Artillery Demonstrations At Point Park July 4

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park invites the public to attend living history artillery demonstrations inside Point Park, atop Lookout Mountain, Friday, July 4, at 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m., and 3:30 p.m. Visitors are reminded that admission to Point Park is $3 per adult, age 16 and older.   

Independence Day, July 4, 1776, was a time in history when Americans were willing to band together and live out Patrick Henry’s immortal words “give me liberty, or give me death!” During the Civil War, the country was again engaged in a deadly struggle over the meaning of those very words.

In the fall of 1863, Confederate artillerymen occupied the summit of Lookout Mountain in an attempt to prevent the Union army, besieged in Chattanooga, from receiving much-needed supplies. If they could deny supplies from reaching the starving Union soldiers, Henry’s words might ring true for the South. On this Independence Day, we invite you to come learn about the struggles during the Siege of Chattanooga through these artillery demonstrations.    

For more information, contact the National Park Service, Lookout Mountain Battlefield Visitor Center at 423 821-7786, the Chickamauga Battlefield Visitor Center at (706) 866-9241, or visit the park’s website at www.nps.gov/chch.

MSA Select: A Mid-South Sculpture Alliance Member Show Opens Jan. 9

The Association for Visual Arts and the Mid-South Sculpture Alliance are partnering to present a juried exhibition of work by MSA members.  The exhibit will run Jan. 9-Feb. 27. This exhibit seeks to foster MSA’s mission to advance the creation and awareness of sculpture in its many and varied forms, and promote a supportive environment for sculpture and sculptors.  ... (click for more)

Weekly Road Construction Report

Here is the weekly road construction report for Hamilton County.  South Crest Road Bridge repair project over I-24 (between MM 182.3 – 182.4) and East Main Street (Mid-State Construction Co, Inc):  The contractor has closed the South Crest Road Bridge over I-24 and East Main Street in Chattanooga as a major repair project gets underway. During the project, the entire ... (click for more)

Investor Group Plans $31 Million Hotel In Chattanooga Bank Building

An investor group announced that it is planning the development of an upscale 150-room hotel in the historic Chattanooga Bank Building. MCA is comprised of 20 EB-5 investors as limited partners with Red Leaf Development, managed by David Roos, as the general partner. Long-time partner PHG is involved in the development of the hotel and will be responsible for its management ... (click for more)

Police Say Texts From Slain Minister Detailed Drug Deals

An investigator testified Thursday that a minister who was beaten to death during an apparent drug deal had texts on his phone dealing with similar exchanges of illegal drugs. The minister's wife said he had gone out that night as part of a church counseling program to women. General Sessions Court Judge Clarence Shattuck bound charges of felony murder and especially aggravated ... (click for more)

Please Don't Close The Piccadilly Cafeteria At Hamilton Place

Oh, no. The Piccadilly Cafeteria at Hamilton Place is closing.  Its last day is Christmas Eve.  I will miss the great food they have there but most of all I will miss their servers, cashiers and waitresses.  They are all so friendly and accommodating.  They make it like it’s a home-style restaurant. I sure wish there was some way that Hamilton Place and ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The Last Day Of School

AUTHOR’S NOTE: This story first appeared in the Chattanooga News-Free Press in the early 1980s and every year since then I have been asked repeatedly about it. It is easily the most famous story I have ever written – copies have been sent to me from numerous foreign countries -- and it may be the easiest story I ever wrote. All I did was write what the noted religious psychologist ... (click for more)