Bob Corker To Receive The ‘Heart For Haiti’ National Award

Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Bob Corker, whose life of public service is legend, will go back to his beginnings in Chattanooga Friday night when the Senator will be awarded “The Heart for Haiti Humanitarian Award” at a banquet that will be held at Stratton Hall.
 
Long before Bob Corker began his political career, he was part of a team from Chattanooga who went to Haiti on a Christian team for a construction project.
Seeing the desperation in the eyes of the people, his heart was moved to start “giving something back” and saw politics as the best way to do it.
 
He served as Mayor of Chattanooga before he became one of the leaders in the United States Senate but he never forget his personal experience in Haiti and through the years has been an ardent supporter of the Children’s Nutrition Program which was started 20 years ago by Chattanooga physician Mitch Mutter.
 
Friday’s banquet will celebrate 20 years as an outreach to the Haitian people and Corker has taken their plight of Haiti to Washington repeatedly, his influence sparking millions in aid after the island was devastated by a deadly hurricane several years ago.
Dr. Mutter, now a Medical Director for the state of Tennessee, said, “I have been deeply moved by what the Senator has made happen in Haiti and the ‘Heart for Haiti’ will honor Bob as he steps away from a public life. Nobody in Tennessee or in the United States has any idea what Bob has done for those he adopted years ago.”
Dr. Mutter has taken groups of Chattanoogans to Haiti for years and Friday’s banquet will bring many of them together at Stratton Hall, which is located a 3146 Broad St.
Those who would like to attend the banquet can register online atwww.cphaiti.org. Those wishing further information should call 423-495-1122


Friends Of The Library Announce Fall Mega Book Sale Sept. 1-18

Friends of the Library announce the Semi-Annual Book Sale that will take place from Sept. 1 through Sept. 18 at Eastgate Town Center, "B" Entrance, 5600 Brainerd Road.   Monday-Saturday sale hours are 9 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sundays from noon-6 p.m.  Half price day is Saturday, Sept. 15.  Books for educators and charitable organizations are free on Bag Day, Sunday, ... (click for more)

Rotary Club Of Chattanooga Hamilton Place Hosts District 6780 Governor Jim Roxlo

The Rotary Club of Chattanooga Hamilton Place hosted District #6780 Governor Jim Roxlo as a guest speaker at a recent club meeting. "Jim shared his perspective on this year's Rotary International Theme, 'Be the Inspiration,' and the importance of our mission to take action and create lasting change," officials said. (click for more)

Authorities Say Hixson Man Shot And Killed His 15-Year-Old Son On Saturday Night; Also Killed Family Dog

Authorities said a Hixson man shot and killed his 15-year-old son on Saturday night. A report says Mike McElrath, 46, a former Hamilton County jailer, who was found naked at a neighbor's house, also killed the family dog. County deputies responded at 10:24 p.m. to 1846 Cotter Road. The residents said there was a man on their front porch who said he was "butt naked" and said ... (click for more)

Gary Douglas, 25, Shot Early Sunday Morning; Dewayne Stanley, 24, Is Arrested

Gary Douglas, 25, was shot early Sunday morning, and Dewayne Stanley, 24, was arrested.   The Chattanooga Police Department responded at approximately  3 a.m.   to a person shot on the 4700 block of Murray Lake Lane. Upon arrival, officers were able to locate Douglas, who was suffering from a non-life threatening gunshot wound.   Investigators ... (click for more)

Harold Austin Was Hamilton County's Crown Jewel

My dear friend, longtime public servant, Mr. Harold Austin, will be greatly missed. He was with the state of Tennessee and Hamilton County for many years. Doyle Ray Marler * * * Harold Austin was Hamilton County’s crown jewel.   He was beloved by generations in municipal and state government. He knew so many involved in local, state, and federal roadway ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: 90% Can’t Do Math

Friday’s newspaper headline blared, “Hamilton County Schools see dramatic growth in student performance” and that, my friend, is “fake news” at its finest. A better try might be, “90 Percent of Kids In Chattanooga Can’t Do Math.” Let’s face it: We know that a full 70 percent of 43,000 students in our public school system are not on track, this based on state test scores, and -- ... (click for more)