New Handbell Basics Course Beginning At Tyner UMC

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

A handbell basics course will begin at Tyner United Methodist Church, 6805 Standifer Gap Road, on Wednesday, Feb. 5, at 6 p.m. This will be an opportunity to see and feel how to play handbells and to learn the knowledge and skills necessary to ring. These sessions will be for beginners and for those who want to improve their skills. If interested or for more information see Chris Bean of Susan Kennedy.

A  kickoff for spring Wednesday night classes will be Feb.

 5 at 5:30 p.m. Bring soup or chili to share. Grilled cheese sandwiches and soup fixings will be provided. Food will be served at 5:45. Wear your ugliest sweater. Cookie decorating and other activities are planned for children.

The TOTS will meet Thursday, Feb. 6, at 10:30 a.m. in Wesley Hall in celebration of Valentine's Day. The program will be "Puppy Love" presented by Cindy Miller and Ramona Nichols who work with Goodwill Assistancc Dog Academy. Come and learn more about this important community resource with assistance dogs. Bring a friend and a covered dish to share following the program.

The Hearts and Flowers annual luncheon will be Sunday, Feb. 9, following a combined worship service in the sanctuary. The program is sponsored by the Women's Ministry with donations to the mission budget gratefully accepted.


Women Moving Forward Seminar This Saturday At Second Missionary Baptist

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Chancellor Rules That IDB Must Reimburse Attorney Fees, Other Legal Costs For Helen Burns Sharp On TIF Lawsuit

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Sheriff Says Man Who Took His Own Life At Jail Was In Isolation Cell

Sheriff Jim Hammond said an inmate who took his own life at the County Jail on Saturday morning was in an isolation cell.   He said Justin Dale Bradley, who was charged with the murder of a three-year-old child, was being checked every 30-40 minutes.   The sheriff said it is believed that he hanged himself with a bed sheet shortly after a guard passed ... (click for more)

ChattaData Is A Real Advance For The City

This past Tuesday, the city of Chattanooga's new performance management tool called ChattaData was unveiled. As the chairman of the City Council’s Budget & Finance Committee, I am excited to witness the city putting this important information online in a way that is accessible and transparent to all taxpayers. This approach shines light on how we as a city prioritize our ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: It’s ‘Hate The SEC’ Day

The boo birds came out on the fly on the ESPN website Sunday afternoon, this moments after the latest AP College Football “Top 25” included eight teams from the Southeastern Conference.   What set naysayers aglow was Mississippi State, after upsetting LSU 34-29 Saturday night, debuted on the list at No. 14 while Clemson, playing Florida State in an overtime thriller, got tossed ... (click for more)