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Tuesday, February 11, 2020


Randy Smith: Boys Basketball Coaches Mount Rushmore

Chattanoogan Senior Spotlight: Baylor Rowing

Randy Smith: Local Boys Basketball Mount Rushmore


The one thing I've noticed in my journey through the "Mount Rushmore" of local athletes and coaches is Chattanooga has been blessed with a lot of great sports figures through the years. Some ... (click for more)

Girls Rowing The Baylor girls’ rowing class of 2020 has excelled in every way, finding success on the water and in the classroom throughout their high school tenure. This group of seven ... (click for more)

I hope everyone is well and staying home as we enter week number four of social distancing and self-quarantining. We are still many weeks away from a return to normalcy and this week is said ... (click for more)




Prep Sports

Randy Smith: Boys Basketball Coaches Mount Rushmore

The one thing I've noticed in my journey through the "Mount Rushmore" of local athletes and coaches is Chattanooga has been blessed with a lot of great sports figures through the years. Some of them like Bobby Hoppy, Richard Fuqua, Anthony Roberts and others all played or coached before I arrived in town in 1975, so they didn't make my list. Today, it's the local boys' basketball ... (click for more)

Chattanoogan Senior Spotlight: Baylor Rowing

Girls Rowing The Baylor girls’ rowing class of 2020 has excelled in every way, finding success on the water and in the classroom throughout their high school tenure. This group of seven athletes helped lead Baylor to a third place finish among scholastic crews at the Head of the Hooch, earned 11th place at the 2018 Scholastic National Championships, and won four of seven events ... (click for more)

Breaking News

Tennessee Has 15 More Coronavirus Deaths; Now Up To 94; Cases Rise To 4,634; Hamilton County Has 10th Death

Tennessee has an additional 15 coronavirus deaths - bringing the count to 94, state Health Department officials said Thursday afternoon. Cases are listed at 4,634 - up from 4,362. Officials said 505 people have been hospitalized in the state from coronavirus - up from 449. The state report shows 98 cases in Hamilton County - an increase of four - and an additional death, ... (click for more)

Georgia Has 43 More Coronavirus Deaths To Go To 412; Cases Reach 10,566; Whitfield Has 21 Cases

Georgia state health officials said Thursday that another 10 people in the state have died from the coronavirus since Wednesday, bringing the total to 379. The confirmed cases are now at 10,885 - up from 10,566 on Wednesday. Officials said 2,298 have been hospitalized in Georgia with the deadly virus. Whitfield County is up to 21 cases and three deaths. Walker ... (click for more)

Opinion

Coronavirus Brings Out Kindness In People

Sept. 11 brought out greater kindness in us to strangers. After 9/11 I immediately noticed increased kindness in the simplest of things, holding doors open, courtesy in public. The coronavirous has had that same effect but even more intense. I see strangers concerned for the well being of others, not just in terms of social distancing but myriad acts of personal kindness and ... (click for more)

Joe Smith: I'm In Rhonda Thurman's Corner

I didn’t sleep well last night. It was one of those times when this old boxing coach was in a 10-round boxing match in my spirit. So many people are hurting right now. I have friends that have lost their jobs and are struggling to feed their families. My 11-year-old grandson tells me, “Pops I want to go to school.” I miss Sunday morning worship with my pastor and church family. ... (click for more)