GOLDEN APPLE: Diane Hitchcock from Snow Hill Elementary
Diane Hitchcock wants her students to raise the bar, then and pass it. Video Video
GOLDEN APPLE: John Daum from Central High School
John Daum goes above and beyond for his students. The Central High School teacher cares so much, when one of his students came down with cancer, he shaved his head to show his support. Video Video
GOLDEN APPLE: Kay McDowell from Lakeview Fort Oglethorpe High
Kay McDowell never takes the easy way out with her special ed class. When they wanted to go on a field trip, instead of saying no because of funding concerns, she helped them make crafts to raise money, and learn a vocation. Video Video
GOLDEN APPLE: Randi Streufert from Belvoir Christian Academy
Randi Streufert teaches two classes at one time. Having a combined class of fourth and fifth graders takes patience and organization, but Streufert still provides a fun, challenging and loving environment for her students Video Video
GOLDEN APPLE: Laura Pecor from Soddy Elementary
Laura Pecor didn't want to be like the teacher in Ferris Bueller's Day Off. So, a few years ago, she learned a new teaching method that balances short attention spans and state standards. Video Video
GOLDEN APPLE: Jack Rich from Red Bank Middle
Students at Red Bank Middle give Jack Rich high marks for his ability to make lessons easy to understand. Video Video
GOLDEN APPLE: Dexter Bell from The Howard School
Dexter Bell opens his students up to endless possibilities. The band director at Howard High takes students with little to no musical background and teaches them how to turn silence into song. Video Video
GOLDEN APPLE: Alissa Taylor from Valley Point Elementary
Alissa Taylor helps students in many ways, but the Valley Point Elementary school teacher strives to help children develop a love a reading. Video Video
GOLDEN APPLE: Michelle Akers from McConnell Elementary
The atmosphere inside Michelle Akers' classroom resembles a campground at Chester Frost Park. Akers uses creative experiences, like reading tents, to keep her students engaged. Video Video
GOLDEN APPLE: Karen Strain from Marion County High School
Karen Strain finds ways to make Science captivating. That's so her students learn while having fun. Video Video
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NickAndros423 - 4/15/2014 8:54 PM
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"Freedom of speech is ok but when you talk about hate and all this it shouldn't be allowed,", lmao (rolls eyes). It's a little better than "ok"... and it's a critical right, obviously. And for it to exist at all, you have to give dummies the same right to it. I don't like the idea of those (alleged) jerks coming here, either; however, that they can speaks well for everybody's rights in the bigger picture. It's amazing, and kind of scary, that the only locals to ever be interviewed are the 'blinders on' people.

amandawa - 4/10/2014 2:42 PM
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BO IS STILL MISSING AS OF 4-10-2014!!

NickAndros423 - 4/10/2014 1:38 PM
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"Leash law", lol... what a joke. We have a leash law within city limits here in Chattanooga, for all the good it does. The whole situation is pretty pathetic on all fronts. Firstly, of course, are all the selfish, inconsiderate dummies who disregard it; and secondly and thirdly, calling animal control and/or the police when there's a problem is roughly akin to dialing 1-800-USELESS. Nine times out of ten, when calling animal control, you just get a recorded message stating they're not available at the time. Then, when you call the police, they just tell you to call animal control... a never-ending loop of incompetence, lmao. In my experience, dog owners are generally a selfish, inconsiderate lot to begin with. Well over half of them aren't in a situation to even responsibly own a dog, as far as providing for it--not just food, but with the proper attention given and space provided. But they do it anyway, and infringe their selfish stupidity on those around them. Since this has been allowed to become the status quo, tragedies like the one in this story are going to ultimately occur. I can't even imagine what the parents are going through... what a terrible thing to endure.

lmurphy - 4/10/2014 11:26 AM
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Love you guys bunches!!!

ninakyle - 4/10/2014 7:53 AM
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what does he look like?

Animaluv - 4/7/2014 12:37 PM
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UPDATE: This dog has been returned to the owners from whom she had wandered. They had recently adopted her, and she is slated for a vet visit and grooming today!

David - 4/7/2014 6:38 AM
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Once again, the NAACP is trying to create a problem where one does not exist. The VW employees voted against the union because they did not feel that any benefits the union might provide were necessary nor worth the dues the union would charge them. Go away NAACP. You’re trying to kick down an open door.

gregwood02 - 4/6/2014 3:25 PM
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Ecstasy is not a cloudy crystal. You guys need to do some better field research. Or use Google.

mikejo28 - 4/4/2014 10:26 PM
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I hope she gets hired as soon as possible ! Someone, give her a break! From what I hear, the hospital is very close to the school, so it wasn't a big deal.

Reid340 - 4/3/2014 2:59 AM
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Tyler, this teacher received the Golden Apple award. So why must you post stuff that you know nothing about? Something tells me that you were not in her class and that you're just a liar.
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