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.


Brainerd UMC Hots Birmingham Southern College Concert Choir And Hilltop Singers

The Birmingham Southern College Concert Choir and Hilltop Singers, under the direction of Dr. Lester Seigel will present a concert at Brainerd United Methodist Church at  7:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 12 .  The concert will feature works by Eric Whitacre, Joseph Haydn, Samuel Barber, Robert Morris, Ernest Bloch, Alice Parker, Robert Shaw, Thomas LaVoy, Daniel Seigel ... (click for more)

BBQ Dinner/Gospel Benefit Is Friday, March 6

There will be a BBQ dinner and gospel concert benefit dinner on Friday, March 6 at New Heights Baptist , 158 Ooltewah Ringgold Road in Ringgold from 4:30-6:30 p.m.  BBQ plates for $5. Gospel Singing starts at 6 p.m., featuring The Hullender Family, Aimee Garner and Rightpath bluegrass.  All proceeds to benefit Charles (Chuck) Waters who was recently diagnosed ... (click for more)

Deputy Beaten After Vehicle Crashes In His Yard Sues Officers

A man who was mistakenly beaten by officers who had been pursuing a pickup truck that crashed into his home has sued Hamilton County and the officers for $700,000. Aaron Lucas Shelton and his wife, Heather Nicole Shelton, filed the suit in Circuit Court. Aaron Shelton is himself a deputy sheriff. It names Curtis Brian Killingsworth and unknown officers who allegedly took part ... (click for more)

Signal Council, Residents Concerned About Unsafe Driving En Route To Schools

The town council of Signal Mountain is dealing with a traffic problem caused by increased traffic to and from Signal Mountain Middle High School and Nolan Elementary. Mayor Dick Gee said, “This is a tough issue that we wouldn’t have to deal with if everyone would drive responsibly.” The main concern is for safety and in November the council agreed to try to fix the problem by ... (click for more)

Net Neutrality: The Beginning Of The End Or Just A New Beginning?

“The Internet is simply too important to be left without rules and without a referee on the field,” says Tom Wheeler, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, “Today’s order is more powerful and more expansive than any previously suggested.”  The FCC’s vote for so-called Net Neutrality purports to allow the agency to regulate the Internet as a public utility.  ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: My Garden On March 1

As I try to do at the beginning of each month, I stroll through my garden to see the good and the bad. This morning there is still a solid covering of snow but, as usual, there is still a lot to see. March is historically known for “coming in like a lion and leaving like a lamb” so let’s see who gets what: A LAMB to the fact 90-year-old Floyd Hartwig of Easton, Calif., and his ... (click for more)