwalk on the Northshore. The City Council discussed the topic on Tuesday night in giving final approval for a Planned Unit Development for Riverton on 210 acres. Officials said there are no specific plans for a Northshore Riverwalk, but several groups are actively working to make a connection ... (click for more)

Never Replacing Claude Ramsey But Following His Example

When Claude made his decision not to seek reelection as the 26th District state representative I made my intention known to seek the office following him.  Immediately opponents from both parties began to qualify for that opportunity.  With Bill Bennett as my campaign manager and many of Claude’s supporters going door to door into the community, as Claude had done in his ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Please ‘Connect The Dots’

Get your crayons out and let’s play “connect the dots.” Next Thursday (June 28 th ) the Tennessee Educational Equity Coalition, in partnership with Chattanooga’s publicly-flawed non-profit educational foundation, UnifiEd, will hold its regional meeting at Chattanooga’s Bessie Smith Hall. The coalition was formed to advocate for “students of color” in Tennessee, and among those on ... (click for more)