Highlands Plan Excursion To Mobile Area In Spring

Thursday, October 11, 2012
The Highlanders at Signal Mountain Presbyterian Church, 612 James Blvd., Signal Mountain, are planning an excusion to The Grande Hotel and Resort and Bellingrath Gardens April 8-11, 2013. In addition to the highly-rated hotel and Bellingrath Gardens, other sightseeing events include guided tours of Mobile's historic district and the Eastern Shore of Mobile Bay, we will experience magnificent architecture,. beautiful pieces of art,. delicious cuisine, Victorian homes and floral pageantry. For more information including cost or to reserve your room, contact Christie Wildman at
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Community To Celebrate Booker T. Scruggs II With Concert

St. Luke United Methodist Church will host a memorial concert to honor the life and legacy of the late Booker T. Scruggs II. The concert will be held on Oct. 1 at 3 p.m. in the sanctuary of St. Luke United Methodist Church, 3210 Social Circle. The event, just one day before what would have been Mr. Scruggs 75th birthday, is free and open to the public. The BTS (Booker T. Scruggs) ... (click for more)

Introduction To Judaism Classes Available At Mizpah Congregation

Mizpah Congregation begins Introduction to Judaism classes on Tuesdays. Beginning Oct. 3, each of five, three-week blocks in October, November, January, February and March are held at Mizpah Congregation, 923 McCallie Ave., from 7:15-8:45 p.m. There is a $50 fee for materials and handouts for the 15 classes.  RSVP to the Mizpah office at mizpah@epbfi.com or 423-267-9771 ... (click for more)

School Board Approves "Partnership" With State As "Lesser Of 2 Evils"

The County School Board on Thursday night voted 7-2 to join in talks with the State Department of Education leading to a Partnership Zone for five low-performing schools. Joe Smith and David Testerman voted against the plan. Other board members said the only alternative was for the state to take over several low-performing schools under the Achievement School District in which ... (click for more)

Jury Hears About Incident Behind Food Lion That Authorities Say Led To Triple Murders In Lookout Valley; Neighbor Saw Trio With Guns

A Criminal Court jury on Thursday was told about an incident behind the Food Lion on Brown's Ferry Road that authorities say was the motive for an April 9, 2014, massacre at a Lookout Valley trailer park. Brandon Jackson said the incident five days earlier involved Derek Morse, who is standing trial on three counts of first-degree murder and one count of attempted first-degree ... (click for more)

September Is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

The calendar fills up quickly in September as families return to a packed routine after quieter summer days. Unfortunately, your health might take a backseat to your busy schedule. So make a note on your calendar that September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, and remind yourself—or the men in your life—about the importance of a healthy prostate.   Prostate cancer is ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: I Am Very Privileged

A “California Kook” who teaches sociology at San Diego State told her students she would give each extra credit if they would participate in a “White Privilege Checklist” the other day. Understand, there is no pass or fail but, the more of the 20 statements you agree with, reveals you are “more guilty” of being white and therefore more “privileged” than those who are not. I had ... (click for more)