PHOTOS: SharkWeek At Riverbend

Monday, June 16, 2014

SharkWeek performed on the Volkswagen Stage at the Riverbend Festival. Band members are Kip Smith, Nate Smith, Adam Swafford and Bijan Dhanani.

Center For Creative Arts String Orchestras Concert Is March 29

The Center for Creative Arts String Orchestras will host an evening to celebrate the seasons on March 29 at 7 p.m. The concert will feature pieces that evoke sounds of Spring, Summer, Autumn, and Winter. It will conclude with select movements from Vivaldi’s masterpiece, The Four Seasons. Admission is $5, and the performance will take place in the CCA Auditorium at 1301 Dallas ... (click for more)

8th Annual Road To Nightfall Finals Are Saturday

After five nights of competition with over 150 musicians and 30 bands, five bands have made it to the Road to Nightfall Finals which will be held Saturday at The Signal, 1810 Chestnut St.  Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show begins at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10 at the door or buy now at .  The bands competing for a headline spot at Nightfall on June 22 ... (click for more)

Alexander Says Chickamauga Lock Construction Fully Funded For 4th Consecutive Year

Senator Lamar Alexander on Wednesday said the government funding bill will fully fund construction of Chickamauga Lock for the fourth consecutive year, providing up to $78 million – which is more than twice the amount of funding the project received last year.   Senator Alexander said he has made completion of Chickamauga Lock one of his top priorities as chairman ... (click for more)

Former Juvenile Court Magistrate Says Gay Marriage Is "Nothing You Put In Air Quotes"

A former magistrate at Juvenile Court, who claims she was fired by Judge Rob Philyaw because she is openly gay, said Wednesday that gay marriage "is nothing you put in air quotes." She referred to County Attorney Rheubin Taylor asking her about her ceremony in marrying another woman and raising his hands to form quote marks. Elizabeth Gentzler is suing Hamilton County, Judge ... (click for more)

Avoid Underage Drinking And Other Prom Drama

My high school prom took a dramatic turn when two guys got their tuxedo jackets mixed up. One of them belonged to my date, who kindly offered to keep my wallet in his pocket. That’s the jacket another young man mistakenly grabbed off the back of a chair before heading to an underage drinking party that got shut down by police well after midnight—as kids scattered in every direction.  ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The Sheriff’s Request

Jim Hammond will talk to members of the Hamilton County School Board on Thursday afternoon and, just like any police officer in the United States, he will request that everybody “stay in their own lane.” Some school board members tend to believe they need to help decide the best methods of protecting our children. They believe this is one of the things they were elected to do in ... (click for more)