Read To Lead Academy Graduation And African Cultural Celebration Is July 18

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

The Read to Lead Academy graduation and African Cultural Celebration will be held at the Bethlehem Center in Alton Park July 18 at 11 a.m.  

The Beth students will showcase their art and multiple summer successes with the community. Students will perform songs, poems, music and dancing. Each student will also have their photography displayed. The program will be followed by an authentic Ghanaian meal with cookies and punch. A $5 donation is suggested for lunch.

ArtsBuild’s Community Cultural Connections Grant brought celebrated drummer Kofi Mawre and his wife Rebekah Mawre to teach African drumming and dance to all of the Bethlehem Center students.

The fruit of this partnership is easy to see in the students’ confidence, fitness and joy as they drum, dance and sing, officials said. 

The Bethlehem Center is a 93-year-old nonprofit organization that contributes to the community in a holistic way by offering literacy, character development, arts education, leadership training, economic empowerment and gang prevention programs to students in first grade through eighth grade in the Chattanooga area.  For more information about the Bethlehem Center, the graduation and celebration or volunteering, visit www.thebeth.org or call 266-1384 x1.

Lee University's 2017 Summer Camps Announced

Lee University hosts a variety of summer camps each year staffed by Lee personnel in which community youth can participate.    Individual directors handle each Lee camp. Specific information for each camp can be found below. Registration deadlines vary but some are quickly approaching. For more information or to register, contact camp organizers.   Art Camp ... (click for more)

Cleveland City Schools' Activities, Week Of April 24

Cleveland High School Theater Department presents its spring musical The Drowsy Chaperone. The final show time is Monday, 7:00 pm in the Betsy Vines Memorial Theater at Cleveland High School. Tickets are $12 for adults and $8 for students. This spring’s musical performances are dedicated to Mrs. Shirley Pace who is retiring this spring. Click here for more information or contact ... (click for more)

Woman Gets Workhouse Time, Lengthy Supervised Probation In Hit-And-Run Death Of Man On Moped

A Trenton, Ga. woman was given a four-year sentence following a lengthy hearing in the December 2012 hit-and-run death of a man in St. Elmo. Betty Mundy will serve 11 months and 29 days of the sentence in the workhouse and then be under a lengthy supervised probation, Judge Barry Steelman said.  She was charged in the death of 56-year-old David Joe Bruce. She pleaded ... (click for more)

Angela Faye Shepherd, 50, Arrested In Stabbing On Glass Street

Angela Faye Shepherd (formerly Parker), 50, was arrested early Sunday morning after stabbing another female. Chattanooga Police responded to 2302 Glass Street at 12:15 a.m. to an assault. The victim, Dionne Parker, and Ms. Shepherd were both patrons of the Pay-Pay Lounge. Ms. Shepherd was formerly married to the current husband of Ms. Parker.   The victim advised that ... (click for more)

No Tax-Supported Entity Should Get Secrecy In Spending

A shadowy situation has emerged in Chattanooga with an organization that manages millions of taxpayer dollars with no transparency and such a surprising disregard for accountability that one wonders what it would take to wake up elected officials who are supposedly in charge. Welcome to the Chattanooga Area Convention and Visitors Bureau, whose lawyer threatened to sue the ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: A Genius Comes This Way

They claim that about 50 years ago there was this special night at the Tivoli Theater. The “Jewel of the South” had been sold out for weeks and about 45 minutes before Louis Armstrong, or whoever, was to appear, incomparable John Robere had pulled out all the stops on “The Mighty Wurlitzer” and the excitement was keen. This tuxedoed dandy – he was even wearing spats – escorted his ... (click for more)