48th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Week Celebration Is Jan. 8-15

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

The Unity Group of Chattanooga will host the 48th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Week Celebration, “The Dream: Delay Is Not An Option.” 

Here is the schedule of events:

Monday Jan. 8,  p.m.
Mass Incarceration
Bessie Smith Cultural Center
200 East M L King Blvd.  
Presenter: Hedy Weinberg, ACLU Tennessee executive director 

Tuesday Jan. 9, 7 p.m.
Interfaith Worship Service: Celebration of Music
Mercy Junction Peace and Justice Center
1918 Union Ave. 
Facilitator: Tom Kunesh, Chattanooga Intertribal Association 

Thursday, Jan. 11, 11:30 a.m.
SE Council on Children and Youth Children’s Rights Conference
Second Missionary Baptist Church 
2305 East Third Str.
Presenter: Rosalyn Leavell-Rice, regional coordinator TCCY/ SE Council on Children and Youth  

Thursday, Jan. 11, 6 p.m.
Hamilton County Black Caucus presents: Developing a Community Agenda
Eastdale Village UMC
1403 Tunnel Blvd. 
Facilitators: Bro. Kevin Muhammad, Pastor Timothy Careathers, Hamilton County Black Caucus

Friday, Jan. 12, 6 p.m.
Black Native American: The Untold Story
Eastdale Village UMC
1403 Tunnel Blvd. 
Facilitator: Mahmood Abdullah, Sankofa Fund for Civic Engagement 

Saturday, Jan. 13, 9 a.m.
Annual Prayer Breakfast (Donation $25) 
Second Missionary Baptist Church 
2305 East Third St.
Featured Speaker: Pastor LeRoy Henderson of Second Oak Grove Baptist Church (Valdosta, Ga.) 

Sunday, Jan. 14, 4 p.m. 
Dr. King's Birthday Celebration
St. Paul A.M.E. Church
514 Williams St.
Featured Speaker: Marlena Toney 

Monday, Jan. 15, 4 p.m.
Memorial Parade and March (line up begins at 3 p.m.) 
740 East M. L. King Blvd. 
(Route begins at 3 p.m. on Peoples Street; ends at Bessie Smith Cultural Center) 

{Main Program}
Monday, Jan. 15, 5 p.m.
Orchard Knob Missionary Baptist Church
1734 E 3rd St.
Speaker: Lonnie C. King Jr., Committee on the Appeal for Human Rights, civil rights organizer 

For additional information contact: Sherman E. Matthews Jr. at 364-3501, semjr@epbfi.com  https://www.facebook.com/unitygroupofchattanooga or http://unitygroupofchattanooga.com



December 1863: Holiday Open House At The Cravens House Nov. 30 And Dec. 1

CARTA Announces Thanksgiving Holiday Schedule

Junior Achievement Recognizes 4 Local Investors


Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park will present a Christmas Open House at the Cravens House, Lookout Mountain on Friday, Nov. 30 and Saturday, Dec. 1. The house will be decorated ... (click for more)

In observance of Thanksgiving Day, there will be no CARTA bus, Downtown/North Shore Shuttle or Care-a-van services on Thursday, Nov. 22. All CARTA bus services will resume regular schedules ... (click for more)

Junior Achievement of Chattanooga honored four local investors during “A Night with The Drifters” concert dinner. It honored Chambliss Bahner and Stophel, P.C. with the 2018 “Spirit of Achievement” ... (click for more)


Happenings

December 1863: Holiday Open House At The Cravens House Nov. 30 And Dec. 1

Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park will present a Christmas Open House at the Cravens House, Lookout Mountain on Friday, Nov. 30 and Saturday, Dec. 1. The house will be decorated in a manner very similar to the Civil War era. This holiday event will take place from 6-8 p.m. with tours beginning every 30 minutes. Reservations are required. To make a reservation, ... (click for more)

CARTA Announces Thanksgiving Holiday Schedule

In observance of Thanksgiving Day, there will be no CARTA bus, Downtown/North Shore Shuttle or Care-a-van services on Thursday, Nov. 22. All CARTA bus services will resume regular schedules on Friday, Nov. 23, except for the Mocs Express. Additional information on CARTA’s routes, schedules and services may be obtained by calling the CARTA Information Line at (423) 629-1473, ... (click for more)

Breaking News

Truck Driver Charged In Death Of Another Truck Driver In Head-On Crash Near Trenton

A tractor-trailer driver from Pennsylvania was charged on Friday in the death of another truck driver. The Dade County Sheriff's Office said Gustavo Rodriguez-Pagan was driving on Interstate 59 near Trenton when a head-on crash occurred. His vehicle crossed the median and struck another tractor-trailer. Authorities said they found Rodriguez-Pagan walking around the accident ... (click for more)

Girl Injured In 5-Vehicle Crash On I-24 Near Wildwood Exit

A young girl was critically injured in a five-car crash on I-24 in Dade County on Saturday. The accident was near Exit 169 at Wildwood. Authorities said a roll-back tow truck that was hauling two vehicles struck a van with a family inside. The van then struck three other vehicles. The wreck happened just before noon. The girl was found unresponsive in the van. (click for more)

Opinion

HES Can't Be Matched, Replicated Or Cheaply Duplicated

As a volunteer at the Humane Educational Society for four years, I have first-hand knowledge of the work this organization does and the conditions it has to overcome to do it. The 118-year-old facility in which the administration, staff and volunteers work every day is at the end of its road. A new shelter space is more than warranted. The good news is that there are county funds ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: A Thanksgiving Opener

Ever so often my dear friend Dale Brown, the former LSU basketball coach, will include me as he shares his wonderful thoughts, occasional devotions, and glittering ideas how we should be our best every day. Dale is an expert at motivation yet he’s got a friend whose insight I’ve grown to adore. When Dale was at LSU, he signed a stunning basketball player named Johnny O’Bryant III ... (click for more)