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John Cade, Liberty Mutual Insurance, part one of a two-part class entitled An Introduction to Online Marketing for Your Agency at Professional Insurance Agents Association of Chattanooga, Tuesday, Nov. 25, noon-1 p.m. at O’Charley’s in Hixson. There is no charge, but reservations are required and space is limited. Email to reserve your spot.

Dr. John Stanbery on the history of tax revolts in our country and State Senator Mike Bell on his bill related to Common Core at The Bradley County Republican Party, Tuesday, Nov. 25, 7 p.m. in the County Commission Room at the Bradley County Courthouse.

Rabbi Bill Tepper, Thanksgiving Program at Downtown Kiwanis Club, Tuesday, Nov. 25, noon at Read House.

News Channel 3 Anchor David Carrol at Hixson Community Breakfast Meeting, hosted by Friends of Hixson, Wednesday, Nov. 26, 8-9 a.m. at Creek's Bend Golf Club, 5900 Hixson Pike, Hixson. Breakfast buffet & coffee will be available for a cost of $8 per person. For more information, contact David Queen at 423-875-5338 or

Melissa Ragsdale, Novacopy on State of the 3D Printing Industry at Chattanooga Engineers Club, Monday, Dec. 1, Doubletree Hotel, 407 Chestnut St, noon to 1 p.m. Free parking available beginning at 11 a.m. All attendees welcome for lunch before the meeting, cost is $16.

UTC Chancellor Steve Angle at the Pachyderm Club. Monday, Dec. 1, noon at Hamilton County Republican Party headquarters.

Melissa Allen, TVA, Environmental Systems manager on TVA Scrubbers at Chattanooga Engineers Club, Monday, Dec. 8, Doubletree Hotel, 407 Chestnut St, noon to 1 p.m. Free parking available beginning at 11 a.m. All attendees welcome for lunch before the meeting, cost is $16.

Tim Gobble, Tennessee Board of Parole at Hamilton County Republican Women Christmas Luncheon, Saturday, Dec. 13, 11:30 a.m. at Garden Plaza of Greenbriar Cove, 4586 Forsythia Way, Ooltewah. $20 per person. RSVP by Friday, Dec. 5 to Patsy Henry at 423-894-6269 or Reservations must be paid in advance.

Dr. David Aborn, Dept. of Biological Services at The Chattanooga Civitan Club, Friday, Dec. 19, noon-1 p.m. at the Bessie Smith Hall, 200 E Martin L King Blvd.

Boyd Using $11,670 Of Discretionary Funds For Public Art At Brainerd Hills

County Commissioner Tim Boyd said he was using $11,670 of his "discretionary funds" to pay the final debt owed on a piece of public art that was installed in mid-April in Brainerd Hills. County Commission members get $100,000 per year to spend as they deem fit. Other commission members appeared to have no objection to the expenditure. He said members of the Brainerd Hills ... (click for more)

Police Say One Gang Member Shot Another Over Card Game In Bivens Killing

Police said a dispute over a card game led Ladaquis Dewartae Southers to shoot Terrence Bivens multiple times. Southers has been returned to Hamilton County to face a charge of criminal homicide. Police said Bivens was a validated Athens Park Blood gang member and Southers is in the Bounty Hunter Blood gang. In the incident on Oct. 27 just before 4 a.m., police responded ... (click for more)

Why Ferguson Matters In Chattanooga

The recent verdict in Ferguson has thrown race relations in the spotlight again. It is far too easy to get caught up in the debate as to who was right. But the plain fact is that the community lost, the police force lost and the nation lost. So why does Ferguson matter in Chattanooga? Because a police force mainly composed of whites got into a conflict with a community mainly ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: A Grand Thanksgiving Feast

I’m not really sure how it all came about but a few days before Thanksgiving last year, what was usually a crowded table had dwindled down to just Mother, Aunt Martha and me. Just the idea of getting dressed up made both of them tired, which happens when you are 89 and 87, respectively, and the thought of preparing the traditional feast brought only further groans so I announced ... (click for more)

Maston, Cameron Power Tyner Past Hixson, 69-60

When Darren Maston transferred from Ooltewah to Tyner prior to last season, he was a role player on a team that had eight talented, experienced seniors. Now, Maston is being asked to fill an expanded role as a scorer and leader. He did both rather well Tuesday night as Tyner opened the 2014-15 season with a 69-60 District 6-AA victory over Hixson on the Wildcats’ floor. ... (click for more)

Unbeaten Soddy Daisy Rolls Past Rhea County

The Soddy Daisy Trojans remained unbeaten after four games in basketball, including Tuesday night's 70-31 romp over the visiting Rhea County Golden Eagles, but please keep in mind that Rhea County is still playing football and at least seven regulars on the basketball court are still trying to win a state title on the gridiron. Preston Pugh scored on a layup with 6:39 to play ... (click for more)