Community Concert With Over 100 Singers Scheduled For Aug. 18

Thursday, August 8, 2013

"The Joy of Music," a free community concert with over 100 singers from local churches and community  choirs, will be presented Sunday, Aug. 18, at 3 p.m. at First-Centenary United Methodist Church, 419 McCallie Ave.  

The program will include sacred songs, spirituals, light classical and popular selections. The concert is the climax to a two-day choral festival directed by Dr. Michael Kemp, nationally-recognized choral director, arranger and composer.

Middle Valley To Hold 70th Anniversary Celebration This Sunday

Middle Valley Church of God, located at 1703 Thrasher Pike in Hixson, announced that a 70th Anniversary Celebration will be held at  10:30 a.m.  this  Sunday .  MVCOG organized on Nov. 1, 1946 at its current location and has continually ministered to the community for seventy years.  The Celebration will begin at  10:30 a.m.  with the ... (click for more)

Parenting Conference Will Be Held Nov. 12 At St. John UMC

Sustainable Parenting Conference will be held at St. John United Methodist Church, 3921 Murray Hills Dr. in Chattanooga, on Saturday,  Nov. 12 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. "The conference will first help reset your parenting expectations to something more sustainable and then give you plenty of tools that will help shape your kids. Come learn how to get out of the power struggle, ... (click for more)

Christopher Parker Gets Life Prison Sentence For First-Degree Murder

A Criminal Court jury on Friday found Christopher Levi Parker guilty of first-degree murder in the slaying of Robbie McClure at a trailer in Hixson. Judge Barry Steelman then sentenced Parker to life in prison. He was convicted though two people who witnessed the shooting refused to testify against him. One of them, Andrew Biro, had testified in General Sessions Court, ... (click for more)

Atlantic Capital Bank, Formerly FSG Bank, Moves Home Office To Warehouse Row; Downtown Bank Building Sold to Playcore

Atlantic Capital Bank, NA announced Friday that it has sold the current home office at 531 Broad St. to Harbert Realty of Birmingham, for  $5,375,000.  The bank’s new home office signals the start of a brand transition from the FSG Bank name, currently found in its eastern Tennessee and northwest Georgia markets.  Atlantic Capital will occupy the third floor ... (click for more)

Accountability Doesn't Have To Be A Bad Word

Am I making a difference? Isn’t that the basic question we all ask ourselves, and seek to demonstrate to others?  Ronald Reagan said:  “Some people spend an entire lifetime wondering if they made a difference in the world. But, the Marines don't have that problem.”   We would argue teachers do not have that problem either.    Educators make a huge difference ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Guess Who Backed Kelly?

Two weeks before the August election where three members of the Hamilton County School Board were angrily replaced, the organizer of what was called “a great way for the (challengers) to raise great money to help them run smart campaigns” made a bold statement. “I'm sure the current board is well-intentioned, but the results are not there," said Paul Brock. "Leadership matters ... (click for more)