Signal Mountain Genealogical Society Meeting February 4

Saturday, January 18, 2014

The Signal Mountain Genealogical Society will meet at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, February 4, 2014, at the
Walden Town Hall (1836 Taft Highway).    Refreshments will be served at 1:00 pm followed by the business meeting and program.

 The speaker for the February meeting will be Signal Mountain resident, Lynne Hill.  Ms. Hill, who is active in the local Daughters of The American Revolution, will present a program, " Utilizing DAR resources for genealogical searches."  

 Visitors are welcome as always.

Tri-state (TN-GA-AL) Rail Stops Planned but Never Built

NEW ORLEANS, MOBILE, AND CHATTANOOGA RAILROAD, 1871   Th New Orleans, Mobile, and Chattanooga Railroad (NOM&C) was the first to serve the City of New Orleans and the Central Gulf Coast.   Chartered to build a railway linking the three cities in their name, the initial intent was to build to a link from the coast with the planned Alabama and Chattanooga Railroad ... (click for more)

Tri-state (TN-AL-GA) Rail Stops - Northside Consolidated Railway, Chattanooga Traction Company

NORTHSIDE CONSOLIDATED RAILWAY, 1891   This railway began as two separate railways in 1891, the Chattanooga and Northside Railway, which served Hill City and Vallambrosa, and North Chattanooga Street Railway, which served North Chattanooga, Chattanooga Golf and County Club, and Riverview, later adding Normal Park.  The two companies changed hands several times, ... (click for more)

In Surprise Vote, Chattanooga City Council Turns Down Short Term Vacation Rentals

In a surprise vote, the City Council on Tuesday night turned down allowing a process to legalize short term vacation rentals in Chattanooga. Only Chip Henderson and Jerry Mitchell voted in favor. Opposed were Carol Berz, Yusuf Hakeem, Larry Grohn, Moses Freeman, Ken Smith and Russell Gilbert. Chris Anderson was absent. Afterward, Councilman Smith said, in light of the vote, ... (click for more)

Cold Case Unit Makes Arrest In Murders Of Brothers In Brainerd Almost 20 Years Ago; Detectives Say Brainerd Jeweler Rick Davis Tied To Incident

The Cold Case Unit set up by District Attorney Neal Pinkston has made an arrest in the murders of two brothers in Brainerd almost 20 years ago. The Hamilton County Grand Jury on Monday indicted 52-year-old Christopher Jeffre Johnson on two counts of first-degree murder in the January 1997 deaths of Sean and Donny Goetcheus. The 25-year-old Sean Goetcheus and his ... (click for more)

October Is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Picture a sold-out baseball game at Wrigley Field or Nationals Park packed with 40,000 fans. That image represents roughly the same number of women and men who die from breast cancer each year.  In Tennessee alone, an estimated 900 women will die from the disease in 2016. It is a sad statistic, but there is some good news: thanks to early detection and improved treatments, ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: What Southerners Sing

Barry Norris plays the organ at Birmingham’s East Lake United Methodist Church and two days ago the church hosted what we used to call “A Singing on the Grounds.” Today it is called a “Hymnfest” and, believe it or not, it is has to be just as fun today as it was 100 years ago when our forefathers tied their horse and wagon to a tree. It just so happens I know a little bit about ... (click for more)