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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.


3 People Killed In Collision With Train In McMinn County

Three people were killed when a car was struck by a train in McMinn County on Thursday afternoon. The accident happened just off Highway 11. It was north of Calhoun, Tn. (click for more)

Perdue Praises Trump Plan To Reorganize Federal Government

Senator David Perdue (R-GA) commented on President Trump’s  plan  to reorganize and consolidate the federal government:   “President Trump is a business guy and knows reorganizing the federal government is the only way to bring it up to speed with the real world. Businesses reorganize and consolidate departments all the time.   "Over the ... (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)

Randy Smith: The Kindness Of John Ward

Wednesday was a bad day for me. I lost two dear friends and great mentors. On Wednesday morning I was informed of the passing of my first television news director at WDEF TV, Ray White. Ray was a super news anchor and an even better man. Ray and I teamed with John Gray to have one of the highest rated newscasts in Chattanooga history; a 42% share of the audience in November of 1978. ... (click for more)

CASL: Thursday's High-Point Scorers

CUMBERLAND HIGH-POINT SCORERS: RIDGESIDE HIGH-POINT SCORERS: 19 – Arianna Bond, Izzy Bauer, Drew Bond, Madeline Bond 17 – Beccan Fitzsimmons, Taj Goodman, Adelaide Bond, Jack Fitzsimmons 16 – Brynne Burkhart 15 – Alex Lowry 14 – Ryan Carpenter, Kathy Zeglen, Owen Eastman 13 – Asa Hedrick 12 – Erynn Whaley, Monica Suttles 11 – Wally Staszewski 10 ... (click for more)