World Thank Day At First-Centenary United Methodist

Thursday, November 8, 2012

World Thank Day will be observed by the United Methodist Women at First-Centenary United Methodist Church, 410 McCallie Ave., on Tuesday, meeting at 11 a.m. in the Oak Street Center. The theme will be "Testimony of Thankfulness," with Mrs. Lisa Black as speaker. Lunch, by reservation, is $7.50. Call Peggy Wilkerson at 875-6032 for reservations.

Dr. Verbie Prevost, Connor Professor of American Literature at UTC, will present a three-session series on Flannery O'Connor's short stories at Prime Time Wednesday. Dinner is at 5:15 p.m., and class at 6 p.m. The story for this session will be "Revelation." To make reservations, email or call 756-2021, ext. 3123.

Dr. Doug Fairbanks will speak at the 8:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. sanctuary services on Sunday, on "A Pattern of Generosity," with Mark 12:38-44 as text. The Rev. Brian Davis will speak at 10:45 a.m. in The Vine on "Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is," with Mark 10:17-24 as text.

Middle Valley COG Continues "Moving Towards Victory" Series Sunday

Middle Valley Church of God announces that Pastor Mitch McClure will speak on the topic, Once And For All, Always,  in the 10:30 a.m. service this Sunday.   This sermon is part of a sermon series titled Moving Towards Victory.  "This series focuses attention to the reality that God wants to provide victory in the life of each and every believer," officials said.  ... (click for more)

Kay Arthur Speaks At Precept Ministries Spring Women’s Conference

The Precept Ministries 2018 Spring Women's Conference is set for April 13-15. The weekend will uncover God's greatness through this year's theme: Moving Forward: The Joy, Peace and Power of Doing LIFE God's Way. Speakers will include Precept Ministries Co-Founder Kay Arthur, Precept Bible study leader Tommye Hammel, Gari Mitchell (author of Grace Behind Bars), and Jan Silvious ... (click for more)

Sheriff Hammond Says $4 Million Needed To Put SROs In All Hamilton County Schools

Sheriff Jim Hammond on Thursday night told members of the County School Board that $4 million is needed to provide School Resource Officers for all of the 79 schools. He said currently there are 31 SROs in 29 schools, leaving 50 uncovered. School Board member Rhonda Thurman said she believes the community could come together to provide the necessary funding. "It's something ... (click for more)

Judge Philyaw Denies He Did Not Reappoint Magistrate Because She Was Gay

Juvenile Court Judge Rob Philyaw told a federal jury on Thursday that the fact Elizabeth Gentzler is openly gay had no part in his decision not to reappoint her as a magistrate. "Absolutely not. I have a lot of gay friends, family and acquaintances," he said. However, a court officer at Juvenile Court sided with Ms. Gentzler. Jimmie Cannon said, "Ninety-nine percent ... (click for more)

Avoid Underage Drinking And Other Prom Drama

My high school prom took a dramatic turn when two guys got their tuxedo jackets mixed up. One of them belonged to my date, who kindly offered to keep my wallet in his pocket. That’s the jacket another young man mistakenly grabbed off the back of a chair before heading to an underage drinking party that got shut down by police well after midnight—as kids scattered in every direction.  ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: ‘In God We Trust …And Protecting Our School Children

On a day that the Tennessee Legislature overwhelmingly approved a bill that would prominently display the words “In God We Trust” in every school building in the state, the Hamilton County School Board gave my boy Bad Little Johnny cause to get a magic market and scribble underneath, “but ‘Everybody Else Is Gonna’ Need A Pistol!’” Hamilton County Sheriff Jim Hammond, who was ... (click for more)