JFEST Set For June 1

Thursday, May 2, 2013

JFEST, the Tennessee Valley’s biggest and longest-running Christian music festival with music and fun for the entire family will be at Camp Jordan on Saturday, June 1. This year for the first time, the festival will feature a fireworks finale by Pyro Shows of Lafollette, Tn.

Pyro Shows is the presenter of Riverbend and the nation's capitol 4th of July fireworks each year. They also are the presenters of almost all of the minor league baseball stadiums fireworks shows.

JFEST will begin at 8 a.m. with the JFEST/Run for God 5K and the music begins at 9 a.m.

The artist lineup is Jeremy Camp (GMA Artist of the year), Sanctus Real, Kerrie Roberts, Jason Gray, Royal Tailor, Luminate, Calling Glory, City Harbor and Adam Cappa, all national recording artists.

Jeremy Camp has had an outstanding career with 25 No. 1 radio singles across all formats, four RIAA Gold-selling studio albums, including that debut, a Grammy-nominated project and many more accolades.

JFEST also features dozens of food vendors, booth sponsors and a large Kidsworld Activity area featuring the Tennessee Valley’s largest inflatable slide.

Tickets are $10 in advance, (children 10 and under free), $15 on the day of the show. Fanatics Packages are $50. Group rates and church group rates are available.

JFEST sponsored by Title Sponsor, Belhaven University

To register for the JFEST/Run for God go to 5K-www.runforgod.com.

For more information and to purchase tickets go to JFEST-www.jfest.com.



May 31 Designated Family Emphasis Day At Middle Valley Church Of God

Sunday, the entire day will focus on the need to strengthen and encourage families at Middle Valley Church of God, 1703 Thrasher Pk. in Hixson.  Pastor Mitch McClure said, 'Our families must know that God loves them and is there for them always.  They must know that the church is a place that desires to make the family system stronger.  On Sunday we will lift up the ... (click for more)

Bob Tamasy: Deserving Of Remembrance

Again on this Memorial Day, thoughts turn to the countless thousands of Americans through the years who have lost their lives defending our nation and paying the highest possible price for the freedom we enjoy – even with its flaws. We also think of the flag that represents our country, the banner that has flown over many of those who suffered death or grave injury to protect many ... (click for more)

Man Killed By Train At Sale Creek

A man was struck and killed by a train in North Hamilton County on Wednesday evening. The sheriff's office said the incident occurred in Sale Creek. The incident happened around 6:30 p.m. near North Hamilton Elementary School. Authorities said the man was on the track when he was hit by a southbound train.   (click for more)

Tram Up 1st Street That Proved A Dud Also Falters At Auction

Most of the 21st Century Waterfront development was a major success. Except for that non-working tram going up the steep hill at First Street. The city has finally given up on the unusual mode of transit and has placed it up for auction. But there were only four bids submitted and the high was only $92.50. The owners of the firm that built the tram, Outdoor Engineers ... (click for more)

The Truth About The Rising Costs To East Ridge On The Fire Hall Property

Re:East Ridge Has To Pay Unexpected $428,000 On Bass Pro Shop Deal   H ere is the truth about this article.    One section of the article says: " Unknown to anybody on the council today, the agreement limited use of the land to a fire hall."     In a letter dated Dec. 15, 2010, Mayor Lambert asked TDOT officials to ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: I Know About Dowries

There is a lawyer in Kenya who wants to meet President Barack Obama very badly. He knows the President will visit Kenya in July and the noble, young lawyer, Felix Kiprono, is very sincere when he says he wants to marry the oldest of the Obama daughters, 16-year-old Malia. He became interested in Malia in 2008 and can proudly say he has dated no other women since then, it has just ... (click for more)