I Thank God For March 12

Saturday, March 12, 2022

On March 12, 29 years ago, God sent a blizzard. We got 21 inches of snow through the night. When we woke up in the morning, no one went anywhere. The interstates were shut down, I-24 was literally a parking lot of tractor trailers and cars from Chattanooga to Monteagle.

But my thanksgiving to God is this: March 12-13, 1993 were in the days that the abortion clinic killed babies. Little babies whose lives would have been snuffed out on these dates were not. They were delivered by God from certain death and some of them are now 29 years old. They are now our fellow-workers, neighbors, brothers, sisters, husbands, wives, uncle, aunts and yes, even fathers and mothers themselves. 

In a month, both the building owner and the abortion clinic were finished financially. In another month, the pro-life community in Chattanooga bought the abortion clinic building in bankruptcy court. We paid $294,000 for a building that was worth only $222,000. We were determined not to have an abortion clinic in our town.

Two years later, March 1995, the Chattanooga Times ran a six-part series on abortion, or the lack thereof, in Chattanooga. One the many quotes was this: "Ask members of the anti-abortion movement why the city’s only pregnancy termination clinic closed and they will point up to heaven."

Praise God from whom all blessings flow! What great things happened on March 12, 29 years ago.

Charlie Wysong


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Memories

Earl Freudenberg: Remembering Earl Roden, Longtime Farmers Market Fixture

The late Hamilton County Executive Dalton Roberts said one time he always bought his watermelons from Earl Roden at the Farmers Market on E. 11 th Street. Dalton said no one knew fresh produce like Earl and, for many years, the top county official and his parents were regular customers. Mr. Roden passed away Wednesday with his family by his side. His daughter Diane posted on ... (click for more)

East Tennessee Historical Society Honors Hamilton County Initiative With Award Of Excellence In East Tennessee History

The East Tennessee Historical Society’s annual Awards of Excellence were presented at the organization’s Awards Ceremony on Tuesday, June 7, at the Museum of East Tennessee History in Knoxville. Since 1982, the Society has annually recognized individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions to the preservation, promotion, programming and interpretation of ... (click for more)

Breaking News

Supt. Robertson Sees "Many Positive Results" In Latest TCAP Data

Hamilton County students scored at or above statewide proficiency levels in more than 64 percent of tested areas during the 2021-22 school year according to district-level TCAP results released by the Tennessee Department of Education on Wednesday morning. Of the 28 content areas tested in grades 3-12, Hamilton County students met or exceeded proficiency scores from the state ... (click for more)

EPA Awards Chattanooga $4.9 Million To Clean Up Polluted Sites

At a press conference at the U.S. Pipe/Wheland site, Environmental Protection Agency officials announced that the federal agency has awarded Chattanooga $4.9 million in funding to tackle brownfields in the city, "helping turn contaminated sites into productive economic opportunities." The funds consist of two $500,000 grants - one for analysis, one for cleanup - and $3.9 ... (click for more)

Opinion

Dangerous Dam At Ketner's Mill Has Claimed Too Many Young Lives

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Missionary Ridge is Chattanooga's "diamond in the rough" that can spearhead a new era in our city's growth. Way back on Nov. 25, 1863, soldiers under the leadership of General Ulysses S. Grant stormed Missionary Ridge and broke the back of the Confederacy. The Battle of Missionary Ridge demonstrated the superior forces of the industrialized North and gave their soldiers a chance ... (click for more)