James County Historical Society Meeting November 6

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Our meeting will be on Sunday, November 6 at 2:30pm at the Ooltewah United Methodist Church. 

The program will be a virtual walk around Main Street in Ooltewah, including homes, churches, businesses of our past. Main Street was the main commerce street in James County. Come and share with stories and items that you may want to share.

Bring a friend and enjoy the afternoon. As always, our meeting is open to the public.


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Historic Nashville Announces 2018 Nashville Nine Most Endangered Historic Properties

Chester Martin: A Tiny Bit Of Chattanooga's Postal History On An Old Post Card


The Tennessee Trail of Tears Association will hold a commemorative walk on Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Blythe Ferry Cherokee Memorial Removal Park in Birchwood, Tn. The walk is to remember those ... (click for more)

Historic Nashville, Inc. (HNI) announced its 2018 Nashville Nine, a list of the city’s most endangered historic places, at a press event held today at Bobby’s Idle Hour on Nashville’s historic ... (click for more)

The picture shows evidence of at least four small items of local postal interest: #1 - the postmark reads, "CHATT ROME ATLANTA" with the word "TRIO" under the date. "Trio" refers to the three ... (click for more)


Memories

Tennessee Trail Of Tears Association To Hold Commemorative Walk Nov. 10

The Tennessee Trail of Tears Association will hold a commemorative walk on Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Blythe Ferry Cherokee Memorial Removal Park in Birchwood, Tn. The walk is to remember those who crossed the Tennessee River at Blythe’s Ferry during the forced removal of the Cherokees in 1838. "Blythe’s Ferry is named for the original owners, William Blythe and his Cherokee ... (click for more)

Historic Nashville Announces 2018 Nashville Nine Most Endangered Historic Properties

Historic Nashville, Inc. (HNI) announced its 2018 Nashville Nine, a list of the city’s most endangered historic places, at a press event held today at Bobby’s Idle Hour on Nashville’s historic Music Row. Emmy Award-winning songwriter, publisher, and producer and Historic Nashville Vice President Trey Bruce joined members of HNI to reveal this year’s Nashville Nine properties that ... (click for more)

Breaking News

Amazon To Create 5,000 New Jobs In Nashville; Will Invest More Than $230 million In Operations Center Of Excellence

Governor Bill Haslam and Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe announced today that Amazon will invest more than $230 million to establish a new Operations Center of Excellence in downtown Nashville. As part of Amazon’s investment, the company will create 5,000 high-paying jobs in Davidson County, representing the single largest jobs commitment ... (click for more)

Man Shot And Killed Monday Morning By Police Identified As Cesar Alehandro Ramos, 25

A man was shot and killed on Monday morning by Chattanooga Police officers after they responded to a shots fired call at 6:13 a.m. in the 5000 block of 15th Avenue. He has been identified as Cesar Alehandro Ramos, 25. A reporting party said the suspect was walking in the street, displaying a firearm, and firing shots at houses. Upon arrival, officers encountered ... (click for more)

Opinion

Thanks To First Volunteer Bank

Thank you to the Highway 58 branch of First Volunteer Bank. On behalf of the Ernie Pyle Chapter of the Military Order of the Purple Heart, I would like to express our appreciation to the manager and staff of the HIghway 58 Branch of First Volunteer Bank for putting on a Veterans Day lunch in the lobby of your bank on Friday, Nov. 9. It was a cold and rainy day and Army, Marines ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: ‘Easy Eddie’ & Butch

Not an hour’s drive from where I now sit is one of the best restaurants in all of Tennessee. Its been some years since I last ate supper at High Point, a legendary mansion restored to elegance by the current owners but, back in the ‘60s, I got a wide-eyed teenager’s peek at the place one Sunday afternoon. What’s this? 14-inch walls filled with sand to stop a G-man’s bullet? Escape ... (click for more)