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?
Hixson High students recognized Hixson High health occupations students continued the school's legacy of success at the Future Healthcare Professionals International Leadership Conference with two students placing in the Top 10 in their respective competitions. Recent Hixson graduate Ciera Smidt placed second in nursing assisting. Nathan Schofield also placed in the top 10, taking eighth in physical therapy, another competition in which Hixson has a top 10 legacy. The conference was in Dallas, Texas, June 27-30. Five other Hixson High students, Allison McCollum, Amy Carranza, Rachael Lane, Bhumi Patel and Brooke Watne qualified to compete in the international competition by placing in the top three at the Tennessee HOSA State Leadership Conference held earlier this year. College of Pharmacy moves up The College of Pharmacy at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center is now ranked in the top 20 in annual research funding from the National Institutes of Health, according to a … [Read more...] about Health News: Community Health Fair offers free screenings, information
A Chattanooga woman died and nine people were injured Saturday when a boat off the island of Exuma in the Bahamas burst into flames, according to WRCB-TV Channel 3. Maleka Grimes Jackson was among 12 passengers on the boat. Her husband Tyrane Jackson is recovering in a Florida hospital, her father Malvin Grimes told the station. Another American, 22-year-old Stefanie Schaffer, lost her legs after sustaining life-threatening injuries in the explosion, news reports said. The U.S. Coast Guard transported four Americans by airplane to a St. Petersburg, Fla., hospital, according to a news release. The cause of the blast is under investigation. … [Read more...] about Chattanooga woman identified as victim in Bahamas boat explosion
Surgeon joins Ronald McDonald board Dr. Syamal Dave Bhattacharya, a pediatric surgeon with University Surgical Associates, was named to the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Chattanooga Board of Directors. Since coming to Chattanooga in 2016, Bhattacharya's community service efforts include serving on the city of Chattanooga's Joint Violence Reduction Task Force, Tennessee's Trauma Care Advisory Council and chairman of physician giving for the Children's Hospital Foundation, in addition to appointments with the college of medicine. Bhattacharya attended medical school at the University of Tennessee College of Medicine and studied surgical critical care. He completed his residency in general and thoracic surgery at Duke University, where he also served as chief resident and completed a research fellowship. He joined University Surgical after completing a fellowship in pediatric surgery at Vanderbilt University. New associate dean Giuseppe Pizzorno was named professor and … [Read more...] about Health News: Bhattacharya joins Ronald McDonald board