Delta Authors On Tour-Chattanooga

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

The Chattanooga Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. accepted the charge by the National Arts and Letters Commission to host Delta Authors on Tour in Chattanooga. Chattanooga Alumnae Chapter hosted Delta Authors on Tour for the Southern Region.  The largest region includes Alabama, the Bahamas, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, and Tennessee. 

Delta Authors on Tour (DAOT) was established in August 2000 by members Stephanie Perry Moore, Trevy A. McDonald and Victoria Christopher Murray after the 45th National Convention in Chicago.  The authors met in the Author’s Pavilion at the convention.  After receiving great support from the Southern Regional Director, Dr. Paulette C. Walker, Ms. Moore later enlisted the help of Ms. McDonald and Ms. Murray in taking the show on the road. They then went on to involve other Delta sorority authors. 

All roads led to Chattanooga on April 27 from 2-5 p.m. at Chattanooga State Community College. Guests had an occasion to mix and mingle with six published authors, enjoyed hors d’ oeuvres and listened to live music provided by professional musician Danny Sample.  The first 100 attendees received a swag gift bag. 

Each author gave the audience a brief greeting, video, or excerpt from her book. The six featured authors were Dr. Sharon Cannon, Chattanooga Alumnae Chapter; Raeven Goodman, Beta Alpha Chapter; Dr. Myrtle Means, Marietta Roswell Chapter; Stephanie Perry Moore, Covington Area Chapter (also sub-chair, Delta Authors on Tour); Charlaine Price, Chattanooga Alumnae Chapter; and Angela Ray, Stone Mountain Lithonia Chapter. Book topics ranged from women of the Bible, self-empowerment, how to add flavor to a relationship, surviving cancer or a chronic disease and youth/young adult Christian fiction. 

Also in attendance were Sandra K. Horton, Southern Region director and Gwendolyn Mason, co-chair National Arts and Letters Commission. 

"The Chattanooga Alumnae Chapter by way of the Arts and Letters Committee is honored to have hosted the tour in which over 150 guests attended, and 375 books were sold. We encourage all to continue to support the arts," officials said.


CDOT Announces Construction Closures On Youngstown Road And E. 3rd Street Beginning Thursday

Red Clay Road Closing Sept. 25 For Cross Drain Replacement

Buildings And Grounds Crew Member Tucker Named Whitfield’s Employee Of Month For July


Chattanooga Department of Transportation announces the following closures beginning Thursday: Youngstown Road Youngstown Road will be closed to through traffic due to utility construction ... (click for more)

Red Clay Road will be closed at 5224 Red Clay Road beginning Sept. 25 at 8:30 a.m. for cross drain replacement. South of the work zone will utilize Wolfe Street to Apison Road to Old Apison ... (click for more)

Keeping Whitfield County’s administrative building on the top three floors of the Wells Fargo building in downtown Dalton in immaculate condition keeps Teresa Tucker constantly on the go. ... (click for more)


Happenings

CDOT Announces Construction Closures On Youngstown Road And E. 3rd Street Beginning Thursday

Chattanooga Department of Transportation announces the following closures beginning Thursday: Youngstown Road Youngstown Road will be closed to through traffic due to utility construction beginning Thursday through Monday from 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m. daily. Detours will be posted. E. 3rd Street E. 3rd Street between Derby Circle and Derby Street will be closed due to ... (click for more)

Red Clay Road Closing Sept. 25 For Cross Drain Replacement

Red Clay Road will be closed at 5224 Red Clay Road beginning Sept. 25 at 8:30 a.m. for cross drain replacement. South of the work zone will utilize Wolfe Street to Apison Road to Old Apison Road. North of the work zone will utilize Old Apison Road to Apison Road to Wolfe Street. (click for more)

Breaking News

Dr. William Jackson Named Erlanger’s New CEO; Spiegel Gets Year's Salary, Continuing Insurance

During a specially-called meeting of the Erlanger Health System Board of Trustees, Chairman Mike Griffin announced that Chief Medical Officer Dr. William L. Jackson Jr., has been appointed as the health system’s new president and chief executive officer. Also a settlement was reached with former president Kevin Spiegel, who resigned last week under pressure from the board. ... (click for more)

Car Accident On Lee Highway Causes Vehicle To Crash Into Hotel

A car accident on Lee Highway caused a gold van to leave the road, crash into an SUV in a hotel parking lot and then into two hotel rooms, structurally damaging the building. The incident happened just after 3 p.m. Wednesday at the In Town Suites on Lee Highway. Both hotel rooms were empty at the time of the incident. A total of 12 surrounding rooms were evacuated as a precaution. ... (click for more)

Opinion

Let The Water Company Pay The Bill - And Response

Tennessee American breaks a line and 35,000 people lose water for three days. Well they don’t exactly admit they broke it, they were working on it a few feet away and it just broke….so they say. One half of TAWC service area is out of water three days and nights, hospitals canceling surgery, schools closed and opened and then sending the children home, businesses shut down, government ... (click for more)

Gregg Gentry Says He Was Not At Meeting On Nurse Pay

Regarding Mr. Exum's claim in his Sept. 12 column that Erlanger Chief Administrative Officer Gregg Gentry attended his Sept. 4 meeting with Kevin Spiegel is not accurate. Mr. Gentry said he was not at this meeting. (click for more)