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Councilwoman Carol Berz, at East Brainerd Chamber Council Meeting, Tuesday, Aug. 22, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at Car Barn, 6721 Heritage Business Court. Cost is $12

Governor Bill Haslam, at Chattanooga Rotary Club, Thursday, Aug. 24, noon at the Convention Center.

Commissioner Sabrena Smedley, District 7, at Pachyderm Club Of Hamilton County, Monday, Aug. 28, noon at The International Towing and Recovery Museum, 3315 Broad St. Lunch buffet is $13. RSVP to rsvppachy@gmail.com whether eating or not.

Robbie Summerour, master gardener, on “What Do Kitchen Scraps, Worms, and Compost Have in Common?” at The Green Thumb Garden Club of the Collegedale/Ooltewah area, Monday, Aug. 28, 7 p.m. at the Morning Pointe Assisted Living Center of Collegedale.  Following the presentation will be a Q&A period and a drawing for door prizes. Light refreshments will be served. First-time visitors are welcome free of cost. Memberships are $15 per person, $25 per family. Memberships are effective a year from date. For more information, contact Rita Vital at 423-505-6605.

State Rep. Dan Howell, at Bradley County Republican Party, Tuesday, Aug. 29, 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Bradley County Courthouse. Note this is a change from the regularly scheduled meeting date.

Tom Arth, UTC football coach, at Hamilton Place Rotary, Wednesday, Aug. 30, noon-1 p.m. at Grace Works Church, 6445 Lee Hwy.

Dr. Donna Van Nattan, with Accountability Measures, at Downtown Kiwanis Club, Tuesday, Sept. 5, noon at Mountain City Club, 729 Chestnut St.

Tom Arth, UTC football coach, at Chattanooga Rotary Club, Thursday, Sept. 7, noon at the Convention Center.

Eddie Yancy/Mary Helen Montgomery, A Tale of Two Cities, at The Chattanooga Civitan Club, Friday, Sept. 8, 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Bessie Smith Hall, 200 E Martin L King Blvd.

Kevin Beirne, executive director of Bethel Bible Village, at Downtown Kiwanis Club, Tuesday, Sept. 12, noon at Mountain City Club, 729 Chestnut St.

John Meacham, Penguin Random House, at Chattanooga Rotary Club, Thursday, Sept. 14, noon at the Convention Center.

Honorable Tom Greenholtz, Hamilton County drug court, at The Chattanooga Civitan Club, Friday, Sept. 15, 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Bessie Smith Hall, 200 E Martin L King Blvd. 

Jules Kinder, major and planned gift officer at Ronald McDonald House Charities, at East Brainerd Kiwanis, Friday, Aug. 25, noon-1 p.m. at Holiday Inn Express - Shallowford Road, Hamilton Place.

Melissa Blevins, CEO for Girls, Inc. at Downtown Kiwanis Club, Tuesday, Sept. 19, noon at Mountain City Club, 729 Chestnut St.

John Germ, RI president, at Chattanooga Rotary Club, Thursday, Sept. 21, noon at the Convention Center.

Zach Wamp, IssueOne (tentative), at The Chattanooga Civitan Club, Friday, Sept. 22, 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Bessie Smith Hall, 200 E Martin L King Blvd.

Cindy Pare at Chattanooga Rotary Club, Thursday, Oct. 5, noon at the Convention Center.

Rebecca Hargrove with the Tennessee Lottery at Chattanooga Rotary Club, Thursday, Oct. 19, noon at the Convention Center.

Ken McEltrath, CEO of Squid, at Chattanooga Rotary Club, Thursday, Oct. 26, noon at the Convention Center.

Chancellor Flora Tydings at Chattanooga Rotary Club, Thursday, Nov. 2, noon at the Convention Center.

Bruce Zeiser at Chattanooga Rotary Club, Thursday, Nov. 9, noon at the Convention Center.


Firefighters Battle Hard To Access Trailer Fire Monday Afternoon

Chattanooga Fire Department was dispatched to 955 O'Grady Dr. at 2:45 p.m. on Monday on multiple reports of a structure fire. A heavy black column of smoke could be seen from Highway 27 as firetrucks from downtown Station 1 responded around the river. Upon arrival, it was discovered that the fully-engulfed structure was an occupied residence sitting close to a quarter of mile ... (click for more)

Corker, Perdue Back Trump Plan On Afghanistan

Senator Bob Corker, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said he supports President Donald J. Trump’s stance on the way forward in Afghanistan.   Senator Corker said, “I had the opportunity to talk with Secretary Tillerson in advance of this evening’s address, and while I look forward to receiving additional details, I support the direction President ... (click for more)

The Soul Of Chattanooga Is In Trouble

As a child growing up in the Chattanooga area, at an early age I became fascinated with the history that cloaks the city. In those days there was enough pollution to cover the town and its history but that didn't stop tourists from coming to visit Lookout Mountain, Missionary Ridge and the Chickamauga battlefield.     Chattanooga's leadership was not very far sighted ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Writing From Bragg Avenue

Far and away, my favorite comment on destroying statues appeared on my Facebook page the other day and, believe it or not, it was the clear-minded Times Free Press Sports Editor Stephen Hargis who penned, “This statue offends me! It must be torn down!” Underneath his fiery words, the long-suffered UT football fan posted a picture of the bronze monument outside of Bryant-Denny stadium ... (click for more)

No. 25 Vols Work On Situational Football On Monday

Tennessee held Monday morning's fall camp practice at Neyland Stadium as coach Burch Jones and the Vols, who are ranked No. 25 in the preseason Associated Press poll, focused on situational football. "Right now, we have to have the discipline to execute," Jones said. "Football is too hard of a game as it is from the technical aspect of things, from fundamentals, effort ... (click for more)

UTC's Mueller Named SoCon Soccer Player Of The Week

 University of Tennessee at Chattanooga sophomore Jordan Mueller (Hendersonville, Tenn.) was named the Southern Conference women's soccer Player of the Week the league office announced Tuesday.   Mueller led the Mocs to a season opening win over Austin Peay with two goals and an assist on the game winner. She leads Chattanooga in scoring with five points. She has six ... (click for more)