Fighting For Every Child

Saturday, July 7, 2018
One of the key roles of the school board is to advocate for our students and a distinguished public education. For what may be seen by many as a challenge, I see as an opportunity. Some may see it as a challenge for nine school board members - from various backgrounds - to come together to carry out one mission. However, I see it as an opportunity for nine people to bring their passions and skills to the table to impact our children for the better. 

I see that Hamilton County has the opportunity to join Tennessee’s “School Based Mental Health Liaisons” program currently in place in 10 counties.
This program will provide our teachers with hands-on training on how to create learning environments for children who have or are at-risk for different behavior problems. They will also learn how to identify challenges a child is facing and how to bridge the gap between the school and the child’s family.

Every day there is a child who is in need of support from an adult because they don’t know how to handle the difficulties at home, in their community, a tragedy they’ve experienced, or challenges amongst their peers. Every day there is a child who falls through the cracks because they are too far ahead or behind of their peers academically. Every day is an opportunity for us to support these children and empower our schools with training and tools on how to best do that.

As a school board District 3 candidate, I see the opportunities presented to my community of Hixson and the county and I am prepared to advocate for our children and their education. I don’t just fight for my child to have the best education possible, I fight for every child in District 3 and throughout the county to receive the best. All children deserve the best.
 
Miracle Hurley

Being Unsportsmanlike Is Untolerable

Hoping Jeff Styles Ends Up Back On The Air

Forgotten


During the UT Vols vs. Missouri game Saturday UT's quarterback was seriously injured by Missouri linebacker Tavon Ross. Football is a rough sport and injuries frequently occur. Being unsportsmanlike ... (click for more)

Started listening to talk radio in 1992 and through the years tuned a lot of my co-workers and friends into a great way to start the day. Hated what happened this summer but still tuned into ... (click for more)

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Opinion

Being Unsportsmanlike Is Untolerable

During the UT Vols vs. Missouri game Saturday UT's quarterback was seriously injured by Missouri linebacker Tavon Ross. Football is a rough sport and injuries frequently occur. Being unsportsmanlike is not tolerable. Travon Ross was ejected from the game and in an act of defiance or ego, he raised his arms and fists like he was something special as he left the field. That ... (click for more)

Hoping Jeff Styles Ends Up Back On The Air

Started listening to talk radio in 1992 and through the years tuned a lot of my co-workers and friends into a great way to start the day. Hated what happened this summer but still tuned into the morning show and then slowly, completely tuned out. It was just plain boring.....every week or so would check back but no change. All nice guys, but three straight men with no lead man. ... (click for more)

Breaking News

Truck Driver Charged In Death Of Another Truck Driver In Head-On Crash Near Trenton

A tractor-trailer driver from Pennsylvania was charged on Friday in the death of another truck driver. The Dade County Sheriff's Office said Gustavo Rodriguez-Pagan was driving on Interstate 59 near Trenton when a head-on crash occurred. His vehicle crossed the median and struck another tractor-trailer. Authorities said they found Rodriguez-Pagan walking ... (click for more)

Girl Injured In 5-Vehicle Crash On I-24 Near Wildwood Exit

A young girl was critically injured in a five-car crash on I-24 in Dade County on Saturday. The accident was near Exit 169 at Wildwood. Authorities said a roll-back tow truck that was hauling two vehicles struck a van with a family inside. The van then struck three other vehicles. The wreck happened just before noon. The girl was found unresponsive in the van. (click for more)

Sports

Lee Women Advance To NCAA Division II Final Four

Lauren Weimer headed home the decisive goal and Taylor Green made clutch save after clutch save to continue a magical run for the Lee women's soccer team as it knocked off No. 3 Columbus State, 1-0 on Sunday afternoon at the Lee Soccer Field to punch its ticket to the NCAA D2 Women's Soccer Final Four. Anna Lanter made a run down the sidelines and delivered a beautiful ball ... (click for more)

Mocs Drop 63-42 Loss To Southwest Missouri

The Chattanooga Mocs had a hard time finding the bottom of the net in a 63-42 loss to Southeast Missouri in the Goldie & Herman Ungar Classic. The Mocs were limited to less than 30 percent shooting for the second consecutive night at the Mitchell Center. Jerry Johnson, Jr., led Chattanooga with 12 points. Jonathan Dalton and Ledarrius Brewer pace the Redhawks with 15 and ... (click for more)