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Khristy Wilkinson, chair of the Hamilton County Democratic Party, on the future direction of the party, at the JFK Club’s monthly lunch meeting, Tuesday, June 18, noon-1 p.m. at the Feed & Table Restaurant, 209 W. Main St. Cost of the lunch is $15, including tax and tip. Those who wish to attend but are not on the club’s email list can convey their intention to drmillerlg@gmail.com.

Elisha Millan, on Hemp Laws, Health Care and Opiod Recovery, at Downtown Kiwanis Club, Tuesday, June 18, noon at Mountain City Club, 729 Chestnut St.

Tony Ingle, former two-time national champion coach at Dalton State, at Rotary Club of Chattanooga Hamilton Place, Wednesday, June 19, noon at Metro Tab Church, 2101 Shepherd Road.

Keith Sanford, last program, at Chattanooga Rotary Club, Thursday, June 20, noon at the Convention Center.

Hugh Morrow, president, Ruby Falls, at East Brainerd Kiwanis, Friday, June 21, noon-1 p.m. at Heritage House at Jack Benson Park, 1428 Jenkins Road.

Mickey Robbins, Patten & Patten, at The Chattanooga Civitan Club, Friday, June 21, 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. at Chattanooga Masonic Center, 551 West 21st St.

Michael Dzik, ED, Jewish Federation of Greater Chattanooga, at Pachyderm Club Of Hamilton County, Monday, June 24, noon at The International Towing and Recovery Museum, 3315 Broad St. Lunch buffet is $13. RSVP to rsvppachy@gmail.com whether eating or not.

Steve Dykstra, on "Bursting Blooms--Create Beautiful Patios and Yards," at Green Thumb Garden Club of Ooltewah/Collegedale, Monday, June 24, 7 p.m. at Morning Pointe at Greenbriar Cove, 9650 Leyland Dr. Mr. Dykstra has a B.A. degree in ornamental horticulture from the University of Tennessee and over 25 years of landscape experience. First-time visitors welcome at no charge. Annual memberships are $15 per person or $25 per family. For more information, contact Jean Ward at 423-385-5375 or chiphealth@gmail.com.

Chris Neighbors, 2018-19 Year in Review, at Rotary Club of Chattanooga Hamilton Place, Wednesday, June 26, noon at Metro Tab Church, 2101 Shepherd Road.

Charlie Arant is installed as president of the Chattanooga Rotary Club, Thursday, June 27, noon at the Convention Center.

Monthly Covered Dish Lunch Meeting, at Scenic City Friends, Thursday, June 27, noon at Parkridge Hospital, 2333 McCalle Ave., Plaza Two, Room 206 in Chattanooga. Guest speakers and entertainment will be featured. To join, volunteer or attend, call 423-495-1864, check out their Facebook at Scenic City Friends or email sceniccityfriends@gmail.com.

Brendan Jennings, president, Chattanooga Tea Party, at Nightside Pachyderm Club, Thursday, June 27, 5:30 p.m. dinner, 6:30 p.m. meeting at Wired Coffee, 5707 Main Street, Ooltewah.

Darde Long, Chattanooga Zoo, at The Chattanooga Civitan Club, Friday, June 28, 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. at Chattanooga Masonic Center, 551 West 21st St.

Judge Rob Philyaw, Hamilton County Juvenile Court judge, at East Brainerd Kiwanis, Friday, June 28, noon-1 p.m. at Heritage House at Jack Benson Park, 1428 Jenkins Road.

Jeff Styles, at Pachyderm Club Of Hamilton County, Monday, July 8, noon at The International Towing and Recovery Museum, 3315 Broad St. Lunch buffet is $13. RSVP to rsvppachy@gmail.com whether eating or not.

Sabrena Smedley, chairman, Hamilton County Commission, at Nightside Pachyderm Club, Thursday, July 11, 5:30 p.m. dinner, 6:30 p.m. meeting at Wired Coffee, 5707 Main Street, Ooltewah.

Craig Fuller, Rotaract Program, at Chattanooga Rotary Club, Thursday, July 11, noon at the Convention Center.

Judge Kyle Hedrick, Hamilton County Courts, at The Chattanooga Civitan Club, Friday, July 12, 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. at Chattanooga Masonic Center, 551 West 21st St.

Daphne Kirksey, TAWC, at Pachyderm Club Of Hamilton County, Monday, July 15, noon at The International Towing and Recovery Museum, 3315 Broad St. Lunch buffet is $13. RSVP to rsvppachy@gmail.com whether eating or not.

Michael Gilliland, CALEB/Hamilton County Bail Fund, at Downtown Kiwanis Club, Tuesday, July 16, noon at Mountain City Club, 729 Chestnut St.

Senator Bo Watson, at Chattanooga Rotary Club, Thursday, July 18, noon at the Convention Center.

Karen Glenn, on Students Taking a Right Stand, at Downtown Kiwanis Club, Tuesday, July 23, noon at Mountain City Club, 729 Chestnut St.

Mina Sartipi, UTC, at Chattanooga Rotary Club, Thursday, July 25, noon at the Convention Center.

Mauri Systo, on Chattanooga Neighborhood Enterprise-Loan Program, at Downtown Kiwanis Club, Tuesday, July 30, noon at Mountain City Club, 729 Chestnut St.

Judge Gerald Webb, at Pachyderm Club Of Hamilton County, Monday, Aug. 5, noon at The International Towing and Recovery Museum, 3315 Broad St. Lunch buffet is $13. RSVP to rsvppachy@gmail.com whether eating or not.

David B. Rausch, director, Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, at Nightside Pachyderm Club, Thursday, Aug. 8, 5:30 p.m. dinner, 6:30 p.m. meeting at Wired Coffee, 5707 Main Street, Ooltewah.

Assessor Marty Haynes, Hamilton County Assessor of Property, at Pachyderm Club Of Hamilton County, Monday, Aug. 12, noon at The International Towing and Recovery Museum, 3315 Broad St. Lunch buffet is $13. RSVP to rsvppachy@gmail.com whether eating or not.

State Rep. Patsy Hazlewood, District 27, at Pachyderm Club Of Hamilton County, Monday, Aug. 19, noon at The International Towing and Recovery Museum, 3315 Broad St. Lunch buffet is $13. RSVP to rsvppachy@gmail.com whether eating or not.

Roast of President Tom Moseley, at Downtown Kiwanis Club, Tuesday, Sept. 24, noon at Mountain City Club, 729 Chestnut St.

Chairman Marsha Yessick, Hamilton County GOP, at Pachyderm Club Of Hamilton County, Monday, Sept. 30, noon at The International Towing and Recovery Museum, 3315 Broad St. Lunch buffet is $13. RSVP to rsvppachy@gmail.com whether eating or not.


Red Bank Commissioners Give Final Approval To Budget

Fort Negley Residents To Get Parking System Similar To Fort Wood

Petition Seeks To Keep Dollar General Out Of New Salem Community On Lookout Mountain As Dollar General Market, Ante-Bellum Event Venue Are Planned


Red Bank’s $6,420,800 budget for fiscal year 2019-2020 was accepted unanimously after the second and final reading at the commission meeting Tuesday evening. There will be no change in the property ... (click for more)

The City Council passed an ordinance on Tuesday allowing restricted on-street parking at Fort Negley on the Southside. Council Chairman Erskine Oglesby said parking has become at a premium ... (click for more)

A petition is seeking to keep Dollar General out of the New Salem community on Lookout Mountain. It comes as Stan Carnahan said a new Dollar General store as well as an event venue in a replica ... (click for more)


Breaking News

Red Bank Commissioners Give Final Approval To Budget

Red Bank’s $6,420,800 budget for fiscal year 2019-2020 was accepted unanimously after the second and final reading at the commission meeting Tuesday evening. There will be no change in the property tax rate, it remains at $1.39 per every $100 of assessed value of a property. Paving projects that have been carried over from last year are included in the new budget as are updates ... (click for more)

Fort Negley Residents To Get Parking System Similar To Fort Wood

The City Council passed an ordinance on Tuesday allowing restricted on-street parking at Fort Negley on the Southside. Council Chairman Erskine Oglesby said parking has become at a premium in the neighborhood just south of the resurgent Main Street. He said many customers of nearby businesses park in the neighborhood for lengthy periods. He said the new system will require ... (click for more)

Opinion

Why I Support Funding The Proposed Budget - And Response

Dear Commissioners of Hamilton County, I attended the District 3 community meeting with Commissioner Greg Martin and School Board Chairman Joe Wingate, who was filling in for District 3 Rep. Joe Smith. Commissioner Martin stated he had not made up his mind on how to vote for the tax increase at that time. He requested thoughtful input on why the citizens of his district wanted ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: VW Needs Big Repairs

The banner headline on Monday morning read, “Gov. Lee, top Republicans celebrate failed UAW bid to unionize Volkswagen,” and that’s the second-worst thing that the headline could have said. The worst, of course, is if the UAW had won, and the Detroit-based union that lost 35,000 members last year would be revived -- breaking a hole into the tight wall of foreign-owned auto assembly ... (click for more)

Sports

Taliaferro Helps Fairyland Beat Country Club, 405-402

The Fairyland Flash swim team lost by a whopping 201 points to the Country Club Wavemakers last Monday at Country Club’s pool, but Fairyland was without the services of some 19 point-scoring swimmers that night. It was a totally different story atop Lookout Mountain Tuesday night as the Flash took over sole possession of first place in the Chattanooga Area Swim League’s Red division ... (click for more)

CFC Leaps To The Top Of The Standings With 2-0 Victory At Asheville

With the game still scoreless, Alun Webb chased after a pass with nothing but open space in front of the Chattanooga FC forward. He quickly caught up with the ball, and the closest Asheville defender was merely a slight bother to Webb as he curved the ball into the box for a shot that held up in a 2-0 CFC victory in the North Carolina mountains. The ball found the opportunistic ... (click for more)