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April 22

The Charles H. Coolidge National Medal of Honor Heritage Center will host its Inaugural Golf Tournament at McLemore. Participating teams will enjoy breathtaking views, complimentary goody bags and food and beverages throughout the day. For information on sponsorship opportunities and team registration, click here.

May 1

Hixson Farmers Market grand opening, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Music, refreshments and shopping with a variety of local vendors.  St. Alban's Episcopal Church at 7514 Hixson Pike. The Hixson Farmers Market will be held each Saturday from May to the end of October.  Find out more on St. Albans Hixson Market's Facebook page. 

May 5

Partnership for Families, Children, and Adults RISE 2021 luncheon. The Chattanoogan Hotel at 11:30 a.m. featuring Jimmy Wayne as the keynote speaker and honors several distinguished community advocates who have stepped up and positively impacted RCYC and the Chattanooga community. Jimmy Wayne will also be performing a one-hour concert for VIP Ticket holders on Tuesday, May 4, at The Granfalloon, starting at 5:30 p.m. Tickets for the RISE Luncheon are $75 and tables of eight are $1,000. Tickets for the VIP Concert and RISE Luncheon are $150. Sponsorship opportunities are still available. Register online at PartnershipFCA.com/RISE. For additional information, contact Sharon Love at slove@partnershipfca.com or call 697-3827.

May 7

The Chattanooga Area Veterans Council and Hamilton County present Chattanooga's 72nd annual Armed Forces Day Parade. It's a free event featuring military and veterans groups, JROTC units, high school bands, local businesses and more. The parade will step off at the intersection of MLK and Market St. and will move north on Market St. toward Aquarium Way. Learn more at https://www.facebook.com/chattafparade.

MAY 29

Inaugural Chattanooga Beer Fest at First Horizon Pavilion from 12-3 p.m. A $45 ticket gets beer connoisseurs unlimited tastings—along with a commemorative glass—for the entire event. To maintain a spacious and stress-free environment, only 1,000 tickets are being issued for the 56,000 square-foot facility; no walk-up tickets will be offered. All health guidelines in effect at the time of the festival will be in effect. Tickets must be purchased in advance at chattanoogabeerfest.com

JUNE 5

Sip TN Chattanooga Wine Festival, presented by Tennessee Farm Winegrowers, at the First Horizon Pavilion. The Festival is a wine grower-to-table event where patrons can sample wines from about 15 regional growers and buy full bottles directly. The event will similarly offer entertainment, local eats and some featured artisans. Proceeds benefit two non-profits: The Chattanooga Market and Tennessee Farm Winegrowers Association. Advanced tickets for this event can be purchased at siptn.com/chattanooga

June 12

Austin Hatcher Foundation for Pediatric Cancer's first annual Bubbles of Fun Run, 5K and 10K run at Camp Jordan, 323 Camp Jordan Parkway in East Ridge. The 5K and 10K runs will both be timed with medals awarded at the finish line. Registration is open www.hatcherfoundation.org/run. Everyone is encouraged to create a foundation personal fundraising page at www.hatcherfoundation.org/run. If your business would like to partner with the foundation for this event, contact AHFPC Marketing and Events Coordinator Paige Holloway at paige@hatcherfoundation.org.

June 26

The Humane Educational Society's annual Rescues on the Runway, 6 p.m. at the Chattanooga Convention Center. For sponsorship opportunities contact Taylor Hixson at TaylorHixson@heschatt.org or 423-624-5302 x222. Tables and tickets on sale here.

JULY 1

Collegedale Freedom Celebration & Fireworks, beginning at 4 p.m. The Commons will be this year’s festival centerpiece, with food trucks, entertainment and a freedom market taking place at Founder’s Hall. Performances will include the band Monday Night Social (Nashville) and the East Tennessee Symphony Orchestra. Admission is free, but parking is limited—visitors should plan to arrive early.

Oct. 9-10

Chattanooga Oktoberfest at the First Horizon Pavilion. The city’s original and largest celebration of seasonal beers, German foods and oompah music is expected to deliver full-strength fun once again. Reported by Fox News as one of the Nation’s Best Family-Friendly Oktoberfests, everyone is welcome and admission is free. chattanoogaoktoberfest.com


Latest Hamilton County Arrest Report

Dean Morehouse Seen As Leading Contender To Replace Chester Bankston

Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Arrested For Driving Under The Influence


Here is the latest Hamilton County arrest report: ABRAMS, NICKOLAS OLEG 5239 TALLENT ROAD OOLTAWAH, 37363 Age at Arrest: 22 years old Arresting Agency: Collegedale Police Booked for ... (click for more)

Dean Morehouse, a Republican activist in District 9, is seen as a possible replacement for County Commissioner Chester Bankston. Commissioner Bankston, who has been on the commission since ... (click for more)

The Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office was notified on Thursday that Deputy Nicholas Monroe was involved in single vehicle crash on I-75 near mile marker two. Deputy Monroe, a five-year veteran ... (click for more)



Breaking News

Latest Hamilton County Arrest Report

Here is the latest Hamilton County arrest report: ABRAMS, NICKOLAS OLEG 5239 TALLENT ROAD OOLTAWAH, 37363 Age at Arrest: 22 years old Arresting Agency: Collegedale Police Booked for Previous Charges or Other Reason(s) --- ASHWORTH, JESSE ANDREW 2440 WILLIAMS STREET CHATTANOOGA, 37408 Age at Arrest: 35 years old Arresting Agency: Hamilton County DRUGS GENERAL ... (click for more)

Dean Morehouse Seen As Leading Contender To Replace Chester Bankston

Dean Morehouse, a Republican activist in District 9, is seen as a possible replacement for County Commissioner Chester Bankston. Commissioner Bankston, who has been on the commission since 2010, announced Wednesday that he is moving to Florida to be close to his daughter. He said he has already sold his house, but will serve until the end of May. The appointment of his replacement ... (click for more)

Opinion

Aftermath Of The "George Floyd" Trial - And Response

It is not by mistake that African Americans saw it as Mr. Floyd being on trial - having to prove himself worthy of fairness - even beyond the grave. The death of injustice in America, from the first arrival of enslaved blacks from the motherland Africa, has always been the dream and prayer of the black man. It not only impacts black men, it also wrecks havoc on the black family ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Two Differing Views

For many reasons, I am infatuated with Constitutional law and, therefore, I was absorbed with the abject unfairness of the Derek Chauvin trial we just watched unfold in Minneapolis, Minn. Understand, my concern has nothing to do with the verdict. Instead, I am drawn to the nationwide circus that accompanied the outcome and how is it possible for the courtroom to be void of all emotion ... (click for more)

Sports

UTC Beach Volleyball Sweeps Jacksonville State, Wins Fifth-Straight

The Chattanooga Mocs beach volleyball program continued its monumental start to the inaugural Ohio Valley Conference season after securing a doubleheader sweep over Jacksonville State (3-2, 4-1) on a sunny Thursday afternoon inside the UTC Sports Complex. Following the pair of victories, Chattanooga has now won its last five OVC matchups to improve to 5-1 in the league standings ... (click for more)

UTC's Strange Earns Jacobs Blocking Award, Eight Mocs Earn All-SoCon Honors

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga football team had eight individuals take home Southern Conference postseason honors, the league office announced today. Leading the way was senior Cole Strange, who became the third Moc to win the Jacobs Blocking Award. Junior offensive lineman McClendon Curtis made the coaches first team, while junior defensive lineman Devonnsha ... (click for more)