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Feb. 21

The Photographic Society of Chattanooga will host Barry Spruce at 7 p.m. Mr. Spruce's program will be, "A Raptor's Life: What Makes a Bird a Raptor & Where Do They Live?" Boot Camp will begin at 6 p.m. with Donna Bourdon who will present, "Principles of Wildlife Photography".

Feb. 21-24

A three-day Antiques Show and Sale will be held at Stratton Hall, 3146 Broad Street in Chattanooga, and hosted by the Houston Museum of Decorative Arts, a boutique museum in Chattanooga’s Bluff View Arts District. Admission is $10 and covers all three days of the show: Friday, Feb. 22, 10–6 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 23, 10–6 p.m., and Sunday Feb. 24, noon–4 p.m. On Thursday, Feb. 21, the Show & Sale kicks off with a preview party that is not included in the general admission price. Preview party tickets are $75, which includes unlimited access to all three days of the event. For lecture times and verbal appraisals by Dean Six, visit www.thehoustonmuseum.org.

Feb. 22-24

Con Nooga, Chattanooga’s largest multi-fandom convention, returns to the Chattanooga Convention Center and the Chattanoogan Hotel. For the past 11 years Con Nooga has been bringing locals hundreds of hours of programming including anime, artists, authors, console gaming, horror, fantasy, comics, and more. Con Nooga opens at noon on Friday, Feb. 22, and continues through 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24, with over 160,000 square feet of fandom fun. Admission badges may be purchased at the door. Prices are cash only and are $60 for a three-day pass; $30 Friday only pass; $40 Saturday only pass; and $15 Sunday only pass. For more information visit www.connooga.com.  

March 1-3

The Erlanger Chattanooga Marathon Race Weekend will be held March 1-3. The Erlanger Kid’s Fun Run takes place on Saturday, March 2 at 11 a.m. All registered kids will receive a medal, race bag, bib, t-shirt and a cape. The race is limited to 1,000 registered participants. The Erlanger Kid’s Fun Run brought to you by Truck 'N Trailers USA will be free for the first 1,000 kids that register. Visit www.erlangerchattanoogamarathon.com for volunteer options, schedule, parking maps and to register for the Marathon, Half Marathon, Team Relay, Classic 150 5K, and the Kid’s Fun Run.

March 2

The Southbound Author Lecture Series will host Jonathan Putnam at 2 p.m. at the Arts Building, 1301 East 11th St. Tickets are $10 and available here

MARCH 8

The American Cancer Society's Boots and Bowties. 5 p.m. at the Chattanooga Whiskey Event Hall, 890 Riverfront Pkwy. Featuring live music and dancing, a gourmet spread of hors d’oeuvres and cocktails, and silent auction items. Parkridge Health System is this season’s Presenting Sponsor.

March 9

Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park will host the second presentation in its new “Emerging Scholars Lecture Series.” This one-hour lecture, entitled, “Uncle Billy’s Boys – The 15th Army Corps at Chattanooga,” will be presented in the Chickamauga Battlefield Visitor Center’s theater at 2 p.m. 

MARCH 9

"Journey 2019: A Night at the Great Pyramids," annual fundraiser event of The Hospice of Chattanooga Foundation for Kangaroo Kidz, at the Chattanooga Convention Center at 6:30 p.m. All proceeds directly fund the Kangaroo Kidz program and services for infants, children and teens in Chattanooga and the surrounding 22 county area of southeast Tennessee and north Georgia. For ticket information, call 423-805-7119 or visit JourneyHOC.org.

MARCH 16

Habitat for Humanity of Catoosa County will host Blue Jeans, Bluegrass Americana and Blueprints at 6 p.m. at the Colonnade, 264 Catoosa Circle in Ringgold. The event is a fundraiser with a goal to raise $30,000 towards the 2019 Habitat House. It will feature a silent auction, Thatcher’s Barbeque dinner, entertainment from Randall Franks and his Hollywood Hillbilly Jamboree and special volunteer awards. Tickets are $65 each or $500 per table. The event is sponsored by Greater Chattanooga Realtors and RTC. For tickets or more information, call 706-861-5858 or visit CatoosaHabitat.org.

March 30

"Walk a Mile in Her Shoes" at Coolidge Park; 8:30 a.m. check-in, shoe-fittings, team photos; 10 a.m. Walk. Click here for sponsorship or registration information or email info@partnershipfca.com.

April 6

Erlanger’s third annual Believe Bash at the Chattanooga Convention Center.  Proceeds from this year’s underwater themed gala event will benefit the Children’s Hospital at Erlanger. Cocktail and dinner hours, live and silent auctions and live entertainment provided by Big Swing and the Ballroom Blasters. Proceeds are designated for the new Pediatric Outpatient MRI and Procedure Center at the new Children’s Hospital Kennedy Outpatient Center.  www.believebash.build or call 778-4803.

MAY 18, 19

Chattanooga's first ever LEGO convention. The BrickUniverse LEGO Fan Convention will be at the Chattanooga Convention Center.


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

Chattanooga Under Flood Watch As New Round Of Storms Approaches


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)

Chattanooga was under a Flood Watch until Saturday morning as a new round of heavy rain and thunderstorms was approaching from the west. The city has already been pounded by days of rain, ... (click for more)


Breaking News

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)

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

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 Ballard. Ballard was suspended earlier this month for 160 hours without pay over the sexual allegations. Four female cadets said they received unwanted hugs from Ballard. They said Ballard ... (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)