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Rick Smith, superintendent of Hamilton County Schools at Hamilton Place Rotary, Wednesday, Sept. 24, noon to 1 p.m. at Embassy Suites on Shallowford Road.

Thom Benson, Senior Marketing & Communications Director, TN Aquarium, at the Chattanooga Civitan Club, Friday, Sept. 26 from noon to 1 p.m. at the Bessie Smith Hall.

Senator Bo Watson at Pachyderm Club of Hamilton County, Monday, Sept. 29, noon at Republican Headquarters, 1428 Chestnut St., Ste. E. Lunch buffet $12. Email Henry Hoss at hcgop@hcgop.com to RSVP if you plan to eat.

Alex Lavidge at Hamilton Place Rotary, Wednesday, Oct. 1, noon to 1 p.m. at Embassy Suites on Shallowford Road.

Pat Egen of Patricia Egen Consulting at Hamilton Place Rotary, Wednesday, Oct. 8, noon to 1 p.m. at Embassy Suites on Shallowford Road.

Gary Brinkworth, TVA senior program manager, Stake Holder Relations, on TVA Integrated Resource Plan at Chattanooga Engineers Club, Monday, Oct. 6, 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.

Tennessee Valley Republican Women's Annual Spaghetti Supper to benefit the Fisher House on Friday, Oct. 10, 5-7 p.m. at Red Bank Lion's Club, 3704 Dayton Blvd. Spaghetti, salad, dessert, and drink. Adults: $8.50, children: $4.

Tonya Gentry, executive director, Breast Cancer Support at Hamilton Place Rotary, Wednesday, Oct. 15, noon to 1 p.m. at Embassy Suites on Shallowford Road.

Shannon Johnson, Creative Discovery Museum; director of Exhibit Development, Evaluation, and Capital on Human Plus: Real Lives + Real Engineering at Chattanooga Engineers Club, Monday, Oct. 20, 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.

Flynn Gover at Hamilton Place Rotary, Wednesday, Oct. 22, noon to 1 p.m. at Embassy Suites on Shallowford Road.

Dr. Steven Angle, chancellor, UTC at Hamilton Place Rotary, Wednesday, Oct. 29, noon to 1 p.m. at Embassy Suites on Shallowford Road.


Assistant City Attorney Unhappy With City's New Font

City Councilman Chairman Chip Henderson said he has a request from an assistant city attorney to drop using the city's distinctive new font, Chatype, for the weekly agendas. He said Phil Noblett wants to go back to Times New Roman. Attorney Noblett was not available to state his beef with Chatype. Councilman Chris Anderson said, "I have great objections to that. This is ... (click for more)

Police Blotter: $8,000 Piece Of Roofing Equipment Stolen While Vehicle At Williams Street Motel

Jose Gonzalez said someone stole an $8,000 piece of roofing equipment from his 2004 Ford while it was parked at the Motel 6 on Williams Street. He said the thief forced open his side door and took the Varimat V2 robot. A video showed a vehicle pull beside the Ford at 6:30 a.m. and leave 10 minutes later. Some movement could be seen outside the vehicle. * * * Carmela ... (click for more)

Congrats To Super Citizen Helen Burns Sharp - And Response

Congratulations to super-citizen Helen Burns Sharp on both her initial IDB lawsuit and on Chancellor Fleenor's ruling.  Also, I wish her well on her current action. It's a shame that a private citizen such as Ms. Sharp has to invest so much time and money to keep a government agency honest.  Three cheers and thumbs up.  I thank her.  R.J. Johnson  ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Apollos Hester’s Way

East View High was trailing at halftime by a pair of touchdowns in last Friday night’s game against unbeaten Vandegrift. But the players at the Georgetown, Texas, school each have a sticker on the back of their helmets that says “TPW” which is a constant reminder that “Tough People Win.” Then there is “attitude” and that is where running back Apollos Hester steps in. In what ... (click for more)

Former Tennessee Hoop Great A.W. Davis Dies

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee men's basketball All-American guard A.W. Davis passed away Tuesday   at the age of 71 at UT Medical Center. Funeral arrangements are pending and will be handled by Smith-Reagan Funeral Home in Rutledge, Tenn. UTsports.com will be updated with details. Davis, who played for the Vols from 1962-65, earned 1965 first-team All-America ... (click for more)

Chattanooga Golf Team Second At Wolf Run Intercollegiate

The Chattanooga Mocs men’s golf team is tied for second after 18 holes at the Wolf Run Intercollegiate. The Mocs and Florida Gators each shot 295 over the opening 18 to trail Illinois by 11 at 285 at Wolf Run Golf Club. The day’s docket had a scheduled 36 holes. Afternoon storms sent teams from the course prior to finishing. The remaining holes will be completed starting at 9:30 ... (click for more)