Real Housewife Of Atlanta's Mama Joyce Visits Chattanooga Thursday

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Mama Joyce Jones, the "tell it like it is” celebrity mom, will be making her debut appearance in the Scenic City on Thursday as the guest co-host for “Feel it Thursday”, a music showcase featuring local artist at Mocha Restaurant and Music Lounge at 511 Broad St., next door to Sugar’s Ribs.

Mama Joyce Jones is the mother of Bravo TV Housewives of Atlanta cast member Kandi Burruss. The series delves into the lives of six women from Atlanta’s social elite while juggling families, careers and jam-packed social calendars. This past season of the Real Housewives of Atlanta revolved around Ms. Jones as she very displayed her disdain and disapproval of Kandi’s new husband Todd Tucker, a former Bravo TV producer. She has been known as Mama Joyce throughout her daughter’s tenure on the show.  Ms. Jones has always had a recurring role; however, on this go round, her disapproval of her daughter’s new husband was a painful sticking point throughout season six, said officials. 

Real Housewives of Atlanta is the highest rated show in the housewives franchise with an average audience of about 3.7 million.

Journey Educational Services To Hold Fundraising Banquet

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Closure On East 3rd Street For Construction Project On Friday

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Darrel Jones, 43, Shot And Killed On Central Avenue

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Family Escapes Early Morning House Fire

A home was damaged by fire early Thursday morning.  The Chattanooga Fire Department received a fire call at  3:48  a.m.  and responded to 1825 Dixon Street with four fire companies. The family inside the home was awakened by a passerby knocking at the door. All of them quickly made their way outside the home to safety.  Once firefighters ... (click for more)

An Extra Helping Of Gratitude

After being thankful for the grace of God, my family and good health, this year I have an extra helping of gratitude to live in a special place called Chattanooga.   We endured the trauma of terrorism on July 16 and emerged more united and stronger than ever before.  We claim our heritage and celebrate our diversity like no other city in America.  We honor our ... (click for more)

Why I Am Thankful, 2015

I can’t really remember when I first started this – sometime in the 1970s – but my favorite column every year comes during Thanksgiving when I literally pause and use my fingers to thank God for all His richest blessings. The year 2015 has been bountiful so here are just a few of the things I will carry in my heart as I take my place at today’s table: I AM THANKFUL that tomorrow, ... (click for more)