Hamilton Herald Masthead


Front Page - Friday, October 28, 2016


Free rides to the polls

Officials with GoVoteCHA have partnered with a team of pastors and community leaders to offer free rides to the polls to any voter residing in Hamilton County. This transportation service will be provided during early voting, which will continue through Thursday, Nov. 3, and on Election Day (Tuesday, Nov. 8). There are four early voting sites in Hamilton County:

Brainerd Recreation Center

1010 North Moore Road


10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Eastwood Baptist Church

4300 Ooltewah-Ringgold Road


10 a.m.-6 p.m.

North River Civic Center

1009 Executive Dr., Ste. 102


10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Election Commission Office

700 River Terminal Road


8 a.m.-7 p.m.

Voters may schedule their ride by visiting www.GoVoteCHA.org or by calling (423) 708-4490.

Choral Arts of Chattanooga performance

The Choral Arts of Chattanooga will host a free public performance of “American Songs of Inspiration & Devotion” Saturday, Oct. 29 at 7:30 p.m. at 2nd Presbyterian Church (700 Pine St.). The program is directed by Darrin Hassevoort with guest composer Douglas Hedwig. Donations  accepted. For more information, contact Kim Thompson at: kthompson052@gmail.com.

Southern Adventist University centennial celebration

Southern Adventist University will celebrate its 100th year in Collegedale, Tenn., on Sunday, Oct. 30, from 2-5 p.m. at Veteran’s Memorial Park in Collegedale. The free event will feature activities for all ages, including live music, games, gymnastics performances, food vendors, and an antique car show. Known then as Southern Training School, the college enrolled 57 students its first year in the city. The school is a nationally accredited university with nearly 3,000 students pursuing degrees ranging from associate to doctoral. For more information, call Ben McArthur at (423) 236-2418.

Free fall concert at VW

The Mid-South Symphonic Band will perform Sunday, Oct. 30 at 3 p.m. at the Volkswagen Conference Center, 8001 Volkswagen Dr. The concert is free and open to the public. The Mid-South Symphonic Band is comprised of 75 musicians from the greater Chattanooga area who perform under the direction of Jim Souders.

Earth Fare Hixson grand opening

On Wednesday, Nov. 2, Earth Fare will host a grand opening at its newest store, north of Northgate Mall at 5414 Hixson Pike. The grand opening will kick off just before 7 a.m. with a ribbon cutting ceremony followed by a day of contests and giveaways, free samples, product demonstrations, and live music. The festivities will continue through opening week. Learn more about Earth Fare at www.earthfare.com.

Fall job fair

The Urban League of Greater Chattanooga will host a job fair Wednesday, Nov. 9 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Brainerd BX, 400 Belvoir Ave. Area residents seeking employment in the healthcare, telecommunications, banking, customer service, and manufacturing industries are invited to connect with over 30 employers. Free and open to the public; registration is required. To register, visit www.ulchatt.net or call Ronni Pruitt at (423) 756-1762. Job seekers are encouraged to wear business attire and bring multiple copies of their resumes. Resume and interview workshop from 4-5 p.m.

Three Blind Wines

The eighth annual Three Blind Wines will be held Friday, Nov. 18 at 6 p.m. at Stratton Hall, located at 3146 Broad St. The event will support the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Guests will have the opportunity to compete and vote in a blind wine contest. The individual with the most popular wine will take home a cellar full of wine. The event will also feature a silent auction, a reception with an open bar, food from Swiss Am Catering, a live auction, entertainment by Slim Pickins, and a whiskey tasting. VIP tickets are also available. To learn more, visit threeblindwines.eventscff.org or call (865) 583-0355.