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May 27-Sept. 2

Nightfall every Friday night at Miller Plaza until Labor Day. Free. Rain or Shine. Shops open at 6 p.m., beverage and food truck sales begin at 6:30 p.m. Lineup: May 27, Cha Wa, Killakeyz; June 3, Teddy Thompson Band, Ryan Oyer; June 10, Wildermiss, Shiggy; June 17, Opposite Box, Original FBI; June 24, Lakou Mizik, Steely Bruno; July 1, Blackcat Sydeco featuring Dwight Carrier, The Scarlet Love Conspiracy; July 8, Yam Haus, Jason Lyles; July 15, Boulevards, Ambery Fults; July 22, The Abrams, Barefoot Nellie & Co.; July 29, Call Me Spinster, Drew Sterchi & The Blues Tribe; Aug. 5, Joslyn & The Sweet Compression, Mon Rovia; Aug. 12, O'Connor Lee, New Dismembered Tennesseans; Aug. 19, Magnolia Boulevard, TN Ruminators; Aug. 26, Road to Nightfall Winner, Road to Nightfall Runner-Up; Sept. 2, Miko Marks, Butch Ross. 

May 28-Aug. 6

Music & Movies in Miller Park, every Saturday May 28-Aug. 6, 6-10 p.m. Music, games, artists and food trucks start at 6 p.m. Movie starts at dusk, @ 8:30 p.m. Bring blankets and chairs. Movie schedule: May 28, Secret Life of Pets 2; June 4, Westside Story (2021); June 11, The Wiz; July 9, Raya and the Last Dragon; July 16, The Princess and the Frog; July 23, Encanto; July 30, Inside Out; Aug. 6, Sonic and the Hedgehog.    

June 30

Solemn Prayer Assembly, a time for the nation to join in prayer for The Supreme Court Justices as they deliberate Roe v Wade. 6:30 p.m. at Calvary Chapel Chattanooga, 3415 Broad St. The community will join thousands of others across the nation to show solidarity through prayer for the country to take a stand for life and the unborn.

July 1

The BLVD Project and Rossville Downtown Development Authority host an open-air market. 4-8 p.m. with a live performance by Ryan Oyer beginning at 5:30 p.m. Flora De Mel will be the alcohol and food vendor and vendors with Culture Chatt will also be there to provide ethnic food options. Guests can expect a wide variety of other retailers, including produce, flowers, original artwork, and consumable goods. 207 Chickamauga Ave. Rossville, Ga.

July 2

The city of Soddy-Daisy will begin their Independence Celebration and the 25th Annual Firecracker Rod Run. Starting at 9 a.m., attendees can enjoy an array of handmade arts and crafts, various types of foods, live music, children’s games, a car show with a swap meet, and wood carvings along with axe throwing.  The grand finale for the day of celebration will be the fireworks display at dark. 

July 2

Catoosa County Fireworks Fest, a family friendly celebration of Independence Day weekend that will include fireworks, live music, food, children’s activities, and a crafts market at the Northwest Georgia Amphitheater, 220 Catoosa Cir. in Ringgold. Festivities begin at 1 p.m. with a crafts market inside The Colonnade. The outdoor celebration begins at 5 p.m. with a variety of food and treats, children’s activities, and games.  The Hullenders kick-off live music performances on the Northwest Georgia Amphitheater stage at 6 p.m., followed by The Band Raven at 7:15 p.m. and Past to Present at 8:30 p.m. The fireworks show begins at approximately 9:30 p.m.

July 2

Pops on the River, the annual event that began 20 years ago at Chickamauga Battlefield, will take place at Coolidge Park, 150 River St. Fireworks will follow starting around 9:45 p.m.

July 3

Middle Valley Independence Day celebration at Camp Columbus at 8601 Camp Columbus Road in Hixson. Food, drinks, entertainment and a water slide for the kids. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. and the fireworks show will begin at dark. No outside food or large coolers admitted.

July 16

Zia Fun Day at Greenwood Terrace Apartments. 12-3 p.m. Non-profits, vendors and social service providers will have information, giveaways and activities. Free. 

July 22

Organ concert and brief service of Evening Prayer on the Feast of Saint Mary Magdalene at St. Francis of Assisi Episcopal Church, 7555 Ooltewah-Georgetown Road in Ooltewah at 7 p.m. This program is free to the public.

July 23

Free Multicultural Book Festival at Avondale Community Center. 12-5 p.m. Live cultural performances, activities for kids, vendors, Read20 bus and educational resources. 1305 Dodson Ave. To RSVP for the event, visit www.CultureBooksCha.org.

Aug. 20

Jimmie Allen headlines StarNight, a benefit for Siskin Children’s Institute. Chattanooga Convention Center.  www.siskin.org/starnight.

Nov. 2

The Gowns for Good Inaugural fashion show, charity auction and luncheon benefiting Volunteers In Medicine at the Mill. www.vim-chatt.org.  



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Latest Hamilton County Arrest Report

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The manager of the Baymont by Wyndham, 7017 Shallowford Road, requested that officers ask a woman to leave the property. The manager said the woman was yelling and using profanity in the lobby ... (click for more)

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Breaking News

Police Blotter: Woman Rants In Hotel Lobby Over Stopped Up Toilet; Former Cleaning Employee Won't Get Final Paycheck Til She Returns Vaccum And Step-Ladder

The manager of the Baymont by Wyndham, 7017 Shallowford Road, requested that officers ask a woman to leave the property. The manager said the woman was yelling and using profanity in the lobby while other guests were trying to eat breakfast. The woman told police she was upset because she was a guest of the hotel and her toilet was stopped up. The woman said she asked a maintenance ... (click for more)

Latest Hamilton County Arrest Report

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Opinion

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I enjoy Soddy Daisy. Truly I do. But over the past six years or so, everything in the town has been going downhill, and quite fast. There is simply no place to eat in Soddy Daisy that offers any nutritional value or variety. Burger King, McDonald's, Sonic, KFC, Taco Bell, Wendy's, Bojangles. This is what we have to feed our children. Now a couple people may say what about ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Yes, Coach Can Pray

In 2015 Joe Kennedy, a career Marine, was told by a “woke” crowd of educators that he could no longer be an assistant high school football coach in Seattle, Washington. The problem was that he publicly knelt and prayed on the field’s 50-yard line after every game and there were some school administrators that felt he was an undue influence on non-religious students. On Monday ... (click for more)

Sports

Homer-Happy Lookouts Bounce Back To Win

Oh, the difference a day makes. The Chattanooga Lookouts were shocked and stunned on Tuesday night when the Birmingham Barons scored 10 unanswered runs for a come-from-behind 12-9 victory at AT&T Field. There was no such late comeback on Wednesday as the Lookouts took advantage of four home runs to post a 5-4 victory to even their second-half record at 1-1. Relief pitching ... (click for more)

Chattanooga Kayakers Compete At World Championships

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