Signal Mountain Lions To Be Showcased In LOW VISION Expo

Monday, March 20, 2017
The Signal Mountain Lions are involved in a large project that will be showcased in a LOW VISION Expo to be held on April 8, between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. at the Coolidge Park Walker Pavilion on 1 River Street in Chattanooga.
 
This LOW VISION project has a focus of helping people with irreversible vision loss, or low vision.   These individuals are not blind as we typically think of blindness.
  Rather, they have lost part of their vision and that loss is impacting many activities of daily life such as driving and reading.  The project is based on a system developed by researchers at Johns Hopkins.  One of these researchers, Dr. Robert Massof, has been a Lion for many years.  He was behind a large Lions Club International Foundation grant to develop this system.  It is expected to be a nation wide program over the next 5-7 years.  Tennessee is one of 2 states that will be utilized to serve as the pilot program for developing the LOW VISION project.  Locally, there are 5 major players in this effort:  Lions, Signal Centers, Southeast Vision Rehabilitation, Siskin Hospital for Physical Rehabilitation, and the UTC Occupational Therapy Doctorate program.
 
The Lions LOW VISION project's objective is to evolve into a similar nation wide Lions program called Kids Sight Screening that provides free visual screenings for all children age 2 to 6 years of age to identify early symptoms of factors that lead to various vision problems. Early detection of these factors make for easier treatment and prevention of blindness. 


Weekly Road Construction Report

Here is the weekly road construction report for Hamilton County I-75 North Exit 1 interchange reconfiguration project at mile marker 1:   Work on this project continues. There is now only one exit ramp that allows drivers to turn both east and west on Ringgold Road at a signalized intersection. Traffic has been shifted onto the newly constructed portion of Camp Jordan ... (click for more)

CDOT Announces Construction Closures

1100 Mountain Creek Road  Utility work will require closing the 1100 block of Mountain Creek Road this Saturday through Sunday morning.  Work will begin at 7:30 AM on Saturday, June 23, and the road will reopen Sunday morning.  The 1100 block of Mountain Creek Road is north of N Runyan Drive.  The detour is to use US 27 to Morrison Springs for access to properties ... (click for more)

2 Shot In Separate Incidents Early Saturday Morning; 1 Victim Is A Juvenile Girl

Two people were shot early Saturday morning in separate incidents. The first incident was at  3:30 a.m. when the Chattanooga Police Department responded to a person shot on the 1000 block of North Willow Street.  Upon arrival, officers made contact with the victim who was suffering from a gunshot wound.    HCEMS transported the victim to a local hospital ... (click for more)

Apartment Damaged By Fire In Dalton Friday Night

The Dalton Fire Department was dispatched Friday night to a structure fire at the Sierra Place apartment complex at 906 Sierra Place for a structure fire. Firefighters were able to contain the blaze to one apartment unit and there were no injuries. The affected unit was heavily damaged, ans there was smoke and water damage to one other neighboring unit.  The call was ... (click for more)

Building Our Workforce With Tuition-Free College For All Tennessee Adults

As graduation season has come to a close, we celebrated the hard work and perseverance of so many who have achieved their dreams of earning a college degree. Their college success is not only important to their future lives - but also to the future of Tennessee.  Like many places across the country, Tennessee is facing a skilled workforce shortage. And while we know the ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Saturday Funnies

You know that rattlesnakes, copperheads and water moccasins are deadly reptiles that we in the South must avoid at all costs but then again, snakes are part-and-parcel of the Sothern culture. Some years ago, before the Alabama football team was preparing to play Notre Dame, a Chicago sports writer asked a Crimson Tide player the bigger difference between the two college juggernauts ... (click for more)