Christmas At The Courthouse Begins Monday With A Location Change

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Christmas at the Courthouse are returning to the historic Hamilton County Courthouse and will not be held in the Hamilton County –Chattanooga Courts Building.

Here is the 2013 Christmas at the Courthouse schedule: 

Monday, Dec.  2 

Central HS Choir –Martha Boutwell, Director

Battle Academy Chorus—Elizabeth Brackin, Director

Emcee:  Jed Mescon - WRCB TV

Honorees: 

Assessor of Property Bill Bennett

Trustee Bill Hullander

Tuesday, Dec.  3

East Ridge MS Chorus- Letha Jolley, Director

Wolftever Creek ES  Chorus—Julie Hughes, Director

Emcee : David Carroll—WRCB TV

Honoree:  School Superintendent Rick Smith

Wednesday, Dec.  4

Signal Mtn. HS Chorus — Jan Johnson, Director

Lookout Valley ES Chorus—Dr. Kimberly Cargile, Director

Emcee:  LaTrice Currie—WRCB TV

Honorees: 

Register of Deeds Pam Hurst

County Clerk Bill Knowles

Thursday, Dec.  5

East Hamilton HS Choir –Lucynda Holmes, Director

East Side ES Chorus—Melinda Chaney, Director                 

Emcee :  Beth Neuhoff—WTVC TV

Honorees: 

Chancery Court Judge Frank Brown III

Chancery Court Judge Jeffrey Atherton

Clerk and Master S. Lee Akers

Circuit Court Judge Marie Williams

Circuit Court Judge W. Neil Thomas III

Circuit Court Judge Jackie Bolton

Circuit Court Judge Jeffrey Hollingsworth

Court Clerk Paula Thompson

Friday, Dec.  6

North Hamilton ES Chorus –Clifta Hixson, Director

Westview ES 5th Grade Chorus—Holly Akins, Director

Emcee : Amy Katcher—WDEF TV

Honoree:  Sheriff Jim Hammond

Monday, Dec.  9

Signal Mtn.  MS  Chorus —Jan Johnson, Director

Alpine Crest Elementary Chorus—Judy Brittingham, Director              

Emcee :  Paul Shaheen —WRCB TV

Honorees:

Juvenile Court Judge Robert D.  Philyaw

Juvenile Court Clerk Gary D. Behler 

Tuesday, Dec.  10

East Ridge ES Pioneer Choral Club—Marilyn Medley, Director

Tyner Academy  Chorus—Roxanna Edwards, Director

Emcee : Natalie Jenereski—WTVC  TV

Honorees:

City Court Judge Sherry Paty

City Court Judge Russell Bean

City Court Clerk Ron Swafford

Sessions Court Judge Christine Mahn Sell

Sessions Court Judge David E. Bales

Sessions Court Judge Clarence Shattuck

Sessions Court Judge Lila Statom

Sessions Court Judge Gary W. Starnes

Wednesday, Dec.  11 

East Lake Academy Chamber Choir –Aisha Allen, Director

Soddy ES Singers—Ellen Leamon, Director                                

Emcee : LaTricia Thomas—WTVC  TV

Honorees:                                                                                                                  

 Criminal Court Judge  Barry Steelman

Criminal Court Judge  Rebecca Stern

Criminal Court Judge  Don W.  Poole

Criminal Court Clerk  Gwen Tidwell                                                                                        

Thursday, Dec.  12 

Hillcrest ES  Singers —Mary Rethorn, Director

Red Bank ES Chorus—Sloane Stafford, Director                                   

Emcee : Dreanne Newton—WDEF  TV

Honorees:

District Attorney General Bill Cox

Public Defender Ardena Garth                                             

Friday, Dec.  13

Harrison ES  Choir—Sheree Brundage , Director

Orange  Grove Center Singers—Monty Parks, Director                

Emcee : Cindy Sexton—WRCB  TV

Honorees:

County Mayor Jim Coppinger             

District 1   County Commissioner  Fred Skillern—Chairman

District 2  County Commissioner James A. Fields—Pro Tempore

District 3  County Commissioner  Marty Haynes

District 4  County Commissioner Warren Mackey

District 5  County Commissioner Greg Beck

District 6  County Commissioner  Joseph P. Graham

District 7  County Commissioner   Larry Henry

District 8  County Commissioner Tim Boyd

District 9  County Commissioner  Chester Bankston  


Market Street Lane Closures Announced For Saturday

The southbound lanes of the 1100 block of Market Street will be closed for building maintenance on  Saturday from 8 a.m.-4 p.m . This closure is for the southbound lanes only.  Detours will be posted using West 11 th  Street, southbound on Broad Street and West 12 th  Street back to Market Street. In order to view a map of these closures, visit  ... (click for more)

Board Officers And Members Announced For GAIA Nonprofit And Signature Initiative Gandhi Global Center For Peace

Co-Founder Mahatma Gandhi’s grandson Arun Gandhi and Board Chair Terry Olsen announce board officers and members for the newly formed global nonprofit organization GAIA (Global Action Initiatives Alliance) and signature initiative Gandhi Global Center for Peace. GAIA Board Officers Bios: Co-Founder Arun Gandhi (Rochester, N.Y.) is the fifth grandson of India’s legendary ... (click for more)

Judge Orders Cortez Sims Tried As Adult After Emotional Testimony At Juvenile Court In Shooting Of 4

Juvenile Court Judge Rob Philyaw on Thursday morning ordered that 17-year-old Cortez Sims be tried as an adult in a College Hill Courts shooting that left one woman dead, a toddler paralyzed, and two others wounded. The order was given after emotional testimony from two of the victims in the Jan. 7 early morning mass shooting at 773 W. Main St. Bianca Horton and Marcell "Baby ... (click for more)

EPB Lays Out Plans To Provide All Of Bradley County With High-Speed Internet, TV Service; Cost Is Up To $60 Million

In what was hailed as a big win for rural Bradley Countians, EPB officials laid out a plan Thursday night to reach the community with currently unavailable high-speed internet. EPB CEO Harold DePrist told a capacity crowd at the Bradley County Courthouse that the expansion would serve roughly 1,000 people, about 800 of whom have no current option other than dial-up. The ... (click for more)

How To Kill Small Business And Education In Chattanooga

   I would just like to say that the weathermen of Chattanooga have done something I thought only a union could do. They have undone all the economic good that VW has brought to our area. Their erroneous and hysteric forecasts are in my opinion purposefully done to benefit their corporate owners so viewers and readers flock to their felonious broadcasts and yellow ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Father Kelly’s ‘Hallelujah’

Last April, in the special way that only some older men are lucky enough to possess, the childish imp came out in Father Ray Kelly. A parish priest in Oldcastle, Ireland, he was conducting wedding vows for a handsome couple when the 62-year-old decided to surprise them with a totally-unscripted rendition of Leonard Cohen’s beautiful song, “Hallelujah.” When he did, there soon ... (click for more)