McCallie-Baylor Football Game Back on Campus

Oct 3 Game at McCallie's Spears Sadium

Saturday, February 22, 2014 - by B.B. Branton

For the first time since the McCallie and Baylor rising seniors were probably too young to spell f-o-o-t-b-a-l-l, the 2014 McCallie-Baylor football game (Fri. Oct. 3) will be played at McCallie’s Spears Stadium.

McCallie football coach Ralph Potter wants a true home game.

The Blue Tornado players are excited to play Baylor on campus.

“The players are excited about playing the game on campus and playing the Baylor game every other year at Finley Stadium was nice, but it wasn’t a true home game,” said coach Potter.

Having the game back on campus, allows alums one more activity to attend on campus during Reunion Weekend.

The oldest football rivalry in the state - first game played and won by McCallie in 1905 - has had the game played at various locations in Chattanooga, including Spears Stadium and Alumni Field (at McCallie), Rike Field and Heywood Stadium (at Baylor), Finley Stadium, Chamberlain Field and Andrews Field.

contact B.B Branton at

Annual Run For John Is Saturday In Dalton

For Margie and Greg Bruner the annual Run for John is a labor of love. The seventh annual races will be held this Saturday morning in Dalton.  The couple plans to continue their tradition of running the 5K together.  Margie Bruner, along with Andy Meyer, are Dalton State’s cross country coaches.  “This day is a celebration of John’s life and the thing he loved,” ... (click for more)

Baylor Nine Takes 2 of 3 From BA

Gaven Roberson and Wilson Maclellan were the winning pitchers as Baylor took two of three from host Brentwood Academy this past weekend. Baylor is 13-8 overall, 6-7 in D-II East/Middle. Next Game: Mon. April 21 - Baylor is at Walker Valley McCallie-Baylor regular season series is May 1-2-3 … May 1, 3 at McCallie … May 2 at Baylor Game 1: Brentwood Acad. 4, Baylor 2 … WP ... (click for more)

UAW Abruptly Drops Appeal Of Vote At Chattanooga Volkswagen Plant

The United Auto Workers announced Monday morning that it was withdrawing objections filed with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) regarding February's vote at the Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, effectively terminating the NLRB review process. UAW President Bob King said the decision was made "in the best interests of Volkswagen employees, the automaker, and economic ... (click for more)

Child Playing With Cigarette Lighter Starts $25,000 Mobile Home Fire

A child playing with a cigarette lighter started a mobile home fire on Saturday morning. At 9 a.m., the Chattanooga Fire Department responded to a mobile home fire at 6561 Cassie Lane. It took four fire companies about 10 minutes to get the fire under control. The fire was contained to one bedroom. No injuries were reported. Damage to the home is around $25,000. (click for more)

When The City Was Silent - And Response

I don't know how to say this without getting my head handed back to me on a platter as is often the usual case. But at least I no longer receive the hateful (even threatening) emails and insults I became accustomed to. So I'll just bite and say it: I honestly don't see anything expressed by the NSM that hasn't been said locally on some level at one time or another, and ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: VW-UAW Fiasco Begins

One pundit who is awaiting the opening volleys of “The Volkswagen Hearings” is calling today’s start of the labor union fiasco at the Hamilton County Courthouse as fascism at its finest. That’s what you call it, he wrote in a fiery way, when the union, the employer and the president of the United States all line up on the same side. “And this push to eviscerate the legal rights ... (click for more)