Lane Funeral Home Receives National SAR Award

Saturday, December 21, 2013
Shown, from left to right, are Charles Dammann; Mike Kellar receiving National Flag Recognition Award from Tim Adams, president of John Sevier Chapter TNSSAR; Jim Moore and Ed English, president of Lane Funeral Home.
Shown, from left to right, are Charles Dammann; Mike Kellar receiving National Flag Recognition Award from Tim Adams, president of John Sevier Chapter TNSSAR; Jim Moore and Ed English, president of Lane Funeral Home.

Lane Funeral Home on Ashland Terrace received a National Award on Friday from the National Society of The Sons Of the American Revolution.

The award was presented through the local John Sevier SAR chapter of the Tennessee society.  The award was the Flag Award given to businesses or to individuals who follow flag protocols for honoring the American Flag.  One of the primary considerations is that the flag is properly displayed for patriotism and honor. The award, established in 1987, recognizes those who have been nominated by local SAR chapters.  

Tim Adams, president of the John Sevier Chapter, presented the award to Mike Kellar, managing partner of Lane Funeral Home.  

Participating in the award ceremony were Ed English, president of Lane; Frank Hilley, director, Charles Dammann, and Jim Moore, both past state SAR presidents of the Tennessee Society and the local John Sevier Chapter.

Shown, from left to right, are Charles Dammann; Tim Adams; Mike Kellar; Frank Hilley; and Jim Moore.
Shown, from left to right, are Charles Dammann; Tim Adams; Mike Kellar; Frank Hilley; and Jim Moore.

Epiphany Salon Announces New Expansion And Opening Of Epiphany Nail Bar

Local entrepreneur and hairstylist Genia Church recently expanded her popular Northshore salon, Epiphany Salon, to include a new business venture with Sayfonh Toyphommalth called Epiphany Nail Bar. To celebrate the salon’s remodel, new service additions, and Epiphany’s 8th anniversary, an open house is scheduled for this  Thursday .  The remodel has ... (click for more)

Shop Rite Places 1st In Walker County Chamber Of Commerce Annual Golf Tournament

Seventeen teams enjoyed a beautiful day of golf at the LaFayette Golf Course for the Walker County Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Golf Tournament.  First place honors were awarded to Shop Rite while second place went to Georgia Power and third place to Flegal Insurance. Men’s Longest Drive went to Elijah Parker of First Volunteer Bank, Women’s Longest Drive went to Tracey ... (click for more)

Sources Say Domestic Incident Involving Mayor's Aide Came After Husband Confronted Her And Mayor Behind Restaurant; Berke Says Charge "Absolutely False"; Fletcher Says Gave Shelter To Lacie Stone; Case Handled Like Any Other

A domestic disorder involving a top female aide to Mayor Andy Berke was sparked after her husband recently confronted the aide and the mayor in a parked car behind a Mexican restaurant, several sources said.   Mayor Andy Berke said late Tuesday night, "Last weekend a member of my senior staff was the victim of a domestic assault involving her husband. Upon being arrested ... (click for more)

Attorney For Bobby Stone Hits Berke, Fletcher For Commenting On Pending Case

The attorney for Bobby Stone on Wednesday said it was "fundamentally wrong" for Mayor Andy Berke and Police Chief Fred Fletcher to comment on the case in which Mr. Stone is charged with domestic assault against his wife, Berke advisor Lacie Stone. Attorney Lee Davis said the comments were unfair and "a disservice to the court." Mayor Berke denied any inappropriate contact ... (click for more)

Case Handled Like Any Other? - And Response

It is interesting that Chief Fletcher would deem the handling of the Mayor's encounter as typical or normal. Is the Chief asking the public to believe that all misdemeanor domestic violence arrests include a 4-hour taped interrogation, and delayed reporting after a visit to the Chief’s house. Of course, we believe that Chief Fletcher. April Eidson * * *  I ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Christian Schools Bully, Too

Earlier this week, after I shared a story about bullying written by a very brave mother, it opened a floodgate of emails from parents and students who have been forced to endure such madness in our elementary, junior and senior high schools. Discipline is the No. 1 problem in our schools. Because of it, or because of a lack of it, no wonder our children cannot achieve all that ... (click for more)