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May 25
Tennessee Valley Canoe Club and The Gear Closet present the 13th annual Paddling Film Festival at Rock/Creek Paddlesports and Outlet in Chattanooga at 7:30 p.m. The event is a bring your own chair event.

May 27
The Harrison Ruritan Club Open Car Show. 8 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Tennessee Riverpark, 4301 Amnicola Highway. Spectator admission is free. Pre-registration is $20, day of show is $25.  Registration is from 8 a.m.-noon.  Judging begins at noon.  Dash plates go to the first 150 registered.  Door prizes will be given. Sunday morning church service starts at 11 a.m.  Food is available for purchase.  Proceeds benefit various community service projects. Event will be held rain or shine. More information and registration forms can be found on the Harrison Ruritan Club website. You may contact Perry Mayo at perrymayo@gmail.com or 423-645-5424.

June 9
The Chattanooga Zoo will host its 3rd annual kid’s summer event, the Ice Cream Safari from 4-7 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults and $7 for children (ages 3-12). Chattanooga Zoo members receive 50 percent off ticket price and all children ages 2 and under are free. Ice Cream Safari event tickets and wristbands are now available for purchase online.  If not sold out, wristbands will be sold the day of the event for $8 each.

June 10
24th annual Hot Rod Power Tour stops at Chattanooga State Community College. Classic cars and hot rods travel city to city, over 1,300 miles. The seven-day, seven-city journey is expected to bring together more than 6,000 vehicles and 100,000-plus spectators, June 9-15. hotrod.com/events. Feature a midway of mobile display rigs from more than 50 performance manufacturers and aftermarket specialists. The main stage will feature entertainment, celebrities, games, and dozens of giveaways.

June 14-19
With a commitment to celebrating the contributions of artists of African descent, the inaugural Chattanooga Festival of Black Arts and Ideas will premiere with a slate of work showcasing the disciplines of music, dance, theatre, visual arts, film and literature during a week-long celebration at the Chattanooga Theatre Centre, Coolidge Park, and other locations around the community. BlackArtsAndIdeasFest.com 

June 23
The 2018 Chattanooga Readers and Writers Fair at the Downtown Chattanooga Public Library with an evening event at the Edney Building at 1100 Market St. Activities will include book sales and readings on the Library fourth floor from 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and children’s activities on the Library second floor. https://readnwritefair.wordpress.com/


Latest Hamilton County Jail Booking Report

Here is the latest jail booking report from Hamilton County: ADAMS, LEWIS EUGENE  47 ROSSER RD TRION, 30753  Age at Arrest: 32 years old Arresting Agency: Tenn Highway Patrol DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE POSSESSION OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE POSSESSION OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE POSSESSION OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE POSSESSION OF LEGEND DRUGS W/O PRESCRIPTION ... (click for more)

Latest Hamilton County Jail Booking Report

Here is the latest jail booking report from Hamilton County: ALGHUSSEIN, JAMIL ASAD  2814 WINDTHRUSH DR CHATTANOOGA, 37421  Age at Arrest: 21 years old Arresting Agency: Collegedale Booked for Previous Charges or Other Reason(s) --- AVERY, JUDAH CALEB  1210 TOMAHAWK CIRCLE CLEVELAND, 37311  Age at Arrest: 20 years old Arresting Agency: Chattanooga ... (click for more)

Erlanger Is Earning Its Money

First of all, I don’t know what I’m talking about. However, I do have an opinion on the facility based on my past and recent visits thereto. Secondly, if you find yourself at Erlanger for anything other than welcoming a brand new baby or something else that’s happily miraculous, you’ve either done something stupid (me); somebody else did and you’re paying the price, or, God gave ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Memorial Day, 2018

Sometime next Monday , the GrowJoy Nursery in Indiana is going to send me a dozen yellow flowers and I am going to do something with them that will be a lot of fun for me. Each of the Gold Star Perennial Mums comes in a 2.5-inch pot and costs $8.58 apiece and that includes free shipping. What’s more, for every plant GrowJoy sells, they will give $5, again from each plant, to ... (click for more)

Summertown Stops Sale Creek's Bid For A State Class 1A State Softball Title, 7-5

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – Sale Creek had its sight set on making some softball history Friday. The Lady Panthers reached their first TSSAA state softball championship with a 3-1 victory over Cascade, powered by a Trinity Liner three-run homer on her 18 th birthday. A few hours later, they wanted to beat Summertown and set up a second title game for all the marbles. ... (click for more)

Silverdale Wins D-II-A State Softball Title

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – Kaili Phillips got disqualified in the first inning of Thursday’s game against the Tipton-Rosemark Lady Rebels and nobody gave the Silverdale Lady Seahawks a snowball’s chance of winning that game. But they did. Nobody gave the Lady Seahawks much of a chance of repeating that feat less than 24 hours later in the winner-take-all final game, but once again, ... (click for more)