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Oct. 19-27
The Chattanooga Zoo hosts the annual Boo in the Zoo Oct. 19, 20, 26 and 27. It is a non-scary Halloween event. Activities will include character encounters, a scavenger hunt through the Zoo, animal enrichment activities, trick-or-treating, costume contest, over 20 games, pony rides, hay rides, bounce houses, carousel rides, face painting, a creepy crawlie exhibit, and floating magic shows. Tickets to Boo in the Zoo are $10 for members and $15 for non-members.  Children two and under are free.  For tickets click here

Oct. 27
Normal Park Museum Magnet School will host the 16th annual NormalPalooza Arts and Music Festival  from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 

Oct. 31
The Hunter Museum of American Art will host Haunted Hunter on Halloween night. The night will feature a trick or treat station, a costume contest with prizes from local businesses, cash bar, and music by DGSM DJs, Fit of Body, and Erika Glück. 7-11 p.m.  Admission is $15 for Hunter members in advance and $20 for general admission in advance.  All tickets purchased at the door will be $25.  For tickets and costume contest details click here. Guests must be 21+ to attend, IDs will be required. Tickets are not refundable or transferable. There will be no on-site parking: please consider Uber or Lyft.

Nov. 3
The Stuffing Strut 5K at Chester Frost Park, benefiting charities in the northern part of Hamilton County. $30 per runner or $100 for a family of five. Kicks off at 8:30 a.m. near the park pavilion. Event registration is currently open through by searching “Stuffing Strut.”

Nov. 3
The 59th annual Kiwanis Pancake Day serving piping hot pancakes and sausage under a big tent at Dalton Green, the historic park located adjacent to the Whitfield County Courthouse. Members will serve from 6 a.m. until noon on Saturday, Nov. 3. Anyone eating under the Big Tent will have all of the pancakes and sausage they can eat along with coffee, milk, and/or orange juice. Tickets purchased in advance are $7 each.  The cost on the morning of the breakfast will be $8 each. “To go” plates will also be available.

Nov. 3
Glass Street LIVE! Annual Block Party, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at the intersection of Dodson Avenue and Glass Street. To register as a vendor, click here. To sign up as a volunteer, click here. To register to attend, click here. For more information, click here.

Nov. 8
Chattanooga Friends is hosting its first annual Mini-Golf Tournament at Sir Gooney’s. Starts at 6 p.m. and will include food, drinks, arcade games and dancing, in addition to mini-golf and prizes. For more information on this event and to buy tickets, please visit Chattanooga Friend’s Facebook page.

Nov. 10
The Junior League of Chattanooga’s first annual Touch-A-Truck fundraising event, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Warner Park (1100 McCallie Ave). Touch-A-Truck is a family friendly, hands-on event that offers opportunities for children to explore, climb and touch more than 20 trucks of all kinds, including emergency response vehicles, heavy machinery and other equipment. Tickets may be purchased at the event or online at  Silent hour will be from 9-10 a.m. for those who are more sensitive to noise and flashing lights.  Tickets are $5 per person, and $20 for family passes of four and more. Held rain or shine.

Nov. 24
The Chattanooga Hungry Turkey Half Marathon and 5K will take place in Coolidge Park starting at 8:45 a.m. All ages are welcome and the event will benefit Chattanooga Sports Ministries. Runners will receive a commemorative Hungry Turkey quarter zip, a finisher medal and cinnamon rolls at the finish line. For more information and to register, visit

Latest Hamilton County Jail Booking Report

Here is the latest jail booking report from Hamilton County: BRIDGES, JOY CORINNE  138 POPLAR SPRINGS ROAD RINGGOLD, 30736  Age at Arrest: 41 years old Arresting Agency: Chattanooga VIOLATION OF PROBATION (POSSESSION OF CONTROLLED S VIOLATION OF PROBATION (POSSESSION OF CONTROLLED S --- BROWN, KAYLEE ELIZABETH  219 THOMAS STEET SODDY DAISY, 37379  ... (click for more)

Latest Hamilton County Jail Booking Report

Here is the latest jail booking report from Hamilton County: BATTLE, FREDRICK LAMAR  2117 CHAMBERLIN AVE CHATTANOOGA, 37411  Age at Arrest: 55 years old Arresting Agency: Hamilton County VIOLATION OF PROBATION ( DOMESTIC ASSAULT ) --- BEAVERS, MALIK CADARIUS  3433 PERSIMMON LN CHATTANOOGA, 37406  Age at Arrest: 20 years old Arresting Agency: ... (click for more)

Teach For America Raises Concerns

For the last several years, many groups, individuals and parties interested in preserving public education for our children have stood firm as a rampantly growing privatization movement has descended upon our local educational landscape.  We saw last year the Department of Education push a plan that would form a partnership zone which could potentially lead to schools in the ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Inequality & The Left

The story is told about a liberal politician who was getting a room full of snowflakes all heated up over equity and equality, which is big with the political Left right now. One of his handlers finally got the chance and whispered in his ear, “Use ‘fairness’ instead! That’s what sells … “ Afterwards a newspaper column read, “The liberals love fairness because it cannot be measured. ... (click for more)

John Gilpin Repeats As Signal Mountain 10K Winner

John Gilpin made it three in a row in the rain at Signal Mountain Saturday morning. He had claimed victory in both the Raccoon Mountain and Moccasin Bend 10K races in recent weeks before adding his second straight triumph at the Signal Mountain Pie Run, a hilly 6.2-mile race that starts and finishes at the Signal Mountain Athletic Club on Ault Road. Gilpin was all alone again ... (click for more)

Baylor, GPS, CCS Advance To State Soccer Semifinals

Baylor traveled to Briarcrest in Memphis on Saturday to compete for a Division II-AA final four spot.  After play to a 0-0 tie in the first half, Baylor would find itself down 1-0 in the 63rd minute when Anna Strong scored off a corner kick.  That lead did not last long as Ara Rhodes scored the game tying goal one minute later off an Avery David corner kick. Two minutes ... (click for more)