Joseph Chapel AME Celebrates Founders Day Sunday

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Joseph Chapel AME Church will celebrate its Annual Founders Day celebration this Sunday at the 11 a.m. service. Founders Day is a time of reflection and commemoration dedicated to one of America's earliest civil rights pioneers and first bishop of the AME Church, Richard Allen, and all of the first congregants who were boldly led by faith. 

This year's celebration, themed “Acts of Faith: Blessings Fulfilled”, will be led by host pastor the Rev.

Tarel McCurklin, with the Rev. Anthony Carter serving as guest speaker for the occasion. A special first founders presentation will also be a part of the service. Everyone is invited to attend.


Hope Unlimited Ministries Presents Celebrate Hope Featuring Babbie Mason

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Steve Ellison: Ultimate Grief

Some would argue against the idea that I, a finite, impotent, created being could do anything that would have an impact on God, an infinite, omnipotent, eternal being.  I understand and respect the reasoning behind that position.  However, it seems to me that the Bible teaches that God does feel emotions.  God created me and desires to have a relationship with me.  ... (click for more)

State Board In Nashville Approves New Erlanger Behavioral Health Hospital

Members of the board of the Tennessee Health Services and Development Agency in Nashville on Wednesday unanimously approved a new $25 million Behavioral Health Hospital planned by Erlanger Health Systems on Holzclaw Avenue.   Parkridge Valley Hospital and CADAS had opposed the issuance of Certificate of Need.  The 88-bed facility will provide "acute adult inpatient ... (click for more)

Pinkston Says Offer Was Made To Dismiss Lawsuit Against Him If Prosecution Of Detective Burns Was Dropped; Judge Greenholtz "Greatly Bothered" By Any Such Offer

District Attorney Neal Pinkston said at a hearing Tuesday that an offer was made to drop a lawsuit filed against him by Gatlinburg detective Rodney Burns if he would dismiss two perjury counts against Burns. The district attorney said he should not be disqualified from continuing to prosecute the case or else attorneys would begin suing him or the judge to get a new DA or trial ... (click for more)

Downtown Needs Cleaned Up

My son and I parked on Broad Street and walked to the Billiard Club on Cherry Street this past weekend. It's probably a total of two blocks. In that short walk we passed where Rone Regency used to be on 6th Street and in that doorway was about a years worth of human feces and urine covering the doors and walls. The concrete sidewalk on the street is all broken up and the metal ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Ooltewah & The Bullies

During the week of Christmas I got an email from a longtime friend at the Knoxville News-Sentinel that laughingly wondered what kind of basketball do you people play (in Chattanooga?) It included sketchy details of the rape, and subsequent surgery, of an Ooltewah High School basketball player who had been assaulted by his own teammates at a Gatlinburg holiday tournament. Today ... (click for more)