XYZ Sponsored Trips Offered At Hixson United Methodist

Friday, February 21, 2014

Two sponsored trips for XYZ (eXtra Years of Zest) at Hixson United Methodist Church, 5301 Old Hixson Pike, are being planned. XYZ's will go to Eufaula, Ala. on April 4-5 for the 19th annual Eufaula Pilgrimage.  Cost is $259 each, double occupancy, and includes touring six antebellum homes, supper at the Shorter Mansion, a buffet lunch at the Eufaula Country Club, viewing/shopping arts, crafts, and antiques along with bus, motel with breakfast, plus fellowship and fun. For more information contact Chuck Sedgwick 842-7287.  The registration deadline is March 3.

The XYZ's will travel to the Cumberland County Playhouse to see the play, The Foreigner, on Tuesday, March 25.  They will depart the church at 10 a.m. (EST) and stop at Cumberland County Park for lunch on the way.  After the play, they will shop for an hour at Vanity Fair Outlet Mall and then return to the church at supper time.  The cost, covering lunch and the play, is $37 per person.  The money is due by March 16. Contact Chuck Sedgewick for more information at csedg@epbfi.com, 842-7287.


"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)

Christmas Service Times At Jones Memorial UMC Announced

Jones Memorial United Methodist Church, 4131 Ringgold Road in East Ridge, will hold the following Christmas holiday services: Christmas Eve Services will be Saturday, Dec. 24 at 5 p.m. and 11 p.m. Christmas Day Service will be Sunday, Dec, 25 at 10:30 a.m. (click for more)

2 Juveniles Arrested For Arson In Sevier County Fires

An investigation by special agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, National Park Service, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and the Sevier County Sheriff’s Office has resulted in charges being placed against two juveniles in connection with the deadly wildfires in Sevier County.  Last week, at the request of 4 th  District Attorney ... (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: The Cost Of No Discipline

At the start of the current school year, state education officials gathered at some “state testing task force” when disciplinary records from across Tennessee happened to be revealed. You probably are unaware of this, as it seems to have been kept on the “down low,” but statewide a full 20 percent of the black males in our public schools were suspended at least once during the 2014-2015 ... (click for more)