Young Chattanooga Author Writes Book On Experiences In Colorado

Saturday, March 15, 2014
 Claire Henley
Claire Henley

Chattanoogan Claire Henley has written a book on her experiences living in Colorado.

Her novel, 51 Weeks: The Unfinished Journey, has just been released through Amazon and iBooks for e-readers.

Ms. Henley, 24, is a graduate of Chattanooga Christian School.

The e-book info:

Evelyn Walker, 22 and fresh out of college, steps into an adventure of a lifetime when she leaves her hometown of Chattanooga for the first time by herself to live in the exceptionally mountainous land of Aspen, Colorado. A lover of the great outdoors and an aspiring writer, Evelyn spends her year away journeying throughout the Rocky Mountains, whether on foot or on skis; whether alone or with John, the young man she meets and falls in love with while out West. She keeps journals throughout her journey that document the true beauty, freedom, and love she experiences; as well as the true trial and loss she must endure while in the mountains. The dilemma is Evelyn becomes so enamored by the adventure and passion of her new world, and love in John, that she does not realize she is getting stuck in a place where she does not belong, until it is nearly too late. On her voyage, Evelyn climbs to the top of sky scraping peaks, skis the most extreme slopes, traverses the high desert, and loves with all of her heart. On her voyage, she experiences the loss of loved ones, serious injury, deep conviction about her destiny, and the profound transformation that gets her back on the course she was created to take. 51 Weeks: The Unfinished Journey is the completed compilation of the journals Evelyn kept during this voyage, a voyage so extraordinary it must be told.

Here is how to order:

http://www.amazon.com/51-Weeks-The-Unfinished-Journey-ebook/dp/B00IWYDLBQ/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1394801373&sr=8-1&keywords=51+Weeks

Commissioner Gibbons, Colonel Trott To Visit With State Troopers In Chattanooga

Department of Safety and Homeland Security Commissioner Bill Gibbons will meet with Tennessee Highway Patrol Chattanooga District troopers on Tuesday morning to discuss department priorities and various initiatives to reduce traffic fatalities across the state. Colonel Tracy Trott and members of the THP Command Staff will also be in attendance. (click for more)

U.S. Supreme Court History Journal Publishes Article By Tennessee Court Of Appeals Law Clerk

Tennessee Court of Appeals Judge John McClarty’s law clerk Stephanie Slater has published an article about Justice Edward T. Sanford’s tenure on the Supreme Court of the United States. Justice Sanford is the only known Knoxvillian and University of Tennessee graduate to sit on the U.S. Supreme Court.The article, which is a chapter excerpted from a book Slater is authoring, was ... (click for more)

County Schools Receive Community Gift For Almost $1 Million To Fund Public School Bible History Program

Bible in the Schools presented a community gift for nearly $1 million to the Hamilton County Department of Education (HCDE) to reimburse 100 percent of the costs of funding a Bible history program in 18 public schools for the 2015–2016 academic year. Enrollment data for 2015–2016 reported 3,582 students in grades 6–12 elected to take a Bible history classes. “This gift from the ... (click for more)

DA's Office Defends Suspended Sentence In School Bus Driver Rape Case

The District Attorney's Office defended a controversial suspended sentence in a rape case involving a substitute county school bus driver. Prosecutor Jason Demastus said the victim, who was 15 years old at the time of the March 2015 incident, was in agreement on the plea and refused to testify against Alexander Rodriquez. Rodriguez, 34, last Thursday pleaded guilty to ... (click for more)

Make America Good Again - And Response

“No people can be great, who have ceased to be virtuous.”   Samuel Johnson (1709 – 1784) Last week I witnessed first hand the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio. As I observed the happenings within the Quicken Arena, the one theme that continued to pop up again and again, was  Make America Great Again .  Of course, that being ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Keep Mike Carter’s Genius

Mike Carter, who has just been chosen as the “Best Overall” member of the Tennessee Legislature by a group known as the Tennessee Forum and “Legislator of the Year” by Citizens for Home Rule, is truly both. A lawyer and then a Sessions Court judge for 8 ½ years, he is overwhelmingly favored to win a third term during next Thursday’s election and rightly so. While it is laudable ... (click for more)