Nicole Smith Named Tennessee Mother Of The Year

Friday, April 20, 2018
Nicole Smith
Nicole Smith

American Mothers, Inc. has named Nicole Smith the 2018 Tennessee Mother of the Year. Nominees qualify for this honor by having one or more children and being inspirational in their role as a mom.  

Mother of the Year honorees will serve as ambassadors for mothers across the country and will be recognized at the American Mothers, Inc.  Soldier Strong National Convention in Washington, D.C. on April 22-24, where the 83rd National Mother of the Year will be named. The National Mother of the Year is a historic award that honors mothers for their leadership and service at home and in their community.  

About Ms. Smith:

Ms. Smith received the Disney Dreamer and Doer Award, in 1991, which captures her nature as a dreamer and a doer. Ms. Smith is a model of thinking about her goals, using her resources and then completing the tasks she sets to achieve. Ms. Smith's involvement in various community service projects has modeled and taught her family that they must give, in order to receive. Their family commits to reaching others by offering their time or talent to those who can benefit. Traveling abroad as the director of international programming has allowed Ms. Smith to show elementary children the beauty of the world and help them to develop being kind and caring citizens of the world. She is proud of organizing trips to Japan, Germany, South Africa and the UK for children and amply rewarded by seeing different places through the eyes of young people who are so impressionable and can absorb so much. Seeing the world is an experience that allows for respecting others, being in awe of places beyond what you know and cherishing the beauty of the world so big. As a mindful educator she shows her children how to breathe and cope in a healthy way that is so important now more than ever in this world. For a full bio on Ms. Smith please visit www.americanmothers.org/nicole-smith-2018-tennessee-mother-of-the-year

“While every mother is special, some have a compassion for helping others," said Karen Thompson. "Part of her job included bringing the school together for different community service projects. She has modeled for her boys how to be compassionate members of our society. Her sons have participated in many of these projects, including working at the local Community Food Bank. The boys are able to experience firsthand just how rewarding it is to help someone, many times young boys just like them, who are less fortunate." 

“American mothers are true American heroes,” said Connell Branan, president of American Mothers, Inc. “For over eight decades our organization has honored mothers who work tirelessly and serve greatly. It is inspiring to see so many women who embody the selfless, caring spirit of motherhood and who are using that maternal energy to make the world a better place.” 




Hospice Of Chattanooga Hosts Memorial Service For Those Grieving Loss Of Loved Ones

Hospice of Chattanooga is hosting a memorial service on  Sunday, Aug. 26, for anyone who has gone through the death of a loved one. This service is for all in the community, who are experiencing grief, regardless of whether their loved one died under hospice's care or not.  The service will begin at  2 p.m  at First Christian ... (click for more)

Williams Street To Be Closed Wednesday And Thursday For Water Meter Installations

Williams Street, between 1400 and 1410 Williams Street,  will be closed on  Wednesday  and  Thursday, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.  for water meter installations. L ocal traffic still able to access businesses and residences from East Main Street. View CDOT's map of event and road closures   for full details of projects underway ... (click for more)

NAACP Wants Answers On Snafu That Caused 43 Ballots Not To Be Counted In Recent Hamilton County Election

Officials of the NAACP said they have "grave concerns" about an election snafu in Hamilton County that left the ballots of 43 voters uncounted in the Aug. 2 election. The group said there has been little information given on the complex problem involving an earlier shift in voter lines. They have written a letter to Mark Goins, state election coordinator, and Kerry Steelman, ... (click for more)

Hearing Delay On Suit Brought By State Democrats To Keep Robin Smith Off Ballot

A hearing has been delayed on a lawsuit brought by the Tennessee Democratic Party seeking to keep Republican Robin Smith off the ballot in House District 26. Ms. Smith was the only candidate after longtime Rep. Gerald McCormick abruptly announced he was leaving his post to move to Nashville. Chancellor Jeff Atherton on Monday afternoon said he could not take the case until ... (click for more)

Make One Of The Proposed Surplus City Buildings Into A Local History Museum - And Response

The city of Chattanooga currently has no history center or museum. That is because several years ago it was conveyed to the public, in the blinking of an eye, that $9 million that had been raised mysteriously vanished for reasons unexplainable to this date. In the meantime, valuable artifacts and collections are sitting in cellars, basements and storage facilities instead of being ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: No Cell Phones Allowed

There was a time, not so long ago, when school-aged children would learn lessons from a prescribed text, such as a textbook. Today texting is far, far different and, as any of our teachers will tell us, cell phones have become the scourge of education. In almost every classroom, kids will silently text in the shadow of the desk in front of them rather than focus on the lesson. Yet ... (click for more)