Fall Festival At 1st Centenary Has Chili And Dessert Contests

Friday, October 18, 2013
A fall festival will be held at First-Centenary United Methodist Church, 410 McCallie Ave., Sunday, Oct. 27, from  4 to 7 p.m. at the Oak Street Center. There will be a Chili Cook-off, a Blue Ribbon Dessert contest and a parade of funny costumes, along with crafts and inflatables for children and youth. A chili supper will be served at 5 p.m. Sign up for the chili and dessert contests at www.firstcentenary.com.
 
Dr.
Doug Fairbanks will speak on Sunday at the 8:30 and 10:45 a.m. worship services on the topic, "Always?" The text is Luke 18:1-8.

White Oak Baptist Church Access Campus Becomes Hearing Accessible

Dr. Tony L. Wilson, senior pastor of the White Oak Baptist Church (Access Campus) announces the church will become the first full “hearing accessible” church in Hamilton County for hard of hearing people. The church will be equipped with FM hearing units, telecoils loop system, as well as captioning. There will be a special hearing loss support group to help people deal with hearing ... (click for more)

Bethel A.M.E. Church Hosts Annual Women's Day Celebration

The pastor and members of the Bethel A.M.E. Church cordially invite the public to worship with them during their Annual Women’s Day Celebration on May 22.  The speaker will be Dr. Linda Paramore, of Detroit, Mi., and a native of Chattanooga.  This year’s theme is: Women of God Stand Up! Services begin at 11 a.m.  The church is at 2000 Walker Avenue, Chattanooga, ... (click for more)

Mayor Berke Pledges $6 Million For New Recreation Center At Avondale

Mayor Andy Berke announced Thursday that he plans to include $6 million in his upcoming budget for a new Recreation Center at Avondale. He said at a press conference at the current center on Dodson Avenue, "We want to make an investment in Avondale." Mayor Berke said the current center by Wilcox Boulevard was built in 1949 and last remodeled in 2002. The new center, which ... (click for more)

Developer Plans Single-Family Homes, Townhomes, Apartments, Retail On 7.5 Acres At South Broad Street

A developer is planning single-family homes, apartments, townhomes and retail on a 7.5-acre South Broad Street site. The development by South Broad LLC and DEW LLC is located within several blocks between South Broad Street, W. 26th Street, Long Street and W. 27th Street. It would include a 3-story U-shaped apartment building with ground floor retail at the north end of the ... (click for more)

Thankful For The Vital Role Teachers Played In My Life

Re: Roy Exum: Teachers Day Tomorrow Roy, I am especially appreciative of your poignant column written in tribute to teachers.  It made me tear up, as I have encountered both as a student and a career educator-- teachers like the second-grade teacher who said, "I wish you were my little girl" and teachers like Mrs. Poindexter.   My teachers have played such a vital ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: ‘No’ To Schools Budget

When the Hamilton County Commissioners and officials of the Hamilton County Department of Education met for 3 ½ hours on Tuesday, they studied a proposed budget of roughly $385 million – this $24.2 million over an anticipated $361 million in revenues. Now let’s pretend it is a Tuesday night at your own kitchen table and your favorite son – after misbehaving in a somewhat stunning ... (click for more)