Atlanta people and places

Chattanooga pastor: “We’re not here to give answers. We’re here to listen.”

8:42 am Nov. 22, 2016

CHATTANOOGA – Rev. Tavner Smith, senior pastor of Venue Church in Chattanooga, rushed to the hospital to console parents soon after the Monday school bus crash that killed five Woodmore Elementary School students and injured many others. At times he and his colleagues were with families when they received the worst news.

Early Tuesday morning he and his entire church staff were at the school.

“We know God has a peace he

Ryan Lochte faces charges in Rio, lands new sponsor

5:59 pm Aug. 25, 2016

U.S. Swim Team member Ryan Lochte faces charges in Rio de Janeiro following his report, which he’s since said was “over-exaggerated” and for which he’s apologized, about being robbed at gunpoint during the Olympics. Meanwhile an