St. Francis Hosts Children & Youth Advent Program This Sunday

Thursday, December 19, 2013
The Children & Youth Advent Program at St. Francis of Assisi Episcopal Church, 7555 Ooltewah-Georgetown Rd., is scheduled for this Sunday, during the 10 a.m. service.  All children and youth are invited to  participate and we will have one rehearsal at the church Saturday, Dec. 21, at 4 p.m. with pizza afterwards.  If you have a child or youth who would like to participate and plan to be at the rehearsal on Dec. 21, please let us know. Questions? Contact Lou at louisatp@aol.
com or Spencer at spencer.cantrell@ymail.com.

Christ United Methodist To Host Ugandan Nun Who Helps Former Captives Of Joseph Kony's Army

Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe, a CNN Hero whose humanitarian work with young women formerly held captive by warlord Joseph Kony, and featured in the book and documentary Sewing Hope, will speak at Christ United Methodist Church, 8645 East Brainerd Road, on Friday, May 2, from 7-9 p.m.  The free, interdenominational event includes a showing of the film narrated by Oscar-winning ... (click for more)

St. Stephen's Prime Timers Go To Lookouts Game

On Sunday, for Faith and Family Day at St. Stephen Catholic Church, 7111 Lee Highway, St. Stephen's Prime Timers have reserved the Budweiser Party Deck (located down right field line and includes outdoor covered seating and indoor seating at the Game Time Club) at AT&T Field for the game between the Chattanooga Lookouts and Birmingham Barons. Game time is at 2:15 p.m. Tickets ... (click for more)

Berke Names Fred Fletcher, Of Austin, Tex., New Chattanooga Police Chief

Mayor Andy Berke announced on Thursday, Fred Fletcher of Austin, Tex., as his pick for Chattanooga Chief of Police. With 20 years of experience in law enforcement, Mr. Fletcher has served in an executive, command, or supervisory role for 12 years.  As commander in Region III of the Austin Police Department, Mr. Fletcher spearheaded community initiatives including a drug market ... (click for more)

Child, 23 Months, Found Dead In Crib With Fentanyl Patch On Back; Death Ruled Homicide

A 23-month-old Chattanooga boy has been found dead in his crib with a Fentanyl patch on his back. The death of Demarcus Bryant at 7655 Borris Dr. last month was ruled a homicide. An autopsy report says he died from "Fentanyl patch placed by someone else." Chattanooga Police are investigating. No one has yet been charged. The child was found face down in his crib. ... (click for more)

Use The Current Rail System Already In Place - And Response (2)

Why spend $20 million or more on an unproven system to run from the Southside of Chattanooga when we already have the beginnings of a system?  The question apparently has surfaced of why the Choo Choo City doesn't have a rail line. We do have a rail line with the Tennessee Valley RR Museum and their hardware. And they already make runs from the Southside to close to Enterprise ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: UAW Voices In Detroit

Today we are going to eavesdrop on somewhat of an open conversation that was held far to the north after the United Auto Workers surprisingly dropped a legal challenge with the National Labor Relations Board in Chattanooga the first thing on Monday morning. The NLRB judge certified the VW workers’ February vote to turn away the UAW at Chattanooga’s Volkswagen manufacturing plant ... (click for more)