Faith Community: New Construction to Create New History for Bethel Tabernacle Church

By Georgine Wallace Like many churches in Southwest, the historic Bethel Pentecostal Tabernacle Church at 60 I St SW is undergoing a complete reconstruction. A modern, 17,000 square foot sanctuary will be on the ground floor of a new seven-story residential building. Over a dozen residential units will be designated as affordable housing. The building […]

Grammy Winner Pens Original Songs for Arena Production

By Sheila Wickouski Grammy Award-winning songwriter Marcus Hummon’s songs have been recorded in many genres, including pop, R&B, gospel and most notably in country music. He has written some of the genre’s most iconic songs, including Rascal Flatts’ “Bless the Broken Road,” the Dixie Chicks’ “Cowboy Take Me Away” and Sara Evans’ “Born to Fly.” […]

Virginia Resident Killed by Off-Duty Police Officer at the Wharf

By Southwester Staff The Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) is investigating an officer-involved shooting that took place on July 16, a busy Saturday night, amidst the bars and restaurants at the center of the Wharf. According to MPD, shortly after 9:00 p.m., two off-duty officers encountered Lazarus Wilson, 23, of Dumfries, VA, whom they say brandished […]

Car Wash Raises Funds for Youth Programs

By Southwester Staff The Southwest Neighborhood Assembly Youth Activities Task Force (YATF) held its third car wash on Saturday, June 4 in the parking lot of Westminster Presbyterian Church. Plans for a fourth, timed for YATF’s 40th anniversary this fall, are already in the works, according to  YATF Chair Thelma D. Jones.  The June car […]