Local Author Holds Book Signing April 6

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

J. Ledford Hamilton, a resident of Whitwell, will be available to sign copies of her book, L'Chaim: To Life, from 6-8 p.m. on Saturday, April 6 at the Orena Humphrey Public Library, 1130 North Main Street  in Whitwell.

Trouble starts brewing in Maggie Sanders's neighborhood when it is discovered that the renters next door are Jews.

Mr. Sanders is pressured by his boss to kick them out, and thirteen-year-old Maggie is forbidden to associate with fifteen-year-old Ben. But Maggie has been spying on the neighbors and is excited to find a mysterious object in her tree house. Maggie and Ben soon form a secret friendship. Through her new friend, Maggie learns about a special people and the devastating reality of prejudice. Maggie opens her heart to the beautiful call of L'Chaim: To Life! But will society allow her to embrace both her Gentile upbringing as well as her newfound Jewish friend? J. Ledford Hamilton's inspiring novel reveals the burden of discrimination and the loving choices that can conquer it.


Dalton Police Department Announces Promotions

The Dalton Police Department opened Tuesday morning’s meeting of the Dalton Public Safety Commission with the introduction of a new officer. Dexter Kapur was introduced to the commission and he was confirmed by a unanimous 4-0 vote (commission member Keith Whitworth was not in attendance).   Officer Kapur graduated from the Georgia Public Safety Training Center Police Academy ... (click for more)

Hamilton County Legislators Honored With 2014 Legislator Of The Year Awards By TN911

Three Hamilton County legislators were awarded the Legislator of the Year awards for 2014 by TN911, an association of Emergency Communications Districts across Tennessee. The 2014 President John Stuermer presented the awards on behalf of TN911 to Senator Bo Watson, Senator Todd Gardenhire and Representative Gerald McCormick.   Mr. Stuermer said, “It is my distinct honor, ... (click for more)

6,533 Apply For Chattanooga Housing Authority Voucher Program

The Chattanooga Housing Authority closed its Housing Choice Voucher Program application process Monday at 11:59 p.m. There were 6,533 applicants. CHA will randomly select 1,000 of those names on Monday, for the voucher program waiting list. Anyone who is not selected will need to apply again in the future.  The Housing Choice Voucher program is a federal government program ... (click for more)

Times Free Press Pays Bonuses, Has Layoffs

The Chattanooga Times Free Press told employees on Monday that the newspaper had improved financial performance over the prior year quarters and employees were receiving two percent bonuses. Sources said at the same time, the newspaper announced some layoffs. Those include four people in the newsroom and an unspecified number in other departments. Bruce Hartmann, president, ... (click for more)

We Need The Chattanooga History Center

Having been on several of Dr. Daryl Black's walking tours, I can say that they weren't just informative, but a treat. The downtown, Fort Wood and Ninth Street of yesteryear were brought dramatically to life. We stood on the ground where Sherman had his headquarters (near the Ice Cream Show) and the corner where Bessie Smith sang as a young girl. And we also stood beneath the ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The Big (Un)Easy: Mardi Gras

Not since Hurricane Katrina has New Orleans had a bigger problem. When over a million visitors flood the city for the annual Mardi Gras bash over the next three weeks, there will be signs all around town and into the French Quarter that blare, “CAUTION: Walk In Large Groups. We (heart symbol) love NOPD. We Just Need More Of Them.” In other words, it appears things are quite unsettled ... (click for more)