Couple Launches Hat Company; Gives Part Of Proceeds To Public Schools

Friday, February 23, 2018
Olivia Connor was a resident in the local Project Inspire teacher residency program when she realized the need for more funding for Chattanooga's public schools so that students have every possible opportunity to learn inside and outside the classroom.

She and her husband Ty came up with a creative, innovative way to add more funding to the Hamilton County Department of Education-- and make an impact on the local schools.  It is called 'Hattanooga'.

Hattanooga is a hat company - "one with great purpose and passion for giving back to the community." 

For every hat sold, Hattanooga gives $5 to support Chattanooga-area schools and programs through microgrants.

Since they launched their website in November, Hattanooga has already sold more than 150 hats and plans to soon begin selling in local stores.

Cumberland Trust Adds Trust Specialist To Chattanooga-Focused Team

Chris Collins Named To Husch Blackwell Partnership

Tennessee State November Revenues Higher Than Budgeted


Cumberland Trust has added Eric Roddy to its personal trust team as a trust specialist. In his role, Mr. Roddy supports trust officers with daily administrative duties including bill pay and ... (click for more)

Chris Collins has been elected by Husch Blackwell to the firm’s partnership, effective Jan. 1, 2019. Mr. Collins, an experienced litigator in real estate, development and construction, works ... (click for more)

Tennessee Department of Finance and Administration Commissioner Larry Martin announced Monday that overall November state revenues were $1.0 billion, which is 8.98 percent more than November ... (click for more)


Business

Cumberland Trust Adds Trust Specialist To Chattanooga-Focused Team

Cumberland Trust has added Eric Roddy to its personal trust team as a trust specialist. In his role, Mr. Roddy supports trust officers with daily administrative duties including bill pay and distribution, assisting with the overall care taking of the trust and client relationship. He joins the personal trust team focused on supporting Cumberland Trust’s Chattanooga client base. ... (click for more)

Chris Collins Named To Husch Blackwell Partnership

Chris Collins has been elected by Husch Blackwell to the firm’s partnership, effective Jan. 1, 2019. Mr. Collins, an experienced litigator in real estate, development and construction, works with clients to help them both avoid unnecessary litigation and to strengthen their pre-litigation position. When litigation proves unavoidable, however, he guides the client throughout the ... (click for more)

Breaking News

State Dismisses All Charges Against Charles Toney In Controversial Arrest

The state on Tuesday morning dismissed all charges against aspiring rapper Charles Toney in connection with his arrest that led to a U.S. Department of Justice probe. The arrest on Dec. 3 on Donaldson Road was caught on video by a neighbor and went viral. It showed Toney being punched and kicked by an officer while he was handcuffed. District Attorney Neal Pinkston afterward ... (click for more)

Hamilton County Schools Announces New School Options And Timeline

For the 2019-2020 school year, Hamilton County Schools is opening enrollment to a select group of schools, “My Future Schools,” to which students across the district will be eligible to apply. Officials said, "Opening enrollment to these schools will provide students with a diverse range of options outside of their neighborhood zoned school. These schools will be in addition to ... (click for more)

Opinion

An Open Letter Concerning The Proposed Ooltewah Waste Treatment Facility - And Response (2)

The Hamilton County Water and Wastewater Treatment Authority and County Commissioner Tim Boyd want to build a sewage treatment plant in my backyard. I bought my house in Ooltewah in 1994, raised my children here and worked hard to pay it off. My home has been my small piece of the American Dream. Now, the WWTA and Commissioner Boyd want to reward my hard work by taking away about ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The Loving Hands

For a great part of my life that I spent with my family at the former Chattanooga News-Free Press, we were in a lockjaw fight with the family who owned the Chattanooga Times. Up until the 1970s the two newspapers existed under the same roof, splitting expenses, but that got sour when the Times had a lot more “expenses” than we were duty-bound to share. So then my grandfather ... (click for more)