Mark Pierce Asks His Ringgold High Students to "Wow" Him
Mark Pierce wants his English classroom to reflect his welcoming personality. So, he covered up the gray concrete walls with decorations, that give the room a warm coffee shop feel. The relaxed setting helps students open up. Video Video
Melissa Rettig Uses Conservation to Encourage Students to Learn More About Their World
Whether its before or after school, or even on a weekend, Melissa Rettig stands ready to help students expand their understanding of the world. Her interest in conservation prompted students to plan a campus clean up for earth day. Video Video
Holly Bryan Teaches Students They Can at Pelham Elementary
Holly Bryan likens her class to the book "The Little Engine That Could." While she hasn't banned the word "can't" from her classroom, she rarely ever allows its use. Video Video
Shelby Pompora Wants Her Spring City Students To Feel Positive About School
Shelby Pompora wants all of her students at Spring City Elementary to have positive feelings about school. She rewards positive behavior in the classroom and goes the extra mile to make sure kids understand learning is fun. Video Video
Stephen Stacy Builds on What Students Know at Beaverdale Elementary
Stephen Stacy really enjoys being a teacher. While working at a recreational day camp, he discovered the spark students get when they learn something new. Now, the Beaverdale Elementary school teacher uses what they know to ignite learning. Video Video
Jesse Hillis Wants to Make Science Stick for Signal Mountain Students
Jesse Hillis' father was an educator and mother worked in a school. But he fought becoming a teacher for several years. Hillis figured out it was part of his genetic make-up while working with at-risk youth. Now he's in the classroom where he belongs. Video Video
Tracy Sodergren Uses Current Events to Connect Students to History
How do you get students to connect to history? Tracy Sodergren relates it to something they know, like a story in the news dealing with the recession. But, this Hunter Middle School teacher also wants her students to learn how to interact with others. Video Video
Math Teacher Mark Miles Knows the Right Formula to Connect with Students.
When it comes to math, a Cleveland Middle School teacher knows the right formula to connect with students. Mark Miles turns lessons on things like geometric shapes into blueprints for skateboard ramps and baseball fields. Video Video
Kathy Sweatman Uses Compliments to Reach Her 7th Grade Math Students
Kathy Sweatman looks for the positive in her students. While working on equations, function tables, and graphs she compliments those who work hard or find shortcuts to math problems. Video Video
Leigh Davis Teaches To Multiple Learning Styles
Students in Leigh Davis' 4th grade class will be with her again next year. Davis and her students at Stone Creek Elementary will all move to 5th grade together. Knowing the impact she'll have, Davis strives to find ways to help each student thrive. Video Video
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Here2Opine - 7/19/2014 1:00 PM
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Bound the victim and her husband. So, the husband isn't considered a victim?

DJ Mega - 7/19/2014 7:34 AM
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As far as I am concerned, this is a great bill! More often than not, people drive with total disrespect knowingly blocking and slowing down traffic because they think that if they go to speed limit then they are abiding the law. Passing lanes are exactly for that, passing slower vehicles. Slower vehicles need to stay to the right! That said, I typically go the speed limit and always stay in the right lane and have total respect for those that need to pass me.

jasonod - 7/17/2014 7:35 PM
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So World War III is about to start and WDEF doesn't show the second half hour of The CBS Evening News in order to talk about Bugtussle Whitfield county and other Bugtussle, GA and Bugtussle, TN meaningless stories for the 20 people that watch you guys stand because standing makes the boring garbage on that show mean more as does standing in front of a thousands of dollars monitor with 2 words on it. Ya know, those thousands spent so we can read a headline of the story you're talking about. As someone who was just a Neisen diary home a couple of months ago and put your 6 PM news in the diary because you were the least objectionable craptacular show calling it's self a news show in Chattanooga, you can count me out as ever being a viewer of any of your Bugtussle local reports again. Of course, you get 100% of the ad revenue for that craptacular show and don't for the National stuff so that's much more important than World War III. I just wonder how Democrats and Republicans alike live with themselves when they're all the exact kind of greedy whores that the people running WDEF are, everybody in what's alleged to be entertainment, news and sports are?

DawnParsons - 7/17/2014 11:49 AM
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I think these two have also been spotted in Chickamuaga Battlefield yesterday.

Here2Opine - 7/15/2014 8:23 AM
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Geeeze. Don't we already have enough big government as it is? Now we need them to help parent our children when the parent isn't up to par? SMDH

sandlot - 7/14/2014 12:25 PM
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lost 7-11-114 in Stuart Hts spayed female, NIKKI, shih-Tzu/maltese mix. blonde. 12 yrs old. had pink collar but it will come off. . She is on meds and has a heart condition. missed 423-870-7875 leave msg if no answer....

DawnParsons - 7/14/2014 11:41 AM
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Found Shih Tzu on Hickory Hollow User: MsWeez Submitted: Monday, July 14, 2014 9:21 AM Share Found an older female Shih Tzu on Hickory Hollow Parkway near the railroad tracks before you get to Bonny Oaks on Saturday morning July 12. No collar. Very sweet and clearly someone is missing her. Please call Louise at 505-7333 or email me at

DawnParsons - 7/14/2014 11:40 AM
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I think this dog may be listed here as lost, but they didn't give contact info. I will try to point them in your direction.

jasonod - 7/14/2014 12:33 AM
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Nowhere to comment on the story of the saint who died of a heroin overdose so I'm doing it here. Why should anybody care about the one year anniversery of a drug addict that's being nominated for sainthood by everybody in Hollywood despite the fact that he OD'ed on heroin? Where but Hollywood do drug addicts get described as "he never let fame go to his head". Never let it go to his head other than when he spent thousands of the millions he made singing badly on one of the worst TV shows ever not watched by 97% of the country, spent a fortune on heroin. Only an insane mind can say a guy who was an addict was known to them. Nobody knows an addict and if his Glee co-stars claim they didn't know he was using, they're either lying or they never knew him at all and either way he's not a saint. If my name was Cory Monteith and I died of a drug overdose, Jane Lynch wouldn't be on every TV show for a year lying about what a good guy I was. Hollywood is a joke now with worse liars and greedy car salesman than ever. Just another reason I affiliate myself with no party any more cause I'm not having people associate me with a group that tells you Cory Monteith died of an overdose but his dying of an overdose is "different" than if I died of an overdose. I'm going to be 44 in 2 days and have never done drugs but this heroin addict is a better person than me in the insane world of Hollywood. Makes me glad I'm terminal and won't be alive to read about more of the death anniversaries of scumbags. WDEF has a choice of what to put up on this site and they put up a story about a heroin addict. WDEF isn't much better than anybody in LA so it makes sense.

blacktop - 7/12/2014 5:32 PM
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We lost a female Rottie the night of July 4th.
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