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Jan. 21
The Southern Charm Wedding Expo will be returning to the Historic Ringgold Depot, 12-4 p.m. and will feature many Chattanooga and North West Georgia area wedding vendors and professionals.  Free. Public parking is available on the north and south side of Nashville Street.  For more information go to facebook.come/depotexpo or contact Rhonda Johnson at or at 706.935-3061.

Jan. 21
Women's March on Chattanooga at 3 p.m.  Participants will rally at Coolidge Park, 150 River St., where there will be a few speakers before marchers take to the streets for a two mile walk that returns to Coolidge Park. 

Jan. 26
Chattanooga High School Center for Creative Arts will hold its Eighth Annual “Dinner and the Arts” Gala. This artful event will feature a dinner performance, a silent and live auction, as well as a gourmet meal by Beast & Barrel restaurant and dessert by Southern Star.  The auction will be from 5-6:30 p.m. and dinner and the show begins at 6:30 p.m. It will be held at the Chattanooga High School Center for Creative Arts, 1301 Dallas Road.  Admission is $35 per person, tables and corporate sponsorship are also available. Tickets can be purchased online at or by calling CCA at 209-5929. Deadline for securing tickets is Jan. 24.

Jan. 29
Keith Baptist Church hosts the Hullender Family to their 5th Sunday Singing at 11 a.m. A love offering will be received at the close of the service. Pot luck dinner will follow the morning service.  1573 Keith Road in Ringgold.  Call Jeff Greer at 400-8761 for more information.

Feb. 4
The 40th Anniversary of the Cherokee Valley Region of the Antique Automobile Club of America, 6 p.m. in the Commons of First United Methodist Church, 3425 Ocoee St., North Cleveland. This is the annual Beans and Cornbread Supper.  Participants are asked to bring a dish and their memories of the Cherokee Valley region.  Charter members from 1977 and any former members or visitors are especially invited to participate.

Feb. 4
The BIG Bids Auction Party benefiting Junior Achievement of Chattanooga will be at the DoubleTree Hotel, beginning at 7 p.m. Tickets are $100 per couple or $60 per person.  The evening will include a live and silent auction, heavy hors d'oeuvres, beer and wine, dancing and complimentary valet parking. The BIG Bids Online Auction will run Tuesday, Feb. 7, through Thursday, Feb. 16, at

Perdue Previews President Trump’s 1st 100 Days

Senator David Perdue (R-GA) previewed President Donald J. Trump’s first 100 days on CNBC’s “Squawk Box” this morning. Job One Is Getting Economy Going:  “Job one is getting the economy going again and getting people back to work. You'll see all this work on Obamacare first. Then there will be the tax package that will follow that. Following both of those will be the ... (click for more)

Rutherford County Man Arrested, Charged In Cannon County Deaths

Special agents from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation have arrested and charged a Rutherford County man accused of killing two individuals and injuring a third in a Cannon County incident from over the weekend. At the request of 16 th  District Attorney General Jennings Jones, TBI special agents began investigating an incident that occurred on Jan. 14, on Choctaw ... (click for more)

Bakewell Mountain Community Thanks Commissioner Fairbanks

The residents of Bakewell Mountain want to formally thank Commissioner Randy Fairbanks for standing up for our community in protecting our property rights and families. He personally made several trips to our properties and homes to see how the proposed gun range would affect our daily lives with noise, traffic, and a decrease in property values. Sometimes the little guys need ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Just One Year Later…

If I hadn’t actually seen it happen, I would never have believed it. Not only did I wonder if it could ever happen, more often than not my disgust and dismay of such rampant disorder has filled me with more gloom and doom than you’ll find in a liberal Democrat on this, Donald Trump’s Inauguration Day. But I have got to proclaim that Thursday night I have never been as proud of the ... (click for more)

Vols Promote Scott To OC; Canales New QB Coach

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. --  University of Tennessee football head coach  Butch Jones  announced today the promotion of  Larry Scott  to offensive coordinator. Additionally, Mike Canales has agreed to terms to become the quarterbacks coach and defensive backs coach  Charlton Warren  was given additional duties as special teams coordinator. ... (click for more)

Cleveland Wrestlers Whip Walker Valley, 60-12

The undefeated and top-ranked Cleveland Blue Raider wrestling team just keeps rolling along, winning the close ones and also winning the ones not so close. Thursday night at Walker Valley, the Blue Raiders recorded five pins, three technical falls and two forfeits in a 60-12 victory over the Mustangs. Those pins came from Bryce Pond, Colton Landers, Austin Sweeney, Dylan Jones ... (click for more)