John F. Carlson is new Eagle Scout
John F. Carlson, a member of Boy Scout Troop 176, was awarded Eagle Scout rank during a recent Court of Honor.
The son of Gary and Mary Carlson is a sophomore at Baylor School and a member of St. Augustine Catholic Church on Signal Mountain. At Baylor, he is a Student Council representative, member of Baylor Red Circle and a letterman in cross-country and track and field.
For the community service project required of all Eagle Scouts, he planned, directed and raised funds to help construct an outdoor Stations of the Cross at St. Augustine Catholic Church.
Max Bahner receives Kiwanis service award
This year's recipient of the Kiwanis Club of Chattanooga's annual Distinguished Service Award for outstanding community leadership is T. Maxfield "Max" Bahner. The award, which has been presented for 90 years, will be given to Bahner at a luncheon on Tuesday, Jan. 28.
He was born in Little Rock, Ark., received a bachelor's degree from Carson Newman College and his law degree from the University of Virginia. He has served as a Carson Newman trustee for 40 years, including five terms as trustees' chairman. In 1984, he received the Carson Newman Distinguished Alumnus Award. He has also served as a board member of the University of Chattanooga Foundation and currently is a member of that body's executive committee.
Instrumental in the formative years of Orange Grove Center, Bahner has served on its board of directors for 30 years, including two terms as chairman. He has served on the boards of Chattanooga Symphony & Opera, the Community Foundation and United Way. He is a past president of the Chattanooga Rotary Club,
He has been an attorney in Chattanooga since 1960, is a Life Fellow of the American Bar Association as well as a Life Fellow and past president of the Chattanooga Bar Association.
He has chaired the Tennessee Bar Association Board of Governors and the Task Force to Revise the Tennessee Code of Judicial Conduct. He chaired the Tennessee Supreme Court Advisory Commission on Civil Rules in the 1980s as well as an advisory commission for the court, which drafted the Tennessee Rules of Evidence.
He and wife Sara have four children and four grandchildren.
Williams named Outstanding Alumnus of Year
Grady Williams, CPA and executive member of the Lattimore Black Morgan & Cain professional team, has been named Tennessee Technological University Alumni Association's 2014 College of Business Outstanding Alumnus of the Year.
The award is given to individuals who have established themselves at the top of their professions and/or made an impact in their communities.
Williams was recognized for his philanthropic acts, particularly with United Way, the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and Chattanooga State Community College. He chaired the 2012 Golden Jubilee of Siskin Children's Institute and was the "honoree" at a roast/fundraiser for a Chattanooga State scholarship fund. Additionally, he was instrumental in the launching of CapitalMark Bank in 2007.
Silverdale chorale performs at Disney World
Members of Silverdale Baptist Academy Chorale took part in Disney's Broadway Magic Workshop at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Fla., during December.
Created by Disney Performing Arts Workshops and Disney on Broadway, the workshops offer groups from all over the world the opportunity to work with Disney Entertainment professionals and learn a Disney production number.
Disney's Broadway Magic Workshop is available for theatre and drama groups, dance studios, dance teams and show choirs. The program is designed for participants ages 11 and up.
Businessman gives $500,000 for Berry stadium
Rome, Ga., businessman and Berry alumnus Bob Williams and his wife, Kay, recently committed $500,000 to help build the new Berry College athletic stadium, named Valhalla.
Valhalla's athletic field will be named "Williams Field" in honor of the couple, longtime supporters of Berry's intercollegiate athletics program. The on-campus facility will host football, track and field, and lacrosse competitions. The field will also be used for the intramural program and larger events hosted by campus groups and community organizations.
To date, more than half of the current project estimate of $6.5 million has been secured, said Scott Breithaupt, assistant vice president for campaign and leadership giving.
Bob Williams has provided color commentary for radio broadcasts of Berry basketball games for 35 years.
Susan Palmer Pierce is a reporter and columnist in the Life department. She began her journalism career as a summer employee 1972 for the News Free Press, typing bridal announcements and photo captions. She became a full-time employee in 1980, working her way up to feature writer, then special sections editor, then Lifestyle editor in 1995 until the merge of the NFP and Times in 1999. She was honored with the 2007 Chattanooga Woman of ...