Chattanooga Hamilton County NAACP Black History Month Events

General Meeting Focus On Violence Reduction Initiative Headlines

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Chattanooga Public Safety Coordinator Dr. Paul Smith will discuss various aspects of the Chattanooga Violence Reduction Initiative at the Chattanooga Hamilton County NAACP General Body meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 18. This meeting will be held at the Glenwood Recreation Center beginning at 6 pm. Other Chattanooga-Hamilton County Black History Month activities include:

Legislative Day on the Hill: Feb. 11: As part of the Tennessee NAACP State Conference, the Branch will travel to Nashville to meet with state legislatures.

Black Ink Poetry Contest: Feb. 22, 1-3 p.m.: EPB Building. Submit poems to

National NAACP push for the Voting Rights Act of 2014: The branch joins the 1200 NAACP units across the in a national push to restore key provisions of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. There is currently pending legislation moving through Congress. 

Husband And Wife Receive Awards By The Downtown Chattanooga Sertoma Club

The Downtown Chattanooga Sertoma Club honored Sertoma member Kelly Williams with the 2016 Sertoman of the Year award.  Her husband, Robert “Bob” Williams, was presented with the 2nd Annual Jeff Berry Service Award for his service and dedication to the Chattanooga area community through Sertoma as a non-member of the club, at the Officers Installation and Awards Dinner ... (click for more)

Memorial Ceremony And Grave Marking Held For Judge David Campbell

A memorial ceremony and grave marking was held in Old Washington, Rhea County on Saturday afternoon in honor of Judge David Campbell, the first judge of the new territorial government of Franklin, which later became the state of Tennessee.  The ceremony was sponsored by the Colonel Benjamin Cleveland Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution, Randall Higgins, commander; ... (click for more)

Man Shot And Killed In St. Elmo Monday Morning; Police Interview Person Of Interest

One person was shot and killed in St. Elmo Monday morning. Police said they had interviewed a person of interest in the slaying. Chattanooga Police at 8:30 a.m. responded to a person shot at the 5000 block of Florida Ave. Upon police arrival the victim (male) had already succumbed to his injuries. The victim suffered at least one gunshot wound. At this time the Chattanooga ... (click for more)

6 People, Including 4 Children, Die In Mobile Home Fire In Trion, Ga.

Six people, including four children, died in a mobile home fire at Trion, Ga., on Sunday night. The fire broke out on Airport Road in Chattooga County. The victims were identified as Miron Bradley Jones, 29; Demi Josephine Jones, 22; Clair McKenzie Jones, 5, Lola Rosanna Jones, 3, Olivia Josephina Jones (three months), and Jada Marie Kendrick, 5, who was a cousin spending ... (click for more)

October Is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Picture a sold-out baseball game at Wrigley Field or Nationals Park packed with 40,000 fans. That image represents roughly the same number of women and men who die from breast cancer each year.  In Tennessee alone, an estimated 900 women will die from the disease in 2016. It is a sad statistic, but there is some good news: thanks to early detection and improved treatments, ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The Testerman Forum

I badly misjudged how long it would take me to do my “early voting.” I was in-and-out in no time so I got to the Hamilton County School Board’s agenda meeting well enough beforehand to have an “educational forum” with board member David Testerman. If you haven’t noticed, forums and summits and “community enlightenment” groups are the new rage and, as my friend David laughed, “They ... (click for more)