Gospel Explosion 2014 Is June 7 In Cleveland

Friday, May 9, 2014

Celebrating 12 years of ministry, Gospel Explosion 2014 is slated for June 7 from noon until 7 p.m.at Mosby Park in Cleveland.  The Christian family event is free and open to the public.    

Gospel Explosion is an outreach ministry aimed at drawing the community closer to Christ through ministry, fellowship and action, said officials.  Though structured like a carnival to attract a diverse group of people, the ultimate purpose is ministry. 

Attendees should visit the registration booth upon arrival to receive an armband that will entitle them to a free hot dog and drink.  After registration, visitors are free to roam the park and take part in all the activities offered.  In addition to free food, there will be vendors onsite selling a variety of food including fish sandwiches, smoked turkey wings, BBQ and more. Additionally, there will be inflatable toys, games, prizes and more. 

The stage will be set under a tent with space for lawn chairs.  New this year, attendees will need to bring their own lawn chairs for seating.  Coming back this year are the recording artist Eula Gipson, Johnson Family Singers, and Gerald Benton just to name a few.  The “most original performance” winners of BICC’s “So You Think You Have Talent” talent show, Tinillik will be new to the stage this year.  Other participants will be announced later. 

Organizers are currently seeking additional gospel talents, volunteers and sponsors to help with Gospel Explosion 2014.  For more information or to be involved, call RaSharon King at 987-3356 or email rmking@comcast.net.


The Photographic Society of Chattanooga Holds Spring Season Opening And Reception Feb. 3

The Photographic Society of Chattanooga will hold a reception at the Gallery at Blackwell Automotive, 71 Eastgate Loop in Chattanooga, on February 3, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. to present the spring season show.   Refreshments will be provided, and the public is welcome.  Prints are on display for viewing and purchasing. "Please come out and view the wonderful images of the ... (click for more)

Local Woman’s Noah’s Ark Sculpture On Display At Garden Plaza Jan. 26

Garden Plaza of Greenbriar Cove, 4586 Forsythia Way in Ooltewah, will display a large replica of Noah’s ark on Thursday.   Guests can admire the 4 feet by 2 ½ feet by 4 ½ feet wooden creation made by Pam Lewis, who teaches scroll saw classes at the independent living community. It took Ms. Lewis (and those who assisted her) more than 360 hours to complete the model. ... (click for more)

Chattanooga Police To Add 14 Officers After Violent Weekend; New System To Allow Local Testing Of Shell Casings

In the wake of a weekend in which five people were shot with two dying, the Chattanooga Police Department is adding 14 more officers, Mayor Andy Berke and Chief Fred Fletcher said Monday. The department is also utilizing a new system that will allow local testing of shell casings and avoid a long wait time after sending them off to Nashville. Chief Fletcher also said there ... (click for more)

Cleveland Mother And Father Indicted After 2-Month Old Tests Positive For Meth; Has Multiple Injuries

The father and mother of a two-month-old in Cleveland have been indicted for child abuse after the baby tested positive for meth and had multiple injuries. Cleveland Police said on Jan. 4 the Department of Children Services and the Cleveland Police Department’s Special Investigations Unit began a joint investigation on an aggravated child neglect/abuse case.  DCS and ... (click for more)

Proud Of Chattanooga And The Women's March - And Response (2)

I was very happy to participate in the Women’s March on Chattanooga yesterday afternoon. The diversity and the sheer numbers of women, men and children were incredible. One estimate was at least 3,000. Standing together with all of these like-minded souls was overwhelming and humbling.  I have rarely been so happy and so proud of my town.  One question is, why is ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Our Puzzling Women

After Rhonda Thurman left the “Enlightment” meeting of the Hamilton Country School Board Saturday afternoon, she must have been catching up on the news when she posted this message on her Facebook page: “I am really trying to understand. I am a woman and I cannot think of one "RIGHT" I do not have. Can someone enlighten me?” Not one person enlightened Rhonda because nobody could ... (click for more)