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Mickey McCamish on Chattanooga United and veteran topics at the Downtown Kiwanis Club. Tuesday, Jan. 16, noon at the Mountain City Club.

Dr. Rolando Toyos, 2018 Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, at Hamilton County Republican Women, Tuesday, Jan. 16, 11:30 a.m. at Morning Pointe in Hixson, 5501 Old Hixson Pike. Lunch buffet is $5. RSVP to before noon, Friday, Jan. 12.

Chris Sislo, HHM, at Red Bank Chamber Council Meeting, Tuesday, Jan. 16, noon-1 p.m. at Red Bank Community Center, 3620 Tom Weathers Dr. Cost is $10.

Tracy Hobek, Collegedale Parks & Recreation, at Ooltewah/Collegedale Chamber Council Meeting, Wednesday, Jan. 17, 9:15-10:30 a.m. at Collegedale City Hall, 4910 Swinyar Dr.

Higher Education Panel, at Hixson Chamber Council Meeting, Wednesday, Jan. 17, 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. at North River Civic Center, 1009 Executive Dr. Cost is $10.

Angel Moore, CEO, Erlanger Community Health Centers, at Hamilton Place Rotary, Wednesday, Jan. 17, noon-1 p.m. at Grace Works Church, 6445 Lee Hwy.

Choices Wellness Center, at North Hamilton County Chamber Council Meeting, Thursday, Jan. 18, 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. at Budweiser, 200 Shearer St. Cost is $10.

Clayton Clem, TVA Transmission, on "Grid Resiliency," at IEEE Annual Meeting, Thursday, Jan. 18, 5:30-8 p.m. at UTC, University Center, Chickaumaga Room. Dinner will be served at 6 p.m., and will be free for the first 50 registrants. Register here.

Laura Berlind, executive director, Sycamore Institute, at Chattanooga Rotary Club, Thursday, Jan. 18, noon at the Convention Center.

Katelyn Kirnie, city public art director, at the Downtown Kiwanis Club. Tuesday, Jan. 23, noon at the Mountain City Club.

Jim Coppinger, Hamilton County mayor, County update, at Friends of Hixson Community Breakfast Meeting, Wednesday, Jan. 24, 8-9 a.m. at Creek's Bend Gold Club, 900 Hixson Pike, Hixson. Breakfast buffet and coffee is $8 per person. Contact David Queen at 423-875-5338 or for more information.

Rob Havers, Marshall Foundation, at Chattanooga Rotary Club, Thursday, Jan. 25, noon at the Convention Center.

Julie Baumgardner, First Things First, at The Chattanooga Civitan Club, Friday, Jan. 26, 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Bessie Smith Hall, 200 E Martin L King Blvd.

Circuit Court Clerk Larry Henry at the Downtown Kiwanis Club. Tuesday, Jan. 30, noon at the Mountain City Club.

DeFoor Brothers, on Downtown development, at Chattanooga Rotary Club, Thursday, Feb. 1, noon at the Convention Center.

168 In Homeless Cold Weather Shelters

The Salvation Army is at capacity with its cold weather shelter at 60 and the Community Kitchen has 108 so far in the cold weather shelter.  Officials said, "This is the most the two of us have had so far. More are at the Chattanooga Rescue Mission too."  (click for more)

Man Living In Renaissance Park Charged In North Chattanooga Burglary

A man who police say lives at a homeless camp in Renaissance Park has been charged in a North Chattanooga burglary. Marvin Cummins, 46, was charged with aggravated burglary. The owner of a massage business on Woodland Avenue said on Monday he found the business ransacked. He said he went downstairs to a vacant apartment and found a white male with no pants. When he told ... (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)