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Chattanooga Chamber of Commerce, at Pachyderm Club Of Hamilton County, Monday, Oct. 15, noon at The International Towing and Recovery Museum, 3315 Broad St. Lunch buffet is $13. RSVP to whether eating or not.

Judge Alex McVeagh, at Hamilton County Republican Women, Tuesday, Oct. 16, 11:30 a.m. at Morning Pointe in Hixson.

Retired Police Chief Tim Christol, on Crisis Planning for Small Businesses, at Red Bank/Signal Mountain Chamber Council Meeting, Tuesday, Oct. 16, 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. at Red Bank Community Center, Tom Weathers Dr., behind Erlanger. Cost is $12.

Mark Harrison, Hamilton County Water & Wastewater Treatment Authority, at Ooltewah/Collegedale Chamber Council Meeting, Wednesday, Oct. 17, 9:15-10:30 a.m. at Cambridge Square, 9454 Bradmore Ln., Ste. 100. No cost.

Josh Davis, InfoSystems, at Hixson Chamber Council Meeting, Wednesday, Oct 17, 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. at North River Civic Center, 1009 Executive Dr. Cost is $10.

Sean McDaniel, Chattanooga Professional Soccer, at Hamilton Place Rotary, Wednesday, Oct. 17, noon-1 p.m. at Metro Tab Church, 2101 West Shepherd Road (airport exit going opposite direction from the airport).

Sabrina L. Butcher, MEng, on "Leadership is Trust," at Chattanooga IMA Monthly Meeting, Wednesday, Oct. 17, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at Walden Club.

Program: Manufacturing Operations Panel on the Highway 27 corridor, at North Hamilton County Chamber Council Meeting, Thursday, Oct. 18, 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. at Budweiser, 200 Shearer St. Cost is $10.

Scott Drucker, Dream Gardens, on "Curb Appeal and Landscape Design Principles," at Green Thumb Garden Club of Ooltewah/Collegedale, Monday, Oct. 22, 7 p.m. at Greenbriar Cove Morning Pointe Assisted Living of Collegedale, 9650 Leyland Drive, Ooltewah. First-time visitors are welcome at no charge. Annual memberships are $15 per person and $25 per family. For more information, contact Jean Ward at 423-385-5375 or

Lesley Scearce, CEO, United Way of Chattanooga, at Hamilton Place Rotary, Wednesday, Oct. 24, noon-1 p.m. at Metro Tab Church, 2101 West Shepherd Road (airport exit going opposite direction from the airport).

Platt Boyd, Branch Technologies, at Chattanooga Rotary Club, Thursday, Oct. 25, noon at the Convention Center. One Carter Plaza.

Summer Lewis (pending), director, True Roots International, at Downtown Kiwanis Club, Tuesday, Oct. 30, noon at Mountain City Club, 729 Chestnut St.

Summer Lewis (pending), director, True Roots International, at Hamilton Place Rotary, Wednesday, Oct. 31, noon-1 p.m. at Metro Tab Church, 2101 West Shepherd Road (airport exit going opposite direction from the airport).

Mike Marino, Clear Chattanooga, at Downtown Kiwanis Club, Tuesday, Nov. 13, noon at Mountain City Club, 729 Chestnut St.

Allen Bible, Erlanger AVP for Orthopaedics and Rehab, at Downtown Kiwanis Club, Tuesday, Nov. 20, noon at Mountain City Club, 729 Chestnut St.

Restaurants Of Yesteryear Featured In Chattanooga In Old Photos

Do you remember Roy Pepper's Porch, the Jolly Ox, Tomlinson's or George's Place? Those are some of the old-line Chattanooga restaurants featured in the upcoming book Chattanooga in Old Photos sponsored by The book, is being printed by College Press at Collegedale in a limited edition of 800 copies, includes some long forgotten eateries like the 4th Avenue ... (click for more)

East Tennessee Federal Indictment Charges Massive Healthcare Fraud

The District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee has unsealed a 32-count indictment charging four individuals and seven companies in a $1 billion health care fraud scheme. The court also unsealed an additional two plea agreements and an information charging another individual and his company for their role in the scheme. Andrew Assad, 33, of Palm Harbor, Florida, Peter ... (click for more)

Why Are Joda Thongnopnua And Phil Bredesen Downplaying Their Democratic Values?

For the past several months, the Democratic Party has reached a tipping point. “Their Resistance” is to oppose anything and everything Republicans are doing to deliver a stronger economy and better economic opportunities for all Americans.  Yet, I find it very interesting that the public outcry we are seeing from the Democrats on a national level is nowhere to be found when ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The Coach Who Said ‘No’

I couldn’t tell you the first time I met John Gagliardi … 30 years ago? 40? … and I never saw him nearly enough. He was a Division III football coach at some monastery of a place in Minnesota and that’s a long way from the Southeastern Conference. Our orbits rarely overlapped but somewhere down the line we were at the same table for dinner. Once that happened, it seemed like the ... (click for more)

Vols Take First SEC Win Of The Season On The Road At #21 Auburn

Tennessee outscored No. 21/21 Auburn 17-7 in the final two quarters of Saturday's game to earn its first road and SEC win of the season at Jordan-Hare Stadium. "We beat a really good football team today," head coach Jeremy Pruitt said. "It's like I told them in there, if we learn to execute and raise our level of fight, we've got a chance to have a really good football ... (click for more)

Mocs Take Road Win At Western Carolina, 26-6

The Chattanooga Mocs shut down Western Carolina’s vibrant offensive attack in a 26-6 triumph in Whitmire Stadium Saturday afternoon. The Catamounts had not scored less than 28 points in a game all season. The Mocs had not allowed more than 24 in regulation. Something had to give. It was not the UTC defense as it held its hosts nearly 30 points (29.8) below their season average. ... (click for more)