Chad and Erin Paine

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   On November 2, 2013, we watched the daughter that we still view as a little girl romping around our living room floor, bringing smiles to all, suddenly grow up and launch a new beginning of her life as MRS. PAINE! What an incredible emotional journey of joy, excitement, love, and yes, tears too! Our hearts are so full now …

Freedom Sure Ain’t Free

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  Happy late Veteran’s Day! We’d like to take time to honor all those who have served and continue to serve our country. The title track on Lawson’s new CD, Freedom Sure Ain’t Free, is a reminder of the sacrifices of our veterans. He wrote this song after being inspired by a true story about a marine who lost his life …

Courting News

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November 6, John Webster and Alyssa began courting, just three days before her birthday! First they took a walk along the river boardwalk at IJAMS nature center, where John gave Alyssa roses and a beautiful necklace. They ate a brief lunch on the porch at Rafferty’s, then headed for Rock City in Chattanooga, TN. The weather couldn’t have been better, …