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.


Union Gospel Mission Has Community Christmas Dinner Dec. 23

The Union Gospel Mission of Chattanooga will host its Annual Community Christmas Dinner on Friday, Dec. 23, from 12-2 p.m. (or until the food runs out.) The event will be held at Miller Park, downtown Chattanooga, across from the main Post Office.  The Union Gospel Mission will be providing a free Christmas meal consisting of turkey, ham, potatoes, green beans, corn, ... (click for more)

"A Baby Brings Peace" Is Sunday's Topic At Middle Valley

Middle Valley Church of God announces that Pastor Mitch McClure will speak on the topic, 'A Baby Brings Peace '  in the  10:30 a.m.  service this  Sunday .  This is part of a sermon series titled 'Advent, A Time Of Hope.'  This new sermon series will focus on the advent of the Christ child at Christmas with the hope ... (click for more)

County Schools Prepare To Set Priorities For Next Round Of School Building Funding

County school board members are gearing up to set priorities for the next round of new school construction in Hamilton County. Lee McDade, assistant superintendent, said officials may know by the spring how much money will be available to build new schools or add on to existing ones - or do a combination of both. Board member Rhonda Thurman said a proposal to build a new Chattanooga ... (click for more)

Walker County Will No Longer Have Full-Time County Attorney Under Whitfield Tenure; Will Add Full-Time Communications Director

Incoming Walker County Sole Commissioner Shannon Whitfield said under his administration there will no longer be a full-time county attorney. "We will outsource this service on a fee basis," he said. Mr. Whitfield said he has begun interviewing attorneys who might be able to help out the county from time to time. Don Oliver has long been the county attorney for Walker County ... (click for more)

Vehicle Emissions Testing Causes More Pollution Than It Prevents - And Response

While a noble cause to make sure vehicles are operating efficiently with the minimum amount of pollutants, a simple analysis makes it somewhat evident the VET program in Chattanooga causes more pollution that it prevents.  Though I don't know how many vehicles are tested on an annual basis, if you assume an average round trip of 10 miles to the nearest testing station (five ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Our Senseless Divide

If I could change one thing about the schools in Chattanooga, my wish would be that everybody could become good friends. I’m talking about the private schools versus the public schools. The rancor is so bad we hardly ever play in sports anymore and what the loathsome TSSAA has done in recent years to the out-numbered private schools is sinful. My dream would be that there would ... (click for more)