Colonial Dames Seventeenth Century: Honors The Past, Present And Future

Friday, May 23, 2014
Pictured celebrating Colonial history with Amanda Varnell, of ‘Dish ‘T Pass Cooking School, demonstrating Colonial recipes at a recent chapter meeting: Pauline Moore, president; Amanda Varnell;  and Lenore Levy, parliamentarian.
Pictured celebrating Colonial history with Amanda Varnell, of ‘Dish ‘T Pass Cooking School, demonstrating Colonial recipes at a recent chapter meeting: Pauline Moore, president; Amanda Varnell; and Lenore Levy, parliamentarian.

Prudhomme Fort Chapter members serve the Chattanooga community by; sponsoring a Veteran to participate in Honor Flight – a day trip to fly to Washington, D.C. for a tour of the WWII Monument including an Honor Luncheon; supporting the Chattanooga ‘James H. Coolidge’ Veteran’s Clinic; honoring American heritage by either erecting or recognition of historical markers and places; and seeking out family grave sites to clean and restore tombstones from the past.  A continual project is researching Coats of Arms of ancestors whose lineage follows family lines extending back to the 1400’s – 1600’s.

Prudhomme Fort Chapter welcomes prospective members. The requirement for membership is tracing family lineage to a Colonial ancestor, who was either a historic Founder of any of the original colonies; a member of the ruling government; a church official’s services; Founder of a college or school; all professionals, trades and crafts; all military services of the colonies; any who furnished funds or supplies to aid the colonies; landowner, Freeman or planter; member of the Provincial Congress; or a Headright or transportee.

For information on membership, please call Pauline Moore, 824-7774.


Weekly Road Construction Report

Here is the weekly road construction report for Hamilton County:  U.S. 27 (I-124) widening from I-24/U.S. 27 interchange to north of the Olgiati Bridge over the Tennessee River, including widening the Olgiati Bridge:  Work on this project continues.  The speed limit on U.S. 27 in the construction zone is 45 MPH.  The contractor may have temporary lane or shoulder ... (click for more)

Whitfield County Landfill, Convenience Centers To Be Closed Monday

Four Dalton-Whitfield Solid Waste Authority facilities will be closed on  Monday,  in observance of Memorial Day.  Locations include the Old Dixie Landfill & Convenience Center, McGaughey Chapel Convenience Center, Westside Convenience Center, and the M.L. King Convenience Center.    All locations will reopen on  Tuesday, from 7 a.m. ... (click for more)

Man Found With Home-Made Explosive Device Near Businesses In Hixson

A man was found with a home-made explosive device outside businesses in Hixson late Tuesday night.   A business was evacuated and portions of Highway 153 and Hamill Road were cordoned off while the device was taken away.   Joshua Redden, 34, was charged with possession of a prohibited weapon, public intoxication, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession ... (click for more)

Man Shot In Home Invasion Early Wednesday Morning

A man was shot in a home invasion early Wednesday morning.   Chattanooga Police responded to a person shot on the 6000 block of Arlena Circle at 4:40 a.m. Upon arrival, police located the victim, Edward Greatheart, 41,  who was suffering from a non-life threatening gunshot wound.   Mr. Greatheart was treated on the scene and transported to a local hospital ... (click for more)

Life For Our Ancestors In 1890

May 26-27 is the 1890’s Day Jamboree in Ringgold. I encourage any reader to attend and enjoy that wonderful community. I love having grown up in Northwest Georgia and celebrating our veterans, including both of my grandfathers who served in WWII.  But I also want to describe how the 1890’s were for my ancestors, living here in a singularly turbulent time. Based on, among ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Governor Haslam, Please!

AN OPEN LETTER TO GOV. BILL HASLAM … Greetings to you, my friend. You know with one more year on the course we have sailed during your two terms as the leader of our state you will go down as one of the greatest governors we have ever had. It stands to reason you eye Lamar Alexander’s Senate seat, but whatever you do it will be hard to replicate your service to Tennessee and ... (click for more)