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Rock Star Educators

When Will The Chattanooga Police Department Do The Right Thing?

Remembering LaVaughn "Whitey" Cantrell


The school year is off and running, and the activity and energy are off the charts. Educators are relentlessly encouraging and instructing students in their classrooms. While I deeply respect ... (click for more)

Today, it was announced that the police officer who killed unarmed Eric Garner in New York, was fired. It has taken five years for that decision. On Jan. 2, 2004, unarmed Leslie Vaughn Prater ... (click for more)

Our community is blessed with many good Southern Gospel singers and groups. One such person was LaVaugh “Whitey” Cantrell. “Whitey” as he is known around here passed away on Friday. “Whitey” ... (click for more)


Opinion

Rock Star Educators

The school year is off and running, and the activity and energy are off the charts. Educators are relentlessly encouraging and instructing students in their classrooms. While I deeply respect those veteran teachers, who paved the way before retiring, I am seeing some incredibly talented instructors across the state in our schools today. I think we have more Rock Star Educators than ... (click for more)

When Will The Chattanooga Police Department Do The Right Thing?

Today, it was announced that the police officer who killed unarmed Eric Garner in New York, was fired. It has taken five years for that decision. On Jan. 2, 2004, unarmed Leslie Vaughn Prater died. The results of two official autopsy reports, one in Chattanooga and the other in Nashville, and conducted by different medical examiners, reported the findings. Their independent investigations ... (click for more)

Breaking News

Motorcyclist, 55, Killed In Collision With SUV On Tuesday Morning On Lee Highway

A motorcyclist was killed in a collision with an SUV on Lee Highway on Tuesday morning. At approximately 9:01 a.m., Chattanooga Police were notified of a serious traffic crash involving a motorcycle and a vehicle at 7500 Lee Highway. The CPD Traffic / DUI Unit responded to the scene. A GMC Acadia, driven by Gary A. Moore, 68, was traveling south on Lee Highway and merged ... (click for more)

Construction Set To Start Next Spring On $25 Million Chattanooga Airport Parking Deck; Terminal To Expand; Enplanements Continue To Increase

Terry Hart, president of the Chattanooga Airport, said at the August board meeting that it has been a good summer for the airport with enplanements in June increasing 12½ percent above last year and seven percent in July. For the first seven months of the year, enplanements are up 12 ½ percent with an increase of 2,500 arrivals and departures year-to-date over 2018. However, a leveling ... (click for more)

Sports

Grace Rally Tops Hixson In Volleyball Opener

High school volleyball teams have been practicing for several weeks and no doubt, are ready for a real match so they can show what they’ve learned so far. Monday was the first day of the season. No question some coaches were happier than others with final results, but it’s a good bet that all identified multiple areas where improvement needs to be made if they have a chance of ... (click for more)

VOLLEYBALL ROUND-UP

Opening night volleyball action saw CSAS defeat East Ridge, 3-0, while Rhea County blanked Red Bank. In other area matches East Hamilton continued to build on a great 2018 campaign with a 3-0 win over Silverdale, Lookout valley defeated Patriots, 3-0 and Boyd-Buchanan blanked Soddy Daisy. CCS won, 3-0, over Bradley Central. Opening night also saw one of last year’s state finalists ... (click for more)