Chattanoogan: Elizabeth Trimble Gets Surprise 90th Birthday Party

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Union Hill Youth Ministry had a surprise 90th birthday celebration for Elizabeth Knowles Trimble who was born Aug. 31,1927.

She has seven children, 19 grandchildren, and 29 great-grandchildren. She is called “Grannie” not only by her grandchildren, but by many of the adults who were raised in the Union Hill Missionary Baptist Church as well as those in the South Chattanooga area where she lived for many years.

She has been a tremendous influence in the lives of people who are now doctors, lawyers, ministers, police officers, teachers, administrators, and laborers. Ms. Trimble has been actively involved in youth ministry for more than 60 years. She has not only ministered to young people within the church but also in the community.

She has served as president of the Parent Teacher’s Association for several years at Chattanooga Avenue Elementary School, Howard Elementary School, and Howard Junior High School. While her children were of school age, she served as a homeroom mother and as a leader of the Girl Scouts, and she worked with the Boy Scouts of America where she was a Den Mother.

She has worked with the Red Circle, the Sunshine Band, and various other Youth Ministries within the church, including supervisor of the Youth Choir and the Youth Usher Board. She has worked in the Vacation Bible School where she has supervised the Arts and Crafts program for several years and continues to do so.  

Officials said, "We are so blessed to have Mrs. Trimble still working with us."



Upcoming Street Closings Announced

Here are upcoming street closings: Monday: W 8th Street will be closed in between Pine Street and Chestnut Street from  7 a.m. to 6 p.m.  for crane work to a building. Local detours will be posted.  Thursday: Vintage Market Days of Chattanooga  - Reggie White Boulevard will be closed from the entrance to the skate ... (click for more)

IRONMAN 2018 Street Closures And Spectator Information Announced

Chattanooga DOT announces closures and spectator information for IRONMAN this weekend.  "We recommend that spectators and visitors park in the lots and garages surrounding downtown and utilize the Free Electric Shuttle and Bike Chattanooga bike share system," officials said.  The Electric Shuttle will have extended hours for IRONMAN on Sunday beginning at 4 a.m. ... (click for more)

President Trump To Come To Johnson City Next Monday To Campaign For Marsha Blackburn

  President Donald Trump will travel to Johnson City to campaign for U.S. Senate candidate Marsha Blackburn, Republican who is in a tight race with former Gov. Phil Bredesen. Tickets are to cost $10,000 per couple at the event next Monday. For $25,000 per couple, you get a photo and a roundtable with President Trump. Vice President Mike Pence has made several appearances ... (click for more)

Mountain City Club Considering Sale Of Downtown Club To Developer Defoor

Officials of the Mountain City Club are considering sale of the property at Eighth and Chestnut to a developer. Dan Saieed, club president, said the board was approached by developer Byron Defoor with an offer for the property. He said the club is facing declining membership and extreme  financial issues so is considering the offer. The Defoor group developed the nearby ... (click for more)

Arming Teachers With Guns Will Be Too Dangerous - And Response (4)

Arming teachers with guns in the classroom, as Bill Lee proposes, would be the single most dangerous thing to happen to students in Tennessee history. Students and teachers in close proximity to loaded firearms daily? Across this state, in middle schools alone, there are probably hundreds of student/teacher conflicts a day. What if a student got hold of gun in a struggle with ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: It’s So Sad For Me

I cannot remember a time in my life when I have been as saddened by such a travesty that has now erupted in the confirmation process that would place Brett Kavanaugh on our Supreme Court. I am sad for every single person who has been touched by this catastrophe, from 85-year-old Dianne Feinstein to Brett’s wife and two young daughters, ages 13 and 10. Not a person, in any way involved, ... (click for more)