Hurst Celebrates 132nd Church Anniversary

Tuesday, August 19, 2014
The Hurst United Methodist Church will celebrate 132 years in the north Chattanooga community on Sunday with services led at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.  Pastor Emeritus Dr. Virgil J. Caldwell will preach at 11 a.m. and Rev. Dr. Wayne L. Johnson at 3 p.m.  Special music will be provided by Hurst Choirs, Tiffany Coleman and Friends and the Mount Moriah Parish Choir.  Rev. Edward L. Ellis, pastor and Maurice Jones, anniversary chairman invite all to attend these services.


Steve Ellison: Blind Crossing

The fact that the Messiah will open the eyes of the blind is a recurring theme of the book of Isaiah and the Gospels.  The Bible clearly describes the person who is lost in their sin as being spiritually blind.  The Bible speaks figuratively of the lost person having scales on his eyes that must be removed before he can come to faith in Christ.  Three years ago, I ... (click for more)

"The Holy Spirit ... Then And Now" Is Message Sunday At Metro Tab Church

The public is invited to worship at Metro Tab Church this Sunday at 10:30 a.m. The message, preached by Pastor Steve Ball, will be "The Holy Spirit....Then and Now."  (click for more)

City Stormwater Board Approves Water Quality And Development Fee Increases

The city Stormwater Regulations Board on Monday recommended that the city approve water quality and land development increases sought by the Berke administration, though board members said there had not been enough time for the board and the public to study the fee hikes. Bill Payne, city engineer, said the water quality fee increase would amount to an average $11 per year per ... (click for more)

Blakemore Gets 23-Year Prison Term For Selling Heroin That Caused Death Of Red Bank Man

Federal Judge Sandy Mattice on Monday sentenced Darius Jermaine Blakemore to 23 years in federal prison for selling heroin to a Red Bank man who overdosed and died.   Blakemore, 29, had gone to trial on the case, but it was announced in the middle of the trial that both sides had agreed to the 23-year term. Blakemore had faced 30 years to life.   Blakemore ... (click for more)

Liberal Conspiracy Afoot

According to Roy Exum’s Sunday column, there are now upwards of six or seven Democrats in Hamilton County, and all of them have secretly maneuvered their way onto the boards of a couple of dozen local organizations. Unlike Republicans, some of them serve on multiple boards and some of them serve with one another on the same boards. This is outrageous. We all know that boards and ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Words For The Ages

I was probably one of few people in the entire world who didn’t get caught up in the Royal Marriage of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry this weekend. I got over having any semblance of ‘pomp and circumstance’ a long time ago and, as a rule, studiously avoid those apt to ‘put on airs and graces.’ By ignoring the magnificent occasion, I made a big mistake and today it is with delight ... (click for more)