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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BostonUniMed17 - 10/24/2014 5:39 AM
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It was public pressure and nothing more. The school system had already addressed this on their website with an educated answer stating that the girls were no where near the outbreak and in fact the school is closer to patients being treated at Emory than these girls would be to any patients on their trip. Also people fail to understand how Ebola actually works because a good portion of news networks(not saying you all) use scare tactics to make for a good story. Being in med school we have discussed this a lot and I understand that not everyone is as educated on this subject as I am which is fine i just wish those who don't actually study medicine for a living would stop pretending they understand anything about this supposed outbreak which might I add by technical standards doesn't qualify as an outbreak.

Roy Cohen - 10/23/2014 11:13 PM
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Wonder if WDEF would consider posting the entire Celebration of Luther's life here for those far and wide such as myself who grew up in Chattanooga?

GetFit - 10/23/2014 10:56 AM
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This Expo sounds great and one to check out!

ronalds423 - 10/22/2014 3:05 PM
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This program will be held at Tucker Baptist Church at 4:00 pm on November 9, 2014.

Powers - 10/22/2014 11:08 AM
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1979 was 35 years ago. That was one family among many that he made a difference in their lives. He did a lot of good over the years. He certainly made his life count right up til the end. This world needs more men like Luther.

misbell1507 - 10/21/2014 5:46 PM
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I've posted a picture on McKamey's lost pet site, but can't get a picture loaded here. Please check out this site if you think this might be your pet.

taylorengineer - 10/21/2014 3:53 PM
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I have never watched, or heard Luther Masingill but I have heard of him for years. I work in the broadcast industry and have heard many great stories about this kind and gentle legend. Masingill embodied what every broadcaster should aspire to be. Chattanooga is a better place to live because of his dedication to his community. RIP Luther....we hardly knew ye...

Johnny U - 10/21/2014 8:56 AM
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Luther was a wonderful man and a true southern gentleman. Luther is the last of a generation of true hard working Americans. He was a fine example of a man to measure your own life by. If you are half as kind as Luther you are a great person yourself. Luther I will miss that distinct radio voice for the rest of my life. RIP Luther Masingill

Peyton Dennis - 10/20/2014 9:28 PM
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I used to work overnights for 92.3 several years ago. Every morning, Luther brought me breakfast and always had a big smile and a warm greeting. If he had a critique, it was given with kindness and it was always clear that he was trying to help me improve. I never heard a harsh word from him. He was such a gentleman.

rosylane - 10/20/2014 1:18 PM
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My deepest sympathy to the Masingill family and the entire news team 12 family(especially Chip Chapman with whom Luther had a special bond. When I was a small child I watched Luther everyday and he was a movie star to me here in Etowah, TN. That was 60 yrs ago. The noon news will not be the same without him. He will be missed at that time everyday of the week by my family. R.I.P. Luther
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