Chapter Dedicated To Community Service Awards Dame Of The Year Honors

Monday, January 29, 2018
The annual Chapter Dame of the Year was awarded to Janet Cantrell, on right, by Joan Hanks
The annual Chapter Dame of the Year was awarded to Janet Cantrell, on right, by Joan Hanks

Colonial Dames Seventeenth Century’s Prudhomme Fort Chapter held its mid-winter meeting at The Tea Cottage.  

The year in review included the recent historical dedication of Jackson Chapel Cemetery, at the entrance to Chester Frost Park in Hamilton County, attended by Chattanooga city and Hamilton County officials. The oldest known date in the cemetery is 1810; however, history records show that over 400 graves to this property lie underneath the waters of Chickamauga Lake, with history reflecting thousands of years of ownership. 

Support to the national James Elwyn and Mary S. Johnston Scholarship was featured, with it being noted that this scholarship is available to a High School Senior with a G.P.A of 3.9 (or higher). 

The annual Chapter Dame of the Year was awarded to member, Janet Cantrell, of Athens, Tn., by Joan Hanks of Signal Mountain, Chapter Awards chairman. Ms. Cantrell is the current CDXVIIC State Museum Chairman; a featured speaker; and is a historian and writer, having published a book entitled: “The Mountain Lion & The Vail Ranch Mice - An Aesop Fable Retold, Western Style”. 

Prudhomme Fort Chapter is active locally and nationally, promoting goals: (1)Preserving records and historic sites of the country; (2) foster interest in Colonial research; (3) aiding in the education of the youth of the country; (4) to maintain zealously those high principles of courage and patriotism that led to the independence of the Colonies – and the establishment of The United States of America; (5) to maintain a library of heraldry and to preserve the lineage and coats of arms of armorial ancestors –furnishing local and national libraries with American Colonial records and other data; and (6) active support of veterans’ activities and programs.  For more information, please call 842-7774.

VIDEO: Ben Haden Gives His Personal Testimony At Billy Graham Crusade In Chicago, June 11, 1971

Video by Ben Cagle (click for more)

Concrete Weekend Repair On I-24 East Near MM 182.6 In Hamilton County Cancelled, Due To Inclement Weather

Due to possible inclement weather, the concrete repair project on I-24 East at Mile Marker 182.6 in Hamilton County has been cancelled for this weekend.    It is tentatively scheduled to take place on the weekend of  March 9, weather permitting and barring unforeseen circumstances.   (click for more)

Daisy Elementary Evacuated After Bomb Threat

Daisy Elementary School was evacuated on Friday, after a threatening message about a bomb was found on a wall. The school was emptied immediately, and public safety personnel responded to inspect the building.  The students were taken to the gym at Soddy Daisy High and provided with food as they waited to re-enter the building.   Children and teachers were ... (click for more)

Initiative Launches In Support Of Signal Mountain’s Water System; Tennessee-American Says It Has Long Provided Clean Water To Signal

A citizen committee is urging Signal Mountain "to be vocal and choose local" in the imminent water department sale. The local group formed “Be Vocal. Choose Local.” after the town of Signal Mountain voted last May to initiate a Request for Proposals for the acquisition of its water department.  The committee urges the town to sell its water system to Walden’s Ridge Utility ... (click for more)

Reflections On Billy Graham

Sandra and I are saddened this morning after learning of the death of Billy Graham. We rejoice today, because Mr. Graham once said "It will be reported that Billy Graham has died, but that won't be the truth. He said the truth is that he had only moved to a new location".  I remember when we named 15th Street as Billy Graham Avenue, his daughter Gigi came for the dedication ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The Saturday Funnies

Every day, without exception, I find a number of “treats” in my daily dose of email. These funnies, and other pertinent information, are sent to me by a myriad of “Internet Buddies” who I repay by sending out some of the funniest that I collect. Think of it as sort of a “co-op” for my readers to enjoy. When The Saturday Funnies began last summer, it was what I still think is ... (click for more)