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 foodrsvp@fcumc.org 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.


Hope Unlimited Ministries Presents Celebrate Hope Featuring Babbie Mason

Hope Unlimited Ministries will present Celebrate Hope featuring Babbie Mason.  This event will take place at Brainerd Crossroads, 4011 Austin Street, Chattanooga, TN  37411, on  Tuesday, Oct. 4 .  The doors will open at  6 p.m.  and the evening will kick off with a dinner at  6:30 p.m.  following a concert by Babbie Mason and April Christina. ... (click for more)

Steve Ellison: Ultimate Grief

Some would argue against the idea that I, a finite, impotent, created being could do anything that would have an impact on God, an infinite, omnipotent, eternal being.  I understand and respect the reasoning behind that position.  However, it seems to me that the Bible teaches that God does feel emotions.  God created me and desires to have a relationship with me.  ... (click for more)

Federal Judge Orders Walker County To Pay Erlanger $8,705,000, Plus Interest; Question Of Attorney Fees And Expenses To Go To Jury

Federal Judge Harold Murphy, in a 63-page ruling handed down Tuesday, ordered Walker County, Ga., to pay the Erlanger Health System $8,705,000, plus interest, on the Hutcheson Hospital debt. Judge Murphy, of Rome, Ga., said the question of attorney fees and expenses owed Erlanger by Walker County should be decided by a jury trial. Walker County and Catoosa County earlier agreed ... (click for more)

Pinkston Says Offer Was Made To Dismiss Lawsuit Against Him If Prosecution Of Detective Burns Was Dropped; Judge Greenholtz "Greatly Bothered" By Any Such Offer

District Attorney Neal Pinkston said at a hearing Tuesday that an offer was made to drop a lawsuit filed against him by Gatlinburg detective Rodney Burns if he would dismiss two perjury counts against Burns. The district attorney said he should not be disqualified from continuing to prosecute the case or else attorneys would begin suing him or the judge to get a new DA or trial ... (click for more)

Problems With The Proposed Apartments In Lookout Valley

I am deeply troubled at the way in which this proposal has been handled. The blatant disregard for the residents of Kelly's Ferry Road and the wishes of the Lookout Valley Area Plan (which was adopted by the city in 2003) by Chip Henderson and Tommy Austin amazes me. Yes, there was a meeting of the Lookout Valley Neighborhood association in August, but it wasn't on its normal ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Ooltewah & The Bullies

During the week of Christmas I got an email from a longtime friend at the Knoxville News-Sentinel that laughingly wondered what kind of basketball do you people play (in Chattanooga?) It included sketchy details of the rape, and subsequent surgery, of an Ooltewah High School basketball player who had been assaulted by his own teammates at a Gatlinburg holiday tournament. Today ... (click for more)