Ceremony Commemorating 175th Anniversary Of Trail Of Tears Is Sunday

Monday, October 21, 2013

The Chief John Ross Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution and The John Ross House Association will commemorate the 175th anniversary of the Trail of Tears with a Ribbon Ceremony at the Chief John Ross House on Sunday. 

The event will begin at 2:30 p.m.  

The house is at 200 E. Lake Avenue in Rossville.

Weekly Road Construction Report

Here is the weekly road construction report for Hamilton County: TDOT Maintenance both directions from milepost 0.0 to milepost 2.0 on I-75:  I-24 and I-75 interchange will have lane closures for coring operations for interchange reconstruction. This will occur Monday thru Wednesday from 9 p.m.-5 a.m. I-75 North Exit 1 interchange reconfiguration project at mile marker ... (click for more)

Carol Adams, Feminist-Vegan Activist And Author, Speaks Here March 28-29

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Corker Slams Massive $1.4 Trillion Omnibus Spending Bill

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Former Juvenile Court Magistrate Says Gay Marriage Is "Nothing You Put In Air Quotes"

A former magistrate at Juvenile Court, who claims she was fired by Judge Rob Philyaw because she is openly gay, said Wednesday that gay marriage "is nothing you put in air quotes." She referred to County Attorney Rheubin Taylor asking her about her ceremony in marrying another woman and raising his hands to form quote marks. Elizabeth Gentzler is suing Hamilton County, Judge ... (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: The Famed Freitas Speech

Several weeks ago a member of the Virginia House of Delegates (that’s what Virginia calls the state legislature) stood up and before that body responded to a claim by a Democratic lawmaker that Republicans were pro-Second Amendment and segregationists. Nick Freitas, who did two tours in Iraq with our Army’s Special Forces and has talked candidly about losing friends to terrorist ... (click for more)