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Michael Rademacher, Project Lead: Battery, Volkswagen, Chattanooga, at Chattanooga Engineers Week Luncheon, Tuesday, Feb. 19, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at The UTC University Center, 642 E. 5th St. Luncheon cost is $26 per person, $250 for corporate table of 8. Click here to RSVP by Wednesday, Feb. 13

School Board Member Joe Smith, at Hamilton County Republican Women, Tuesday, Feb. 19, 11:30 a.m. at Morning Pointe of Hixson, 5501 Old Hixson Pike. Cost for lunch is $5. RSVP to janetminniear@yahoo.com ASAP if you will be eating lunch.

James Mackler, Nashville attorney, Iraq war veteran and Democratic candidate for the Senate in 2020, at JFK Club, Tuesday, Feb. 19, noon at the Feed Co. Table & Tavern, 201 W. Main St. Cost of the meal is $15, including tax and tip. In order to allow sufficient time for his appearance, the meeting will be extended to continue further discussion on the club’s future plans and activities. Validated parking is available across Main Street from the restaurant. Those planning to attend should email their intention to drmillerlg@gmail.com.

Red Bank Mayor Eddie Pierce, at Red Bank/Signal Mountain Chamber Council Meeting, Tuesday, Feb. 19, 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. at Red Bank Community Center, Tom Weathers Dr., behind Erlanger. Cost is $12.

Tim Morgan, president of Chattanooga Sports Committee, at Ooltewah/Collegedale Chamber Council Meeting, Wednesday, Feb. 20, 9:15-10:30 a.m. at Collegedale City Hall, 4910 Swinyar Dr. No cost.

Don Mueller, VP & CEO, Children's Hospital at Erlanger, at Hixson Chamber Council Meeting, Wednesday, Feb. 20, 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. at North River Civic Center, 1009 Executive Dr. Cost is $10.

LaPaz, at North Hamilton County Council Meeting, Thursday, Feb. 21, 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. at Budweiser, 200 Shearer St. Cost is $10.

Mark Cathy, Chick-fil-A, at Chattanooga Rotary Club, Thursday, Feb. 21, noon at the Convention Center. One Carter Plaza.

Barry Spruce, nature and wildlife photographer, on "A Raptor's Life: What Makes a Bird a Raptor, and Where Do They Live?" at the Photographic Society of Chattanooga, Thursday, Feb. 21, 7 p.m. at the St. John United Methodist Church, 3921 Murray Hills Dr. Boot Camp will begin at 6 p.m. with Stephen Overall presenting, "Photos That Have a Story to Tell."

Peter Chia, manager and operations director, Nokian Tyres, Dayton, at Chattanooga Engineers Week 2019 Awards Banquet, Thursday, Feb. 21, 6-8:30 p.m. at Doubletree Hotel, 407 Chestnut St. Cost is $45 per person, $450 for corporate table of 8. Click here to RSVP by Friday, Feb. 15.

Master Gardener Katie Bishop, on "How to Store and Start Seeds for Spring Planting," at Green Thumb Garden Club of Ooltewah/Collegedale, Monday, Feb. 25, 7 p.m. at Greenbriar Cove Morning Pointe Assisted Living, 9650 Leyland Dr., Ooltewah. First-time visitors are welcome at no charge. Annual memberships are $15 per person and $25 per family. For more information, contact Jean Tillman at 423-385-5375 or chiphealth@gmail.com.

Kim Renshaw, AutoDesk, at Chattanooga Rotary Club, Thursday, Feb. 28, noon at the Convention Center. One Carter Plaza.

Brock Kolls, at Chattanooga Rotary Club, Thursday, March 7, noon at the Convention Center. One Carter Plaza.

Margaret Dolan, Launch Tennessee, at Chattanooga Rotary Club, Thursday, March 14, noon at the Convention Center. One Carter Plaza.

Mark Conversino, Strategy & Security Studies, at Chattanooga Rotary Club, Thursday, March 21, noon at the Convention Center. One Carter Plaza.


Fort Oglethorpe Arrest Report For Feb. 15-21

Michael Patrick Is Interim Chief At WWTA; EPA Meeting Delayed To March 6

City Report Says Ballard Had Pattern Of Sexual Harassment Over Female Trainees; Attorney Says He Looks Forward To Returning To Work


Here is the Fort Oglethorpe arrest report for Feb. 15-21: 02-15-19 Tracy Renee Hill, 34, of 2601 Larkwood Lane, Knoxville arrested on charges of window tint and driving while license revoked. ... (click for more)

The Hamilton County WWTA Board of Commissioners has named chief engineer Michael Patrick as the organization’s interim executive director. He replaces former executive director Mark Harrison ... (click for more)

A city report says an instructor over police academies had a pattern of sexual harassment against female cadets. Two female trainees initially filed the complaint against instructor Ricky ... (click for more)


Breaking News

Fort Oglethorpe Arrest Report For Feb. 15-21

Here is the Fort Oglethorpe arrest report for Feb. 15-21: 02-15-19 Tracy Renee Hill, 34, of 2601 Larkwood Lane, Knoxville arrested on charges of window tint and driving while license revoked. Alexis Ramsey, 17, of 131 Ballew Drive, Tunnel Hill arrested on a charge of disorderly conduct. Crystal Sharon Parvin, 42, of 922 Highway 70 N, Rogersville, TN arrested on a ... (click for more)

Michael Patrick Is Interim Chief At WWTA; EPA Meeting Delayed To March 6

The Hamilton County WWTA Board of Commissioners has named chief engineer Michael Patrick as the organization’s interim executive director. He replaces former executive director Mark Harrison who resigned late last week. Prior to joining the WWTA as chief engineer, Mr. Patrick was the director of the city of Chattanooga’s Water Wastewater Resources Division. He was responsible ... (click for more)

Opinion

Heavy Rains Are Coming In The Next Few Days

Please remember to check on folks that are vulnerable which includes the elderly and homebound. With expectations of up to 7 inches or more of rain, we may see flooding in areas that rival those of the past. As Chief Roddy told me this morning, be proactive, not reactive. Pack for an extended stay at work or someone's house. Be ready with extra food, water and blanket in your ... (click for more)

The $500,000 Tax Money Giveway - And Response (2)

Mayor Berke, On September 5, 2017, you asked and were granted a 22-cent property tax increase for city government operations and a capital fund. At the meeting, the City Council approved your proposal for the property tax increase of 22 cents per $100 of property assessment. As a result, every business, home owner, and property owner had one-month notice that their local property ... (click for more)

Sports

Dan Fleser: Vols Still Atop SEC, But Vantage Point Still A Little Cloudy

The view from the highest points of the SEC men’s basketball standings isn’t exactly picturesque these days. By virtue of LSU’s 82-77 overtime loss to Florida Wednesday night, Tennessee again has the best vantage point. No matter, it’s still partly cloudy up there in first place by virtue of last Saturday’s rout at the hands of Kentucky. A workmanlike victory over Vanderbilt on ... (click for more)

Top-Ranked Goodpasture Edges Notre Dame

Some things are inevitable and apparently the Notre Dame basketball team finding its way on the tracks between Goodpasture and a trip to the Division II-A State Quarterfinals is one of them. For the second year in a row, the state’s top-ranked team from Madison found a way to get in a trip to Chattanooga for a 32-minute tussle with the Fighting Irish in the opening round of ... (click for more)