Habitat For Humanity Hosts Raise The Roof April 11

Monday, February 17, 2014

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Chattanooga Area will host Raise the Roof on Friday, April 11 at The Chattanoogan Hotel.  Joshua DuBois, President Obama’s long time spiritual advisor, former Director of White House Office of Faith-Based & Neighborhoods and author of bestseller, The President’s Devotional: The Daily Readings That Inspired President Obama, will be the keynote speaker.

Joshua DuBois is one of the nation's leading writers and speakers on religion in the public square, race, and grassroots community development. Joshua led the White House Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships during President Obama's first term, becoming the youngest-ever head of a White House department. He spearheaded the Obama Administration's work on faith-based and community partnerships, fatherhood, religion and foreign affairs, mentoring, and other anti-poverty strategies. Mr. DuBois also helped the Administration navigate difficult issues at the intersection of religion and politics, from race in America to religious freedom.

Mr. DuBois left the Administration in February 2013 to author The President’s Devotional: The Daily Readings That Inspired President Obama, a book of devotionals based on the ones he still sends President Obama every morning. He is also the weekly religion and values columnist for The Daily Beast, and Founder & CEO of Values Partnerships, a consulting firm that helps nonprofits and companies partner with the faith community to solve big challenges.

 “Mr. DuBois knows first hand what it takes to build strong and stable communities and understands the importance of community partnerships,” said David Butler, Executive Director of Habitat for Humanity of Greater Chattanooga Area. “We are extremely thrilled and fortunate to have him as our keynote speaker.”

The evening will begin at 5:30 p.m. with a cocktail reception and silent auction followed by dinner and a live auction at 7 p.m. Following dinner, entertainment will provided by Chattanooga’s very own Love, Peace, & Happiness. 

Tickets are $100 and tables (seating 8) are $600. To purchase tickets, tables and to learn more about corporate sponsorships – including an exclusive meet-and-greet with Joshua DuBois, call 756-0507.


Bi-Lo Shopping Center On Lee Highway Sold For $8.9 Million

The Bi-Lo shopping center at 6951 Lee Hwy . has been sold for $8,943,471. The sale is to Spirit Master Funding Ix Llc from Bi Chattanooga Portfolio Lp. The center, which is anchored by a Bi-Lo grocery, is at the corner of Shallowford Road.  (click for more)

Historic Graysville, Ga., Mill House With 24 Acres For Sale

The historic Graysville, Ga., mill house, with 24 acres, is for sale. Asking price is $898,000. The property along South Chickamauga Creek is part of the village set up by the Gray family near where the Western and Atlantic Railroad passed. A home was later built on the base of the old mill. The location is still a popular swimming hole, and the old highway bridge is nearby. (click for more)

2 People Shot Saturday Night On Carousel Road

Two people were shot Saturday evening on Carousel Road. At  9:11 p.m. , Chattanooga Police responded to 1406 Carousel Road on a call of a person shot. One victim on the scene suffered minor injuries.  Another victim was transported by personal vehicle to a local hospital. The s econd victim suffered non-life-threatening injuries.  The suspect ... (click for more)

Teenager Killed In ATV Accident Thursday Night

Damon Lee Jones, 15, was killed Thursday night in an ATV accident in Walker County. It was reported he was riding with a 17-year old, when they tried to enter a church parking lot, but ran into a cable barrier. The accident happened on Dunwoody Road in LaFayette. The other rider, identified as Timothy J. Wallin, was not injured.   (click for more)

Tom Dugan Was A Good Man

Tom was my boss for most of my 36 years at Carta.  At the ceremony where I was awarded my 30-year service award, Tom said, "Don disagrees with 85% of my decisions, but I wish I had 80 more employees just like him." This kind of indicates our relationship. When I asked him to help with my plans for a reunion for the group of Veterans that I served with in Vietnam, he quickly ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: More Sunday Funnies

On the last Sunday before Daylight Savings Time disappears next week, let’s go to my jokes back for some grins and giggles: * * * An old gentleman was on the operating table awaiting surgery and he insisted that his son-in-law, a renowned surgeon, perform the operation.  As he was about to get the anesthesia, he asked to speak to his son-in-law. “Yes, Dad, what is ... (click for more)