St. Paul's Episcopal Adults Meet Vestry Candidates On Sunday

Thursday, November 07, 2013
Christian Education for Adults at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 805 West 7th St., at 9:15 a.m. on Sunday, will meet the nominees for the Vestry, in preparation for the Tuesday annual meeting of the congregation which  will be at 5:30 p.m. in the Nave.
 
The Exum Gallery show opening will be Nov. 15 with a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. The show will run through Dec. 29. The show will be an exhibit of the works of sculptor John McLeod. A native of Chattanooga, he graduated from Millsaps College, Jackson, Ms.
, with a principal focus on sculpture. His work has been exhibited in multiple galleries throughout the southeast as well as New York City. He has worked as props master for The Mississippi Opera, was co-creator, set designer and actor in The Land of Shadows and acted in several web series .He lives and maintains a studio in  Chattanooga.
 
A Legacy Society event will be Wednesday, Nov. 20 at 8 a.m. in Huckabay Lecture hall. The event will be a retirement and estate strategies workshop. RSVP to Kathy Rinchuso at 877 222-2379 or Kathy.rinchuso@thrivent.com.

Abba's House Honors Pastor For 35 Years Of Service

Abba’s House (Central Baptist Church of Hixson) will honor Senior Pastor Ron Phillips and his wife, Paulette, for 35 years of service on Sunday, Nov. 9 . Dr. Ron Phillips was called as the pastor of Central Baptist in September 1979 from the East Gadsden Baptist Church in Gadsden, AL. Under his leadership, the church entered a new era of growth and expansion. In addition to ... (click for more)

Thankful Missionary Baptist Honors Pianist Michelle Johnson Flanagan For 15 Years Of Faithful Service

Thankful Missionary Baptist Church is hosting an Appreciation Day for its pianist, Sister Michelle Johnson Flanagan.  The Appreciation will be held on Sunday, Nov. 9, at 4 p.m. at the church located at 980 North Orchard Knob Ave. Guest choirs from Union Grove Baptist Church and Trinity Baptist Church will take part in the celebration, as well as Thankful’s Male Chorus ... (click for more)

Chattanooga Area Under Hard Freeze Warning As Winter Comes Early

The Chattanooga area was under a freeze warning as winter rushed in early. The biting weather came as crew members were about to hit the water for the annual Head of the Hooch at Ross's Landing. Here is the warning: ...FREEZE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 3 AM EST /2 AM CST/ TO 9 AM EST /8 AM CST/ SUNDAY ... THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MORRISTOWN HAS ISSUED ... (click for more)

Downtown Chattanooga Apartment Complex That Brought $3 Million Profit Exempt From Most Taxes Until 2022 Under PILOT

A downtown Chattanooga apartment complex that recently was sold at a $3 million profit is exempt from most property taxes through 2022 under a PILOT (payment in lieu of taxes) agreement.   No payment of school taxes was included in the deal for Walnut Commons at Walnut Street and Aquarium Way.   The only taxes due on the property for the next eight ... (click for more)

Time To Fix The TIFs

What if Chattanooga policy makers and taxpayers used several recent business announcements as a wakeup call to learn more about how our community decides what companies get property tax breaks? If enough people accept this assignment, it just might result in the adoption of some sound policies and procedures to guide us in the future. We read in the newspapers this week that ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: My Garden In November

As the first day of November arrives today, it is cold enough in my garden to officially certify that fall has fell! There are even signs of ice on the ground but there is a bounty crop of acorns so, in keeping with our monthly tradition, some will get shiny acorns and others will get a chunk of cold ice: A SHINY ACORN for Patriots football coach Bill Belichick for scoffing at ... (click for more)