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?
One person was injured in a shooting early Friday morning. Chattanooga police found the victim at around 7:30 a.m. in the 7100 block of Bonny Oaks Drive with a minor gunshot wound, according to a news release. The victim told police he was approached by four people with guns pointed at him and demanding money. He said his vehicle was also stolen. Police ask anyone with information regarding this incident to call 423-698-2525 or submit an anonymous tip via the Chattanooga PD Mobile App. … [Read more...] about Chattanooga police investigate Friday morning shooting, car theft on Bonny Oaks Drive
Tennessee Department of Transportation contract crews will have temporary lane closures this weekend on Interstate 24 East on the bridge over Chestnut Street at mile marker 178.6 near the U.S. 27 interchange in Chattanooga, according to a TDOT news release. Crews will be working to replace deteriorating skid-resistant surface on the bridge. The work will begin at 9 p.m. EDT on Friday evening, Oct. 12, and should be completed by 2 p.m. EDT on Saturday, Oct. 13. One lane of traffic will remain open on the bridge at all times during this work. Drivers are encouraged to avoid this area during the repair work. Those who must travel on I-24 East during this repair work should expect long delays. Drivers are urged to obey the signage and pay close attention to changing conditions in the work zone. This work is weather dependent.Should inclement weather or unforeseen circumstances postpone this work, it will be rescheduled to take place as soon as possible. From your desktop … [Read more...] about Expect weekend lane closures on I-24 East bridge over Chestnut Street in Chattanooga
Chattanooga police have arrested a suspect in the fatal hit-and-run on Lee Highway on Sept. 24. Korey L. Reeves, 49, has been charged with leaving a scene involving a fatality, failure to render aid and failure to report an accident, according to a news release from the Chattanooga Police Department. Police were able to locate the vehicle that struck Aquana Aneitra Kincy, a black 2008 Lincoln Town Car, after the Chattanooga Police Department Traffic Division received an anonymous tip. Reeves was found to be the vehicle's owner, the release states. Police found Kincy, 37, deceased after a woman driving south on Lee Highway reported to police that she saw a shoe in the center turning lane and a body in the ditch. Authorities believe Kincy was walking on the highway when she was struck by a vehicle that fled the scene. Reeves remains in custody at the Hamilton County Jail. … [Read more...] about Chattanooga police arrest suspect in fatal hit-and-run on Lee Highway