FSG Bank Donates $10,000 To Support Teacher Development At Chattanooga Girls Leadership Academy

Monday, August 22, 2016

FSG Bank, a division of Atlantic Capital Bank, NA announced a partnership with the Chattanooga Girls Leadership Academy (CGLA).  In an effort to invest in the long term future of our local communities, FSG Bank is making a $10,000 donation to CGLA’s efforts in ongoing teacher training, a commitment that Dr. Elaine Swafford, Executive Director of the Chattanooga Girls Leadership Academy, believes is crucial to the continued success of the school. 

“FSG Bank is committed to serving the communities in which we live and work.  We believe in partnering for impact by directing meaningful resources to help local organizations with a laser focus on one or more of our pillars of giving:  education, job creation and affordable housing. We also look for opportunities to actively engage our employees as volunteers. CGLA offers us that opportunity,” said Jeff Olingy, Director of Community Outreach at FSG Bank.

“We are thrilled to partner with FSG Bank on this very important effort in making an educational impact in Chattanooga. The importance of ongoing teacher training is at the forefront of our strategy,” said Dr. Swafford.  “It’s critical that our girls observe our teachers committed to ongoing instruction and in the educational success of our school. This we believe is a perfect scenario in which everyone wins.” 


Early College Lays Solid Foundation To Success

Spring City native Rebecca Hilleary is a 2014 graduate of the Early College program at ChattState and has gone on to major in clinical research at Campbell University in North Carolina. She hasn’t slowed down since graduating with her associate degree in pre-health from ChattState and plans to graduate with her doctorate in pharmacy in 2020. Rebecca graduated with her associate ... (click for more)

Lee Hosts Latin American And Iberian Studies Conference

Lee University’s Department of Language & Literature hosted its sixth annual Interdisciplinary Conference on Latin American and Iberian Studies. The purpose of the conference is to promote academic excellence among undergraduate students and to bring together students and professors from a wide variety of disciplines including languages, humanities, and history. This year, ... (click for more)

Woman Gets Workhouse Time, Lengthy Supervised Probation In Hit-And-Run Death Of Man On Moped

A Trenton, Ga. woman was given a four-year sentence following a lengthy hearing in the December 2012 hit-and-run death of a man in St. Elmo. Betty Mundy will serve 11 months and 29 days of the sentence in the workhouse and then be under a lengthy supervised probation, Judge Barry Steelman said.  She was charged in the death of 56-year-old David Joe Bruce. She pleaded ... (click for more)

Angela Faye Shepherd, 50, Arrested In Stabbing On Glass Street

Angela Faye Shepherd (formerly Parker), 50, was arrested early Sunday morning after stabbing another female. Chattanooga Police responded to 2302 Glass Street at 12:15 a.m. to an assault. The victim, Dionne Parker, and Ms. Shepherd were both patrons of the Pay-Pay Lounge. Ms. Shepherd was formerly married to the current husband of Ms. Parker.   The victim advised that ... (click for more)

No Tax-Supported Entity Should Get Secrecy In Spending

A shadowy situation has emerged in Chattanooga with an organization that manages millions of taxpayer dollars with no transparency and such a surprising disregard for accountability that one wonders what it would take to wake up elected officials who are supposedly in charge. Welcome to the Chattanooga Area Convention and Visitors Bureau, whose lawyer threatened to sue the ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: A Genius Comes This Way

They claim that about 50 years ago there was this special night at the Tivoli Theater. The “Jewel of the South” had been sold out for weeks and about 45 minutes before Louis Armstrong, or whoever, was to appear, incomparable John Robere had pulled out all the stops on “The Mighty Wurlitzer” and the excitement was keen. This tuxedoed dandy – he was even wearing spats – escorted his ... (click for more)