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Dec. 7-22

The Chattanooga Zoo will present its annual holiday event, Holiday Lights on Dec. 7-8, 14-15, and 21-22 from 5:30-8 p.m. Each night, zoo visitors will see the zoo transformed into a winter wonderland while celebrating the holidays with their families. For the price of $12 for adults and $8 for children (Zoo Members receive 50 percent off), families are welcome to come and enjoy all that the Chattanooga Zoo’s Holiday Lights event has to offer. Enjoy the festive lights, decorate and enjoy cookies, visit and get a photo made with Santa, watch the animals open their gifts and more. All activities are included in Holiday Lights admission, excluding photos with Santa. Photos with Santa will begin at $7 per print.  

Dec. 8, 15

St. Alban's Episcopal Church Holly Jolly Market indoors from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Artisans selling a variety of holiday crafts and food items. 514 Hixson Pike. For more information contact Dee Clark at stalbansmarket@gmail.com. 

Dec. 11

Boynton Lions Club of Ringgold and the Ringgold Convention and Visitors Bureau are hosting a Downhome Christmas Movie Night at 7 p.m. at the Ringgold Depot. The event features The Polar Express with Tom Hanks and aids Catoosa County residents to improve their sight and assist with other Lions projects. The event is free, but donations will be received. Concessions will be available for purchase. Children 15 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Lions will also collect used glasses for recycling. For more information, e-mail rfrankscatoosa@gmail.com or call Jamie Klementisz, Ringgold Main Street manager at 706-935-3061.

Dec. 13

Miller Park Farmers Market, fresh produce, local makers and fine food. 3-6 p.m.

Dec. 13

Holiday Market in Miller Plaza, 5:30-7:30 p.m. in Miller Plaza at 850 Market St. in Downtown Chattanooga. This shopping event will feature a variety of local retailers and musical performances.

Dec. 13-14

The Roueche' Chorale and Orchestra will present the 19th Annual Chattanooga Candlelight Service of Lessons and Carols at 7 p.m. each night at Ridgedale Baptist Church, 1831 Hickory Valley Road in Chattanooga. The Concert is free and there will be ample parking and seating for everyone. For more information, call the Chorale office at 423-855-2981.

Dec. 15

The Chickamauga Flutes will present “Flute Night Out – a Benefit Christmas Concert,” 7 p.m. at the Lillian Ellis Center at Elizabeth Lee United Methodist Church. Admission is free and donations will be taken to support COTA in honor of Mary Kate Pritchett. Mary Kate is a 19-year-old softball player at Chattanooga State who graduated from Gordon Lee High School. A few years ago, she began suffering with severe abdominal pain and it was determined that her pancreas was the issue. Mary Kate recently underwent a procedure in Cincinnati, Oh. that will hopefully end her five year battle with pancreatitis. Donations taken at the benefit will be used to offset the cost of medical treatment. Massey & Associates, P.C. will match donations made at the event up to a total of $1,000. For more information, see Mary Kate’s website or her Facebook page at Prayers for Mary Kate Pritchett.

DEC. 15

Boynton United Methodist Church and Boynton Baptist Church host Christmas at the Farm. 5:30 p.m. at Willow Tree Farms, 607 Post Oak Road, in Ringgold, Ga. The event includes Santa, hayride, Children's activities, music, a message, petting zoo, a firepit, hot beverages and snacks. Admission is free, however, canned  food donations for Christ Chapel Share and Care Mission, or cleaning supplies for the Family Crisis Center are welcome. For more information, call (706) 866-2626 or 952-1551 or visit www.boyntonumc.org or www.boyntonbaptist.com.

Dec. 20

Miller Park Farmers Market, fresh produce, local makers and fine food. 3-6 p.m.


Latest Hamilton County Jail Booking Report

Couple Arrested Trying To Load $4,789 In Stolen Loot From Home Depot Near Hamilton Place

3 Men Charged In Hammer Attack On Man That Left Him With "Major Injuries"


Here is the latest jail booking report from Hamilton County: AR-RAHMAAN, RAPHEAL LAMAR 2311 E 14TH ST CHATTANOOGA, 37404 Age at Arrest: 29 years old Arresting Agency: Federal Marshall ... (click for more)

A couple was arrested trying to load $4,789 in stolen items behind the Home Depot near Hamilton Place. Charged was Chad Mendes, 28, and Kimkeisha Jackson, 24. Police said Mendes punched ... (click for more)

Three men have been charged in a hammer attack on a man who was left with "major injuries." Hospital officlals said the numerous marks to the victim's head, face and neck appeared to have ... (click for more)


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Latest Hamilton County Jail Booking Report

Here is the latest jail booking report from Hamilton County: AR-RAHMAAN, RAPHEAL LAMAR 2311 E 14TH ST CHATTANOOGA, 37404 Age at Arrest: 29 years old Arresting Agency: Federal Marshall Booked for Previous Charges or Other Reason(s) --- BROWN, JOSEPH DILLION 377 LYLES RD SE LT 74 CLEVELAND, 37323 Age at Arrest: 25 years old Arresting Agency: Chattanooga POSSESSING ... (click for more)

Couple Arrested Trying To Load $4,789 In Stolen Loot From Home Depot Near Hamilton Place

A couple was arrested trying to load $4,789 in stolen items behind the Home Depot near Hamilton Place. Charged was Chad Mendes, 28, and Kimkeisha Jackson, 24. Police said Mendes punched a loss prevention officer, then repeatedly fought with police who quickly arrived on the scene. Officers said they had to twice use pepper spray on Mendes as he refused to get into a patrol ... (click for more)

Opinion

TVA Land Grab

The Georgetown land grab is just ‘Business as Usual’ for TVA. For the past 80 years they’ve shown their stripes in this matter - 170,000 acres seized at LBL, countless acreage taken in the Tennessee River Valley. Land taken for coal and nuclear sites. All by the same play book. All from average people. We want this, you have this, we get this. I worked with TVA as a ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: USA Today Is Wrong

After spending half of a century in the newspaper business, you will find it universal that one’s “personal ethics” demand you leave children off the news page. You don’t interview an 11-year-old who just watched her house burn down and now can’t find her kitty. You don’t take a kid’s picture at his daddy’s trial and, more than anything, never publish a word that would cause a child ... (click for more)

Sports

Admiral Schofield Leads Tennessee To 76-73 Upset Of #1 Gonzaga

Admiral Schofield led the once-beaten Tennessee Vols to an upset of top-ranked Gonzaga, 76-73, on Sunday afternoon. In a game played in Phoenix, the Vols led by as many as 9 early, then were in the lead at halftime 34-33. The previously-undefeated Zags built their own lead on the shooting of Zach Norvell Jr., then seemed to have the advantage when Vol star Grant Williams went ... (click for more)

Meme Jackson Has Career Day To Lead #9 Lady Vols Over #12 Texas In Austin

Senior Meme Jackson logged a career-high 33 points to lift the No. 9/9 Lady Vols to an 88-82 victory over No. 12/12 Texas in the Frank Erwin Center on Sunday. Sophomore Evina Westbrook posted 23 points for her third straight 20+ point performance. Cheridene Green was also in double figures for Tennessee (8-0), adding 10 points and six rebounds. Texas (7-2) was led in ... (click for more)