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.


Special Event Street Closures For July 28-30

Friday, July 28 Nightfall Concert Series: Closures include Market from 10th to 8th, MLK Blvd. from Broad St. to Georgia Ave. from 5:30-11:59 p.m. The Nightfall Concert Series is free to the public and held each Friday till Aug. 25 outdoors in Miller Plaza. This Friday's headliner is The Greyhounds with local opener Rick Rushing and Blues Strangers beginning at 7 p.m. Visit ... (click for more)

Samaritan Center's Stock Their Lockers Begins Monday

The Samaritan Center’s Stock Their Lockers, a program that allows students kindergarten through 12th grade to receive a backpack-full of school supplies, kicked off on Monday with a special visit from Stewart Payne and his Readmobile from Read 20.   Mr. Payne spent time reading to children in the Center’s Farrow Community Corner, now transformed into a Dr. Seuss-themed ... (click for more)

Cleveland City Council Votes 4-2 To Pass A 46-Cent Property Tax Increase

The Cleveland City Council, with scant public notice, voted 4-2 on first reading on Monday afternoon to approve one of the largest property tax increases in the city's history. Richard Banks, Bill Estes, Tom Cassada and Vice Mayor Avery Johnson voted for a 46-cent property tax boost. Opposed were Charlie McKenzie and David May. Dale Hughes and Mayor Tom Rowland were absent ... (click for more)

Pair Arrested In Connection With Lookout Mountain Vehicle Thefts, Break-Ins

Police on Lookout Mountain said two arrests have been made tied to the theft of  two vehicles stolen from a home in Lookout Mountain, Ga., last week.   In connection to the vehicle thefts, seven other vehicles were entered and several items were stolen. Lookout Mountain, Ga., Chief Todd Gann said, "Early  Wednesday  morning, a Georgia resident noticed ... (click for more)

Do Something To Protect Our Children

It is unconscionable in this day and age that these children had to exist in such deplorable conditions and that an innocent baby suffered and died alone in a locked car.  Yes, there is blame and accountability considering this family had child neglect charges filed a few years ago (that were apparently dropped and expunged) and a large part of the responsibility should ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Not Many Know This

The best story of the summer – by far – came out of Panama City over the Fourth of July weekend when over 80 total strangers on a Panama City beach responded to screams. Two boys, ages 14 and 11, were caught in a rip tide and all of these “angels” quickly formed a human chain -- over 80 people with their arms locked -- to stretch out in the water, reach those kids and tug them out ... (click for more)