Artur Davis To Keynote Lincoln Day Dinner March 8

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Former member of Congress Artur Davis will be the keynote speaker at the 2013 Lincoln Day Dinner set for Friday, March 8, at the Chattanoogan.  

In 2012, Mr. Davis formally joined the Republican Party, and served as an active surrogate for the party and the Romney for President campaign; including a prime time speaking spot at the RNC. 

Mr. Davis, an honors graduate of Harvard University and Harvard Law School, began his career in public service as a federal prosecutor, winning convictions in nearly 100 percent of his cases. He represented the 7th District of Alabama for eight years in the United States House of Representatives, from 2003-2010, where he earned recognition as an independent minded, conservative Democrat who regularly broke ranks with his party on economic, social and national security issues. At the same time, he was named one of the 10 Outstanding Congressmen by Esquire Magazine in 2008 and was a repeat winner of the Chamber of Commerce Spirit of Enterprise Award. In 2010, after an unsuccessful race for the governorship of Alabama, Mr. Davis relocated to Virginia and entered the private sector, where he currently serves on the board of directors of Huntingdon Ingalls Industries. In 2012, Mr. Davis formally joined the Republican Party, and served as an active surrogate for the party and the Romney for President campaign.  

He continues to be a much sought after speaker, runs his own blog analyzing public issues, and has been published in leading conservative journals, including National Review and Commentary.



Creative Discovery Museum Hosts Ballet Tennessee Oct. 4

Creative Discovery Museum will host Ballet Tennessee for two exclusive performances on  Saturday, Oct. 4 , from  1-3 p.m. Ballet Tennessee will present two performances in the Museum Atrium. Each performance will last approximately 15 minutes and will be themed around the Museum’s “Play, Build, Climb” exhibit. Based in Chattanooga since 1987, Ballet Tennessee ... (click for more)

City Of Chattanooga Announces Winter Driver's Education Schedule

City of Chattanooga Drivers Education Program announces the following Winter 2014/2015 schedule: Public Library Downtown (1001 Broad Street):  December 29 th , 30 th , 31 st ; 2014 AND January 2 nd , 2015, Mon, Tues, Wed and Fri (no class on Thurs, Jan 1) 9:00 until 4:45 each day.   Development Resource Center (1250 Market Street):  ... (click for more)

2 People, Possibly A 3rd Shot On Wilson Street; One Victim Had "Life-Threatening" Wounds

Two people were shot on Wilson Street on Sunday night, including one who was critically injured. One was a juvenile, and the other has been identified as Justin Common, 19. At approximately 8:22 p.m., Chattanooga Police responded to 2300 Wilson St. for shots fired in the area. O fficers located two black males suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. The juvenile ... (click for more)

Jumoke Johnson Jr. To Plead Guilty On Selling Crack Cocaine

A youth who was in the news earlier as a teen who had been the first in his family to graduate from Brainerd High School and who found a patron willing to pay for his college education is set to plead guilty on Tuesday to a charge of selling crack cocaine. Jumoke Johnson Jr., who turned 21 on Saturday, dropped out of Miles College in Alabama after one semester and has been ... (click for more)

Conservation On Signal Mountain

The town of Signal Mountain appointed a working group to put together a conservation easement to protect certain of the town's park lands.  The members of the Conservation Easement Working Group would like to respond to concerns and comments raised about the town’s efforts to protect certain park land from residential or commercial development by granting a conservation ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: It’s ‘Hate The SEC’ Day

The boo birds came out on the fly on the ESPN website Sunday afternoon, this moments after the latest AP College Football “Top 25” included eight teams from the Southeastern Conference.   What set naysayers aglow was Mississippi State, after upsetting LSU 34-29 Saturday night, debuted on the list at No. 14 while Clemson, playing Florida State in an overtime thriller, got tossed ... (click for more)