Nancy Ward Chapter, NSDAR Inducts 2 New Members

Thursday, February 22, 2018
Members of Nancy Ward Chapter with speaker Ray Smith
Members of Nancy Ward Chapter with speaker Ray Smith

Nancy Ward Chapter, NSDAR, started its 2018 calendar year on Valentine’s Day with the monthly meeting at Mountain City Club.  The Daughters selected a “Go Red!” theme to remind members about American Heart Month.  Information on Heart Month and how to reduce the risk of heart disease was later distributed to all members. 

Two new members were inducted, Keely Farris and Beth Moneymaker.  Other business included assigning members to distribute ready-to-hang posters of George Washington in honor of Presidents’ Day and discussing plans for the Nancy Ward Dedication Day ceremonies to take place in Benton, Tennessee on March 24. 

Ray Smith, author, speaker, and retired Y-12 historian, presented a program on the Oak Ridge facility and also shared his knowledge of a stolen statue of Nancy Ward. 

To learn more about the work of today’s DAR, visit

Chaplain Pauline Moore inducts Keely Farris and Beth Moneymaker
Chaplain Pauline Moore inducts Keely Farris and Beth Moneymaker

Urban League Offers Free Tax Prep Assistance To First Responders

Police officers and firefighters are invited to have their taxes prepared for free next week through the Urban League of Greater Chattanooga’s VITA program. Urban League and the IRS are designating one day to do free tax preparation and e-filing services for all Chattanooga and Hamilton County police officers and firefighters. The VITA program is co-sponsored by the city of ... (click for more)

HCSO Hosts Seminar On Homicide Investigations With Emphasis On Opioid Deaths

Throughout this week, beginning on Monday, March 12, the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office hosted a seminar taught by the world renowned Law Enforcement Training firm, Wicklander-Zulawski & Associates, to area law enforcement investigators to help investigate potential opioid related deaths.  This week long training contained modules in crime scene analysis, interview ... (click for more)

North Carolina Corporation Resubmits Rezoning Request For 38,000-Square-Foot Grocery Store On Signal

Undeterred by the standing-room-only crowds who turned out last year to oppose its proposal to build a 38,000-square-foot supermarket directly across Taft Highway from Signal’s longtime hometown grocery, a North Carolina-based corporation has resubmitted its rezoning request.   This time around, however, the Keith Corp. (TKC) isn’t asking that the entire 8.25 ... (click for more)

Driver Crashes Into Forgotten Child Fund Building

T he Forgotten Child Fund building on East Main Street suffered an estimated $70,000 when a car crashed into it early Sunday morning. The driver in the wreck was arrested. Officials of the fund had to shut off electricity and water to the building. The fund provides presents to needy children at Christmas. (click for more)

Remember The Full Story Of Toys-R-Us

It is always disappointing when any business is forced to close because of competition. Big box stores do this to smaller retailers every day. And while Toys-R-Us seemed to be an unstoppable force, they have finally succumbed to online ordering and simplicity.  But if you think about it, when Toys-R-Us came into existence, imagine the number of “mom ‘n pop” toy stores that ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: A Very Stupid Letter

Not a one of you has ever heard of a lady named Megan Jones Bell.   But, because our state legislature is determined to allow California’s unique brand of crazies to pull Tennessee down to its loathsome level, our state lawmakers probably never will. Megan is a paragon in the field of mental health strategy – i.e., ‘What's the smartest thing for state government to do right ... (click for more)