Diane Hitchcock from Snow Hill Elementary Named 2014 Golden Apple Teacher of the Year
WDEF News 12 and Bi-Lo took time to honor some of our area's best teachers at our Golden Apple Banquet. Video Video
GOLDEN APPLE: Wes Wood from Thrasher Elementary
Wes Wood's enthusiasm for teaching has been described as contagious. Video Video
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
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RedBankParent - 8/22/2014 3:35 PM
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There is a typographical error near the end of the story. I seriously doubt that the Red Bank Police Chief has convictions dating back to 2007. I think the sentence should read: "Vaughan has convictions dating back to 2007."

Here2Opine - 8/22/2014 8:37 AM
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Does WDEF have anyone actually edit these stories? They appear to be written by a person that never completed the third grade.

csandhollow - 8/22/2014 1:04 AM
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If the Commissioner had not WASTED money on that "farm" and removed so many properties from the tax rolls maybe we would not be in such bad shape. Put the farm on the open market and sell it. quit throwing money away on "special projects"

NickAndros423 - 8/21/2014 7:19 PM
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Good Lord... one of the dumbest things I've ever read. I guess that sentence would have garnered me some kind of punishment at that dump of a school, lol. Is there ever any good news out of our educational system anymore? Wow.

jackieleonard - 8/21/2014 7:52 AM
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We feel like peaches was stolen from our fenced-in yard during the night. She was last seen Thursday night 8/14/2014 around 11pm.If you have seen Peaches, please notify me 423-314-1398. My grand daughters have had this pet since she was born. NO QUESTIONS ASKED!

TonyaDuckworth - 8/20/2014 8:54 PM
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So sorry my last post posted 3 times but update on my little Katie bug, she can't eat crunchy foods because of her jaw broken but she is eating mushy food by hand and when we go visit with her she wags her tail when she see us so that makes me very very happy. Still can't bring her home yet. :-( but very excited when we get to.

TonyaDuckworth - 8/20/2014 8:20 PM
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Thank you for your concerns immickslady, I really appreciate people like yourself. Katie living has been a miracle from God, I give God all the credit.

orangejayhawk - 8/20/2014 8:12 PM
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As President of Hamilton County Council of PTAs, I want to thank our partner, United Way Chattanooga, for the Stuff the Bus program. Supplies donated to Stuff the Bus are delivered to the Council's Teacher Supply Depot. The Teacher Supply Depot is the Council's community project and allows teachers to receive free supplies through the Depot's distribution days. Dwight Hunter

TonyaDuckworth - 8/20/2014 8:07 PM
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Thank you for your concerns immickslady, I really appreciate people like yourself. Katie living has been a miracle from God, I give God all the credit.

TonyaDuckworth - 8/20/2014 8:04 PM
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Thank you for your concerns immickslady, I really appreciate people like yourself. Katie living has been a miracle from God, I give God all the credit.
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