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Jan. 20
The Soddy Daisy and Montlake Historical Association will host the third annual History Fair at the Soddy-Daisy High School, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. There will be 68 tables of local history to include Civil War relics, American Indian artifacts, local coal mining relics and also local pottery relics from various potteries which numbered four at one time.  Cost is $3 for adults 18 years and up, students 7-17 years of age $2 and under seven will get in free as will all Soddy, Daisy and Montlake Historical Association members.

Jan. 27
Chili with Coonrod, noon-2 p.m. at the Missionary Ridge Old Fire Hall at 36 Sheridan. Guest speakers include representatives from CARTA, Economic Development, and Public Works. There will be first, second and third place winners for the Neighborhood Association with the best chili. 

Feb. 10
The National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Chattanooga Chapter, Inc. will host its annual Mardi Gras Ball, an elegant evening of fun, food and live entertainment, 8:30 p.m.-1 a.m. at the Chattanooga Convention Center. Tickets for the Mardi Gras Ball can be purchased from any member of NCBW or from Chic Beauty Salon at 3715 Brainerd Road. Seating for eight is reserved and the ticket cost is $55 per person and is tax deductible.  The attire is formal. info@ncbw-chattanooga.org or call 698-0029. 

Feb. 10
Chili cook-off at the Luminary-Frostbite Volunteer Fire Department. A fundraiser for members of the Rhea County High School Color Guard and the LFVFD. This is a challenge event, RCHS Color Guard girls challenging local emergency responders. However, anyone who believes their chili is better than a high school girls' team is eligible to join the fray.  There will be chili, coffee/tea, cornbread, chips, condiments... all the fixin’s. There will also be a soup lunch for those desiring lighter fare.  Additional information may be obtained at the VFD website



 


 

 


Dalton Police Department Seeks Identity Of Man Who Stole $500 Cookware Set

The Dalton Police Department is asking for the public’s help identifying a well-dressed suspect who shoplifted a full set of cookware from an area department store. The set was valued at $500. The incident happened on the afternoon of Jan. 12 ,  at the Belk department store at Walnut Square Mall. At  3:32 p.m. , a white male, wearing a dark suit and blue tie, was recorded ... (click for more)

2 Female Employees At Perfume Store At Hamilton Place Attacked By Customer

Chattanooga Police said two female employees were attacked at a perfume store at Hamilton Place Mall. The incident late Monday afternoon was caught on video. Police said two people began to argue with a female employee near the entrance to Essence Perfume. Another employee came over and tried to break up the argument. When the pair was told that security was being called, ... (click for more)

Thank You, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Thank you, Dr. King for stepping-out.  Thank you for your lasting voice to what it's all about. Thank you, Dr. King for  stepping up and also showing-up, ...when decisions were being made and  your refusal  to shut-up.  We find your fingerprints on both directions and toward progress.  your modeling, mentoring,  and reactions helps ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Once In A Blue…

On August 21st this past summer, four black women were walking down the street in Dayton, Tn., when a white man asked from his porch, “Are you ladies here to see the eclipse?” Told that yes, they most certainly were, the gentleman pointed to his back deck and another white couple and said, “If you don’t have plans, would you care to sit with us?” The ladies were delighted and ... (click for more)

Heights' Massengill, Balogun On McDonald's All-America Teams

(Story has been updated) The Hamilton Heights girls’ basketball standouts Elizabeth Balogun and Jazmine Massengill have been selected to play in the prestigious McDonald’s All-America basketball game in late March in Atlanta. They will play in Philips Arena, home of the Atlanta Hawks, so they should feel right at home. Balogun and Massengill got the news Tuesday afternoon. ... (click for more)

Quarterback Dormady Will Transfer From Tennessee

Quinten Dormady, who was Tennessee’s starting quarterback until a shoulder injury sidelined him six games into the 2017 season, met with new Vols coach Jeremy Pruitt on Saturday to discuss the signal caller’s options. On Monday, Dormady, a junior quarterback from Boerne, Texas, announced that he would transfer from Tennessee. Dormady’s statement: “I would like to ... (click for more)