Guns And Hoses Battle Of The Badges Is Friday

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

This year's Guns and Hoses Battle of the Badges will take place at UTC's McKenzie Arena on Friday at 7:30 p.m.

Chattanooga police and firefighters will battle it out for charity and bragging rights in the year's biggest boxing war. 

The event is a benefit the Forgotten Child Fund.

General admission tickets are $20, ringside reserved seats are $25, corporate tables are $300 and $500.  Corporate sponsored tables are available for $2,500 for two tables.  Tickets are available at

chattanoogagunsandhoses.com">www.chattanoogagunsandhoses.com.   For corporate sponsored tables, contact Joe Smith at 400-8472 and/or Andy Smith at 847-7682.


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Investor Sues Dyer, Brennan For $37,500, Plus $1 Million Punitive Damages

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Roy Exum: Vin Scully’s Last Time

It is said that the opening paragraph of my favorite ode to baseball should be the centerpiece for the canon of sports literature. It was written by former commissioner Bart Giamatti in "The Green Fields of the Mind,” a most marvelous essay to the last day of the regular season in the major leagues. “It breaks your heart. It is designed to break your heart. The game begins in ... (click for more)