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Oct. 11-26

The annual Haunted Depot in Ringgold offers Halloween themed entertainment for all ages by not only turning the Depot into a haunted house, but also offering live entertainment, haunted ghost rides, hay rides with bonfire and food. Entertainment begins at 7 p.m. Oct. 11, 12, 18, 19, 25 and 26.  Doors open at 7 p.m. each of those evenings. Ticket prices for the event are $10 for the Haunted Depot, $7 for the Ghost Tours,  $3 for the hayride and bonfire. Combo tickets for everything at the event can be purchased for $15. Visit cityofringgoldga.gov or call (706) 935-3061 for more information. 

Oct. 18, 19, 25, 26

The Chattanooga Zoo BOO in the ZOO, from 5:30-8:30 p.m. each night. Included with the new all-inclusive pricing, BOO in the ZOO guests will enjoy watching the animals enjoy their Halloween-themed enrichment, a scavenger hunt throughout the Zoo, a costume contest, trick or treat stations, meeting some of the ambassador animals, and photos with favorite costumed characters. Other event offerings include bounce houses, games, crafts, pony rides, hay rides, animal meet and greets, and more. $15 for nonmembers and $10 for zoo members. All children 2 and under are free.  http://www.chattzoo.org/zooevents/boo-inthe-zoo.

Oct. 19

La Paz, the organization with the goal to make Chattanooga’s Latino population thrive, is holding its first Taquiza, or Taco Fest. It will be held at Miller Park from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. There will be a beer tent where IDs are checked and security guards will be roaming throughout the park to guard against over-serving and to keep people inside the area where beer will be allowed.

Oct. 19

The Humane Educational Society's 17th annual Paws in the Park at Ross’s Landing. Festival-goers can enjoy vendors, food trucks, adoptable pets, and more. Highlights will include Chattanooga’s largest annual dog walk, a dog/human costume contest and, new this year, a dog cake-eating contest. Registration is now open on the HES website at heschatt.org

Oct. 24

The Creative Discovery Museum is holding a fundraiser aimed at parents, grandparents and potential parents from 7-10 p.m. This event will allow them to play with the displays without having children around. The theme is “Weird Science.” Big River will supply the beer and bartenders.

Oct. 26

ChattaJack 2019, a benefit for the Tennessee River Gorge Trust, is scheduled from 6-10 p.m. at Ross’s Landing. The event is a 31-mile route for paddlers through the Tennessee River Gorge. Going with the current, the fastest time is expected to be around four hours and the cut-off time will be eight and a half hours.

Oct. 26

The Alpha Beta Chapter of Epsilon Sigma Alpha second annual Charity Bingo event to benefit the Walter E. Boehm Birth Defects Center. From 6:30-9:30 p.m. at St. Stephen’s Catholic Church, 7111 Lee Hwy. The cost to participate is $15 per person. Doors open at 6 p.m.

Nov. 7

Love’s Arm has provided a way out for dozens of local women stuck in the cycle of drug addiction and prostitution. From 6-8 p.m. at the Granfalloon at 400 East Main St., Love’s Arm will host a Jazz and BBQ dinner to educate the community about the power that grace and redemption hold in breaking the deceptive cycle of shame that keeps victims trapped in this lifestyle, said officials. Dinner costs $30 a seat or $250 to sponsor a table. To purchase a ticket, please go to LovesArmOutreach.org, find them on Facebook or call 637-7255.

Nov. 16

Physicians, community leaders, and friends will come together on Nov. 16 for the Chattanooga-Hamilton County Medical Society and Foundation’s Denim and Diamonds Fall Ball 2019. The event will be held at Stratton Hall and tickets are on at www.chattdenim.net. Table sponsorships are available and individual tickets are $125. To purchase a table or tickets, call the Medical Society at 622-2872 or visit www.chattdenim.net.

Nov. 22-23

Chattanooga Public Library special items sale. For members only, Friday night, you may join at the door. General public sale is Saturday. www.friendsofthelibrary-chattanooga.com.

Dec. 19

The Creative Discovery Museum is holding a fundraiser aimed at parents, grandparents and potential parents from 7-10 p.m. This event will allow them to play with the displays without having children around. The theme will be “Santa’s Workshop,” where gifts can be created. Big River will supply the beer and bartenders.



Eyewitness Account Given Of Murder Of Tracy Calloway, Though 4 Defendants Tried To Waive Hearing

City Officer Suffers Hand Injury As Motorist Speeds Off In Early Morning Incident On W. 25th Street

Lorie Collier Named New Principal At Calvin Donaldson Environmental Science Academy


An expressive witness, general disorder, and a circus-like atmosphere defined a preliminary hearing involving four men accused of the July murder of Tracy Calloway. On July 21, Antonio Watkins, ... (click for more)

A Chattanooga Police officer suffered a hand injury when a motorist sped off early Monday morning on W. 25th Street near Williams Street. Officers had been speaking to the driver of a yellow ... (click for more)

Hamilton County Schools has selected Lorie Collier to be the new principal at Calvin Donaldson Environmental Science Academy. Ms. Collier joins Hamilton County Schools from Knox County Schools ... (click for more)


Breaking News

Eyewitness Account Given Of Murder Of Tracy Calloway, Though 4 Defendants Tried To Waive Hearing

An expressive witness, general disorder, and a circus-like atmosphere defined a preliminary hearing involving four men accused of the July murder of Tracy Calloway. On July 21, Antonio Watkins, 25; Prandel Reid Jr., 27, Gary Cross, 23, and Jamichael Smith, 26, allegedly drove up to Mr. Calloway’s residence and began shooting. Calloway, who was located in a white car parked in ... (click for more)

City Officer Suffers Hand Injury As Motorist Speeds Off In Early Morning Incident On W. 25th Street

A Chattanooga Police officer suffered a hand injury when a motorist sped off early Monday morning on W. 25th Street near Williams Street. Officers had been speaking to the driver of a yellow Ford Mustang when he suddenly drove off. His side mirror hit the officer's hand so hard that it bent the mirror. The vehicle hit a nearby tree and utility pole. The driver then got out ... (click for more)

Opinion

Would Foreign Teachers Make Better Instructors For Inner-City Students? - And Response

It seems a week doesn't go by, sometimes more in one week, without Roy or someone writing some coded messages denigrating inner-city schools and the students (using another code-hint hint) that attend inner-city schools. Which reminded me of something from decades ago about teachers from foreign countries perhaps making better instructors for inner city students. At least those ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Let’s Start With Truth

By all accounts the public schools in Chattanooga and Hamilton County are far from what the average taxpayer would want them to be. Our schools are our number one priorities, this easily reflected by the fact they now receive over 60 percent of the total county budget -- the most money ever allocated to public education in history -- and the unbridled desire of our booming area ... (click for more)

Sports

UTC Soccer Records Another Shutout At Citadel

The Chattanooga women’s soccer team earned a record-tying eighth shutout with a 2-0 win over The Citadel Sunday afternoon in Southern Conference action at the Washington Light Infantry Field. The Mocs improve to 8-4-3 on the year and 3-2-1 in league action. The Citadel falls to 5-6-2 overall and 1-4 against the conference. The Mocs matched a school record eight shutouts set ... (click for more)

Dan Fleser: 91-Yard Drive Was UT Highlight

KNOXVILLE – Of all the work that went into Tennessee’s first SEC football victory in 11 months, Jeremy Pruitt seemed to linger over one achievement in particular. The 91-yard touchdown drive in the fourth quarter that clinched the Vols’ 20-10 victory over Mississippi State was the best combination of execution and effort. It drew first mention by UT’s coach on Monday, in advance ... (click for more)