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Linda Moss, historian, on "Chattanooga/Hamilton County First," at Downtown Kiwanis Club, Tuesday, June 19, noon at Mountain City Club, 729 Chestnut St.

Melody Shekari, Brandon Woodruff, Jackie Anderson-Thomas, Dennis Clark and Yusuf Hakeem, candidates for state House District 28, currently held by retiring JoAnne Favors, at The JFK Club, Tuesday, June 19, noon-1 p.m. at the Feed restaurant, 201 W. Main Street. Cost of the meal is $15, including taxes and tip. RSVP to 51jelmore@gmail.com.

Signal Mountain Mayor Chris Howley and Red Bank Mayor John Roberts, at Red Bank/Signal Mountain Chamber Council Meeting, Tuesday, June 19, noon-1 p.m. at Red Bank Community Center, Tom Weathers Dr., behind Erlanger. Cost is $10.

Sheldon Grizzle, on "Chattanooga Entrepreneurship," at Hamilton Place Rotary, Wednesday, June 20, noon-1 p.m. at Grace Works Church, 6445 Lee Hwy.

Inauguration of Keith Sanford, Rotary president, 2018-19, at Chattanooga Rotary Club, Thursday, June 21, noon at the Convention Center. One Carter Plaza.

Dr. Bryan Johnson, Hamilton County Superintendent, at North Hamilton County Chamber Council Meeting, Thursday, June 21, 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. at Budweiser, 200 Shearer St. Cost is $10.

General Bill Raines, Reflections on Return Trip to Vietnam, at The Chattanooga Civitan Club, Friday, June 22, 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Bessie Smith Hall, 200 E Martin L King Blvd.

David Wade, president, EPB, on happenings at EPB, at East Brainerd Kiwanis, Friday, June 22, noon-1 p.m. at Holiday Inn – Hamilton Place, 2232 Center St.

Calvin Sneed, "The Official Bridge Hunter," at Downtown Kiwanis Club, Tuesday, June 26, noon at Mountain City Club, 729 Chestnut St.

Todd Gaither, on 2017-28 Year in Review, at Hamilton Place Rotary, Wednesday, June 27, noon-1 p.m. at Grace Works Church, 6445 Lee Hwy.

Beth Stubbs, district governor, on Rotary FDTN and grants, at Chattanooga Rotary Club, Thursday, June 28, noon at the Convention Center. One Carter Plaza.

Terry Hart, airport manager, Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport, on added flights and increased passenger boardings for our city, at East Brainerd Kiwanis, Friday, June 29, noon-1 p.m. at Holiday Inn – Hamilton Place, 2232 Center St.

Irv Berner, Songbird Guitar Museum, at The Chattanooga Civitan Club, Friday, June 29, 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Bessie Smith Hall, 200 E Martin L King Blvd.

America's Independence Day celebration, with a pot luck picnic, at The Signal Mountain Genealogical Society, Tuesday, July 3, noon at the Bachman Center in Walden. Regular meetings will resume in August.

Melissa Fitzpatrick, Bridge Chattanooga, at The Chattanooga Civitan Club, Friday, July 6, 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Bessie Smith Hall, 200 E Martin L King Blvd.

Chairman Steve Highlander, school board member, at Pachyderm Club Of Hamilton County, Monday, July 9, noon at The International Towing and Recovery Museum, 3315 Broad St. Lunch buffet is $13. RSVP to rsvppachy@gmail.com whether eating or not.

Dawn Hjelseth, Greenspaces, at Downtown Kiwanis Club, Tuesday, July 10, noon at Mountain City Club, 729 Chestnut St.

Robert Divine, on Immigration and Dreamers, at Chattanooga Rotary Club, Thursday, July 12, noon at the Convention Center. One Carter Plaza.

State Senator Bo Watson, at Pachyderm Club Of Hamilton County, Monday, July 16, noon at The International Towing and Recovery Museum, 3315 Broad St. Lunch buffet is $13. RSVP to rsvppachy@gmail.com whether eating or not.

Gregg Gentry, chief administrative officer, Erlanger Hospital, at Downtown Kiwanis Club, Tuesday, July 17, noon at Mountain City Club, 729 Chestnut St.

George Nelson, The Lineman School, at Chattanooga Rotary Club, Thursday, July 19, noon at the Convention Center. One Carter Plaza.

State House District 30 Forum, at Pachyderm Club Of Hamilton County, Monday, July 23, noon at The International Towing and Recovery Museum, 3315 Broad St. Lunch buffet is $13. RSVP to rsvppachy@gmail.com whether eating or not.

Mary Beth Hudson, Wacker, at Chattanooga Rotary Club, Thursday, July 26, noon at the Convention Center. One Carter Plaza.

Irv Berner, Songbird Guitar Museum, at The Chattanooga Civitan Club, Friday, June 29, 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Bessie Smith Hall, 200 E Martin L King Blvd.

Henry Lodge, Lodge Manufacturing, at Chattanooga Rotary Club, Thursday, Aug. 2, noon at the Convention Center. One Carter Plaza.

Mike Ducker, FedEx, at Chattanooga Rotary Club, Thursday, Aug. 9, noon at the Convention Center. One Carter Plaza.

Platt Boyd, Branch Technologies, at Chattanooga Rotary Club, Thursday, Aug. 16, noon at the Convention Center. One Carter Plaza.


2 Walker County Deputies Suspended Pending Investigation

Two Walker County deputies have been placed on administrative leave with pay after allegations arose  Saturday  night that a female was assaulted by the two off-duty deputies at a Fort Oglethorpe apartment, according to Walker County Sheriff Steve Wilson. One of the men and the alleged female accuser were in a consensual relationship. The accuser has told authorities ... (click for more)

Haslam Appoints David Rausch As Director Of TBI

Governor Bill Haslam on Monday announced the appointment of David B. Rausch as director of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI).   Mr. Rausch, 55, has served as chief of police for the Knoxville Police Department (KPD) since 2011, overseeing an agency of more than 500 employees, including some 400 sworn police officers. He joined the KPD in 1993 and rose through ... (click for more)

Will Chattanooga Miss Another Reinvestment Opportunity?

In April, First Tennessee Bank and the National Community Reinvestment Coalition announced an agreement on a $3.9 billion reinvestment plan for economic development in low to moderate income communities under the 1977 Community Reinvestment Act. The Chattanooga Times Free Press soon followed with an article reviewing the plan in depth. The plan presented Chattanooga, as well as ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Are We Like Nazis?

Four years after William Styron’s best-seller ‘Sophie’s Choice,’ had achieved the highest height of an atrocity that the literary world had known at the time, a little girl who was birthed the same year as the book (1979) was cast as Meryl Streep’s daughter in the movie. The four-year-old blonde knew nothing about evil, not to mention the Holocaust, but she became enamored with ... (click for more)

Lookouts Break Out Their Bats In Saturday's Rain Shortened Game Beating Barons, 12-2

Birmingham AL --  On a wet night at Regions Field, the Birmingham Barons (32-36) fell to the Chattanooga Lookouts (36-33) by a 12-2 score on Saturday night in a rain-shortened contest. The Birmingham loss evens up the five-game series at two games each with one game to play in the first half. Rain and the Lookouts were the winners on Saturday night in Birmingham as the ... (click for more)

CFC Wins 2-0 At Inter Nashville FC

Chattanooga FC remained undefeated in NPSL play Wednesday night, beating Inter Nashville FC 2-0 in Nashville.   David Valenciano had CFC's first goal late in the first half.  Jose "Zeca" Ferraz scored the second goal minutes before the final whistle.  This is the fourth road game in the last two weeks and they play their final rode game at New ... (click for more)