Jonestown Survivor To Speak At Chattanooga Friends Meeting Tuesday

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Laura Kohl, a Friend from San Diego and a survivor of the Jonestown, Guiana, mass suicide of 1978 of 918 people, will speak at Chattanooga Friends Meeting at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, at the meeting house, 335 Crestway Drive at Roger Road.  She will address what happened at Jonestown, the guilt experienced by those who lived through the event, and the nature of cults inthe 1970s and 1980s. Every one is invited to attend.


Mayor Berke To Participate In ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Monday; City Council To Particpate On Tuesday

After receiving multiple challenges, including from WGOW’s Brian Joyce and Assistant Police Chief Danna Vaughn, Mayor Andy Berke will accept the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Monday at 5:30 p.m. on the steps of City Hall. Mayor Berke will accept the challenge publicly and wants to raise more money for ALS research. People can come by City Hall Thursday, Friday or Monday and make a ... (click for more)

Local NAACP Launches Moral Week Of Action Aug. 22-28

The Chattanooga-Hamilton County NAACP, along with coalition partners, will conduct a Moral Monday Press Conference at City Hall on Friday. This press conference is relative to the launch of the TN NAACP’s Moral Week of Action, scheduled from Aug. 22-28.    During the press conference, information will be provided about the state-wide MWA activities, which will include ... (click for more)

School Board Delays Decision On Big-Ticket Health Insurance Item For 1 Week

The Hamilton County School Board on Thursday night voted to delay a vote on a new insurance plan for employees until next Thursday. Sandy Hughes, president of the Hamilton County Education Association, said, "I have a difficult time trying to think of what priority in spending is more important than the well-being of your employees and their children...You've not given us enough ... (click for more)

Man Charged In Westview Elementary Rampage Under Treatment At Moccasin Bend

The 22-year-old charged with a rampage through Westview Elementary School is under treatment at Moccasin Bend Psychiatric Hospital, officials said. Aaron Roden had been set for his first court appearance on Thursday morning. Attorney Allen Dunn of the public defender's office said the hearing needed to be delayed. A status court appearance will be Sept. 23 at 1:30 p.m. Sheriff ... (click for more)

Black Creek TIF Decision-Who Guards The Hen House? - And Response

Citizens of Chattanooga were invited to give public comment before their own Industrial Development Board Aug. 15. They arrived to find foxes guarding their hen house.  Many thought the meeting was their opportunity to seek redress in the ill-conceived Black Creek Tax Increment Financing plan. However, they learned it was a sham orchestrated by both the past and present ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Let’s ‘Pay It Forward’

At 7 a.m. on Wednesday morning, this at a Starbucks coffee store located at 2186 Tyrone Blvd. in St. Petersburg, Fla.,  an unidentified woman who was first in line at the drive-through window, politely told the drive-through window clerk she would like to “pay it forward.” The clerk checked the next order – it was a caramel macchiato – and the first customer paid for both her ... (click for more)