published Monday, March 25th, 2013

'Symposium on autism at Lee' and more Chattanooga region news

Franklin County man's body found

COWAN, Tenn. — Authorities are investigating the slaying of a Cowan, Tenn., man whose body was found Sunday in Franklin County.

Searchers found the body of Corey N. Matthews, 26, in a field next to Jackson Cemetery about 2:30 p.m. CDT, according to Sgt. Chris Guess in the Franklin County Sheriff's Office.

He said relatives reported Matthews had been missing since Saturday evening.

The sheriff's office is investigating along with the Cowan Police Department and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, Guess said.

Anyone with information on the slaying is asked to call the Franklin County Sheriff's Office at 934-962-0123 or 1-800-TBI-Find.


Symposium on autism at Lee

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — Lee University will hold its annual autism symposium June 21 at the Helen DeVos College of Education for parents, caregivers, medical professionals and teachers, according to a news release.

Sessions run from 8 a.m. through dinner, and both lunch and dinner will be available. Participants may attend sessions only, attend sessions and lunch only, or attend the full event with lunch and dinner included.

Lee also will host the fourth annual Camp Spectrum, a day camp for people with autism ages 4 to adult, June 17-20. The campus will host activities, and there will be therapeutic horseback riding and swimming at the YMCA, the release stated.

To learn more, visit http://autismsymposiumse.com or contact Karen Brown at 423-614-8192 or karenbrown@leeuniversity.edu.

For more information about Camp Spectrum, contact Dr. Kim Moffett at kmoffett@leeuniversity.edu.


Burgers and Blues event is Thursday

The Greater Cleveland Community Jazz Band will perform at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Five Points Museum, 200 Inman St. E. in Cleveland.

The Burgers and Blues event is sponsored by Central Park Burgers, The Bakery of Athens and Tooters Music.

Admission is $5. For more information, contact gccbands@gmail.com.


Bit of Russian meteorite at UT

KNOXVILLE — A University of Tennessee professor has obtained pieces of the meteor that exploded spectacularly over Russia in February.

Larry Taylor, director of the Planetary Geosciences Institute at UT, told the Knoxville News Sentinel that he obtained three samples with the help of colleagues at the Russian Academy of Sciences.

Taylor and his team are studying one of the samples. He said the meteorite dates to the beginnings of the solar system.

Taylor gave the other two samples to the California Institute of Technology and the University of California, San Diego.

Taylor said the California researchers will be able to perform chemical analyses that he doesn't have the equipment to perform at UT.

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