Southern Brewers Festival On "Indefinite Hiatus"

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Organizers of the Southern Brewers Festival said Thursday the event is "on indefinite hiatus."

 

The group said, "For more than 20 years the Southern Brewers Festival has been a Chattanooga tradition.

 

"Over the years this event has grown from our humble parking lot beginnings to a large, Riverfront festival.

Because of your support we have been able to donate hundreds of thousands of dollars to local charities that support causes important to the Chattanooga community.

 

"Yet, due to rising expenses and lower attendance, we are putting the Southern Brewers Festival on indefinite hiatus and will instead focus our fundraising efforts elsewhere in Chattanooga.

 

"Thank you for celebrating craft beer, music and community with us for the past 23 years. We look forward to seeing you at future Chattanooga area events."



Southern Adventist University Ensembles Kick Off Concert Season

The Southern Adventist University Symphony Orchestra and Wind Symphony invite the public to their first concerts of the season.  The Symphony Orchestra will perform Sept. 30 at 7:30 p.m. at Collegedale Church of Seventh-day Adventists. Under the direction of Laurie Redmer Minner, the Symphony Orchestra will present “Symphony in D minor” by César Franck and ... (click for more)

PHOTOS: Power Players Headline Miller Park Grand Opening

The Power Players headlined the Miller Park grand opening Friday. They are Gerald Massengale- vocal, Michael Andrews- vocal, guitar, Johnny E Smith- percussions, Amber Carrington - vocal,  Dran Micheals - guitar, and Richard Copeland- sax & Jim Rhodes - bass (click for more)

Farrow, Waldens Are Newest Lead Donors For Medal Of Honor Heritage Center Capital Campaign

Officials of the Medal of Honor Heritage Center on Tuesday announced the center has reached a major milestone in its agreement with River City Company to build the new Heritage Center at the former Visitors Center building in the Aquarium Plaza.  This milestone, to raise more than $3 million by the end of 2018, was made possible, in part, by a $250,000 gift from Farrow Family ... (click for more)

2 Bank Tellers Say They Are Positive Walter Rice Was Gunman Who Robbed Hixson Branch

Two tellers from the Hixson branch of the Bank of America testified Tuesday they are positive that Walter Frank Rice is the individual who robbed them at gunpoint last July 25. General Sessions Court Judge Lila Statom bound a bank robbery charge against Rice, 36, of 4734 Sabrina Lane, Hixson, to the Grand Jury. She raised his bond on the bank robbery charge to $250,000, calling ... (click for more)

Arming Teachers With Guns Will Be Too Dangerous

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: 2018 Ig Nobel Awards

The word ‘ignobel’ is rarely used because only a few among us know that it means "characterized by baseness, lowness, or meanness." About 30 years ago, a glorious group of great scholars took a literary hatchet to form the word into ‘ig nobel’ so it could be placed in the dictionary as a term that means “a satirical social criticism that identifies absurd research.” Think of ... (click for more)