Brainerd Mission Flag Cemetery Draws Crowd

Thursday, June 12, 2014
Carol Berz
Carol Berz
- photo by Teresa Rimer

Some 100 people attended the annual Brainerd Mission flag ceremony on Wednesday.  

The East Ridge High School ROTC and Sea Cadets were on hand to perform the exchange of flags.

Chattanooga District Six Councilwoman Carol Berz spoke on "History and Revitalization of Brainerd/Midtown."

Greetings were given by the Tennessee Daughters of the American Revolution State Regent Susan Thomas and  the Tennessee Society Son of the American Revolution President Claude T. Hardison.

The Brainerd Cemetery was founded as a Christian mission to the Cherokee Indians in 1817 and was an active mission and school to area Indians and slaves of that time. It ended with the Cherokee removal in 1838.

The cemetery is currently owned by the five local chapters of the DAR: Chickamauga Chapter, Chief John Ross Chapter, Judge David Campbell Chapter, Moccasin Bend Chapter,  and Nancy Ward Chapter, and the local John Sevier SAR Chapter.

For information on joining the DAR please go to dar.org, or the SAR at sar.org.
At ceremony
At ceremony

Chattanooga Public Library Receives Memorial Gift

Colonial Dames Seventeenth Century members of Prudhomme Fort Chapter  presented books to the genealogical reference section of the Chattanooga Public Library.   Reference books placed were Barbados and Scotland Links 1627-1877,  by David Dobson, 2005; and  Scots in the West Indies 1707-1857  (Volume II) by David Dobson, 2006.  ... (click for more)

Hotwater Road Closed For Slope Work May 2-June 10

The Hamilton County Highway Department reports Hotwater Road will be closed beginning Monday, May 2, for slope stabilization road work that is expected to continue until June 10. (click for more)

Dewayne Ray Burns Wanted After Firing Shots At Fort Oglethorpe Police Officers

Dewayne Ray Burns is wanted after police in North Georgia were led on a chase, and he fired shots at officers. Burns fired shots in their direction late Thursday night. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation and the Fort Oglethorpe Police Department are investigating the incident. According to park rangers on the scene, the Burns ran away, while firing shots in the direction ... (click for more)

5 Considered For Cleveland City Manager Position

Five names were selected  Friday  by a citizens advisory committee to send to the Cleveland City Council for consideration as the next Cleveland city manager. The five are Angie Carrier, Joe Fivas, Mark Reeter, Seth Sumner and Julie Underwood. The list is being sent in alphabetical order so no one has an advantage when the city council considers the candidates. ... (click for more)

Jill Levine Is An Educational Rock Star

No one has covered the Hamilton County Department of Education drama better than Roy Exum.  Thank you, Roy, but I take issue with your unnamed sources.  Professional jealousy and sour grape darts should not be anonymous.   HCDE is so dysfunctional, and there is good cause to place this public organization under a microscope, dissect it into pieces and discard all ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Cancer Is Not A Battle

I read a marvelous essay not long ago where the author urged, “Stop telling the lie that cancer is a battle … a battle implies a fair fight, and there was nothing fair about my cancer or the cancer that took the life of my friend. Those experiences were about as fair as getting hit by a car – and nobody says people lose their battles with automobiles.” Mary Elizabeth Williams, ... (click for more)