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Patzy Hazlewood, candidate for Tennessee House District 27, at the Chattanooga Civitan Club, Friday, Aug. 1, noon at Bessie Smith Hall.

Kim White, president River City Company, on the Patten Parkway Transformation – Ross Hotel Renovation with 20 affordable apartments, at the Chattanooga Engineers Club. Monday, Aug. 4, noon at the DoubleTree Hotel.

Jerry Wear, District Governor at the Chattanooga Hamilton Place Rotary Club, Wednesday, Aug. 6, noon at Embassy Suites on Shallowford Road.

Mayor Andy Berke at the Chattanooga Civitan Club, Friday, Aug. 8, from noon to 1 p.m. at the Bessie Smith Hall.

Chris Thomas, owner of Chattanooga Market, at Chattanooga Hamilton Place Rotary Club, Wednesday, Aug. 13, noon at Embassy Suites on Shallowford Road.

Maury Nicely, local attorney and historian, at the Chattanooga Civitan Club, Friday, Aug. 15, from noon to 1 p.m. at the Bessie Smith Hall.

Ashley Evens, executive director of Volunteers in Medicine, at Chattanooga Hamilton Place Rotary club, Wednesday, Aug. 20, noon at Embassy Suites on Shallowford Road.

Yieng Yann, local banker and Cambodian refugee, at the Chattanooga Civitan Club, Friday, Aug. 22, from noon to 1 p.m. at the Bessie Smith Hall.

Sport Talk Radio Show Panel, "It's Football Time Everywhere" at Chattanooga Hamilton Place Rotary Club, Wednesday, Aug. 27, noon at Embassy Suites on Shallowford Road.


NAACP's Mapp Says IDB Should Not Be "Rubber Stamp"; Questions Deals For Black Creek, VW

Longtime Chattanooga NAACP leader James Mapp said Thursday that industrial development boards "should not be rubber stamps." He questioned deals through the City IDB for the Black Creek group and Volkswagen. Mr. Mapp said, "Throughout our nation's history, the lack of representative government has always been a point of contention for Americans, and a chief cornerstone of ... (click for more)

Man, 34, Dies Shortly After Being Arrested In Crossville

A 34-year-old arrestee died at Crossville on Sunday. Sheriff Butch Burgess said Rustin Grayson was brought to the Cumberland County Justice Center intake for processing after being arrested by the Crossville Police Department. Jail staff advised that when Crossville Police arrived at intake Grayson was unable to get out of the patrol vehicle without assistance. The Crossville ... (click for more)

Curtis Adams: Beck, Mackey Should Be Considered For County Commission Leadership

Just think about this;  a person highly qualified applying for a job.  As he is just about finished filling out his papers for his interview, he sees at the bottom there is a place for him to check Democrat or Republican.  He would think, “if I mark the wrong one I may not get the job.” Being a real leader requires honesty, integrity, and, most importantly, fairness. ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Mark’s 50th Anniversary Toast

In the new book that celebrates the first 50 years of baseball’s Southern League, its splendid author Mark McCarter recalls that very early in his career as a sports writer, he was riding with his boss somewhere and mentioned that if the legendary Allan Morris ever needed help covering the Chattanooga Lookouts that he’d love to help. Today, as he looks back, he ruefully adds, “I ... (click for more)

Jones, Vols Meet The Press A Day Before Fall Football Begins

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- What did  Butch Jones  have to say about Tennessee’s 2014 football team on the eve of the Vols' first practice? Find out in this transcript of Thursday’s press conference:  HEAD COACH BUTCH JONES (Opening Statement) "It's great to see everyone, and I hope everyone had a great summer. We will hold an open practice on Saturday ... (click for more)

Jane Webb Is A Fun-Loving Runner At Heart

Jane Webb isn’t one of those people who started running when she was a kid, but she loves the benefits since she restarted her running career about four years ago. She’s all about being active and doing things that are good for you,   but long-distance running never really captured her attention and she’s found that she can receive the same payoff by covering ... (click for more)