Staples Family Reunion Set For July

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

The Staples Family Reunion will be held Saturday and Sunday, July 1 and July 2, 2017, in Chattanooga.  

For more information contact Brenda Kelly at 504-4016.



Chester Martin: Responses I've Had To My "Memories"

Ever since I started writing these memories I have had many excellent responses to them, and most of those people have shared a few memories of their own. One of my good and faithful readers responded so favorably to my last writing, about the Fourth of July holiday, that I asked her permission to quote it here; she gives her own birth year - which is quite a few years after mine ... (click for more)

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It happened so fast that people might have hardly noticed, but within the last couple of weeks or so, three small mid-century-era commercial buildings in the 4000 block of Hixson Pike were torn down. The rubble was removed with the quickness of bowling pins at a modern bowling alley, and about all that was left behind afterward was a large backhoe sitting like a conquering ... (click for more)

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Make One Of The Proposed Surplus City Buildings Into A Local History Museum - And Response

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Roy Exum: No Cell Phones Allowed

There was a time, not so long ago, when school-aged children would learn lessons from a prescribed text, such as a textbook. Today texting is far, far different and, as any of our teachers will tell us, cell phones have become the scourge of education. In almost every classroom, kids will silently text in the shadow of the desk in front of them rather than focus on the lesson. Yet ... (click for more)