Thrivent Social Security Workshop Offered On Oct. 24

Thursday, October 03, 2013

A Thrivent Social Security Workshop will be held Thursday, Oct. 24 at 6:30 p.m. at green/space, 63 East Main St. The meal is free but space is limited. Register by Oct. 18 with Suzanne Wyche at 423-648-0614 or

The Sixth Annual Oktoberfest at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 822 Belvoir Ave., will be Saturday, beginning at 1 p.m. on the First Lutheran campground.
Dinner will begin at 3 p.m. Tickets are $5. Those attending are to bring non-perishable food for the food bank.

First Presbyterian Church Of Chattanooga Announces Its Annual World Missions Conference — Alpha And Omega

The public is invited to the Alpha And Omega missions conference at First Presbyterian Church of Chattanooga to be held Oct. 12-15.  Featured speakers are Rankin Wilbourne, lead pastor of Pacific Crossroads Church of Los Angeles, Ca., Bob Klamser, executive director of Crisis Consulting, International, and Dr. Enoch Wang, executive director of the China Partnership. Sunday ... (click for more)

St. Timothy's Supper Club Meets Sept. 26

St. Timothy's Supper Club meets Friday, Sept. 26, at 7 the home of Bill and Bess Steverson, on Signal Mountain. Please bring a dish to share and a beverage of your choice. For more information, please call Janet Fisher at 886-5221. Children’s choirs are underway and additional children are welcome to join.  Choristers (ages 8-12) ... (click for more)

Sewell Says City, EPB "Close" On Amount Owed By Utility To City On Street Light Overbilling

City Internal Auditor Stan Sewell told City Council members on Tuesday that EPB and the city are "close" on the amount owed by the utility to the city on street light overbilling. Mr. Sewell said the city computed the amount at about $1.2 million, while he said EPB's auditing firm, Mauldin and Jenkins, has it at $1.5 million for an 89-month period that was audited. Mr. Sewell ... (click for more)

City Council Votes 5-4 On New Process For Naming IDB Members

The City Council voted Tuesday night 5-4 to set up a new process for naming members to the Industrial Development Board (IDB), which currently has four vacancies. The process includes three City Council panels: A (Districts 1, 2, 3), B (Districts 4, 5, 6), and C (Districts 7, 8, 9). Group A will fill two of the vacancies and Groups B and C one each. Agreement ... (click for more)

Why So Much For A Rail Study?

From the things that make you go hmm department. Ok, so the feds are giving us $400k and the city is kicking in another $300k for a total of $700k to do a study on having in town rail service. Why so much for a study? Don't get me wrong, I'm totally down with Chattanooga having some passenger trains running around. I get that. It's awesome. We've needed it for a long time. I ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: I’m Certainly No Expert

Sometime on Monday night, after I had written a piece on getting swatted with a switch as a kid, I got an email from ESPN Canada asking if I would be a televised guest on “Off the Record,” the most watched daily sports show in Canada. The subject: corporal punishment in America. Are you kidding me? I am hardly an expert. All weekend my world of sports and its excitement was warped ... (click for more)