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Pam Sohn, editor, TFP, at Brainerd Kiwanis, Friday, Feb. 12, noon-1 p.m. at Holiday Inn Chattanooga – Hamilton Place.

Ezra Reynolds, Signal Centers Assistive Technology, at The Chattanooga Civitan Club, Friday, Feb. 12, 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Bessie Smith Hall, 200 E Martin L King Blvd.

John Trent, senior director, The Appalachian Regional Port, Murray County, Ga., at Chattanooga Engineers Club, Monday, Feb. 15, noon-1 p.m. at Doubletree Hotel, 407 Chestnut St. Free parking available beginning at 11 a.m. All attendees welcome for lunch before the meeting, cost is $16.

Dave Charringer, Abundant Living Health Foods, on improving health and strengthening your immune system, at TeaParty of Southeast Town Hall Meeting,Tuesday, Feb. 16, 6:30 p.m. at Bradley County Courthouse, 155 Broad St., Room 200.

Mayor John Roberts, on the State of the City, followed by speaker Emma Flynn, a local attorney, at Red Bank Chamber Council Meeting, Tuesday, Feb. 16, noon-1 p.m. at Red Bank Community Center, Tom Weathers Dr. Meeting cost $10.

Assessor of Property candidates Sterling Jetton and Randy Johnston, at TN Valley Republican Women, Tuesday, Feb. 16, 6 p.m. at Wally's in East Ridge, large room back by the buffet line.

Vicki, Brigette, Bobby - Golf Tournament Kickoff, at Hamilton Place Rotary, Wednesday, Feb. 17, noon-1 p.m. at Grace Works Church, 6445 Lee Hwy.

Rich Mozingo, president and general manager of the Chattanooga Lookouts, at Hixson Chamber Council Meeting, Wednesday, Feb. 17, 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. at Hixson Community Center, 5401 School Dr. Meeting cost $10.

Lynn Chestnut, TSBDC, at Ooltewah/Collegedale Chamber Council Meeting, Wednesday, Feb. 17, 9:15-10:30 a.m. at Collegedale City Hall, 4910 Swinyar Dr. No meeting cost.

Judge Rob Philyaw, Hamilton County CASA, at Chattanooga Rotary Club, Thursday, Feb. 18, noon at the Convention Center.

Ellen Leamon, TechTown, at North Hamilton County Chamber Council Meeting, Thursday, Feb. 18, 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. at Budweiser, 200 Shearer St.

Rick Huffines, executive director, TN River Gorge Trust, at Brainerd Kiwanis, Friday, Feb. 19, noon-1 p.m. at Holiday Inn Chattanooga – Hamilton Place.

Rick Youngblood, president, Blood Assurance, at The Chattanooga Civitan Club, Friday, Feb. 19, 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Bessie Smith Hall, 200 E Martin L King Blvd.

John Schroer, TDOT commissioner, at Chattanooga Engineers Club, E-Week Kick-Off Luncheon, Monday, Feb. 22, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at UTC University Center. Free parking available beginning at 11 a.m. All attendees welcome for lunch before the meeting, cost is $16.

Former Congressman Zach Wamp, at Pachyderm Club Of Hamilton County, Monday, Feb. 22, noon at The Mill of Chattanooga, 1601 Gulf Street, Suite 100. Lunch buffet is $15.50.

Dawn Abel, director of Comm. Relations, BCBSTN, at Downtown Kiwanis Club, Tuesday, Feb. 23, noon at Mountain City Club, 729 Chestnut St.

Crystal Johnson, Elavon representative, on Today at EMV Fraud Liability, at Hamilton Place Rotary, Wednesday, Feb. 24, noon-1 p.m. at Grace Works Church, 6445 Lee Hwy.

Mayor Jim Coppinger, at Friends of Hixson Community Breakfast Meeting, Wednesday, Feb. 24, 8-9 a.m. at Creek's Bend Gold Club, 900 Hixson Pike, Hixson. Breakfast buffet and coffee is $8 per person. Contact David Queen at 423-875-5338 or dqueen@qfsc.com for more information.

Greg Diloreto, ASCE past president, at Chattanooga Engineers Club, Award Banquet, Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016, 5:30-8 p.m. at the Chattanoogan Hotel.

Dr. Flora Tydings, Chattanooga State, at Chattanooga Rotary Club, Thursday, Feb. 25, noon at the Convention Center.

Julie Baumgardner, First Things First, at Brainerd Kiwanis, Friday, Feb. 26, noon-1 p.m. at Holiday Inn Chattanooga – Hamilton Place.

Hamilton County Mayor Jim Coppinger, at The Chattanooga Civitan Club, Friday, Feb. 26, 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Bessie Smith Hall, 200 E Martin L King Blvd.

Dan LeVan,  managing director of Energy Efficiency Consulting, at Chattanooga Engineers Club, E-Week Kick-Off Luncheon, Monday, Feb. 29, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at UTC University Center. Free parking available beginning at 11 a.m. All attendees welcome for lunch before the meeting, cost is $16.

Mark West, representing the Cruz Campaign, at Pachyderm Club Of Hamilton County, Monday, Feb. 29, noon at The Mill of Chattanooga, 1601 Gulf Street, Suite 100. Lunch buffet is $15.50.

Rick Youngblood, president and CEO of Blood Assurance, at Downtown Kiwanis Club, Tuesday, March 1, noon at Mountain City Club, 729 Chestnut St.

Mike Steele, on employment prospects for Hamilton County, at The Chattanooga Civitan Club, Friday, March 4, 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Bessie Smith Hall, 200 E Martin L King Blvd.

UTC Chancellor Steve Angle, at Downtown Kiwanis Club, Tuesday, March 8, noon at Mountain City Club, 729 Chestnut St.

Jill Levine, principal, Magnet School, at The Chattanooga Civitan Club, Friday, March 11, 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Bessie Smith Hall, 200 E Martin L King Blvd.

Pam Ladd, Partnership for Families, Children and Adults, at Downtown Kiwanis Club, Tuesday, March 15, noon at Mountain City Club, 729 Chestnut St.

Jack Chrisman, Chattanooga Children's Foundation, at The Chattanooga Civitan Club, Friday, March 18, 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Bessie Smith Hall, 200 E Martin L King Blvd.

Coach Russ Huesman, UTC Football Coach, at Downtown Kiwanis Club, Tuesday, March 22, noon at Mountain City Club, 729 Chestnut St.

Mayor Andy Berke, at Eastdale Neighborhood Association, Monday, March 28, 5:45 p.m. at 1314 Moss St.

Kevin Spiegel, Erlanger CEO, at Downtown Kiwanis Club, Tuesday, March 29, noon at Mountain City Club, 729 Chestnut St.


Georgia Man Arrested For Human Trafficking, Promoting Prostitution

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Central raced to a 12-0 lead, but decided to sit back and enjoy Senior Night. Tyner went to work. Tyner battled for 29-plus minutes before taking its first lead, fought off every challenge Central could muster down the stretch and knocked off the District 6-2A regular season champions, 47-42, Thursday night at Central High School. “Central came out clicking on all ... (click for more)

Clemons, Lynn Named Miss Basketball Finalists

Baylor's Kaleigh Clemons and McMinn Central's Jacobi Lynn were named finalist for Ms. Basketball on Saturday. There were no local nominees for Mr. Basketball from the Chattanooga area. The awards will be presented to the top girls and boys in five classifications of the Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association on the floor of Murphy Center on the campus of MTSU on Tuesday, ... (click for more)