Tenacious Tour Comes To Chattanooga Sunday

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

The Tenacious Tour is making a stop in Chattanooga Sunday at Hamilton Community Church, 7997 Shallowford Road at 5 p.m. 

The event will be free to the general public and will provide entertainment by the sister/brother trio Dave’s Highway, American Idol’s Bo Bice, Christian contemporary band Echoing Angels, and Country artist John Berry.  Jeremy Williams will also make an appearance. 

Mr. Williams is a former football coach (2010 National High School Football Coach of the Year) who was diagnosed with ALS in 2008. Jeremy’s wife, Jennifer, was diagnosed with breast cancer earlier this year, and their 10 year old son, Jacob, was born with spinal bifida, having never walked in his life. The Williams family is also known for their appearance on Ty Pennington’s “Extreme Makeover : Home Edition” as they were the recipient of a new home in 2010. The episode that aired on the Williams family was the highest watched episode in the history of the show. 

Their full story, Tenacious, was just published and released in September. The book is available at Barnes and Noble, Wal-Mart, Lifeway, and will also be available for purchase that evening. 

The event is sponsored in part by the Chattanooga Fellowship of Christian Athletes and Thomas Nelson Publishing.

The event will begin at 5:00pm with doors opening at 4:30 p.m.  For more information on the event contact Don Butler at 706.573-3662 or visit www.lightupthiscity.com.



Knoxville Gay Men’s Chorus In Chattanooga On “Broadway Tour”

The Knoxville Gay Men’s Chorus (KGMC) will present a concert titled “Broadway on Tour” on  Friday, June 1, at 7:30 p.m.  at Grace Episcopal Church, 20 Belvoir Ave. The concert is part of the KGMC’s regional tour to promote the acceptance of all people. The concert features musical highlights from their most recent show, “Broadway on Gay Street.” The tour also includes ... (click for more)

Eric Youngblood: Conversation Too Precious To Be Hammered Out By Thumbs

“If Mad Men has taught me anything, it’s that phones are the worst.” Why would Sammy Rhodes say, sorry, “tweet” that? Don’t you know exactly what he means? And how come we break into exuberant elation on those rare moments when we’ve screwed up the courage to make a return phone call and it goes directly to voicemail?” What makes the Hallelujah chorus ... (click for more)

Donaldson Tells Jury He Shot Son-In-Law After Knife Was Pulled On Him; Medical Examiner Says Fatal Shot Was From 3 Inches Away

Glen Donaldson took the witness stand Thursday in the attempt to explain how two good friends ended up with one dead and the other facing a first-degree murder charge.   On the night of Dec. 29, 2016, he texted his son-in-law, Adam Levi, and arranged to pick up bed rails for his daughter, who had left items when she moved out of their house. After loading the rails, ... (click for more)

Motorcyclist Killed After Colliding With Car On Highway 60

A motorcyclist was killed on Highway 60 on Thursday afternoon after colliding with a car.   At approximately  4:30 p.m. , Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office deputies were called to the 5100 block of Highway 60 for the report of a  motor vehicle accident involving a motorcycle vs. car.  According to preliminary reports, the motorcycle ... (click for more)

Speaking Of A Cove

Mr. Sole Commissioner Whitfield,   I live in  a cove in western most Chattanooga. My back yard is woods. My front yard is woodland too. My neighbors and I had chance to voice our disagreement in 1996 to the proposed sale of a portion of the farm that dominated this cove and we did. There weren’t very many of us. One member of the group that listened to ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: 'Don't Dare Endorse Me!'

When Joe Smith, a member of the Hamilton County School Board, met with officials of the UnifiEd political action committee on Tuesday, his instructions to his somber listeners were very specific. He told the leaders of the now-tainted education non-profit group. “Do not endorse me. I extended the courtesy of answering your questions … I am eager to do the right thing. But I am saying ... (click for more)