Testimony Quartet, Jim Ricketts And Crystle Elam Will Perform At Ringgold Depot

Friday, September 5, 2014
The Testimony Quartet will appear Sept. 12 in Ringgold
The Testimony Quartet will appear Sept. 12 in Ringgold

The Testimony Quartet will perform at Sacred Sounds Fridays on Friday, Sept. 12, 7:30 p.m. at the Ringgold Depot, Depot Street and U.S. 41.  This concert for Share America Foundation, Inc. will also feature singers Jim Ricketts and Crystle Elam.

Randall Franks, “Officer Randy Goode” from TV’s “In the Heat of the Night” will emcee.

Among the performers sharing their talents with the Testimony Quartet is US 101 radio personality Ken Hicks, who sings bass, Dove Award nominee Howard Stewart who sings baritone, tenor singer Brad Harris and lead singer Heath Allen.

Ken Hicks, hosts the “Gospel Road” Sundays from 6 - 9:30 a.m. on US 101 and appears daily for the morning show, said there is nothing quite like standing in the midst of history when you sing.

“We are marking our eighth year of sharing our music at this special concert series at the Ringgold Depot.  The depot hosts events that reflect the heart and soul of this historic town,” he said. “This will be an evening of fellowship, uplifting the Lord in song, and sharing some down home fun and I look forward to visit with all our friends who come to help us encourage youth through the scholarship program.”

"Also performing is Jim Ricketts and Crystle Elam. The two singers share Jesus through song combining years of performing experience," officials said.

“This allows us so many wonderful opportunities to meet folks and share the goodness of the Lord,” Mr. Ricketts said.

The group won the North America Country Music Association International 2012 Traditional Gospel Duet of the Year and Ms. Elam won the Horizon award for traditional female vocalist. They also won Traditional Gospel Duet of the Year from the Tennessee Country Gospel Music Association in 2011.

The event is a fundraiser for the Pearl and Floyd Franks Scholarship Fund. The Share America Foundation, Inc., a Georgia non-profit, presents scholarships to talented musicians who excel in the Appalachian musical arts.

Donations for tickets are adults: $5, Children 5 and under free with adult. Tickets may be purchased locally at SonShine Christian Books 706-861-7675 in Fort Oglethorpe. Bring seat cushions for added comfort. For more information, Share America Foundation, Inc. P.O. Box 42 Tunnel Hill, Ga. 30755 www.shareamericafoundation.org.

 

 

Jim Ricketts and Crystle Elam share music with fans at Ringgold Depot
Jim Ricketts and Crystle Elam share music with fans at Ringgold Depot

Wyatt, Hypercolor, UnLeashed, Elenown And Cowen Are Talent Playing At Barking Legs This Week

"This week brings an extraordinary range of performance to the theater, and that diversity is perhaps what best characterizes our goal as a venue," officials at Barking Legs said.   Wednesday Night Jazz in the Lounge will continue this week with the Alan Wyatt Quartet featuring Shawn Perkinson. "Alan is one of the finest saxophonists you'll hear anywhere, and Shawn is the ... (click for more)

Lee To Present Marimba Madness On Monday

Lee University School of Music will present Marimba Madness, a percussion studio concert featuring internationally recognized marimba artist Kevin Bobo, on Monday at 8 p.m. in Pangle Hall.  The concert will also feature students from the percussion studio of Dr. Andy Harnsberger, assistant professor of music and percussion coordinator at Lee.  According to Dr. Harnsberger, ... (click for more)

Tennessee Temple University To Close After Almost 70 Years

Tennessee Temple University, after almost 70 years in operation in Highland Park, is set to close after this semester. Trustees are set to vote on Tuesday morning to merge Temple with Piedmont International University of Winston-Salem, N.C. Students who are not graduating this semester would have the option to continue their education there. Bryan College in Dayton, Tn., and ... (click for more)

Brand-New Cleveland Police Chief No Longer In Charge After He Is Caught With Officer's Wife

The brand-new Cleveland Police Chief, Dennis Maddux, is no longer in charge after he was caught in his police car with the wife of one of his officers. City Manager Janice Casteel said she will temporarily lead the department. She said Cpt. Mark Gibson will be in charge of day-to-day operations. City Manager Casteel said, "Pursuant to Article Vlll Section 2 of the City ... (click for more)

Tennessee Deserves Better Health Reform

Tennessee needs health care reform. Expanding Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, or "Obamacare," was not the best solution for Tennesseans. That is why the vast majority of Tennessee legislators never publicly supported the plan defeated in a special legislative session in February.   It is important to distinguish health care from health insurance. As one physician ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Cameras Or Subterfuge?

State Rep. Andy Holt (R-Dresden) is an easy-to-like member of the Tennessee Legislature and the fact he is teaming with state senator Todd Gardenhire (R-Chattanooga) to rid the state of its loathsome traffic cameras is indeed a wonderful thing. The legislative action is long overdue, with the biggest winners being the out-of-state camera companies. That alone is just about all you ... (click for more)