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July 19
Van Johnson in Dory Schary's World War II Docudrama GO FOR BROKE! will be presented at 2 p.m. at Heritage House Arts & Civic Center, 1428 Jenkins Road in Chattanooga. Admission is free. Running time is 1:31 and the film is rated PG.

July 28-29
American Digger Events hosts first annual Chattanooga Civil War Show & Sale at Camp Jordan Arena in East Ridge. Saturday, July 28, from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday, July 29, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults, with kids under 12 free (if accompanied by an adult).  http://americandigger.com/american-digger-events/, or by calling 770-362-8671.

Nov. 24
The Chattanooga Hungry Turkey Half Marathon and 5K will take place in Coolidge Park starting at 8:45 a.m. All ages are welcome and the event will benefit Chattanooga Sports Ministries. Runners will receive a commemorative Hungry Turkey quarter zip, a finisher medal and cinnamon rolls at the finish line. For more information and to register, visit tennesseeruns.com/chattanoogahungryturkeyrun.


Chip Baker, Of Course

There is only one candidate for District 2 County Commission who has served the citizens of the district as an elected public servant. That candidate? Chip Baker, of course. There is only one candidate for District 2 County Commission who has served the citizens of Hamilton County as the leader who oversees the $30 million economic dynamo that is the Riverbend Festival, which ... (click for more)

Attorney Says He Is Owed Over $1.8 Million By Caseys For Work On Manufactures Road Property

An attorney says he is owed over $1.8 million by the Casey family for work on a project on Manufactures Road that never came to fruition. The 9.1-acre property across the river from Ross's Landing Park was sold recently for $5.2 million. Attorney James L. Henry said he has not been paid $1,864,154 despite the sale going through. B. Allen Casey, who had planned a hotel at ... (click for more)

Just Recuse Yourself

Pam Fleenor, have you ever heard the terms “conflict of interest” or “appearance of impropriety”? It’s a foregone conclusion that Robin Smith will be victorious in Chancellor Fleenor’s courtroom. Here’s another term you may want to re-examine, recuse yourself.   Rusty Munger (click for more)

Not My University: Why I’m Not Okay With Mike Pence Coming To Lee University - And Response (6)

As a student of Lee University, who is well-aware of the Lee administration’s more conservative stance in politics, I am upset about Mike Pence visiting the university and being welcomed on our campus. Although I respect that Pence is in a position of authority as our nation’s Vice President, and that he likewise deserves the right to hold his own opinions in regards to the issues ... (click for more)

Mongar Succeeds Massey As Lady Owls Softball Coach

In an absolute twist of fate, Kerilyn Mongar has taken over the Ooltewah High School girls’ softball program following the resignation of Jon Massey shortly after the 2018 state tournament. Massey has since been named boys’ baseball coach at Silverdale Baptist Academy and Mongar, who coached at East Ridge for three years, now has the task of continuing the Lady Owls’ highly ... (click for more)

UTC Wrestling Coach Heath Eslinger Resigns

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Vice Chancellor and Director of Athletics Mark Wharton announced the resignation of wrestling head coach Heath Eslinger today.  Eslinger, who spent nine seasons as head coach of his alma mater, informed Wharton of his decision this morning.  "It was always my hope that Heath Eslinger spend the rest of his career leading our wrestling ... (click for more)