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
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Gallery: Mohammad Sharifi +3 more photos Chattanooga prosecutors want to revoke bond for a 20-year-old man charged in the shooting death of a UTC student. During a court hearing Tuesday, Executive Assistant District Attorney Cameron Williams said D'Marcus White violated probation on a 2018 assault case, for which he received diversion, when police charged him with criminal homicide and aggravated robbery in last week's shooting death of 24-year-old Mohammad Sharifi. D'Marcus White D'Marcus White Photo by Contributed Photo /Times Free Press. Because the Hamilton County General Sessions Court judges are at a judicial conference this week, special sitting judge Cris Helton did not make a ruling one way or another. He set the next court for March 12. Chattanooga police say Sharifi was trying to sell his Xbox One gaming system to White when he was shot and killed in the parking lot of a Hixson Pike apartment complex at 12:18 p.m. on Feb. 19. White … [Read more...] about Chattanooga prosecutors move to revoke bond for 20-year-old man charged in shooting death of UTC student
This story was updated at 6:02 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019, with information about a third suspect being arrested and details about where Watkins and Norris were arrested. Lejuane Norris Lejuane Norris Photo by Contributed Photo /Times Free Press. UPDATE: The third suspect, Dequan Fuqua, 21, has been arrested, according to a news release from the Chattanooga Police Department. Fuqua was stopped on Chickamauga Avenue in Walker County, Georgia on Tuesday in a collaboration among the CPD Street Crimes Unit, U.S. Marshals and Rossville Police Department. He is currently in custody in Walker County awaiting extradition, the release states. "I cannot speak highly enough of the Chattanooga Police Officers and Investigators who've worked relentlessly for more than two years to ensure the suspects in this heinous act of violence were taken off the streets of our community," said Chief David Roddy in a statement. "The assistance we received from local and federal law … [Read more...] about Chattanooga police arrest three suspects in July 2016 attempted homicide
Joanna Alder Joanna Alder Photo by Contributed Photo /Times Free Press. Two men were injured in separate shootings over the weekend in Chattanooga, and a woman died three days after suffering multiple stab wounds, police said. Sandra Crews, 60, died Saturday, according to a news release. Police were called to a home in the 100 block of Willie Way on a shots fired report at around 10:24 p.m. Wednesday and found Crews unresponsive, an earlier news release states. Investigators and medical personnel had been working to determine if she was also shot, but police haven't yet released that information. Joanna Alder, 35, was named as a suspect and taken into custody in Morgan County, Tennessee, a news release states. She was charged with attempted first-degree murder and booked into the Hamilton County Jail. That charge is expected to be upgraded to first-degree murder. Also Saturday, two shootings took place about a mile and a half apart. The first took place in the 1400 block of … [Read more...] about Stabbing victim dies; two shootings leave two injured 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?