District Superintendent To Lead Services At Brainerd United Methodist

Friday, November 09, 2012

District Superintendent Mike Hubble will be the guest speaker at the 9 and 11 a.m. sanctuary worship services on Sunday, at Brainerd United Methodist Church, 4315 Brainerd Road,  His message will be "Lessons From An Unlikely Source," with text from Mark 12:41-44. 

Dr. Dennis Flaugher will speak at the Oasis service at 11 a.m. on "The Seeds of Life." Rev. Hubble will lead the annual Charge Conference at 3 p.m.

CPR and First Aid classes will be Tuesday, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.

m. To reserve a spot in the class, call Emily Nasca at 698-2030. The cost is $6.

24-Hour Preach-A-Thon To Be Held To Honor Homicide Victims

Pastor Ezra Maize and Friendship Central Community Church – ‘Supernatural’, 7 Tuxedo Ave., will be hosting a 24-hour Preach-a-Thon beginning Saturday Oct. 4 at 11 a.m. and ending on Sunday Oct. 5 at noon. The 24-hour Preach-a-Thon will be dedicated to and will highlight the names of each of the 24 victims who lost their lives from Jan. 1 of this year to present due to violence. ... (click for more)

Women Moving Forward Seminar This Saturday At Second Missionary Baptist

Second Missionary Baptist Church will be holding a Women Moving Forward Seminar on Saturday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. for their 69th  Annual Women's Day Celebration. The event is free but participants will need to register by calling the church office at 423-624-3275. The sessions available will be Grief & Healing, Caregiving, Christian Parenting, Health & Healthy Choices ... (click for more)

Youth Pleads Guilty In 2011 Club Fathom Shootings; Rakestraw Gets 3 Years In Prison

A teen who was 15 at the time nine people were shot outside Club Fathom downtown on Christmas Eve 2011 pleaded guilty to three counts of aggravated assault on Tuesday. Brandon Lebron Rakestraw, who is now 18, appeared before Criminal Court Judge Don Poole. He received a three-year prison term to serve. Rakestraw has been in jail for 10 months. Prosecutor Jason Demastus ... (click for more)

Over 2,500 Athletes, Plus Thousands Of Fans And Supporters, Set For Chattanooga, North Georgia For Sunday's Ironman Event

Over 2,500 athletes, along with thousands more of fans and supporters, will be in Chattanooga and North Georgia for Sunday's Ironman competition. The competitors will first swim 2.4 miles in the Tennessee River before biking 112 miles (56 miles each way) and running a 26.2-mile (two and a half loops downtown, the Southside and the North Shore) marathon. The bicycle course ... (click for more)

Congrats To Super Citizen Helen Burns Sharp - And Response

Congratulations to super-citizen Helen Burns Sharp on both her initial IDB lawsuit and on Chancellor Fleenor's ruling.  Also, I wish her well on her current action. It's a shame that a private citizen such as Ms. Sharp has to invest so much time and money to keep a government agency honest.  Three cheers and thumbs up.  I thank her.  R.J. Johnson  ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Apollos Hester’s Way

East View High was trailing at halftime by a pair of touchdowns in last Friday night’s game against unbeaten Vandegrift. But the players at the Georgetown, Texas, school each have a sticker on the back of their helmets that says “TPW” which is a constant reminder that “Tough People Win.” Then there is “attitude” and that is where running back Apollos Hester steps in. In what ... (click for more)