Georgia Author To Discuss "Roots And Storytelling" At Eastgate Branch Library On Sept. 26

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Georgia author Janie Dempsey Watts will discuss “Roots and Storytelling” and sign copies of her novel, “Moon Over Taylor’s Ridge,” on Thursday, Sept 26, at noon. She will sign her copies of her novel after the talk, and also from 2-4 p.m. that day as part of the Chattanooga Friends of the Library Book Sale.at Eastgate Town Center. 20% of the profits from the book sales will go to the Friends of the Library.

The story is set near Taylor’s Ridge just south of Ringgold, and features Cherokee history, romance and adventure. Susan Gregg Gilmore, author of Looking for Salvation at the Dairy Queen states it is, "A Southern story of determination and hope, family and heartache, Moon Over Taylor’s Ridge rings true and fine."

The story follows a wife and mother’s journey to Georgia to settle her father’s estate. While there, she is thrown off course by overbearing and meddling family members and her son's fascination with a legendary Cherokee Silver mine. As her stay lengthens, her life begins to unravel even as she begins to blossom and make new friends. 

The novel was nominated for Georgia Author of the Year for a debut novel and a Southern Independent Bookseller’s Award (S.I.B.A.). Catoosa County selected the novel for its “One Book, One Community” read this year. More information on “Moon Over Taylor’s Ridge” and Watts’ other published works may be found at www.janiewatts.com.



Tennessee American Water To Conduct Annual Flushing Program

Tennessee American Water will be flushing water mains and hydrants throughout its water system serving Chattanooga, East Ridge, Red Bank, Lookout Mountain, Ga. and Tn., and Rossville. Tennessee American Water conducts an annual flushing program of its water distribution system to help ensure continued high-quality water service. Flushing the water system entails sending a rapid ... (click for more)

5th Annual Central Alumni Golf Tournament Set For Sept. 30

The fifth annual Central Alumni Golf Tournament at Bear Trace Golf Course in Harrison will be Saturday, Sept. 30. There will be a light breakfast, and registration and putting green availability at  7 a.m.  Shotgun start will be at  8 a.m. Lunch will begin at  noon  with trophies and door prizes. Cost is $100 per player/$400 per team, and ... (click for more)

Witness Says Morse Told Him "His Emotions Got The Best Of Him" At Triple Killing In Lookout Valley

A witness told a Criminal Court jury on Friday that Derek Morse told him "his emotions got the best of him" at a triple killing in Lookout Valley. Michael Shavers also said Morse told him in detail about the slayings of John "Jake" Lang, Jon Morris and Caleb Boozer and the shooting of Matthew Callan at the Rolling Hills Trailer Park on April 9, 2014. Morse is standing trial ... (click for more)

Prosecutor Calls For "Meaningful Punishment" For Dyer, Brennan In $4.9 Million Swindle

Federal prosecutor James Brooks is calling for a "meaningful sentence" for Doug Dyer and James Brennan, who are charged in a $4.9 million swindle. He rejected arguments that they should receive leniency due to their age and health problems. They are set to be sentenced next Friday at 9 a.m. by Judge Travis McDonough. Prosecutor Brooks said concerning Dyer, "As this Court ... (click for more)

Fix Obamacare, Don't Repeal It - And Response

John McCain recently said, "I cannot in good conscience vote for the Graham-Cassidy proposal. I believe we could do better working together, Republicans and Democrats, and have not yet really tried. Nor could I support it without knowing how much it will cost, how it will affect insurance premiums, and how many people will be helped or hurt by it. Without a full (Congressional Budget ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: J.B. And The Saturday Funnies

As thousands of his friends prepare to celebrate the 100th birthday of Chattanooga newspaper icon, J.B. Collins, tomorrow, it is only fitting that I publicly salute a great reporter who helped develop me as a writer in the 38 years we spent together at the Chattanooga News-Free Press. He was a genius of a writer back in the day and a great photographer as well. I have adored him ... (click for more)