East Ridge Officer Graduates From FBI National Academy

Monday, June 10, 2019

The East Ridge Police Department announce that Lt. Clint Uselton graduated from the 276th session of the FBI National Academy on Friday. Lt. Uselton has been with the department since 1999.

He currently serves as the patrol commander, overseeing day and night shift. Lt. Uselton graduated with 255 law enforcement executives from around the world. Less that one percent of all law enforcement officers in the world are selected to attend. 

The FBI National Academy is a  professional course of study for U.S.

and international law enforcement managers nominated by their agency heads because of demonstrated leadership qualities. The 10-week program—which provides coursework in intelligence theory, terrorism and terrorist mindsets, management science, law, behavioral science, law enforcement communication, and forensic science—serves to improve the administration of justice in police departments and agencies at home and abroad and to raise law enforcement standards, knowledge, and cooperation worldwide.


CARTA’s Announces Easter Holiday Schedule

“Envision Fort Oglethorpe” Offers Opportunity For Artists

HES Opening Pet Pantry To Help Pet Owners Experiencing Financial Hardship As A Result Of COVID-19


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CARTA’s Announces Easter Holiday Schedule

In observance of Easter, there will be no CARTA bus or shuttle services on Sunday. Additional information on CARTA’s routes, schedules and services may be obtained by calling the CARTA Information Line at 423-629-1473, TDD users 423-624-4534, or by visiting the CARTA website at www.gocarta.org . (click for more)

“Envision Fort Oglethorpe” Offers Opportunity For Artists

An opportunity is open to artists who would like to become part of Envision Fort Oglethorpe and see their Fort Oglethorpe-themed art on public display. Officials said, "If you traverse the multi-use walkways throughout Fort Oglethorpe, you may have noticed the interactive art on the segment that goes through Gilbert-Stephenson Park. There are the history-based paintings on ... (click for more)

Breaking News

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Opinion

When Memes Become Our Theology

Social media and memes. They seem to be made for each other. If you’re looking for laughs, they often give great comic relief, particularly in this difficult time we are facing. But as I’ve seen many of the memes that regularly get posted and shared, I felt compelled to share a few thoughts. This is the main one: “Never get your theology from memes.” Typically memes are ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Manny Sethi's Weekend

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