Screening Of Blanco Documentary Is July 27

Monday, July 14, 2014
Jack Blanco
Jack Blanco

A new documentary, the Jack Blanco Story, featuring the life story of a Chattanooga-area resident, Holocaust survivor and Korean War veteran, will be shown on Sunday, July 27, at 5:30 p.m. at the Collegedale Community Church at 4995 Swinyar Dr.

Review for The Jack Blanco Story:

Jack J. Blanco’s tale of survival, submission and salvation will inspire young and old alike from all walks of life. Follow his journey through Nazi labor camps and wartime trials to the realization of a heavenly heritage leading to a new calling as pastor, missionary and author of the Clear Word Bible paraphrase.  

The documentary also features interviews from prominent members of the local community. 

Segments were filmed overseas in Germany, Africa and the Philippines, demonstrating the global impact of Blanco’s ministry. 

The screening is open to the public and free of charge. This is the first documentary from the Chattanooga-based non-profit Network 7 Media Center, and the first of a two-part production, the Blanco Project. The production has been a focus of the center’s ministry for the past three years.  

For more details, including how to order the Jack Blanco Story, visit n7mc.org/blanco.



Tony Boston Presents "The Next Big Hit" At The Convention Center Aug. 19

Local promoter Tony Boston is presenting "The Next Big Hit" musical talent showcase at the Convention Center on Aug. 19. 2 Deepwithin is the house band. The musical lineup includes Kandace Carter, Kayla Moore, Genesis, KB, Timiethea, Kharre Fade, 30, Yung Loud, Feline DaQueen, 3Ramidal, J Will, Sisi Eberhandt, Adolescent, Jimmy Allgood, and Flay. There will be a $1,000 ... (click for more)

Chattanooga Band Subkonscious Was Among Riverbend Highlights

It was approaching the closing days of Riverbend with two nights remaining - Friday night with headliner Toby Keith taking the Coke stage.  Walking up to another stage prior to and during Toby on the Coke stage was an awesome collection of singer/songwriter bands. Did you stop at the Tennessee Valley Federal Credit Union stage? Great lineup on Friday night with  Jocelyn ... (click for more)

City Council Approves Short Term Vacation Rental District In 7-1 Vote

The City Council on Tuesday night voted 7-1 to set up a district where short term vacation rentals will be allowed. Only Councilwoman Demetrus Coonrod was opposed. Chairman Jerry Mitchell was absent. The district includes the Downtown Overlay (mainly Downtown, the North Shore, an area stretching to Missionary Ridge, and the Southside. It also includes all of Lookout Valley.  ... (click for more)

3 People Shot At Citgo On Glenwood Drive; 1 Dies; D'Kobe Jordan, 19, Arrested On Multiple Charges

Three people were shot at a convenience store in Glenwood on Monday afternoon. One later died after being rushed to the hospital.  The incident happened around 2:40 p.m. at the Citgo at 101 Glenwood Dr. Police said the teen who shot the man who died was wounded himself and went to the hospital. D'Kobe Jordan, 19,  is now facing murder charges. Chattanooga Police ... (click for more)

Improvements On The Glass Bridge

The glass bridge has been an embarrassing situation almost since the day of installation. At least two or three and usually more sections of glass have continuously been cracked. This creates fear in pedestrians and causes most to want to use the middle metal section. In addition, it has not been maintained for cleanliness.  I observed that both the front section and ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: California’s Foolishness

Over the weekend Hillary Clinton, the first runner-up in the latest presidential election, tweeted, “Forget death panels. If Republicans pass this (health) bill, they're the death party.” It was also being seriously debated if the psychotic action of the gunman who shot Louisiana Rep. Steve Scalise was due to the repugnant rhetoric being increasingly spewed by other liberals. Great ... (click for more)