First Baptist Organist Presents Lecture-Recital This Sunday

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Ethan McGrath, organist at First Baptist Church, will present a lecture-recital this Sunday, at 7:30 p.m. in Ackerman Auditorium at Southern Adventist University. 

How do composers think of ideas? What makes music endure the test of time? What has made Beethoven so famous? Local composer Ethan McGrath will explore questions such as these in a lecture-recital he has entitled "On Beethoven, Yosemite, and Pebble in a Creek." 

By way of illustration, he will perform piano works by Beethoven, Brahms and Grieg, as well as an obscure suite by Vaughan Williams. The recital will also feature two of his own choral works. The audience will have the chance to get involved during a question and answer segment and will be among the first to sing a new hymn tune he has composed. 

The program is free and open to the public. For directions or more information, contact Ethan McGrah at  883-9212 or ethan@ethanmcgrath.com.


Bridge Christian Church To Host Free Family Movie Series

Bridge Christian Church announces its sixth annual family movie series, Movies in the Park at Dark, at Heritage Park.  The first movie will be shown on Friday, Aug. 11 and chronicles the lives of animals and a mystery they try to solve in the city of Zootopia.    The second event takes place on Saturday, Sept. 30.  The blockbuster is about a former scientist ... (click for more)

Mitch McClure To Speak On "I Might Ought To Live A Little Differently" On Sunday

Middle Valley Church of God announced that Pastor Mitch McClure will speak on the topic, "I Might Ought To Live A Little Differently" at the 10:30 a.m.  service on  Sunday .     Pastor Mitch McClure will lead the congregation in a time of prayer and worship on  Sunday, at 6:30 p.m.   All are invited to participate ... (click for more)

Bradley County Sheriff Eric Watson Booked At County Jail; Says He Is Not Guilty

Bradley County Sheriff Eric Watson was booked at the Bradley County Jail Friday morning. He faces six separate charges of altering/falsifying/forging a title plate assignment. Sheriff Watson, a former state legislator, posted a $30,000 bond. He issued this statement, "For more than a year, I have confronted numerous accusations from some who desire to have more control ... (click for more)

County School Board Members, Rep. Favors Rap State Take-Over Plans For Low Performing Schools; New Superintendent To Come Up With Community Plan

County School Board members at a Thursday work session took turns rapping a state take-over plan for low performing schools. New Supt. Bryan Johnson said he will work over the next 30-45 days to come up with a community proposal for strengthening the iZone schools. He said, "I'm not sold myself" on some of the aspects of a proposed state partnership with the school district. ... (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: School Board Shoves Back

The Hamilton County School Board, told that ‘no’ was not an option three months ago when state Education Commissioner Candice McQueen arrived to take over five floundering public schools, may have to ask the Governor to call out the Tennessee Guard. A very vocal School Board shoved a bitter ultimatum right back into McQueen’s lap during a work session Thursday night and showed it ... (click for more)