published Saturday, September 14th, 2013

Pair sought in Kroger theft and other news from areas around Chattanooga

Pair sought in Kroger theft

DALTON, Ga. — The Dalton Police Department is asking for the public's help with identifying suspects involved in the theft of a wallet from Kroger on west Walnut Avenue.

In a news release, police said a woman was shopping around 11:30 a.m. Sept. 6 when a man asked her to help with reading something. While she was distracted, a woman took her wallet from her purse in the shopping cart. The thieves charged more than $4,500 on her stolen credit cards in less than an hour, the release stated.

Anyone with information on the identity of the suspects is asked to contact Officer Aaron Simpson at 706-278-9085, ext. 253.


Drive-by flu shot date set

BLUE RIDGE, Ga. — The Fannin County Health Department will offer drive-by flu shots on Sept. 23, health officials said.

The clinic is set for 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the farmers marker on East First Street in Blue Ridge.

Regular seasonal flu shots are $22, and high-dose shots for seniors 65 and over are $5o. Cash, checks, Medicare and Medicaid will be accepted along with Aetna, BlueCross Blueshield, state Cigna and state United Healthcare insurance.

For more information, call 706-632-3023.


Lee dean featured in German book

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — Dr. Terry Cross, dean of the School of Religion and professor of systematic theology at Lee University, will have his theological work featured in a book by Giovanni Maltese and published by Vandenhoeck and Ruprecht Verlag in German.

According to a news release, the book's title translates as "One who Experiences the Spirit Between Transcendence and Immanence: The Concept of Experience in the Pentecostal-Charismatic Theologies of Terry L. Cross and Amos Yong in Comparison."

"It is quite amazing to think that pentecostal theology has grown enough to have serious theologians throughout the world engaging our thought with careful reflection," said Cross. "I think both pentecostals and other Christian confessions will benefit from the theological conversation."

Cross has been dean of the School of Religion since 2002 and served as president of the 500-member Society for Pentecostal Studies in 2007-08.


Cocaine ring charges unveiled

ATLANTA — Federal prosecutors have charged 12 people they say were part of a national cocaine trafficking organization, according to an indictment unsealed this week.

The July 9 indictment follows an 18-month FBI investigation of a drug trafficking organization with ties to Georgia, Florida, Massachusetts, Texas and Louisiana, U.S. Attorney Sally Quillian Yates said in a statement Friday.

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