Day: February 2, 2021

‘We want to provide community’: Southern students take their ministries online

As social media and online platforms continue to gain traction in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, some people have started to use their social media platforms as a way to share their faith.  Students at Southern are no different, with many of them taking to platforms such as Instagram to share motivational thoughts or sermons …

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Collegedale police chief placed on administrative leave after Jan. 2 police chase

Collegedale Police Chief Brian Hickman is still on administrative leave pending an investigation into a police chase while in his personal vehicle, according to Bridgett Raper, Collegedale Police Department public information officer.  The incident occured on  Jan. 2 after Officer Brian Desmond ran the license plate of Arthur Wright who was driving a Ford Expedition …

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In-person classes in jeopardy: Smith asks students and employees to follow COVID-19 protocol

During a Jan. 26  emergency Zoom meeting, which quickly reached its 1,000-participant capacity, Southern President David Smith shared administration’s concerns that in-person classes may be threatened if students and employees fail to follow COVID-19 protocols.  “Yesterday morning, it became clear to me that our goal of finishing this semester together in-person is in serious jeopardy,” …

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