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General Bill Raines, Reflections on Return Trip to Vietnam, at The Chattanooga Civitan Club, Friday, June 22, 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Bessie Smith Hall, 200 E Martin L King Blvd.

David Wade, president, EPB, on happenings at EPB, at East Brainerd Kiwanis, Friday, June 22, noon-1 p.m. at Holiday Inn – Hamilton Place, 2232 Center St.

Calvin Sneed, "The Official Bridge Hunter," at Downtown Kiwanis Club, Tuesday, June 26, noon at Mountain City Club, 729 Chestnut St.

Christy Gillenwater, Chattanooga Chamber president & CEO, at East Brainerd Chamber Council Meeting, Tuesday, June 26, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at Car Barn, 6721 Heritage Business Ct. Cost is $12.

Todd Gaither, on 2017-28 Year in Review, at Hamilton Place Rotary, Wednesday, June 27, noon-1 p.m. at Grace Works Church, 6445 Lee Hwy.

Speaker TBA, at Chattanooga Rotary Club, Thursday, June 28, noon at the Convention Center. One Carter Plaza.

Terry Hart, airport manager, Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport, on added flights and increased passenger boardings for our city, at East Brainerd Kiwanis, Friday, June 29, noon-1 p.m. at Holiday Inn – Hamilton Place, 2232 Center St.

Irv Berner, Songbird Guitar Museum, at The Chattanooga Civitan Club, Friday, June 29, 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Bessie Smith Hall, 200 E Martin L King Blvd.

America's Independence Day celebration, with a pot luck picnic, at The Signal Mountain Genealogical Society, Tuesday, July 3, noon at the Bachman Center in Walden. Regular meetings will resume in August.

Melissa Fitzpatrick, Bridge Chattanooga, at The Chattanooga Civitan Club, Friday, July 6, 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Bessie Smith Hall, 200 E Martin L King Blvd.

Chairman Steve Highlander, school board member, at Pachyderm Club Of Hamilton County, Monday, July 9, noon at The International Towing and Recovery Museum, 3315 Broad St. Lunch buffet is $13. RSVP to rsvppachy@gmail.com whether eating or not.

Dawn Hjelseth, Greenspaces, at Downtown Kiwanis Club, Tuesday, July 10, noon at Mountain City Club, 729 Chestnut St.

Robert Divine, on Immigration and Dreamers, at Chattanooga Rotary Club, Thursday, July 12, noon at the Convention Center. One Carter Plaza.

Lindsey Becker, Miss Wheelchair Tennessee, at The Chattanooga Civitan Club, Friday, July 13, 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Bessie Smith Hall, 200 E Martin L King Blvd.

State Senator Bo Watson, at Pachyderm Club Of Hamilton County, Monday, July 16, noon at The International Towing and Recovery Museum, 3315 Broad St. Lunch buffet is $13. RSVP to rsvppachy@gmail.com whether eating or not.

Gregg Gentry, chief administrative officer, Erlanger Hospital, at Downtown Kiwanis Club, Tuesday, July 17, noon at Mountain City Club, 729 Chestnut St.

George Nelson, The Lineman School, at Chattanooga Rotary Club, Thursday, July 19, noon at the Convention Center. One Carter Plaza.

State House District 30 Forum, at Pachyderm Club Of Hamilton County, Monday, July 23, noon at The International Towing and Recovery Museum, 3315 Broad St. Lunch buffet is $13. RSVP to rsvppachy@gmail.com whether eating or not.

Mary Beth Hudson, Wacker, at Chattanooga Rotary Club, Thursday, July 26, noon at the Convention Center. One Carter Plaza.

Irv Berner, Songbird Guitar Museum, at The Chattanooga Civitan Club, Friday, June 29, 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Bessie Smith Hall, 200 E Martin L King Blvd.

Henry Lodge, Lodge Manufacturing, at Chattanooga Rotary Club, Thursday, Aug. 2, noon at the Convention Center. One Carter Plaza.

Mike Ducker, FedEx, at Chattanooga Rotary Club, Thursday, Aug. 9, noon at the Convention Center. One Carter Plaza.

Platt Boyd, Branch Technologies, at Chattanooga Rotary Club, Thursday, Aug. 16, noon at the Convention Center. One Carter Plaza.


Blue Water Grill Gets Penalty For Sale Of Beer To Minor

Blue Water Grill, 224 Broad St., was penalized by the Chattanooga Beer Board Thursday morning for selling beer to a minor. On April 3 the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Department and the Hamilton County Coalition conducted an undercover compliance check at the restaurant and the server sold a beer after checking the underage buyer’s ID. That cost her a job and cost Blue Water Grill ... (click for more)

Fort Oglethorpe Arrest Report For June 15-21

Here is the Fort Oglethorpe arrest report for June 15-21: 06-15-18 Kristina Marie Hopkinson, 33, of 4017 Kelly’s Ferry Road, Chattanooga arrested on charges of driving while license suspended and tag light violation. Clinton Gregory Broadrick, 25, of 354 Dietz Road, Ringgold arrested on charges of driving while license suspended, failure to register vehicle and improperly ... (click for more)

The Boss, Claude Ramsey

I try not to overuse the word great, but we lost a great man today, Claude Ramsey. I had the pleasure of serving under him as director of Commercial and Industrial Properties for 14 years while he was the Hamilton County Assessor of Property. He was probably the smartest person I have ever known. He was tough but patient, kind, caring and compassionate. He knew how to get ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: So, You’re Invisible?

Several weeks ago I was in the middle of My Morning Readings when, somehow, I came across a wonderful story written by Nichole Johnson. Her website says she is a speaker, a motivator, and an author whose gift is to “capture the inner-most feelings of women facing life's daily struggles, and it has enabled her to create a unique sense of community for people of all ages.” That’s ... (click for more)

Voice Of The Vols John Ward Dies

John Ward, the former “Voice of the Vols,” has died. Senator Lamar Alexander said, “When it came to UT sports, listening to John Ward was almost as good as watching the game. In fact, many Vol fans at many games brought their radios to make sure they could do both. John was a generous, courteous, enthusiastic ambassador for the University of Tennessee. He brought joy ... (click for more)

Belmont University's Mark Price Named Baylor School's Boys' Basketball Coach

Baylor School has named Belmont University's Mark Price as the boys' varsity basketball coach, following veteran basketball coach Austin Clark's announcement in April that he would be retiring after 36 years of coaching the Red Raiders. "I am very excited that Mark will be leading our boys' basketball program.  Throughout this process, we interviewed many individuals who ... (click for more)