Randall Franks Performs At Premiere Of New Film The Solomon Bunch

Friday, April 20, 2012
Randall Franks joins stars on the red carpet at the premiere of The Solomon Bunch. From left, (back) singer Lorie Watkins, Randall Franks, Craig Crumpton, (front) Ethan Meeks, Ashton Williamson, Landon Dodson, and singer Judy Watkins.
Randall Franks joins stars on the red carpet at the premiere of The Solomon Bunch. From left, (back) singer Lorie Watkins, Randall Franks, Craig Crumpton, (front) Ethan Meeks, Ashton Williamson, Landon Dodson, and singer Judy Watkins.

North Georgia actor Randall Franks attended the premiere of his new film The Solomon Bunch.

“This is such a wonderful Christian film that is tailored for youth,” he said. “In the story five youth learn a lesson as they seek the wisdom of Solomon while solving a summer mystery in their small town.”

Mr. Franks made a special appearance in the film as the somewhat quirky Edgar Albert, he said.

“I was honored to do a cameo in this project,” he said. “I am sure kids around the world will enjoy this movie for years to come. It was beautifully directed and filmed.”

Mr. Franks joined cast members on the red carpet before entertaining over 1,000 attendees at the debut at Eagle’s Landing First Baptist Church at McDonough, Ga.

The Watkins Family joined Mr. Franks on stage as he brought the attendees to their feet with selections from his Handshakes and Smiles CD and shared his award-winning fiddling prowess.
Jason Prisk directed the children’s film from Creekside Films and Pinecrest Pictures. It also stars Craig Crumpton, Audrey McCroskey, Todd Maynor, Abbey Kochman, Landon Dodson, Ethan Meeks, Micah Courtland, and Ashton Williamson. 

Randall Franks (center) is joined on the red carpet by bluegrass gospel stars The Watkins Family, from left, Lorie Watkins, Judy Watkins, Todd Watkins and Jeff Stanley.
Randall Franks (center) is joined on the red carpet by bluegrass gospel stars The Watkins Family, from left, Lorie Watkins, Judy Watkins, Todd Watkins and Jeff Stanley.

CSO Orchestra And CSO Youth Orchestras Join For A “Side-By-Side” Concert On Feb. 26

The Chattanooga Symphony and Opera and the CSO Youth Orchestras present an event, featuring not only two of the youth orchestras in concert (Symphony and Philharmonic), but also the CSO Orchestra and the CSOYO Symphony combined.  This event gives CSOYO students a chance to learn more about their craft by working alongside the CSO musicians, and gives the  audience ... (click for more)

V-Day UTC Presents Benefit Reading Of The Vagina Monologues Feb. 23-25

UTC’s Women’s Action Council and Women’s Center will present a three-performance benefit reading of Eve Ensler’s award winning play The Vagina Monologues at the UTC University Center Auditorium. Performances will be Thursday and Friday, Feb. 23-24, at 7 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 25, at 2 p.m.  All proceeds from tickets and donations will benefit the Partnership for ... (click for more)

Man, Child Killed In Crash On Highway 136 In Walker County; 2nd Child Seriously Injured

  A man and an unrestrained five-year-old child were killed when a vehicle went out of control on Highway 136 in Walker County on Saturday. A 10-year-old in the car was seriously injured. The driver was thrown from the van and was dead at the scene. The four-year-old was trapped in the vehicle and also died at the wreck site at Ponder Creek Road. The Georgia State ... (click for more)

2 People Shot After Domestic Dispute In Brainerd; Corey Moon Taken Into Custody On Saturday Night

Two people were shot during a domestic dispute in Brainerd late Friday night.   Chattanooga Police responded at 11:17 p.m. to the 4700 block of Rogers Road on a shooting. The following are the preliminary facts of that investigation.   Officers were able to locate two victims, Cortez Moon, 23, and Terri Dossett, 45, suffering from non-life threatening gunshot ... (click for more)

Rhonda Thurman: Speaking The Truth About CSLA - And Response

One parent called me a “Liar” during Thursday’s Facilities meeting. Others from CSLA have been a bit more creative saying that I spread “misinformation”, “falsehoods” and “spread inaccurate statements”. Then there were more descriptive terms- “arrogant”, “uninformed”, “unprofessional”- if these CSLA parents don’t stop, they are going to hurt my feelings. In this letter, I will attempt ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: It Ain’t Gonna Work

In the last seven days, there have been seven different people who have been shot in separate incidents in Chattanooga. On Tuesday, the City Council approved a total $223,656 in street cameras and accessories to take pictures of our gangstas when the cops already know them by first names. Late last month it was announced the Chattanooga Police Department would double our gang violence ... (click for more)