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Jan. 20
The Soddy Daisy and Montlake Historical Association will host the third annual History Fair at the Soddy-Daisy High School, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. There will be 68 tables of local history to include Civil War relics, American Indian artifacts, local coal mining relics and also local pottery relics from various potteries which numbered four at one time.  Cost is $3 for adults 18 years and up, students 7-17 years of age $2 and under seven will get in free as will all Soddy, Daisy and Montlake Historical Association members.
 
Jan. 26-27
The Judge David Campbell Chapter of the National Society of The Daughters of the American Revolution is sponsoring a Formal Dress Sale. Veterans of Foreign War Post 4848, 2402 Amnicola Hwy. Doors will open at 2 p.m. on Friday and close at close at 7 p.m. The sale will resume on Saturday at 10 a.m. and end at 2 p.m.  All dresses are $20.

Jan. 27
Chili with Coonrod, noon-2 p.m. at the Missionary Ridge Old Fire Hall at 36 Sheridan. Guest speakers include representatives from CARTA, Economic Development, and Public Works. There will be first, second and third place winners for the Neighborhood Association with the best chili. 

Feb. 10
The National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Chattanooga Chapter, Inc. will host its annual Mardi Gras Ball, an elegant evening of fun, food and live entertainment, 8:30 p.m.-1 a.m. at the Chattanooga Convention Center. Tickets for the Mardi Gras Ball can be purchased from any member of NCBW or from Chic Beauty Salon at 3715 Brainerd Road. Seating for eight is reserved and the ticket cost is $55 per person and is tax deductible.  The attire is formal. info@ncbw-chattanooga.org or call 698-0029. 

Feb. 10
Chili cook-off at the Luminary-Frostbite Volunteer Fire Department. A fundraiser for members of the Rhea County High School Color Guard and the LFVFD. This is a challenge event, RCHS Color Guard girls challenging local emergency responders. However, anyone who believes their chili is better than a high school girls' team is eligible to join the fray.  There will be chili, coffee/tea, cornbread, chips, condiments... all the fixin’s. There will also be a soup lunch for those desiring lighter fare.  Additional information may be obtained at the VFD website



 


 

 


Historical Commission Finally Approves Design Of Contemporary St. Elmo Home By Board Member Lewin

After two deferrals, members of the Chattanooga Historical Commission on Thursday finally gave approval to a planned new house in St. Elmo deemed too contemporary by some neighbors. All but one member voted approval for certifying the two-story, 2,200-square-foot home at 5010 Tennessee Ave. The owner is Steve Lewin, a member of the historical board. He was absent on Thursday ... (click for more)

Haslam Appoints Steering Committee To Develop Plan For Future Water Availability

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam Thursday announced he has appointed a steering committee of leaders from federal, state and local governments, industry, academia, environmental advocacy groups and public utilities to develop a statewide plan for future water availability in Tennessee.  The plan, TN H2O, will include an assessment of current water resources and recommendations ... (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: Kids Are Still Funny

I have never seen nor heard of a child actually getting one’s “head pinched off” but by modern-day standards the threat just switched in overdrive. There are children in our communities who haven’t been to school for six long days and the brutal temperatures drove the little darlings to inside where they most predictably stirred up all manner of mayhem. Back when I was in Elementary ... (click for more)

UTC Women At Wofford Thursday

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga will look to put another mark in the win column with a Thursday evening tilt at Wofford. Chattanooga and Wofford began competition in 1996 when the Terriers joined the Southern Conference. After winning the first four, including one in overtime, the Mocs lost in the SoCon Tournament to Wofford. After sweeping the Terriers in the 1998-99 ... (click for more)

UTC's Boykin Named Wrestler Of The Week

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga senior Scottie Boykin is the Southern Conference Wrestler of the Week for all competition from Jan. 10-16, the league office announced Wednesday. This is the league-high third Moc to win the honor this season.  It is the second career award for Boykin.  Boykin, a native of Murfreesboro, Tennessee, went 4-0 in the Virginia ... (click for more)