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Feb. 22-25
Houston Museum Antiques Show & Sale benefiting Chattanooga’s Houston Museum. Friday, Feb. 23, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Feb. 24, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; and Feb. 25, 12-4 p.m. Admission is $10 and covers all three days of the show and sale. Preview party on Feb. 22 at 7 p.m. isn’t included in the general admission price. Preview part tickets are $75, which also gives unlimited access to all three days of the show. At Stratton Hall, 3146 Broad St.  For more information call 267-7176 or visit

Feb. 24
English Country Dance at Brained United Methodist Church, Lundy Hall Gym, 4315 Brainerd Road in Chattanooga, 4-6 p.m. Admission is $5. Also Contra Dance, 7:30 p.m. workshop and 8-11 p.m dance. Admission is $10; $7 for seniors/students.

Feb. 27
English Country Dance at Heritage House, 1428 Jenkins Road (off E. Brainerd), 7-9 p.m.. Admission is free.

March 3
The Third Annual Children’s Fund Baseball Classic at AT&T Field, to raise funds for the Catoosa County Children’s Fund. In game one, LFO High School will play Ridgeland High School at 11 a.m. In game two, #2 ranked Ringgold High School will take on Northwest Whitfield High School at 1:30 p.m.  And in game three, #1 ranked Heritage High School will play #2 ranked Gordon Lee High School at 4 p.m.  Gates open at 10 a.m., and there will be a silent auction at the beginning of each game. Also 1st Annual Catoosa County Cornhole Tournament.  Doubles will begin at 12 p.m. and singles at 3 p.m. There is an entry fee of $30 for the doubles tournament and $20 for the singles tournament. Admission tickets are $5 per person.  

March 3
Denim & Diamonds: Once Upon a Time fundraiser.  Tickets are now on sale at Chattanooga physicians and community leaders will come together at 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 3, at the Chattanooga Convention Center for an evening of music and food, and a celebration of healing. 

March 10
The Hunter Museum’s young patron group, Avant-art, will host its premier annual museum fundraiser, Hunter Underground, at 8 p.m. At Underground, the museum’s basement will be converted from a maze of art storage to a chic night club with music, entertainment, and art. The evening will feature DJ Summer Dregs, heavy hor d’oeuvres, creative cocktails and – new this year – a dance party in the loading dock. Hunter Underground tickets must be purchased in advance and are available at or by calling 267-0968. Tickets are $60 for Hunter Museum members and $75 general admission and include event admission, food, and drinks. Must be 21 or older to attend. 

March 20
WTCI hosts Masterpiece Experience wine dinner at the Westin Hotel with five-course meal. From photo opportunities to a silent auction, WTCI supporters will "bask in the luxury of this new hotel while enjoying a shared love of local and national PBS programming." Tickets are $175 each. Visit or contact Lisa McDowd at 702-7817 for information and reservations.

March 24
The Humane Educational Society will host Rescues on the Runway 6 p.m. at the Chattanooga Convention Center. Includes food, silent and live auction, and a shelter pet runway.  Formal attire is required.  Advance tickets are $85 and a table of eight is $640.  Tickets at the door are $90.  For more information and to purchase tickets, click here

May 10-13
Cirque du Soleil - Corteo. UTC Arena.

City Officials Believe Fish Kill In Small Creek In Hixson Is Related To Weather Changes

City officials said they believe a fish kill in a Hixson Creek is related to weather changes. Officials said, "The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) is presently investigating the cause of the large numbers of dead fish seen in a wet weather conveyance that runs into the Tennessee River. At this point, officials believe that the cause is related to weather   occurrences earlier ... (click for more)

Police Blotter: Mapco Clerks Catch 1 Fake $100 Bill, Miss Another; Man Booted After Girlfriend Finds Him Asking Other Women For Nude Photos

A clerk at the Mapco on Hamill Road said a man had handed him what he thought was a hundred dollar bill and he almost gave him the change in return. The clerk said he never gave the man the money, but when he confronted the suspect he left the area. The "100 dollar bill" clearly had printed on it front and back it was for motion picture use only. The clerk also tested the obviously ... (click for more)

Reflections On Billy Graham

Sandra and I are saddened this morning after learning of the death of Billy Graham. We rejoice today, because Mr. Graham once said "It will be reported that Billy Graham has died, but that won't be the truth. He said the truth is that he had only moved to a new location".  I remember when we named 15th Street as Billy Graham Avenue, his daughter Gigi came for the dedication ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Me & Billy Graham

For several years in my life it seemed my bad arm and I spent more time at Mayo Clinic than we did in my own house. I hold the record for the most different infections in an elbow at the same time, and my medical charts never had my name on them, instead I was simply, “Mr. Complication.” One morning in particular I spent a horrible three hours in the “nerve conduction lab” with ... (click for more)

Top-Ranked Goodpasture Too Strong For Notre Dame

Trips aren’t always about where you are going, but rather what you are bringing and Notre Dame found out  Wednesday  night Goodpasture packed a whole lot of defense and fundamentals for its journey to the Irish den in the Division II-A state first-round encounter.   And it didn’t hurt that the state’s top-rated Division II-A team was manned by a bunch ... (click for more)

CCS Boys Advance To Division II-A Elite Eight

CCS used a big second quarter to open up a 10 point lead over USJ Wednesday night in their Division II-A state tournament opener at The Webb School.   The Chargers then outscored USJ 13-4 in the third quarter and went on to win 53-36. Rhodes had 7 of his 14 points in the second quarter. Micheal Houge had six of his eight points in a big third quarter.  ... (click for more)