Thunder And Lightning Was An Epiphany

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Together with venomous snakes and the Church, one might think of an apocalyptic evening. But, for those fortunate enough to attend, it was more an epiphany.  

Dr Chris Moore, assisted by family and friends, put together an all star cast of Wilderness Medicine experts Friday evening for a tremendously instructive series of mini lectures on various aspects of safety pertaining to outdoor enthusiasts and their respective activities. Thanks!

Hutch Smith  
Signal Mountain


Changing The Lady Vols Name Isn't Important

Thanks to John Shearer for his balanced article on the Lady Vols name change. As John mentioned, "several," people showed up at the trustees' meeting to protest the name change. UT has 28,000 students, 250,000 alumni and Knoxville has a SMA population of 700,000 and the protesters could only manage several people to show up.  There is very little support among the alums ... (click for more)

Words

Words are important. Words give a people, nation, society, or profession a means of communicating ideas and information amongst themselves. Here in these United States of America, the greatest nation to ever grace the face of Planet Terra, we speak English. But it's American English, American, an extension of British, or the Queen's, English, and much broader in scope. It's an amalgamation ... (click for more)

Judge Wants Proof That Signal Mountain Man Made "True Threat" Against Muslim Town; Robert Doggart Allowed Home Confinement

Federal Judge Curtis Collier has directed attorneys who worked out a plea deal for a Signal Mountain man who admitted plotting to kill Muslims in a town in Upstate New York to show that it was "a true threat." And, Federal Magistrate Susan K. Lee has reversed her earlier ruling and allowed 63-year-old Robert Rankin Doggart to go free pending disposition of the case. Prosecutor ... (click for more)

Smith Says He Was Involved In Robbery Of Man Killed In North Chattanooga, But Another Youth Did The Shooting

A police interview was played in General Sessions Court on Tuesday in which 18-year-old Briston J. Smith Jr. admitted taking part in a drug deal, but he said it was another youth who shot and killed Charles Holsey, 19. Smith said he turned and left when Abram Young allegedly fired shots after Holsey refused to turn over marijuana he was demanding. He said he stated at the time, ... (click for more)

Fort Oglethorpe Swimmers Get First Win Of Season

There are a lot of positive and upbeat coaches in the Chattanooga Area Swim League, but perhaps none any more than Fort Oglethorpe veteran Tony Womac. This guy is always happy, always smiling and always offering something positive to those around him. He may have been just a bit more of all the above on Monday night after his Marlins defeated the Cumberland Currents in a home ... (click for more)

John Shearer: A Look At The Origin Of The Lady Vols’ Name

On Wednesday, the University of Tennessee is scheduled to drop the Lady Vols nickname from all women’s sports teams except the basketball squad.   The change has been a source of much debate, particularly in Knoxville. As evidence, several people wanting to keep the Lady Vols name protested last Thursday along Joe Johnson Drive, near where the UT board of trustees was meeting ... (click for more)