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March 20
WTCI hosts Masterpiece Experience wine dinner at the Westin Hotel with five-course meal. From photo opportunities to a silent auction, WTCI supporters will "bask in the luxury of this new hotel while enjoying a shared love of local and national PBS programming." Tickets are $175 each. Visit or contact Lisa McDowd at 702-7817 for information and reservations.

March 22
First Things First will host Moms’ Night Out with Kerri Pomarolli.  The evening is a chance for the moms of Chattanooga to treat themselves to a night of laughter. Tickets are now available for $15 at  Desserts and warm beverages will be provided.

March 24
The Humane Educational Society will host Rescues on the Runway 6 p.m. at the Chattanooga Convention Center. Includes food, silent and live auction, and a shelter pet runway.  Formal attire is required.  Advance tickets are $85 and a table of eight is $640.  Tickets at the door are $90.  For more information and to purchase tickets, click here

March 25
The Hixson Kiwanis Club’s Spring Scholarship Dinner at Hixson Middle School from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.  The menu is a choice of baked ham or fried chicken, veggies, bread, dessert and drink.  Take-out plates will be available.   The proceeds of the fundraiser are used for Hixson Kiwanis community projects and scholarships at Hixson High School.  $10 per person and no charge for children six-years-old and younger.  Tickets may be purchased from Hixson Kiwanis members or at the door.  Call Geoff Holden at 710-3933.

March 27
English County Dance classes at Heritage House, 7-9 p.m. Bring a separate pair of soft-soled shoes for dancing (sneakers or flats), the 'slipperier' the better. No partner or previous experience is necessary. The dances will be taught and walked through with attention to learning the basic steps and style points. The music is prerecorded. Admission is free.

March 30-31
The Chattanooga Zoo’s Hug-a-Bunny event. 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. The Zoo will be offering many springtime activities; some included in admission and some at an additional price. or call the Zoo Gift Shop at 697-1319. 

April 6
Mad Priest Events hosts a celebration of Scotland with “An Evening in Scotland”. Festivities at Chattanooga Brewing Company will include Celtic Folk band Raven & Red, bagpipes by a Chattanooga Pipe and Drums member, storytelling to commemorate Tartan Day, Scottish fish and chips, beer and more. A VIP experience upstairs with a single malt Scotch tasting from three different regions, and heavy hors d'oeuvrs including meat pies and Scottish eggs. General admission tickets are $15 advance in advance and $18 at the door.  VIP tickets are $48, in a advance only., or

May 3
Siskin Children’s Institute StyleWorks – Fashion with Compassion, 11 a.m. at the Chattanooga Convention Center.



Police Blotter: Clerk Sees Man Outside With Gun, Mask; Woman's Alabama Decal Again Defaced

A manager at the Cricket Cellphone Store on E. 3rd Street said the store was in the process of closing and he had locked the front doors of the business. He then observed an unknown black male pulling on the locked doors. It appeared the male had a gun in his left hand. The manager said he never did open the door because the man looked suspicious. The black male was described as ... (click for more)

Dalton Police Investigate Pedestrian Fatality Thursday Night

The Dalton Police Department is investigating a crash that killed a pedestrian Thursday night. Early indications are that the victim was attempting to cross Chattanooga Road near the intersection with Tibbs Road and ran in front of a pickup truck. Investigators believe alcohol may have been a factor.  The crash happened around 8 p.m. on Thursday in the area of the Motel ... (click for more)

Chattanooga Airport Needs To Upgrade Its TSA PreCheck Benefits

Dear Mr. Jacobson and Mr. Hart,  I am a lifelong Chattanoogan who enjoys traveling. Since the birth of my toddler son in April 2016, my husband and I have been frequent patrons of the Chattanooga Airport for almost all of our flights, both business and pleasure, as this saves us time and is very convenient. In fact, our 22-month-old son has flown 24 segments with us in his ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The Saturday Funnies

As your dress in your best green outfit today so you can join in the Saint Patrick’s Day revelry, here’s a conversation that was overhead at an Irish pub in Killarney. Finnegan is sitting in his favorite corner, using some of the proceeds after selling his friend Michael a donkey. Suddenly Michael bolts in the door and yells, “Hey, Finnegan, that donkey you sold me went and died.' ... (click for more)

Scott Chandler Named Ooltewah Football Coach

Ooltewah High School is honored and privileged to name the new head football coach. After several quality applicants, the football search committee has decided to name Scott Chandler to this position. He brings great passion, knowledge, and experience to this football team and its staff. His belief system is impeccable, and because of this, he will bring great pride and ... (click for more)

Lady Vols Soar Past Liberty, 100-60

KNOXVILLE -- No. 12/13-ranked Tennessee soared past Liberty, 100-60, as the No. 3 seed Lady Vols scored their highest point total in an NCAA Tournament game since 2006 when they defeated Army, 102-54.   Rennia Davis led UT (25-7) with 18 points and 11 rebounds, marking her ninth career double-double and tying her with Tamika Catchings for the fifth most double-doubles ... (click for more)