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Southeastern Conference runners Brandon Lord and Hannah Jumper from Baylor School were the overall winners of the Turkey Trot 8k road race Thursday morning from the Sports Barn East on Lee Highway.

When the Georgia Northwestern Technical College men's basketball team pulled out its third win in a row Tuesday night, edging the LaGrange junior varsity 71-69, it gave David Stephenson 500 victories in a 29-year coaching career spanning elementary, high school and college programs.

Luken Communications has signed a multi-network affiliation agreement with WBXZ in Buffalo, N.Y.

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga has climbed to No. 20 in the latest National Wrestling Coaches Association poll.

In time for Black Friday, Kelley Blue Book has named the Chattanooga-made Volkswagen Passat as the best car deal nationwide.

Girls Preparatory School began the McCallie Invitational swim meet Saturday with a record-setting 200-yard medley relay and had two events with the top two finishers on the way to second place behind Harpeth Hall out of 24 teams.

CALHOUN, Tenn. — The mayor of Calhoun was arrested Saturday night on charges of aggravated burglary and theft over $1,000.

Chattanoogans Cory Hall and Jason Murrell teamed to win the inaugural Pangorge Adventure Race held Saturday along the Tennesee River and on Raccoon Mountain.

• Riverside High Class of 1966 is meeting today at 1 p.m. at the Veteran’s Club, 2114 Wilder St. For more information, call Wilma Brown at 423-602-8332 or Louise Pruitt at 423-255-7786.

• Jim Ricketts and Crystle Elam, 6 p.m. today, Praise & Worship Family Outreach Center, 100 Cannon Ave., Jasper, Tenn.; also 11 a.m. Sunday, White Creek Baptist Church, 131 Abels Valley Road, Rockwood, Tenn.; 7 p.m. Wednesday, Short Creek Baptist Church, 892 County Road 50, Athens, Tenn.; 7 p.m. Friday, Cooke Ministry Center, 714 Walter St., Athens, Tenn.; 775-2806.

• Reality Check Monday from 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at Hixson High School, 5705 Middle Valley Road.

Volkswagen AG is to plow about $107 billion into its business over the next five years to fuel expansion and develop new models and technology as it tries to top Toyota as the world’s sales leader.

Covenant College senior soccer player Snoopy Davidson was named to the Capital One Academic All-America second team for NCAA Division III, as voted on by the College Sports Information Directors of America.

Stars: Cougars have used five backs in the past, but it was Aaron English last week and he scored all three of the Cougars’ TDs including one on a fumble return.

Emileigh Swafford had 26 points and five steals as Lee University defeated visiting Tennessee Temple 80-64 in women's basketball Thursday night in Cleveland, and the Lee men won 105-74.

Volkswagen, whose Super Bowl spot "The Force" in 2011 for the Chattanooga-made Passat made huge waves, will sit out the game this year, according to Ad Age.

Four players scored in a dominant 4-0 win for the Lee University women's soccer team in the National Christian Collegiate Athletic Association Mid-East Region championship match Wednesday night in Cleveland.

Dade Gas Co., which supplies natural gas to 2,200 customers in Dade County ,Ga., and a portion of Jackson County, Ala., has a new owner.

Soddy-Daisy — A portion of Montlake Road will be closed between 7 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. for the next two weeks for repairs, according to a news release from Mayor Jim Coppinger's office.

No University of Tennessee at Chattanooga volleyball players made the All-Southern Conference teams announced Tuesday, but homegrown Moc Nicole Sumida was the defensive player of the week for matches of Nov. 10-16.

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga is seeded seventh for the Southern Conference volleyball tournament and will face No. 2 seed Samford at 5 p.m. Saturday in the quarterfinals at UNC Greensboro's Fleming Gym.

Chattanooga native and Baylor School graduate Rob Robinson has been promoted to associate athletic director for business affairs for the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga athletic department, and Kenneth Jones was introduced last week as the director of compliance.

Stephan Jaeger, who played golf at Baylor School and the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, advanced to the final stage of Tour School.

Dalton State has lost 6-foot-8 senior transfer Isiah Massey from Louisiana Tech for the season because of a knee injury, but the basketball Roadrunners cruised without him Saturday to their third win in three games, 91-77 against visiting Morris College.

J.Crew will open a signature store in the historic Warehouse Row in downtown Chattanooga next Wednesday at 10 a.m.

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga senior cross country runner Amanda Cotter made the all-region team with a 19th-place finish in the NCAA South Region meet Friday at Tallahassee, Fla., and Auburn's Ty McCormack won the men's race after having worked in Chattanooga this summer and having won the Riverbend 10k in June.

CBL & Associates Properties Inc. will raise its dividend 8.2 pecent in January for shareholders of record as of Dec. 30.

BB&T, the Winston-Salem, N.C.-based banking company that operates both banks and insurance offices in Chattanooga nad Dalton, Ga., is buying Susquehanna Bancshares in a deal that will broaden the bank's reach into the Mid-Atlantic region.

David Helton, the Duke University linebacker who prepped at Baylor School, has been named a semifinalist for the Ronnie Lott Impact Trophy.

A memorial service is scheduled for this Saturday in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., for a man who was born in Chickamauga, Ga., and starred in football at LaFayette High School before earning worldwide acclaim as a swimming coach. Jack Nelson died last Wednesday in Delray Beach, Fla., at the age of 82 from complications from Alzheimer's disease.

A new employment staffing company is coming to Chattanooga, and it plans to start helping a manufacturer fill 300 jobs that were previously announced.

CBL & Associates Properties, Inc. on Monday opened 115,000 square feet of new retail space at the Fayette Mall in Lexington, Ky.

Hixson resident Ron Lane was the Super Pro class winner Saturday night at the Brainerd Optimist Drag Strip, taking the $5,000 top prize with a 4.94-second run on a 4.94 dial at 137.25 mph in his new "undercover" dragster.

Daniel Brantley scored four goals as sixth-seeded Bryan College hammered third seed Union College 7-2 at Barbourville, Ky., in the quarterfinal round of the Appalachian Athletic Conference men's soccer tournament Saturday night, and fourth-seeded Tennessee Wesleyan also advanced with a convincing victory, 4-0 at home against fifth seed Bluefield.

Second-seeded Covenant College won the USA South men's soccer tournament Saturday with a 2-0 win over fifth seed Maryville.

• Entrepreneur Bookkeeping Monday from 1 p.m to 2 p.m. at the Tennessee Small Business Development Center, 100 Cherokee Blvd. Lynn Talbott, of HR Business Solutions, LLC, will review the top 10 bookkeeping mistakes, as well as practical solutions to overcome these issues and ideas on office efficiency. Bring your QuickBooks questions for a Q&A session at the end of class.

USA South player of the year Snoopy Davidson scored twice for Covenant College as the No. 2-seeded Scots defeated North Carolina Wesleyan 2-1 in the men's soccer tournament semifinals Friday at Martinsville, Va.

• Jim Ricketts and Crystle Elam, 11 a.m. Sunday, Victory House of Prayer, 18 Cleveland Ave., Athens, Tenn.; 775-2806.

Petunia’s Silver Jalapeño closed Friday at Warehouse Row after nearly four years of operation.

Barely into the 2014-15 basketball season, Cleveland State opened TCCAA play Friday night with a sweep of visiting Dyersburg State, 77-63 in the women's game and 81-73 in the men's.

J.D. Kyzer has resigned after 15 seasons as the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga women's soccer coach, vice chancellor and athletic director David Blackburn announced Thursday morning.

Covenant College senior forward Snoopy Davidson from Rome, Ga., was voted the USA South men's soccer player of the year and joined on the all-conference first team by Scots midfielder Joel Friesen and defender Builder Brock.

Miller Industries, Inc. earned $3.5 million, or 31 cents per share, on sales of $118.4 million in the third quarter of 2014. Sales were up 12.6 percent over a year ago and profits were ahead by 35 percent from the same period a year ago.

Sunbelt Bakery has donated $50,000 to the National Breast Cancer Foundation Inc.

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga has three wrestlers listed among the top 20 in the latest InterMat rankings. Corey Mock is No. 8 at 165 pounds, Nick Soto 12th at 133 and Sean Boyle 16th at 125. All three are seniors. The Mocs open the season Sunday at the Hokie Open. Their first home meet isn't until Dec. 12 against Purdue.

Follow today's election as it happens with the Times Free Press' breaking news team that is embedded in campaigns across the region.

The metro Cleveland, Tenn., area, which has added construction jobs in the past year as the $2 billion Wacker Chemical plant takes shape in Charleston, Tenn., was among the top U.S. metro areas in construction job growth from August 2013 to August 2014.

Unisys, a $3.5 billion global provider of information technology and services, plans to locate a new service center in Augusta, Ga., creating up to 700 jobs over the next five years.

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