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Nov. 15-Jan. 3
Christmas Nights of Lights at Camp Jordan Park.  Begins at dusk and runs through 10 p.m. with extended hours on the weekends.   Hundreds of thousands of LED lights, driven by more than 1,000 computer channels, synchronized to both traditional and new Christmas music playing through the car radio.   $6 per person, with children 3-years-old and under free. 

Nov. 22
Hope for the Inner City's 28th Annual Turkey for Two; their fight against hunger and poverty in the inner city. For $60, individuals can buy a turkey for themselves and provide a full Thanksgiving meal for a family in need. If donors do not have a need for a turkey, they can leave the turkey to help an additional family. Donors can also join as a major sponsor with a gift of $250, $500 or more. There is also an opportunity for volunteers on Saturday, Nov. 22 from 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. at Hope for the Inner City to pray, share the gospel and deliver meals to needy families in the community, including elderly in local nursing homes. For more information, call 423-698-3178.

Nov. 27
15th Annual Grateful Gobbler Walk.  8 a.m. at Coolidge Park.  One hundred percent of the proceeds of the Walk will benefit the new Shelter for Homeless Families located onsite at the Community Kitchen on 11th Street.  $25 for walkers/runners 13 and older and $10 for ages 12 and under. Teams and individuals can register to walk, volunteer and/or donate atwww.gratefulgobblerwalk.org  To inquire about corporate sponsorship opportunities, contact Cathy Scott at cathyscott1000@gmail.com or at 298-2066. 

Nov. 28
The Lighted Boat Parade of approximately 40 boats decorated for the season, which circle between the Walnut Street Bridge and Olgiati Bridge.  During the parade there will be food and drink concessions and the first night of Ice on the Landing, an open-air ice skating rink on the Chattanooga Green.   Following the boat parade, a fireworks finale signals the illumination of 130+ downtown buildings, bridges and parks for the winter season. 

Dec. 5
The Ringgold Down Home Christmas Parade will be returning to Downtown Ringgold on Friday, Dec. 5 at 6 p.m. The parade will begin on Nashville St. and process through downtown to the Ringgold Depot. Santa Claus will marshal the parade to the Depot where he will be available for pictures for the remainder of the festival. After 7 p.m. the Historic Ringgold Depot will be hosting a variety of children's choir and dance performances. Businesses or organizations interested in signing up for the parade can contact 423-825-9975 or visit the website at graham-dental.com/events. Applications to take part in the parade should be returned to 896 Lafayette St. in Ringgold or faxed to Dr. Graham's office at 706-935-5355.

Dec. 7
Soddy Daisy Christmas Parade will be held on Sunday, Dec. 7 at 2 p.m., Dayton Pike from Harrison Ln. to Sequoyah Access Road. Rain date is Dec. 14.

Dec. 7
For the second year, the Houston is partnering with Tea M’Lady to co-host the event, which will be held this year on Dec. 7, from 1-4 p.m., and is called “A Cosy Christmas Tea on High Street” (“cosy” as in “tea cosy”). 


Latest Hamilton County Jail Booking Report - And Mug Shots

Here is the latest jail booking report from Hamilton County: AKRIDGE, JERTERRIUS MARSHAWN 6317 TALLEDEGA AVENUE CHATTANOOGA, 37421 20 Chattanooga THEFT OF PROPERTY EVADING ARREST RESISTING ARREST OR OBSTRUCTION OF LEGAL PROCESS RECKLESS ENDANGERMENT POSSESSION OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE ANTONIO, MICAELA 2001 E. 28TH ST. CHATTANOOGA, 37407 31 Hamilton ... (click for more)

Fort Oglethorpe Arrest Report For Nov. 14-20

Here is the Fort Oglethorpe arrest report for Nov. 14-20: Eric Brandon Carden, 22, of 192 Madgabend Road, Rossville was arrested November 13 on charges of driving while license suspended and operation of unregistered vehicle.   Michael James Dodd, 42, of 94 Cross Street, Fort Oglethorpe was arrested November 14 on a charge of shoplifting.   James ... (click for more)

Don't Allow Us To Be Overrun By People Who Do Not Belong Here - And Response (6)

Thank you, Senator Corker, for your clear, concise evaluation of the president's attempt to bypass Congress and personally and independently establish national policy that violates our current immigration laws.   Our long-standing failure to enforce our laws to control illegal immigration across our southern border has made this country less safe and ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Our Tubman Goat-Roping

Every spring there comes a bright day on the ranch when the straw-boss decrees a goat-roping should take place. What really happens is the veteran cowboys arm the greenhorns with some lariats late in the afternoon and take them to the pen that holds some Billy goats. This is before they get into bigger beasts -- horses and cattle – yet what appears to be easy most certainly is not. ... (click for more)

Missouri Hangs On, Turns Back Tennessee, 29-21

(Story will be updated) KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Missouri pin-pricked Joshua Dobbs’ bubble of invincibility Saturday night at Neyland Stadium. The nationally ranked Tigers drove a stake in Tennessee’s heart with Matt Mauk’s 73-yard touchdown pass to Jimmie Hunt in the fourth quarter, held Dobbs in check most of the night and beat the Vols, 29-21, before 95,821 fans on a chilly ... (click for more)

Mocs Win Big Over Furman, Undefeated In Conference Play

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga football team put a cherry on top of its 2014 regular season with Saturday’s 45-19 win at Furman (3-9, 2-5 SoCon).  The victory gives the No. 9 Mocs (9-3, 7-0 SoCon) its first ever undefeated Southern Conference slate and its first nine-win season since 1979. Junior quarterback Jacob Huesman led the way with 257 passing yards ... (click for more)