Two dedications slated at Chattanooga State

Two of the largest Chattanooga State Community College divisions will host dedications next week.

On Monday at 9 a.m., the 99,000-square-foot Health Science Center will be renamed as the Erlanger Health Science Center.

Expected guests include Tom Griscom and Tom White, members of the Tennessee Board of Regents; Erlanger officials Dr. Jan Keys, senior vice president and chief nurse executive; COO Bob Brooks; Chief of Staff Greg Gentry; Chief Medical Officer Dr. Will Jackson and CFO Britt Tabor, among others.

On Wednesday 11:00 a.m.,Chattanooga State's new construction lab will be dedicated. It's located in the Center for Engineering, Technology, Arts and Sciences building.

American General Contractors of East Tennessee donated funding for the state-of-the art lab that will provide hands-on learning opportunities for students to grow the construction engineering technology program and prepare students for a career in construction.


Dalton posts better May jobs numbers

Dalton, Ga., posted mostly positive jobs numbers for the month of May, according to Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler.

The May unemployment rate was down 0.2 percent from the previous month, falling to 4.1 percent. The unemployment rate was 5.2 percent a year ago.

The number of employed increased by 217 residents. At 59,278 total employed residents, Dalton is up by 1,540 for the year, according to the department.

Dalton gained 300 jobs for the month, with total jobs settling at 68,000. This puts Dalton up 700 jobs for the year.

The labor force also saw increases in May, up 61 for the month to 61,799 and remaining up 914 for the year.