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July 14
St. Alban's Episcopal Church at 7514 Hixson Pike hosts a free pancake breakfast from 9-11:30 a.m. 

July 14
Vintage Base Ball returns to the Barnhardt Circle Polo Field in Fort Oglethorpe for a double-header beginning at noon. Mountain City Club of Chattanooga takes on the Highland Rim Distillers from Goodlettsville, Tn. in the opening match at noon. The Travellers Club of Brentwood, Tn. will play the 2:30 p.m. match against the Lightfoot Club. Watching Vintage Base Ball, parking and touring the 6th Cavalry Museum are free. Guests are reminded to bring lawn chairs or blankets, as there is no bleacher seating.

July 14
The 3rd Annual Unwine in Style at Spot Venue at 3214 Brainerd Road. Doors will open at 6 p.m. and the show starts at 6:30 p.m. The event will include appetizers, an open bar, live music, and a DJ. Tickets are $30 and available at eventbrite.

July 14
The Veterans of Foreign War Cooper T. Holt Post 1289 will be hosting their 3rd Annual Car and Bike Show beginning at noon. Later that evening, a 50's and 60's Sock Hop will close out the days events.  Food and drinks will be available, and throughout the day, raffles will be held for items and services by many local businesses. 6011 Lee Hwy. near the Sam's Club.  The public is invited to attend. Admission is $10 or non-perishable food items. 892-2772

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.


State Route 68 To Be Closed In Rhea County On Tuesday And Wednesday For Stabilization Project

TDOT personnel and contract crews are nearing completion of a stabilization project on State Route 68 near log mile 5 in Rhea County.   To expedite completion of the project, it will be necessary to completely close the road for a two-day period beginning on  Tuesday, at 5 a.m . This will allow crews full access to the work site to complete rebuilding the ... (click for more)

Latest Bradley County Arrest Report

Click  here  for the latest Bradley County arrest report. (click for more)

Here We Go Again With The Same Cummings Highway, 12th Street Flooding

Here we go again with the same pitiful news reports about the Cummings Highway Interstate interchange with I-24 - Flooding yet again after a heavy rain.  TDOT is derelict in not having repaired this years ago.  How hard is it to get some excavators out there to dig up the collapsed drainage pipes which TDOT says are the cause of the flooding and replace them with ... (click for more)

Deal With The Graffiti Vandals

I travel to other neat old cities and don't see nearly the graffiti vandalism as in Chattanooga. Why do we allow one or two or three repeat vandals to mar our venerable Walnut Street Bridge, the pillars to the Holmberg Bridge, the remodeled Chief John Ross Market Street Bridge, the walls along our multi-million-dollar Riverwalk, our sidewalks, street signs and our old limestone ... (click for more)

Lee Set To Begin Construction on New Baseball Stadium

A new era will begin for the storied Lee University baseball program as construction began this month on a brand-new stadium for the Flames to call home with completion set for the upcoming spring 2019 season. The new venue, which will sit in the same location as Old Olympic Field, will be two levels and approximately 9,400 square feet. The stadium will feature chair back seating ... (click for more)

Local Tennis: The City Championships are July 19-22

The annual City Tennis Championships will be held July 19-22 at Manker Patten Tennis Club   Open Division:  The event will include the open division in men’s and women’s singles, doubles and mixed with prize money at $1000 for men’s and women’s singles winners and $500 for the runners-up and $250 for the semifinalists. NTRP Doubles Pla y: Doubles play ... (click for more)