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Millenial Forum with Alex Schramkowski, chairman of the Tennessee College of the Republicans and Ethan White, chairman of the Tennessee Young Republicans, at Nightside Pachyderm Club, Thursday, Oct. 24, 5:30 p.m. dinner, 6:30 p.m. meeting at Wired Coffee, 5707 Main Street, Ooltewah.

Millenial Republican Form at Nightside Pachyderm Club, Thursday, Oct. 24, 5:30 p.m. dinner, 6:30 p.m. meeting at Wired Coffee, 5707 Main Street, Ooltewah.

Barry White, CVB, at Chattanooga Rotary Club, Thursday, Oct. 24, noon at the Convention Center. One Carter Plaza.

Commissioner Greg Martin, at Pachyderm Club Of Hamilton County, Monday, Oct. 28, noon at Feed Table and Tavern at 201 W. Main St.

Dr. Bryan Johnson, superintendent of schools, at Downtown Kiwanis Club, Tuesday, Oct. 29, noon at Mountain City Club, 729 Chestnut St.

Chairman Scott Golden, TNGOP, at Pachyderm Club Of Hamilton County, Monday, Nov. 4, noon at Feed Table and Tavern at 201 W. Main St.

Congressman Chuck Fleischmann, at Pachyderm Club Of Hamilton County, Monday, Nov. 18, noon at Feed Table and Tavern at 201 W. Main St.

The Honorable Lila Statom, at Pachyderm Club Of Hamilton County, Monday, Dec. 2, noon at Feed Table and Tavern at 201 W. Main St.

State Treasurer David Lillard, at Nightside Pachyderm Club, Thursday, Dec. 12, 5:30 p.m. dinner, 6:30 p.m. meeting at Wired Coffee, 5707 Main Street, Ooltewah.


Loss Control Services Owner Facing Federal Wire Fraud Charge

Members Of Large-Scale Heroin Ring In Chattanooga, Cleveland Get Federal Prison Sentences

Alexander Encourages U.S. Trade Representative To Work Towards Zero Tariffs, Zero Barriers


The operator of a local firm specializing in filing insurance claims for those with property damage is facing federal criminal charges. Benjamin Reichel was charged in a criminal information ... (click for more)

Three members of a large-scale heroin distribution ring in Chattanooga and Cleveland, Tn., have been sentenced to time in federal prison. Cameron Hunter-Loftin appeared before Judge Sandy ... (click for more)

Senator Lamar Alexander urged U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer to update and improve the process for granting exclusions from tariffs on certain imported goods from China. “As ... (click for more)


Breaking News

Members Of Large-Scale Heroin Ring In Chattanooga, Cleveland Get Federal Prison Sentences

Three members of a large-scale heroin distribution ring in Chattanooga and Cleveland, Tn., have been sentenced to time in federal prison. Cameron Hunter-Loftin appeared before Judge Sandy Mattice on Monday morning and was given a seven-year sentence. In connection with the same case, Monte Brewer received six years. The sentence is consecutive to cases Brewer faces in state ... (click for more)

Alexander Encourages U.S. Trade Representative To Work Towards Zero Tariffs, Zero Barriers

Senator Lamar Alexander urged U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer to update and improve the process for granting exclusions from tariffs on certain imported goods from China. “As we have discussed, I believe that the Administration’s broad-based tariffs have had a negative impact on American companies, farmers and consumers. I strongly support the President’s long-term ... (click for more)

Opinion

The Wheel Tax Wouldn't Be A Sacrifice And Supports Our Teachers - And Response (7)

I appreciate our underpaid teachers here in Tennessee so much. We as a whole have a moral obligation to make sure we contribute to their pay. A wheel tax on our cars is a minimal expense to most of us. Sixty dollars is not enough for us to complain. We shouldn't even bat an eye at that if it contributes to the hard working teachers who sacrifice daily for our children. We ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Have At It, Sisters!

Yes, it didn’t take long … not long at all … for a majority (remember this word) of the Hamilton County Commission to request a meeting with those teachers who still dare to bear the faces after sending a live warhead of stupid over the bow to their funding body. On Sunday there appeared a letter that chastised, by name, five county commissioners who neither deserved it nor toil ... (click for more)

Sports

Bryan Falls In Hoops Opener at University of Cumberlands

– Bryan men’s basketball paid a visit to Mid-South Conference opponent University of the Cumberlands on Monday night for their season-opener and came up just shy in a 77-70 decision that went the Patriots’ way. The early test for the Lions was no small challenge, considering the Patriots are coming off a 2018-19 campaign that included four upsets over NAIA top-25 programs and an ... (click for more)

Mark Ghune: There's More To Coaching Than Winning A Trophy

Despite being UT-Chattanooga’s coach for over a decade, Mark Ghune’s enthusiasm and love for the job was evident as he addressed the Chattanooga Kiwanis Club. As the coach of the men’s golf team, the Chattanooga lifer and UTC graduate recalled the day he was offered the job. “I remember when I got the job. Steve Sloan was gracious enough to hire me as a volunteer. For the first ... (click for more)