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James McKissic was not looking to sell his favorite painting, a 24-by-18-inch mixed-media piece he created almost 24 years ago called “Jimmy’s Blues.”

I’m overly sensitive. I admit it. But getting emotional over buying an adult-size folding camp chair is an all-time low.

BARRY COURTER: Lisa, the weather is cooling off this week, but the music scene appears to be heating up. There is a lot going on.

Collective Clothing co-owners Travis and Sandra Aten just returned from a Midwest buying spree with a giant lobster, a humongous cellphone and enormous ketchup and mustard bottles.

Remember when you bought that tuxedo for a friend’s wedding instead of renting one, rationalizing that you’d have plenty of opportunities to make up the added expense by wearing it to future ritzy soirées?

My 7-year-old son was recently asked an interesting question: "If you could punish your dad for something he did wrong, what's the one thing you'd take away from him?"

By now many have heard about the Sayreville, N.J., high school football team whose entire season was suspended after the school superintendent learned of hazing incidents in the team locker room.

  • Oct. 19th, 2014  |
  • By By Julie Baumgardner

We turned left onto Shallowford Road to head over the ridge and into town, only to find the road blocked by a rush-hour traffic accident on the rain-slick road.

  • Oct. 19th, 2014  |
  • By By Mary Fortune

Americans spent $7 billion on costumes, candy and cobweb-inspired decorations last Halloween, according to the National Retail Federation.

They crouch unseen in the shadows, growling to the impressionable minds of children. They lurk under beds; they haunt dreams; they scar imaginations.

  • Oct. 18th, 2014  |
  • By By Pastor Bo Wagner

• Chattanooga Central High School Class of 1954 will hold its 60-year reunion from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. today at Ridgedale Baptist Church, 1831 Hickory Valley Road. For more information, contact Charlynne Harris Fry at 423-344-8091, Barbara Shrader Anderson at 423-886-9035 or Gail Britt Warren at 706-935-9342.

It was a chance remark that I overheard while waiting for a plane in the Atlanta airport, yet it was like an arrow that pierced its way into my heart.

  • Oct. 18th, 2014  |
  • By By Nell Mohney

• Fall Festival: North Hamilton County Elementary School, 601 Industrial Blvd., 10 a.m.-2 p.m., school carnival hosted by PTA to purchase new security system for school.

• Jim Ricketts and Crystle Elam, 7 p.m. today; Toqua Church, 1360 Highway 360, Vonore, Tenn.; also 11 a.m. Sunday, Eagle Furnace Baptist Church, 159 Eagle Point Drive, Rockwood, Tenn.; 6 p.m. Sunday, Bible Baptist Church, 2561 E. Valley Road; 775-2806.

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