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?
Gallery: Chattanooga State, Erlanger celebrate partnership with school renaming Chattanooga State Community College's Health Science Center was officially renamed Monday as the Erlanger Health Science Center. "Erlanger has a long history of successful collaboration with the college dating back to the 1980s, when we launched nursing and an array of allied health programs," said Rebecca Ashford, president of Chattanooga State, at a news conference Monday. "We are grateful Erlanger has generously committed more than $2 million cumulatively to the Chattanooga State Foundation and remains a steadfast community partner to the college in a variety of ways." The health system's partnership with the school extends from internships and job shadowing to employment of many of Chattanooga State's graduates, especially from the nursing program. In fact, more than 120 of the program's graduates in 2017 were hired at Erlanger, said Jan Keys, senior vice president and chief nursing executive for … [Read more...] about Chattanooga State, Erlanger celebrate partnership with school renaming [photos]
A 36-year-old man has pleaded not guilty to charges related to a 2009 slaying. Mallory Vaugh also received a public defender, attorney Kevin Loper, who accepted the case and said he will start gathering evidence from prosecutors. Mallory Vaugh Photo by Contributed Photo /Times Free Press. Linda Bonner holds onto a photo of her late husband Franklin Augustus "Kookie" Bonner during a news conference at the Newell Towers Tuesday, June 12, 2018, in Chattanooga, Tenn. Linda Bonner returned home from work Friday, Jan. 16, 2009, to find her home ransacked and her husband murdered, and the case was cold for nine years before Hamilton County Grand Jury returned indictments of felony murder robbery and especially aggravated robbery against Mallory Aunte Vaughn this week. Linda Bonner holds onto a photo of her... Photo by Erin O. Smith /Times Free Press. Vaughn next appears before Criminal Court Judge Tom Greenholtz on July … [Read more...] about Slaying suspect in Chattanooga cold case receives public defender, pleads not guilty
Travis Kraft, the acting director for Nashville Regional Benefit Office of the Department of Veterans Affairs, speaks during a town hall meeting at the Chattanooga VA Outpatient Clinic on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 in Chattanooga, Tenn. Travis Kraft, the acting director for Nashville Regional... Photo by C.B. Schmelter Several local veterans had an opportunity to address U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs leaders and voice their concerns over an array of issues during Wednesday's town hall meeting at the clinic in Chattanooga. One concern that arose multiple times was over possible privatization of the VA system, partly brought on by comments made about the recently signed VA Mission Act and its authorization for access to community walk-in clinics. That access would likely require contracting with those clinics, said Shannon Bales, nurse manager for community care. The problem with using civilian care, said Tim Reed, former U.S. Army Staff Sgt., is they aren't familiar with … [Read more...] about VA leaders get local veteran feedback during town hall at Chattanooga clinic