Federal Appeals Court Rules In Favor Of Family With Down Syndrome Child Who Sued County Schools

Tuesday, August 21, 2018
The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled in favor of a couple with a Down syndrome child who sued the county schools.

The parents of Luka Hyde objected when the county schools tried to move him from his zoned school to a segregated school.

The ruling says under federal law that students with disabilities are supposed to be placed in the least restrictive environment.

The schools are ordered to pay for the private schooling the parents turned to.

The county schools recently announced a move to place students with disabilities within their zoned school so far as is feasible.

Roadside Motels Had Their Heyday Until The Freeway Ruined Things; They Are Featured In Chattanooga In Old Photos

Concrete Repair Scheduled For I-75 North Will Shut Down 2 Lanes Over The Weekend

Fort Oglethorpe Arrest Report For Nov. 9-15


Roadside motels run by Mom and Pop had their heyday in the early days of motor travel up until the 1950s and 1960s. Then the freeways came along and suddenly their traffic was virtually gone. ... (click for more)

TDOT contract crews will make concrete repairs this weekend on I-75 North in Hamilton County from mile marker 7.8 to mile marker 8.2 between Exit 7 (Bonny Oaks Drive/Old Lee Highway) and Exit ... (click for more)

Here is the Fort Oglethorpe arrest report for Nov. 9-15: 11-09-18 Robert Lee Elleman, 40, of 25 Jenna Lane, Rossville arrested on a charge of pedestrian under the influence. Marlena ... (click for more)


Breaking News

Roadside Motels Had Their Heyday Until The Freeway Ruined Things; They Are Featured In Chattanooga In Old Photos

Roadside motels run by Mom and Pop had their heyday in the early days of motor travel up until the 1950s and 1960s. Then the freeways came along and suddenly their traffic was virtually gone. A long list of the roadside motels that once thrived in and around Chattanooga are featured in the new book Chattanooga in Old Photos, sponsored by Chattanoogan.com. Some of those pictured ... (click for more)

Concrete Repair Scheduled For I-75 North Will Shut Down 2 Lanes Over The Weekend

TDOT contract crews will make concrete repairs this weekend on I-75 North in Hamilton County from mile marker 7.8 to mile marker 8.2 between Exit 7 (Bonny Oaks Drive/Old Lee Highway) and Exit 9 (Volkswagen Drive). The area to be repaired is in lane #2, so the fast lane (lane #1) will also be closed during the work. The work will take place beginning at 8 p.m. on Friday and ending ... (click for more)

Opinion

County Commissioners, Stop Pandering And Lead - And Response

There is no shortage of public need in Hamilton County, and only a limited amount of revenue and capital bond issues. I cannot admire or appreciate an elected Hamilton County Commission that leads by warm and fuzzy kitty emotions over real and tangible needs. As Commissioner Tim Boyd correctly stated, there is immediate and emergent need for police and fire training facilities. ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The Lamar Rants

Being a child of the South, I’ve marveled at our funny sayings for all of my life. I’ve been at a football game and heard a disgruntled fan in the stands say of his team’s quarterback, “That boy couldn’t play dead in a cowboy movie.” I’ve been at the Sunday supper table and heard, “I’m of a mind each one of his sermons is better than the next.” And I’ve sat in a Saturday morning ... (click for more)

Sports

Hamilton Heights' Itodo, Martinez Sign Basketball Grants

Hamilton Heights had two players sign college scholarship papers on Thursday. Sammy Itodo, a 6-foot-7, 215-pound center from Nigeria, signed with Gardner-Webb and Esmery Martinez, a 6-foot-3 guard from the Dominican Republic, decided to continue her education and athletic career at Mississippi State. “I’m excited to sign at Gardner-Webb because I love the culture they have ... (click for more)

Lady Vols Cruise Past UNC-Asheville, 73-46

Five Tennessee players scored in double figures, fueling the No. 12/12-ranked Lady Vols to a 73-46 win over UNC Asheville Wednesday night at Thompson-Boling Arena. Senior guard Meme Jackson led Tennessee (2-0) with a team-high 13 points, while redshirt senior forward Cheridene Green tallied 12 on 5-of-6 shooting to help UT improve to 2-0 on the season. Sophomore point guard ... (click for more)