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Earl Freudenberg Remembers Fiddlin Bob Douglas

During its 40 years, hundreds of musicians performed on the Mountain Opry stage. The board of directors recently decided to close the Friday night show at the Walden’s Ridge Civic Center. President Ken Holloway said the condition of the building and declining attendance helped lead to the decision. Of all the musicians, one man stands out in my mind, Fiddlin Bob Douglas. He started playing in the 1920’s. Holloway said Uncle Bob, as some ... (click for more)

Fiddlin Bob Douglas was one of the long-time fixtures at the Mountain Opry. He is shown with Ray Fox, left, and Ken Holloway, right. See story and more photos by Earl Freudenberg.
Photo by Earl Freudenberg
Fiddlin Bob Douglas was one of the long-time fixtures at the Mountain Opry. He is shown with Ray Fox, left, and Ken Holloway, right. See story and more photos by Earl Freudenberg.

John Shearer: Remembering When Wes Brown Sr. Looked Back On His Life

Local KFC Franchisee Organization Provides Hot Meals For Chattanooga Children


When I was an avid teenage golfer in the 1970s, I would occasionally run into Wes Brown Sr. either while he was helping administer some kind of junior tournament or while he was working at the Moccasin Bend Golf Course. I never knew the latter was not his full-time job, as he always ... (click for more)

Local KFC Franchisee, JAK Foods Inc., is partnering with Chattanooga-based We Over Me to provide a hot meal for underprivileged children who are typically reliant on school lunches to provide nutrition every day, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and local school closures during this time. ... (click for more)



Dalton State's Lee Earns Exemption Into Barbasol Championship


What do four former major winners and S.M. Lee have in common? They will be in the same field on July 20-23 , when the PGA Tour makes it's annual visit to Alabama for the Barbasol Championship. ... (click for more)


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