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Hazing not a factor in alleged rape at Brainerd High School, superintendent says  Chattanooga Times Free Press

Hamilton County Schools said there is no indication that Wednesday's alleged rape at Brainerd High School was the result of hazing.



Hixson High School mourns loss of 15-year-old shot by father  WTVC

Monday, students at Hixson High went to school without one of their classmates.The Hamilton County Sheriff's Office says a man shot and killed his 15-year-old ...



UPDATE: Hixson High School community remembers 15-year-old killed in horrific shooting  WRCB-TV

UPDATE: Crime scene tape surrounded the home on Cotter Road in Hixson Monday where investigators say Michael McElrath killed his 15-year-old son over ...



Counselors offer support to Hixson High School students after classmate's shooting death  Chattanooga Times Free Press

After the shooting death of 15-year-old Dylan McElrath over the weekend, Hamilton County Schools counselors made themselves available to students at ...



Hixson High throwing pep rallies at elementary schools?  Chattanooga Times Free Press

Chattanooga State Community College is hosting YA-hoo Fest this weekend, a celebration of young adult and middle grades literature.



Hixson High School students in running for $75000 in shoe contest  Chattanooga Times Free Press

A team of students from Hamilton County's Hixson High School has advanced in a national competition that could earn the school $75000 for its arts program.



District breaks ground on Hixson High's new track, other projects underway [photos]  Chattanooga Times Free Press

Last week, Hamilton County Schools broke ground on one of a few capital projects planned for this year — a new track and field at Hixson High School.



Parents question investigation into alleged rape at Hixson High School  WRCB-TV

The incident allegedly happened last September and a parent reported it to school officials on January 12.



Hixson High students advance to Top 5 in shoe contest  Chattanooga Times Free Press

The team of students at Hamilton County's Hixson High School who have come together to design shoes, have advanced to the next round of the national ...



Hixson High takes $75000 first prize in Vans Custom Culture Competition  WRCB-TV

The nationwide Vans™ Custom Culture competition featured a pool of 500 entries, with the art program from Hixson taking the top honors and a prize of $75000 ...



Hixson High Won City's Only Indisputable Boys State Soccer Championship in 1988  The Chattanoogan

From 1987 to 1995 – nine seasons – the state of Tennessee produced only one state champion each year in boys high school soccer. Since then, schools ...



Hixson High School seeks NRA grant for rifle, archery range  Chattanooga Times Free Press

In some Hamilton County classrooms, students shoot rifles — air-soft rifles. As part of the national JROTC (Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps) program in ...



Hixson High School to expand medical assistant program thanks to grant  Chattanooga Times Free Press

Hamilton County Schools' efforts to prepare local students for life after high school, especially for the workforce, just got a $25000 boost.



Hixson JROTC Receive Distinguished Unit Award  WDEF News 12

Students at Hixson High School have a reason to celebrate. They've received the JROTC Distinguished Unit Award. It recognizes Air Force JROTC units that ...



Mother Of 15-Year-Old Killed By His Father Said McElrath Had Been Acting "Manic"  The Chattanoogan

The mother of a 15-year-old boy who was killed by his father said Michael McElrath had been acting "manic" in the days leading up to the tragic incident in ...



Hixson High School launches new teaching program for students of all abilities  WTVC

HIXSON, Tenn. — A unique program at one Hamilton County school is making sure students of all abilities are learning together in the same classroom.



Eight more VW eLabs launch in Hamilton County schools  Chattanooga Times Free Press

Hamilton County Schools leaders, elected officials, Volkswagen representatives and community members gathered alongside Gov. Bill Haslam to launch a ...



Hixson High students grateful over Hamilton Co. School's plan to fix track & tennis court  WTVC

In their own words, grateful Hamilton County students say your increased property tax bill is money well-spent.A 100-million-dollar plan is moving forward for ...



Average Hamilton County ACT scores lower than what's considered 'ready for college'  Chattanooga Times Free Press

Hamilton County Schools' graduates' ACT scores held steady in 2018, according to district officials, but continue to trail state averages.



Few out-of-zone students enrolled in Hamilton County School's Future Ready Institutes  Chattanooga Times Free Press

With the beginning of the new school year in Hamilton County last week came the launch of one of the district's most prized new initiatives — the Future Ready ...



Educators from across the region gather in Chattanooga to learn about digital fabrication [photos]  Chattanooga Times Free Press

Educators and community partners across Hamilton County are showing off some of the school systems' most significant new assets this week, as teachers from ...



Greeson: Hixson High School artists getting their kicks  Chattanooga Times Free Press

For Katie Claiborne, what was a missed opportunity has become the ride of a lifetime. Claiborne is an art teacher at Hixson High School, and under her ...



Volkswagen announces 8 more Hamilton County schools to receive science eLabs  Chattanooga Times Free Press

Can a go-kart run off of solar power? Can a water filtration system be created that does not require electricity? Can a horse use a prosthetic leg?



School board member debates after controversial comments about diversity in schools  WTVC

District three incumbent Joe Smith sits next to his opponent, Miracle Hurley, in front of a room full of District Three voters at Hixson High School.For the last month ...



Richelson, Kerry Todd  The Chattanoogan

Kerry Todd Richelson, beloved son and father, passed away at his home in Hixson, Tennessee, on Sunday, April 29, 2018, from complications of diabetes.



Local school officials reassure community in wake of deadly Florida shooting  Chattanooga Times Free Press

The threat of a school shooter is palpable to local school administrators and teachers who reflected on their own preparedness for such a situation after a ...



District 9 school board candidate debate gets personal; board members address controversial comments  Chattanooga Times Free Press

Things got personal Monday night at the third Hamilton County Board of Education debate, this time in District 9 featuring incumbent school board chairman ...



McElrath, Dylan Thomas  The Chattanoogan

Dylan Thomas McElrath, 15, of Hixson, Tennessee, passed away on August 18, 2018. He went to Hixson High School. He was loving, smart and funny. He loved ...



Five things to know about Hamilton County Schools' Future Ready Institutes  Chattanooga Times Free Press

Hamilton County Schools is launching its Future Ready Institutes — small, career-themed learning communities embedded in the district's traditional high ...



Tennessee DOE Blended Learning Pilot Yields Promising Results  The Chattanoogan

The Tennessee Department of Education has found that the first year of its two-year pilot introducing blended learning to Algebra I classes around the state was ...



Athletic trainers coming to all Hamilton County high schools this fall  Chattanooga Times Free Press

For years, at some Hamilton County public schools, when a player is injured at practice or during a game, it has been the coaches who respond.



Joines, Travis  The Chattanoogan

Travis Joines, 48, died September 15, 2018, after a brief illness. He was born on November 14, 1969, in Jefferson City, Tennessee and lived recent years in ...



District 8 candidates face off in first Hamilton County school board debate  Chattanooga Times Free Press

Incumbent David Testerman and candidate Tucker McClendon squared off in the first of five school board debates hosted by UnifiEd and Chattanooga 2.0 ...



16 Chattanooga claims to fame that might surprise you  Chattanooga Times Free Press

When you think of Chattanooga, what comes to mind? Perhaps it's the city skyline or even "The Chattanooga Way" and the ever-present partnerships that ...



Hixson father accused of killing son appears in court; case goes to grand jury  WRCB-TV

A grand jury will now hear the case against Michael McElrath. Until that happens, a judge decided today that he should stay in jail on a one-million-dollar bond.



Educators invited to apply to Chattanooga's first Digital Fabrication Institute  Chattanooga Times Free Press

Teachers from across the region will have the opportunity to get hands-on training using cutting-edge tools at Chattanooga's inaugural Digital Fabrication ...



More principal moves announced for Hamilton County schools  WRCB-TV

The biggest principal shakeup in Hamilton County schools history continues with the appointments of nine new principals.



District 6 candidates debate role of the Hamilton County school board at 2nd debate [photos]  Chattanooga Times Free Press

Candidates for the District 6 seat on the Hamilton County school board squared off over the roles and responsibilities of school board members and the Hamilton ...



Theater program to be revived at The Howard School [photos]  Chattanooga Times Free Press

If you were a part of a theater production or performance at The Howard School, know someone who was, or attended such an event, the Times Free Press ...



Project Search gives students with disabilities real-world job experience [photos]  Chattanooga Times Free Press

Chris Konieczny dreams of working as a crime-scene detective.



McKnight, Dave Stevenson "Steve" III  The Chattanoogan

Dave Stevenson "Steve" McKnight III, 65, of Atlanta, passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 1, 2018, surrounded by his family. Steve was a gifted and talented ...



Massive effort launched to prepare Hamilton County students for workforce  Chattanooga Times Free Press

A new effort aims to prepare area students for life after high school.



Hamilton County Mayor Jim Coppinger announces re-election bid for second term  Chattanooga Times Free Press

Jim Coppinger announced he will seek re-election as Hamilton County mayor on Wednesday during the Friends of Hixson breakfast, a nonprofit community ...



New principals named for 5 Hamilton County schools Wednesday  WTVC

The principals of five Hamilton County schools have been announced Wednesday, adding to the nine new principals announced last week.These schools ...



Four more Future Ready institutes announced for Hamilton County high schools  Chattanooga Times Free Press

Incoming Hamilton County high school students have four more options to choose from when applying to Future Ready Institutes in the fall.



College students, scouts and their families get half-off admission to Tennessee Aquarium  Chattanooga Times Free Press

Half-off admission to aquarium for scouts, students. College students, members of scouting organizations and their families can score half-price admission to the ...



Jim Coppinger, Aloyse Brown win Hamilton County mayor primaries  Chattanooga Times Free Press

Aloyse Brown won the Democratic primary against George Ryan Love and the right to oppose Jim Coppinger in the upcoming election for Hamilton County ...



Hamilton County school board candidate debates scheduled throughout May  Chattanooga Times Free Press

Debates between Hamilton County Department of Education candidates have been scheduled from May 7-21 for candidates in districts 3, 6, 8 and 9.



Soddy Daisy Woman Who Declined Treatment At Wreck Scene Died The Next Day  The Chattanoogan

A 46-year-old Soddy Daisy woman, who was involved in a three-vehicle wreck last Thursday but declined treatment from EMS on the scene, died the next day, ...



Hamilton County Schools officials schedule next round of community meetings  Chattanooga Times Free Press

Hamilton County Schools officials want to hear from you.



Hamilton Co school board candidates react to 2 members rejecting integration proposal  WTVC

HAMILTON CO., Tenn. — Hamilton County Department of Education chair Steve Highlander sat next to his ballot parallel in Ooltewah High School's cafeteria ...



Hixson teacher develops statewide exercise science curriculum  Chattanooga Times Free Press

Bethany White wanted to teach her students more than how to tape ankles and treat minor injuries in her sports medicine class at Hixson High School.



Remembering The 1977 Baylor Football Team, Part I: Opening Hixson's Stadium  The Chattanoogan

Last weekend, I decided to stop by Hixson High School's stadium on my way to jog. Only one other person was going around the track, so I walked up into both ...



Wall Collapses At Home On Bradford Place Drive  The Chattanoogan

Chattanooga firefighters were dispatched to a structural collapse call shortly after 10 a.m. on Saturday. When firefighters arrived at 307 Bradford Place Drive, ...



School leaders prepare for Future Ready Institutes launch [photos]  Chattanooga Times Free Press

Teachers, school officials and business leaders are gearing up for the launch of Hamilton County Schools' new Future Ready Institutes this fall.



Hamilton County Schools ACT scores show improvement  Chattanooga Times Free Press

Hamilton County's public high school students posted slight gains in average ACT scores this year and are nipping at the heels of the state's average, according ...



Hixson High School Takes Home Tournament Championship  The Chattanoogan

The fifth annual Hamilton County Archery Tournament was held Saturday at the East Brainerd Church of Christ, a new location. Over one hundred archers from ...



Martin announces re-election bid for Hamilton County Commission District 3  Chattanooga Times Free Press

Hamilton County Commissioner Greg Martin announced Monday he is seeking to keep the District 3 seat.



Nonprofit donates $1 million to teach Bible History in Hamilton County schools  Chattanooga Times Free Press

The local nonprofit organization Bible in the Schools presented Hamilton County Schools officials with a check for more than $1 million Monday to foot the cost of ...



Underwood, George Stephen  The Chattanoogan

Coach George Stephen Underwood, 73, of Hixson, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, January 18, 2017. George was born and raised in ...



Hurricanes take advantage of Hixson mistakes, win 41-6 [photos]  Chattanooga Times Free Press

East Hamilton capitalized on Hixson's inability to secure the football on its way to a 41-6 Region 2-4A victory Friday night.



Hamilton County TVAAS scores show room for improvement  WRCB-TV

Hamilton County schools superintendent Dr. Bryan Johnson said, "My brain is worn out from studying these numbers," but aims to work toward some "wins" in ...



Younger Phillips succeeds father as lead pastor at Abba's House  Chattanooga Times Free Press

The congregation of Abba's House will welcome a new but familiar face Sunday. Dr. Ronnie Phillips Jr. will take the pulpit for his first Sunday as lead pastor, ...



Hixson High Strings Orchestra "a source of pride"  WRCB-TV

Hixson High School's Wildcat Strings Orchestra is a "great source of pride for our school and community, " according to principal Lee Sims. The program, an ...



Hamilton County school board discusses vision, grading system, grant applications and more  Chattanooga Times Free Press

Despite students being out of class all week so far, the Hamilton County Department of Education school board meets this afternoon for its regularly-scheduled ...



Shernard Stewart, 22, Arrested For Shooting Willie Edwards, 45, Friday Night  The Chattanoogan

At approximately 10:32 p.m. officers with the Chattanooga Police Department responded to the 2000 block of Museum Street on reports of a person shot.



Stanfield, Shawnquell Na'chelle  The Chattanoogan

Shawnquell Na'chelle Stanfield, 19, of Chattanooga, passed away on Monday, September 24, 2018, in a local hospital. She was a graduate of Hixson High ...



Anderson County High School Mavericks come from behind to win at William Blount Governors  Oak Ridger

MARYVILLE, Tenn. — The state-ranked Anderson County High School football team had to overcome an early 10-0 first-quarter deficit on Friday night, Aug.



UPDATE: School Board members reject UnifiED integration policy; UnifiED responds  WRCB-TV

A spokesperson for the Board members says UnifiEd created a political action committee late last year that is scheduling interviews with school board members ...



Dan Duff returning to coach Hixson High School Wildcats football  Chattanooga Times Free Press

Dan Duff is returning to Hixson High to coach football. Duff coached the Wildcats from 1996-2002 before leaving to take over the program at Rockmart (Ga.)



Education Advocate: River City Co. CEO Kim White starts 4-year stint on university system board  Chattanooga Times Free Press

Kim White recalls a time not too long ago when everything from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga had to be orange.



Former Chattanoogan Scott Lindsey Named To Post In Karl Dean Campaign  The Chattanoogan

Less than a month away from the August primary election, Karl Dean for Governor has ramped up its grassroots organizing efforts with the addition of “Get Out ...



Remembering Hixson Jr. High School  The Chattanoogan

The end of an era has come for the Hixson community, as most of the historic Hixson Middle School will be torn down in the near future. After a new middle ...



BASF Helps Hixson High School Students Create Chemistry With A $2000 Sponsorship  The Chattanoogan

Pictured from left: Lee Sims, Hixson High School principal; Kelvin Stamper, BASF senior technical sales representative; and Allen Strong, Hixson High School ...



Two Hamilton Co. School Board members say they reject idea of racial, economic integration  WTVC

An old argument about race, poverty and desegregation took on new life in Chattanooga on Friday.Two members of the Hamilton County School Board ...



Rams rout Hixson 80-44 in E'Jay Ward's coaching debut  Chattanooga Times Free Press

E'Jay Ward's 28th birthday was Sunday, and he wanted only one present. His Tyner basketball team delivered it to him Tuesday. Ward, who played in high ...



Berrier, Laura Lea  The Chattanoogan

Laura Lea Berrier, 46, of Soddy Daisy, died at a local hospital on Sunday, January 21, 2018, following complications of an auto accident. She was a 1989 ...



Ambotis, Jackie Lynn  The Chattanoogan

Jackie Lynn Ambotis, 53, a resident of Chattanooga, departed her earthly home and entered her heavenly home on Friday, August 24, 2018, to be reunited with ...



Schools budget gets friendly welcome from Hamilton County Commission [video, document]  Chattanooga Times Free Press

Hamilton County commissioners were warm and welcoming Tuesday as schools Superintendent Bryan Johnson presented a budget that includes 2.5 percent ...



Dozens of immigrants become U.S. citizens in naturalization ceremony [photos]  Chattanooga Times Free Press

The main hallway on the third floor of the Joel W. Solomon Federal Building in downtown Chattanooga was packed with people Friday afternoon.



Area Sports Notes: Wesleyan awaiting Point-Bryan victor for AAC baseball final  Chattanooga Times Free Press

Nationally ranked Tennessee Wesleyan and Bryan College may play each other today for the Appalachian Athletic Conference baseball tournament ...



Hamilton County Schools superintendent: Corporal punishment may be phased out  Chattanooga Times Free Press

Hamilton County schools are re-evaluating their disciplinary approach this year.



Funeral Services Set For Teen Alec Johnson Killed In Accident On Thursday  The Chattanoogan

Funeral services will be on Sunday for Alec Macaine Johnson, the 15-year-old killed in a car accident in Hixson on Thursday.



Hamilton County Schools' ACT score growth outpaces state and national averages  Chattanooga Times Free Press

Celebrating an uptick in the district's average ACT score, top administrators with the Hamilton County Department of Education presented banners to 11 schools ...



House, Senate confirm Chattanoogan Kim White, six other Haslam appointments to new UT board of trustees  Chattanooga Times Free Press

The Tennessee General Assembly Tuesday evening approved seven of Gov. Bill Haslam's proposed appointments to the University of Tennessee's new board ...



TN Dept. of Education releases district-level TNReady test results  WTVC

On Thursday the Tennessee Department of Education released district-level statewide testing results for the 2016-2017 school year, under the program known ...



Soddy-Daisy hires Bill Eller as new boys' basketball coach  Chattanooga Times Free Press

Soddy-Daisy High School has hired Bill Eller as its boys' basketball coach. Eller succeeds Reid Daniels, who resigned recently so he could spend more time ...



Guider, Alma Roberson  The Chattanoogan

Alma Roberson Guider, 85, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on April 13, 2018, in Chattanooga, Tennessee. She was welcomed by the love of her life, ...



Stop the Bleed campaign helps educate, train public to triage trauma patients [photos]  Chattanooga Times Free Press

Brainerd High School seniors La'breuna Merity and Darianna King envisioned themselves in medical careers starting in ninth grade. As health science students, ...



Richardson, Dolli Wells  The Chattanoogan

Dolli is survived by her son, Douglas Richardson; parents, Hank and Linda Wells of Hixson; sister, Denna (Jerome) Roberts of Whitwell, and their children, Jay, ...



UnifiEd launches second phase of bus tour seeking community input on schools  Chattanooga Times Free Press

UnifiEd launches the second phase of its bus tour with a visit to the STEM School from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m today.



Hixson now 'the target' in 6-AA football  Chattanooga Times Free Press

Hixson leaped a tall hurdle last season, posting the school's first winning football season in more than a decade. The question now is can the Wildcats maintain ...



Life Story: The secret of becoming a valedictorian  Chattanooga Times Free Press

Back in the mid-1990s, reporters at the former Chattanooga Times huddled and decided to elevate coverage of the area's high school valedictorians.



Grand Jury No Bills And True Bills  The Chattanoogan

Here are the Grand Jury No Bills and True Bills: No Bills: HARDAWAY, CHRISTOPHER LEO B 46 M 0 1 GS 1719585 CRIMINAL TRESPASSING HARDAWAY ...



Houston White resigns as Hixson High School head football coach  Chattanooga Times Free Press

Houston White has announced his resignation as Hixson High School's football coach after five seasons.



Thirty-One Gifts Celebrates 10th Anniversary By Giving Back To Chattanooga  The Chattanoogan

Cindy Monroe (center), CEO of Thirty-One Gifts, presented an endowed scholarship for the girls of Hamilton County. With her from left, Lara Ludwick, state ...



Fairbanks brothers a Chattanooga area football refereeing tradition  Chattanooga Times Free Press

When Bill Fairbanks, the youngest of the four officiating brothers, hangs it up, Chattanooga football may be at a loss.



From Homeless to success; relationships are key  WTVC

From homeless to success -- the Assistant Principal at Brainerd High School, Dr. Charles Mitchell mainly credited one thing to keeping him off the streets.



Ooltewah High School principal reassigned to new school  Chattanooga Times Free Press

For six tumultuous months, Ooltewah High School Principal Jim Jarvis has continued to lead the school after the rape of a freshman basketball player, allegedly ...



Cooper: Rezoning a touchy subject | Times Free Press  Chattanooga Times Free Press

No school wants to lose its identity, but Hamilton County Commissioner Joe Graham's recent suggestion about merging underutilized schools makes some ...



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