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Feb. 22-25
Houston Museum Antiques Show & Sale benefiting Chattanooga’s Houston Museum. Friday, Feb. 23, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Feb. 24, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; and Feb. 25, 12-4 p.m. Admission is $10 and covers all three days of the show and sale. Preview party on Feb. 22 at 7 p.m. isn’t included in the general admission price. Preview part tickets are $75, which also gives unlimited access to all three days of the show. At Stratton Hall, 3146 Broad St.  For more information call 267-7176 or visit

Feb. 24
English Country Dance at Brained United Methodist Church, Lundy Hall Gym, 4315 Brainerd Road in Chattanooga, 4-6 p.m. Admission is $5. Also Contra Dance, 7:30 p.m. workshop and 8-11 p.m dance. Admission is $10; $7 for seniors/students.

Feb. 27
English Country Dance at Heritage House, 1428 Jenkins Road (off E. Brainerd), 7-9 p.m.. Admission is free.

March 3
The Third Annual Children’s Fund Baseball Classic at AT&T Field, to raise funds for the Catoosa County Children’s Fund. In game one, LFO High School will play Ridgeland High School at 11 a.m. In game two, #2 ranked Ringgold High School will take on Northwest Whitfield High School at 1:30 p.m.  And in game three, #1 ranked Heritage High School will play #2 ranked Gordon Lee High School at 4 p.m.  Gates open at 10 a.m., and there will be a silent auction at the beginning of each game. Also 1st Annual Catoosa County Cornhole Tournament.  Doubles will begin at 12 p.m. and singles at 3 p.m. There is an entry fee of $30 for the doubles tournament and $20 for the singles tournament. Admission tickets are $5 per person.  

March 3
Denim & Diamonds: Once Upon a Time fundraiser.  Tickets are now on sale at Chattanooga physicians and community leaders will come together at 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 3, at the Chattanooga Convention Center for an evening of music and food, and a celebration of healing. 

March 10
The Hunter Museum’s young patron group, Avant-art, will host its premier annual museum fundraiser, Hunter Underground, at 8 p.m. At Underground, the museum’s basement will be converted from a maze of art storage to a chic night club with music, entertainment, and art. The evening will feature DJ Summer Dregs, heavy hor d’oeuvres, creative cocktails and – new this year – a dance party in the loading dock. Hunter Underground tickets must be purchased in advance and are available at or by calling 267-0968. Tickets are $60 for Hunter Museum members and $75 general admission and include event admission, food, and drinks. Must be 21 or older to attend. 

March 20
WTCI hosts Masterpiece Experience wine dinner at the Westin Hotel with five-course meal. From photo opportunities to a silent auction, WTCI supporters will "bask in the luxury of this new hotel while enjoying a shared love of local and national PBS programming." Tickets are $175 each. Visit or contact Lisa McDowd at 702-7817 for information and reservations.

March 24
The Humane Educational Society will host Rescues on the Runway 6 p.m. at the Chattanooga Convention Center. Includes food, silent and live auction, and a shelter pet runway.  Formal attire is required.  Advance tickets are $85 and a table of eight is $640.  Tickets at the door are $90.  For more information and to purchase tickets, click here

May 10-13
Cirque du Soleil - Corteo. UTC Arena.

East Ridge High School Student Investigated For Questionable Instagram Post

East Ridge Police were contacted by multiple students and parents of East Ridge High School on Saturday, about a fellow student’s Instagram post they perceived as threatening in nature.  Contact was made with the student at his residence.  The student advised his post was in no way meant to be threatening, and was meant to show support for the Second Amendment ... (click for more)

Police Searching For Missing Girl, 11

The Chattanooga Police Department's Missing Persons Unit is asking for the public's assistance in locating 11-year-old Akira Sariah Green. Akira was last seen in East Chattanooga at 6 a.m. on Friday. She was last seen wearing khaki pants, black shirt and black jacket. Akira is a black female with black hair and brown eyes, 5'04" tall, and weighs 145 pounds.  ... (click for more)

Six Things We Can Do About Mass Shootings - And Response

All politics aside, the recent shooting in Florida, and every other shooting in a public place, is a senseless and, possibly, preventable tragedy. It is absurd that we can’t gather in a free society without the fear of some nut job or terrorist using us as targets.   And then the cries of “do something!” from every quarter. But, other than the obvious attempt by agenda-pushers ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: It’s Time To ‘Prepare’

On Friday morning, this after a crazed human being killed 17 innocent children and adults at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Wednesday, I sat in a room with Sheriff Jim Hammond and members of his command staff and asked what everyone us want to know: “What do we do?” Gino Bennett, the sage guiding force, sat beside me and he told the room, “The time to ‘prevent’ is over ... (click for more)

Cleveland Wins AAA State Mat Title

FRANKLIN, Tenn. – Chattanooga-area wrestling teams didn’t dominate the TSSAA traditional state tournament this weekend like they have in the past, but they were better than average and still had a lot to celebrate. All three teams that won titles in the State Duals here at the Williamson County Agricultural Exposition Park came back to win again this time, including Cleveland ... (click for more)

District 5-3A: Blue Raiders, Mustangs Advance To Boys' Final

CLEVELAND, Tenn. – For the most part, seedings for postseason high school basketball tournaments hold up well. There are upsets, at times. Some mild. Some more stunning. On “Semifinal Saturday” in District 5-3A at Walker Valley High School, three favorites won, including both higher seeded girls’ teams. Second-ranked Bradley Central, unbeaten at 27-0 and the No. ... (click for more)