Music At The MACC Free Concert Series Kicks Off

Thursday, August 07, 2014

The Mountain Cove Bluegrass Band will kick off the 2nd annual free, Thursday evening concert series at the Mountain Arts Community Center, 809 Kentucky Ave. on Signal Mountain, Thursday, Aug. 21, at 7 p.m.

"Mountain Cove Bluegrass is a six-member band comprised of talented young musicians ranging in age from 18 to 21 from Chattanooga area high schools. They have garnered frequent news media attention for outstanding instrumental work, close vocal harmonies, and their energetic stage presence," officials said.

 

The group began performing in late 2008, gaining audience approval and local media attention. Their first CD, "New Generation," was released in late 2009, and their second CD, "Back Home," was released in 2011.

Band members include: Austin Adkins, 21, guitar; Cody Harvey, 20, lead banjo, guitar and vocals; Mike Holloway, 20, bass fiddle and vocals; Colin Mabry, 19, lead vocals and lead guitar; Tyler Martelli, 19, harmonica, mandolin, guitar and vocals; and Wil Markham, 18, fiddle and vocals.


The Joni Harbin Show Comes To The Gem Saturday

The GEM Theatre will present the Joni Harbin Show on Saturday at 7 p.m.  Review for the Joni Harbin Show: Many know Joni as the hysterical mistress of ceremonies from the annual Dancing with the Stars fundraiser or the acclaimed emcee of the annual Pearl Awards.  Others know her as the very capable director of communications for the Gordon County Chamber of Commerce ... (click for more)

Shock Theatre Begins New Season On WDEF Jan. 3

After a holiday break, the cast and crew of Shock Theatre start the season up for 2015 with a look back at the “Best of 2014.” Dr. Shock hosts this first episode of 2015 by presenting highlights from the following episodes of 2014; Episode 5 Dracula’s Great Love, Episode 6 Carnival of Souls, Episode 7 Bloody Pit of Horror, Episode 8 The Brain that Wouldn’t Die, Episode 9 House on ... (click for more)

3 Members Of Family Suffer Minor Injuries In Propane Gas Explosion At House In Hixson

Three members of a family were injured in a propane gas explosion at a house in Hixson on Sunday afternoon. At 2:45 p.m. , neighbors living on Crabtree Road heard a loud explosion.  A 911 call was made by the homeowner reporting a gas explosion at 1714 Crabtree Road. The Dallas Bay Volunteer Fire Department responded and arrived reporting heavy smoke. Firefighters ... (click for more)

Police Say Hixson Woman In Body Armor Fires At 2 Vehicles; Points Gun At Motorists, Officer

Police said a woman dressed in body armor was finally taken into custody on Friday afternoon after she fired at two vehicles and pointed her gun at other motorists as well as a police officer. At approximately 3:52 p.m., the Chattanooga Police Department responded to 1300 Cloverdale Dr. for shots fired. O fficers located two victims who said they were at a stop sign when ... (click for more)

Our Government Is Not Broken

A recent Fox News poll indicated two thirds of Americans think their government is broken. That's not good for America because in reality our form and system of government has generally worked very well. Even recently, our system of government has produced some very good results.   Consider some of the following:  1. Winding down long expensive wars in Afghanistan ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Silliness And Wisdom

Neil deGrasse Tyson, who is a noted astrophysicist and director of the Hayden Planetarium at New York’s Museum of Natural History, wandered into “a black hole” or sorts on Christmas Day when he sent some clever tweets that caused quite a ruckus. He has about 2.8 million followers so how do you think the first one went over? “QUESTION: This year, what do all the world’s Muslims and ... (click for more)