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.


Randy Durham Chosen Tennessee Association Of Realtors President-Elect

Randy Durham, realtor, CRS, ePro, CDPE, leader of t he Randy Durham Team of Keller Williams Realty in Chattanooga, was elected 2015 president-elect for the Tennessee Association of Realtors (TAR) at the statewide association’s annual fall convention in Chattanooga. A 20-year realty veteran, Mr. Durham is a past recipient of the George Kangles Community Citizenship Award and ... (click for more)

Real Estate Transfers For Sept. 18-24

NOTICE: The Hamilton County Register’s Office did not publish this data. All information in the Register’s Office is public information as set out in T.C.A. 10-7-503. For questions regarding this report, please call Chattanoogan.com at 423 266-2325. GI numbers, listed when street addresses are not available, refer to the location of transactions (book number and page number) ... (click for more)

Sharply-Divided City Council Approves Office Reorganization; Councilman Freeman Calls Move "Evil, Hellish"

A sharply-divided City Council on Tuesday voted 5-4 to completely reorganize the council office, leaving current staffers without a job down the road but with the option to reapply. Councilman Moses Freeman called the move "evil" and "hellish." He said, "We are punishing somebody on a personal level," though he said the office has been running smoothly. Saying the majority ... (click for more)

DA Sets Up Process To Review 120 Cold Cases Murders Dating Back 40 Years

District Attorney Neal Pinkston said at a morning press conference on Tuesday that he is setting up a process to review 120 cold case murders in Hamilton County dating back some 40 years. He said former city major crimes detective Mike Mathis will be working out of his office on the cases. He is familiar with most or all of the cases, it was stated. DA Pinkston said Sgt. Bill ... (click for more)

How To Reform The City Industrial Development Board - And Response (3)

My aims is to bring to the public’s attention the need for procedural changes that, if implemented, would significantly improve the information available the public, to the City Council and to the City Industrial Development Board about the verifiable benefits and costs of tax incentive financing structures and to make the entire process transparent. The public, the City ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: He Can Never Go Home

When Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston sparked top-ranked Florida State to a 56-41 comeback over N.C. State last Saturday, you would have thought the world had forgotten and virtually excused his vulgar rant from the week before. His inexcusable mid-week antics kept him sidelined during the Clemson game and brought down the nation’s scorn but less than a week later he was ... (click for more)