Former Miss America To Speak At Southern Adventist University On Overcoming Obstacles

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

When Heather Whitestone was selected as Miss America 1995, she became the first woman with a disability to receive the honor. On April 3, she will share her story in Iles P.E. Center at Southern Adventist University

During her year of service as Miss America, Ms. Whitestone delivered her message, “Anything is Possible.” She sought to inspire individuals to achieve their goals through the S.T.A.R.S. program (Success Through Action and Realization of your dreamS), a five-point approach for personal empowerment. As Miss America 1995, Ms. Whitestone traveled an average of 20,000 miles each month and spoke in a different city every other day.

Ms. Whitestone now uses S.T.A.R.S. as the platform for her motivational speaking, in which she tries to help people realize that they can overcome obstacles and fulfill their dreams. She has spoken to business corporations, nonprofit organizations, churches, and government agencies, including the FBI and CIA.

Ms. Whitestone is also a published writer, having authored four books thus far: "Listening With My Heart," "Believing The Promise," "Let God Surprise You," and "Heavenly Crowns."

The 11 a.m. presentation is free and open to the public. For more information, call 423 236-2814.


Lu And Liu Take First Place In Lee’s Piano Competition

Yun Lu and Vincent Liu took first place in the 12th annual Lee University piano competitions for the collegiate and pre-collegiate divisions, respectively. The award ceremony concluded the International Piano Festival and Competition held June 12-18.  For the pre-collegiate division, second place was awarded to Jonathan Reichenberger, with third place going to Eriko Darcy ... (click for more)

Georgia Northwestern's GED Center To Hold Orientation

Georgia Northwestern Technical College’s (GNTC) GED Center is holding an orientation for the public on  June 28 and July 12 at 2 p.m.  Visitors will learn what to expect if you choose to enroll in the college’s GED preparatory classes at the college’s Chattooga County location. These free sessions will be held at the Summerville Adult Education Center at 152 Senior ... (click for more)

Home In Ooltewah Damaged By Fire Caused By Lightning Strike Sunday Afternoon

A home in Ooltewah was damaged by fire early Sunday afternoon. At  4:33 p.m. , the homeowner called 911 reporting a fire at the residence at 711 Rocky Shadows Drive (Mountain Shadows subdivision in the Ooltewah area). The Tri-Community Volunteer Fire Department responded and arrived on the scene reporting light smoke showing from the roofline. Firefighters entered ... (click for more)

Family At Bedside Of Legendary Lady Vol Coach Pat Summitt

The family of legendary Lady Vol coach Pat Summitt was at her bedside on Sunday. Erin Freeman, of the Pat Summitt Foundation, released this statement: “On behalf of Pat Summitt’s family, we acknowledge the past few days have been difficult for Pat as her early onset dementia, ‘Alzheimer’s Type,’ progresses. "She is surrounded by those who mean the most to her and during ... (click for more)

General Bell: Chattanooga Needs The Coolidge Medal Of Honor Heritage Center - And Response

I'm pleased and indeed compelled to let you know a bit more about the exciting and most honorable "Charles H. Coolidge Medal of Honor Heritage Center" planned for Coolidge Park.     Here's what the Heritage Center will be:  It will be a fitting capstone for Chattanooga's Coolidge Park on Northshore in downtown Chattanooga.  While this exceptional Chattanooga ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Where Will George Go?

George Will, easily one of the most respected conservative columnists in America and a Republican commentator, was a guest on Fox News Sunday yesterday when he made a very revealing statement. He announced he has left the Republican Party “for the same reason I joined it” and that he is not only disappointed by the party’s actions but its increasingly-inept leadership as well. ... (click for more)