New Covenant Fellowship Church New Covenant Fellowship Church Photo by Contributed Photo /Times Free Press. Bernie Miller has spent his adult life as a black man being a bridge to people who are white. His professional career as a radio personality and executive caused him to interact with black musicians and white corporate owners. When the pastor of New Covenant Fellowship Church on North Moore Road made a personal decision to follow Jesus Christ, he was a vice president of artists and repertoire for Epic/CBS Records in New York. Miller's position and ear for music made him a regular contributor to Billboard. He was on the path to success he charted in a Baltimore high school. Miller has often told the story over his 29 years in Chattanooga of how he was led to turn on his television one morning in 1988 in search of a televangelist. The night before, he had been watching pornography on the television, but now there was Pat Robertson's 700 Club. "It wasn't on the X channel … [Read more...] about Moments in Memory: The long, hard road to building a multiracial church in Chattanooga
The newspaper industry in Chattanooga dates back the late 19th Century, but it was three individuals born in the 20th Century that shaped the current legacy of the Times Free Press, which celebrates its 150th birthday in 2019. Roy Ketner McDonald, Ruth Holmberg and Walter Hussman Jr. each owned, or in Hussman's case owns, a family-owned newspaper business, and the combination of the three have reported news and shaped public opinion for generations of residents of Southeast Tennessee and North Georgia. "Each of these leaders made their own unique mark on the newspaper industry," said Alison Gerber, Times Free Press editor and director of content. "Their legacies are marked by a commitment to what they believe and the community they serve." McDonald turned an advertising circular into the Chattanooga News Free Press in 1933 and was chairman of the board of the Chattanooga Publishing Company, a company formed when his newspaper and the Chattanooga Times entered a joint operating … [Read more...] about Moments in Memory: What was in the news on birthdays of paper’s VIPs?
Two more women are accusing Chattanooga police officer Desmond Logan of criminal misconduct while serving in his role as an officer, an attorney claims. At least three women have accused Logan of raping them while on duty, while a fourth woman described to her attorneys an incident of alleged criminal activity, said Sutherland & Belk PLC attorney Chad Phillips. "Sutherland & Belk now represents multiple victims of alleged rape, assault and other crimes by a Chattanooga Police Officer while on duty," Phillips wrote in a statement. "The alleged misconduct includes multiple occurrences over a significant period of time. The severity of the allegations is increasingly concerning." Two women previously told the Times Free Press Logan raped them, one of whom hired Sutherland & Belk. A third woman also hired the law firm, and a fourth detailed to the firm an alleged rape at the hands of the officer, Phillips said. The women each claim to have notified the department of the … [Read more...] about Attorney: Two more women accuse Chattanooga police officer of misconduct
A suspect has been arrested and charged in the Wednesday robbery of First Tennessee Bank on Brainerd Road, according to a Chattanooga Police Department news release. A bank employee reported the robbery about 1 p.m. but when police arrived on scene the suspect had already fled in a vehicle. A countywide be on the lookout was issued for a Chevrolet pickup truck. Officers in the 4000 block of 10th Avenue observed a vehicle fitting the description and attempted to execute a traffic stop. The driver of the pick-up crashed at 3600 Dodds Avenue and was taken into custody. The suspect, 46-year-old Larry Gene Maddox, was not injured in the crash. CPD robbery investigators along with FBI agents interviewed Maddox and he confessed to robbing the bank. Maddox is charged with robbery and is in custody at the Hamilton County Jail. Police ask anyone with information regarding this incident to call 423-698-2525. … [Read more...] about Chattanooga police arrest bank robbery suspect after crash
The Chattanooga professional soccer organization is opening voting on the final five team names selected from community submissions through the "Name Your Team" contest. Chattanooga Pro Soccer received more than 350 submissions, which included stories tied to the region's history, industry, native species and animals as well as its landmarks, music, art, values and spirit, according to a news release. Beginning today, the following top five names will be open to the public for voting: Chattanooga Express Chattanooga Generals Chattanooga Ironhorses Chattanooga Red Wolves Sporting Chattanooga "I am blown away at the range of names and creativity put into each submission," said Bob Martino, owner of Chattanooga's United Soccer League Division III professional team. "Chattanooga has a varied and interesting story, including its Civil War, Native American and locomotive history as well as its rise to protect its natural beauty and embrace its outdoor assets. The submissions wonderfully … [Read more...] about Voting open on final 5 names for new Chattanooga professional soccer team