Ethan McGrath Holds Senior Organ Recital At First Baptist Feb. 11

Friday, January 31, 2014

Ethan McGrath, organist at First Baptist Church, 401 Gateway Ave., will give his senior composition recital Feb. 11 at 7:30 p.m. in the sanctuary. His recital will feature works he has composed predominantly during the past two years under the tutelage of Dr. Jonathan McNair at UTC and  includes music for piano, organ, voice, trumpet, oboe and strings. All are welcome and there is no admission charge.

Dr. Thomas Quisenberry will speak at the 11 a.m. worship service this Sunday on "Signs and Wisdom," with text from Matthew 5:1-12 and I Cornithians 1:18-31. Sunday school is at 9:30 and Fellowship Time at 10:30.


Mike Huckabee To Speak At Abba's House

Former pastor and governor of Arkansas Mike Huckabee will join Dr. Ron Phillips and Dr. Ronnie Phillips Jr. for an All American Day celebration, o n  July 2, at  10:30 a.m.  at Abba’s House . “It’s a time for us to reflect upon how good God has been to America and how it’s time for us to be good to God.” - Mike Huckabee All American Day will also feature ... (click for more)

Steve Ellison: Excellent Things Of Counsels And Knowledge

In Proverbs 22:20-21, God makes a significant statement while asking an equally significant question.  God asks,  “Have I not written to you excellent things of counsels and knowledge, To make you know the certainty of the words of truth, That you may correctly answer him who sent you?”  (NASU)    God has certainly written to us “excellent things ... (click for more)

Erlanger Expects $5 Million Profit Despite "Very Challenging" Budget

Erlanger Health System officials said they expect a $5 million profit for the upcoming fiscal year despite a "very challenging" budget. Britt Tabor, chief financial officer, said there will be continued top line growth, which has brought a 51 percent rise in patient revenue over the past five years. "This is organic growth. It's not from mergers or acquisitions," Mr. Tabor ... (click for more)

Public Defender Says Another Entity Needs To Continue Funding For New Mental Health Court

Public Defender Steve Smith said another entity needs to take over funding the new Mental Health Court. He said Criminal Court Judge Don Poole has agreed to oversee the court and will make a budget presentation to the County Commission on May 31. Mr. Smith told members of the Pachyderm Club on Monday that he has been funding the program through the services of Anna Protano ... (click for more)

Tennessee Business Expansions On Rise Across State

In 2016, Tennessee was named State of the Year for Economic Development by Southern Business & Development Magazine based on project totals and the variety of industries that invested in the state and created jobs. To a great extent, Bradley and Polk Counties have benefited from that investment.   From February 2015 to February 2016, Cleveland/Bradley County led the ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The Public Defender And The Mental Health Court

I am holding in my hand a list of the names of 50 very real people who cost the taxpayers of Hamilton County a combined $3,037.090 in incarceration charges before July 2015. These people live in our county and I dare say it is not completely their fault that they were put in the county jail. Each has a professionally-diagnosed mental illness and today, most regretfully, the County ... (click for more)