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Melinda Paige Keown's court case against the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga was dismissed, in a decision by Circuit Court Judge L. Marie Williams in March, 2013.

A 24-year-old man died this morning after nearly drowning in the pool at the Cleveland YMCA on Wednesday, authorities said.

A man suffered severe head trauma during an aggravated assault in Brainerd Wednesday night, police said today.

A woman was stabbed multiple times around 3 a.m. today in East Chattanooga, according to Chattanooga police.

The Chattanooga Zoo received accreditation from the Association of Zoos and Aquariums today after undergoing a detailed application and inspection process.

Volkswagen Group of America today named Mario Guerreiro as executive vice president of communications.

A car crashed into a large power pole near Dalton High School this morning, leaving power lines strewn across the road.

Programs commemorating the 151st anniversary of the Battle of Chickamauga run today through Sunday, Sept. 18-21, at the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, 3370 LaFayette Road in Fort Oglethorpe.

On Friday, Sept. 19, actors portraying historical figures will examine the events that led to the sole legal hanging in Dalton, Ga., (not counting lynchings) a century ago.

Football, festivals and corn mazes — three sure signs fall has arrived.

A tale of murder, greed, corruption, violence, exploitation, adultery and treachery — set to music — will be staged in Chattanooga this weekend by Closed Door Entertainment.

Big, beautiful blooms can be seen at this weekend’s Tennessee Dahlia Society annual flower show, set for 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, and 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 21, at the Erlanger VW Wellness Center, 7380 Volkswagen Drive.

Another round of polo matches at Bendabout Farm is scheduled this weekend, weather permitting.

C.S. Lewis’ Dante-esque comedy “The Great Divorce” will be presented in two performances Saturday, Sept. 20, at the Tivoli Theatre by the Fellowship for Performing Arts, a New York City-based producer of live theater from a Christian worldview.

Member Donna Segars is offering this 16- by 20-inch oil painting, “Fantasy Flowers,” for raffle during the Hamilton County Republican Women’s Fashion Show & Luncheon, to be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, at the Heritage Landing clubhouse, 1100 Heritage Landing.

There’s a slight nip in the air these days, which means two groups of area storytellers are ready to warm up with some good yarns.

Exum Gallery at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 305 W. Seventh St., is hosting the Chattanooga Area Art Instructors Annual Exhibit, featuring mixed-media works by more than a dozen local educators. The show runs through Sunday, Oct. 12. The church office is open 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Thursday. For more information, call 423-266-8195.

Chattanooga Market promises to be a little spicy, a little messy, and a whole lot of fun this Sunday, Sept. 21, as the market celebrates Scenic City Wings. Seven local eateries will compete for the best wings title.

This weekend is “lights, camera, action” for Capture: A Community Filmmaking Project. And after a whirlwind 48 hours, directors with the Association for Visual Arts will be ready to strike the set, if only symbolically.

The watercolor painting “Chick and Rooster” is among the works by Carole Jarboe Cullen on display through October at Crossville City Hall, 392 N. Main St., Crossville, Tenn.

U.S. Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tennessee, will be the guest speaker for the Jewish Federation of Greater Chattanooga’s eighth annual First Amendment Dinner, set for 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 21, at the Jewish Cultural Center, 5461 North Terrace.

The adoptable animals at Pet Placement Center will benefit from Tails on the River, a fish fry and bluegrass festival set for noon-4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, at Camp Dixie, 2421 Buffalo Lane in Soddy-Daisy.

EmiSunshine, a 10-year-old Americana/gospel artist from Madisonville, Tenn., will perform Sunday, Sept. 21, in a benefit for the Monroe Area Council for the Arts’ arts-in-education programs and Hiwassee Performing Arts Center, the venue for the 3:30 p.m. show. HPAC is on the campus of Hiwassee College, 225 Hiwassee College Drive, Madisonville, Tenn.

Longtime local favorites the Velcro Pygmies, with their big hair, big lights, big sound and ’80s dance-band vibe, return to town for a show Saturday at 10 p.m. at Rhythm & Brews, 221 Market St.

The Beaters, who for 29 years have been Chattanooga’s dance/party band, will perform a free concert Saturday, Sept. 20 at Camp Jordan as part of the new Camp Jordan Jams series.

The artwork that adorns the walls of Kitchen at Union Square offers more than a pleasing aesthetic for diners. In a partnership with the nonprofit Hart Gallery, the restaurant at 200 W. M.L. King Blvd. showcases these creations to give homeless and nontraditional artists a chance to sell their work in a public setting.

Members of First Baptist Church of Fort Oglethorpe have gathered up a multitude of miscellany for a Fine Arts/Crafts and Services Silent Auction to be held this weekend.

Exhibits, culture, outdoor fun and more around town.

Theater, dance, visual art and film.

Concerts, recitals, jam sessions and more.

Live music, dancing, karaoke and bar scene happenings.

Married authors Melinda and Phil Evaul, from left, of Soddy-Daisy, have scheduled a joint book signing from 5 to 7 p.m. today, Sept. 18, at the Clyde W. Roddy Library, 371 First Ave., in Dayton, Tenn.

The Hamilton County Public works Department has now completed repair work on Roberts Mill Road and the road is now open to the public.

A Chatsworth man convicted on two counts of child molestation is going to prison for 15 years.

A man was fired from his job at TVA's Bull Run Fossil Plant after only three weeks because he has a workers' compensation claim pending due to "exposure" experienced while working at the federal agency's ash spill cleanup site in Kingston, a legal action avers.

A man was wounded during a shooting in East Chattanooga at 8:15 a.m. Tuesday morning.

Five people have been charged with aggravated burglary at a St. Elmo home.

Metropolitan Chattanooga has the highest share of employees who work at foreign-owned businesses.

More than two thirds of professionals surveyed said that their ability to perform their jobs would suffer if they had to work without drinking any coffee that day.

The Supreme Court of Tennessee has temporarily suspended John Arnold Fitzgerald's from the practice of law.

A 32-year-old Manchester, Tenn., man has been sentenced to serve 290 months in prison for the possession of a firearm by a felon.

The union that represents musicians of the Chattanooga Symphony & Opera has signed a new 2-year contract that provides a 2 percent wage increase with no cuts in the size or scope of the orchestra.

A suspect has been arrested in the shooting that occurred Friday night near the Bi-Lo on Brainerd Road.

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal and the Georgia Film, Music & Digital Entertainment Office said today that all 159 of the state's counties have been designated Camera Ready, a program that is the first of its kind in the nation and offers community-based assistance with film and television productions.

The Ocoee River claimed another life Saturday — the fifth in three years.

A person was shot in North Chattanooga this morning, according to a news release from the Chattanooga Police Department.

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