Golden Apple Awards Banquet 2011 - Finalists and Teacher of Year Announced
News 12 has made a commitment to telling positive stories about teachers in our area. And tonight, that commitment paid off for several local educators as the Golden Apple Award finalists and teacher of the year are announced. Video Video
Battle Academy Chorus performs at the Golden Apple Awards Banquet
The Battle Academy Chorus entertained the guests at the 2011 BI-LO/WDEF News 12 Golden Apple Awards Banquet. The group was led under the direction of Elizabeth Brackin. Presented here is their entire performance.
Dade Elementary's Greta Haney wins Golden Apple Award
Reaching a child with a disability can sometimes be a challenge. But at Dade County Elementary one extraordinary child says her teacher makes her feel special. Video Video
This week's Golden Apple winner makes sure her students always stay positive
A child's attitude about learning makes all the difference. At Fairyland Elementary one special teacher makes sure her students stay positive no matter what. Video Video
Golden Apple Award: Linda Cagle
Elementary school is a great spot to learn the basics of education. But at Beaverdale Elementary, one special teacher makes sure her kids learn responsibility. Video Video
Northwest Elementary Deborah Swafford is this week's Golden Apple teacher
Most teachers make sure students grasp the subjects they cover in the class. But at Northwest Elementary one special teacher makes sure her students get a well rounded lesson plan. Video Video
Tunnel Hill kindergarten teacher Suzanna Stanley helps students love to learn
Kindergarten can be rough for some families... It's the start of a whole new chapter watching your child grow. But a family in Whitfield County says thanks to one special teacher it feels like their child never left the nest. Video Video
Spring City Elementary's Katie Newsome helps students love school
A child's first few experiences with school can set the tone for the rest of their learning. At Spring City Elementary, one special teacher makes sure her lessons stick with her kids. Video Video
Ellen Gibson expects her Cherokee Ridge students to be their best
When a great teacher knows what students are capable of they don't accept mediocre... At Cherokee Ridge Elementary kids say one special teacher won't settle for anything less than your best. Video Video
Woodstation Elementary's Julia Houston inspires students to better things
Every teacher hopes to instill in their students a love for learning. But at Woodstation Elementary one special teacher goes one step further, she's inspiring the next generation of educators. Video Video
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mamac - 11/27/2014 9:42 PM
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This goes to ANY dog. If a responsible person is there with a child who is petting and dog or being a round a dog. The responsible adult or to be watching and make sure the child is not provoking the animal. I have saw "sweet" kids small children play with a dog and then next thing you know the kid is doing something to provoke that dog and the dog takes up for its self. People when they get tired of someone pestering them they do something to stop it. So no one can say for sure what happened. Cause you have to watch at all times. I just hope that this dog doesn't get a bad wrap if it wasn't it's fault. I saw a little one day petting a small dog and her grandmother was watching her and when the little girl saw her grandmother look off she slapped the dog and then pinched it in the face luckly it didn't hurt that dog and it just got up and left.But I guarantee you if that dog had of bit or snapped at that girl that dog would have been the one who would have been on the short end of the stick. I don't know what happened in this case.

Cristina - 11/27/2014 7:10 PM
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I have seen.. Sorry

Cristina - 11/27/2014 6:48 PM
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Kids should not be left alone with any dog...I have send kids provoke dogs and why is it just pits that makes the news...well because the news media is bias

Pattyk - 11/27/2014 5:54 PM
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Why is it you only show out bills being bad and not the rest of them. ANY DOG will attack if provoked, I'm sure this boy provoked this dog.that woman you had on the news saying they turn on you had no idea what she's saying. I've seen allot of dog attacks bit never heard it in the news.it's just not pits, I had a dachshund that attacked a little boy. He provoke it. So don't make pits out to be bad dogs.my family has had pits for years and not one attacked any of us or any of our friends..

mamac - 11/27/2014 11:23 AM
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Tell you what I'am sick to death of all this stealing going on.The laws needs to be more like China if your caught stealing cut your arms off. I think that would deter all this stealing going on. But we are America and would we do that ? I say Heck ya!

woman - 11/21/2014 1:24 AM
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Just for the record the "fight" was not physical. Balde was not even near "woman" when flagged down officer arrived,2ndly he was not yet wearing vest until back up arrived, children were removed by woman not by any police officer or w/ 1 finger lifted by 1 to help move them to safe spot aka side of building,children nor woman were in any physical danger unless officers shot, balde was unarmed except with a bb gun (w/out bbs btw)balde was not homicidal and at no point said he was gonna harm any1. he was suicidal asking to be shot. Im not saying that what happened was right but just throwing some facts out there...

woman - 11/21/2014 1:18 AM
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Just for the record the "fight" was not physical. Balde was not even near "woman" 2ndly he was not yet wearing vest, children were removed by woman not by any police officer or w/ 1 finger lifted by 1,children nor woman were in any physical danger unless officers shot, balde was unarmed except with a bb gun (w/out bbs btw)balde was not homicidal he was suicidal. Im not saying that what happened was right but just throwing some facts out there...

C Johnson - 11/17/2014 12:14 PM
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Please help! On October 25, my son, Billy Massengale, lost his dog, Loki. He’s completely distraught – Billy and Loki are devoted to each other and basically inseparable. I just wonder, when you are out in the field working, running errands around town or enjoying an evening out, if you should happen to see a dog that resembles him, would you please call me? Night or day, it doesn’t matter. 423-704-2002 Loki got out of Billy’s house (corner of Melinda and Locksley, off Highway 58, near the Highway 153 interchange) on Saturday night, October 25 and we’ve heard absolutely nothing since. Billy and I have and will continue to visit HES, McKamey and River every other day walking through and looking at every dog they’ve got. We’ve posted and reposted on Facebook and Craigslist and have put dozens of flyers (I’ve attached one) out at businesses all over the Hwy 58 area. However, after this long we know he could be anywhere… Loki was wearing his collar with current rabies, City and ID tags – and he’s microchipped! I don’t understand why we can’t find him – we’ve done all the right things… Either someone has him and, because he’s such a sweet and friendly dog, that person is ignoring Loki’s ID and keeping him, OR…. well, the unthinkable. Please, if you have ever had a treasured pet, then I know you understand the anguish both Billy and I are feeling. If you should spot him anywhere at any time, PLEASE call either me (423-704-2002) or Billy (423-718-1127) day or night – it doesn’t matter… Thank you for all that you do! Caroline Caroline Chipley Johnson Special Projects/Drivers Education Coordinator Chattanooga Department of Transportation 1250 Market Street, Suite 3030 Chattanooga TN 37402 Office 423-643-5963 Cell 423-704-2002

Luminarian - 11/14/2014 9:46 PM
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Ashame that you didn't do a follow up or investigation on this. You would have found out that the people that were pushing for drug tests were voted out. You would have found out that the president had not taken a drug test. That the county had cut there grant due to mishandling of the funds. That the department is not following state regulations for training.

chattanoogajo - 11/13/2014 7:45 PM
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In what state of affairs would it put someone at 57 years old if he has worked several years in Chattanooga and have to move to another city or lose his job? This includes selling of our house and finding a new place to live at the same time, starting all over with all new roots. Not to mention the worst being not having a job at all to go to.
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