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Michael Wurzel has been named executive director for Friends of Moccasin Bend, the advocacy group that supports the ongoing development of a national park on the historic site.

DANIELSVILLE, Ga. — Northwest Whitfield continued its hope of three-peating as Class AAAA state champion with a 1-0 victory over Madison County in which BriLeigh Baggett pitched a three-hitter and the Lady Bruins made a hitless first-inning score hold up.

At a roundtable, Lamar Alexander criticized Obama's choice to appoint a Ebola czar, saying it was "not what I had in mind."

The advocacy group asking the Chattanooga and Hamilton County governments to move their joint police firing range on Moccasin Bend and pass the land on to the National Park Service just got a new leader.

The Lookout Mountain Incline Railway attraction is closed for seasonal repairs until the second week in November, according to a news release.

The parent company of First Tennessee Bank reported better-than-expected third quarter earnings today from both greater loan volume and more cost controls.

A federal grand jury in Knoxville returned a two-count indictment against two medical doctors, two physician’s assistants and five nurse practitioners for conspiring to distribute oxycodone, morphine, oxymorphone, and alprazolam, by writing prescriptions for controlled substances which were not for legitimate medical purposes.

Two people out on bond from previous drug charges have been arrested again.

The Chattanooga Boys Choir and Ladies of Lee at Lee University will combine for a concert on Sunday at 6 p.m. in McEwen Chapel of First Baptist Church, 401 Gateway Ave.

Ever wondered what it would be like to camp in downtown Chattanooga?

With a nod to Halloween, a North Georgia theater company is delving into darkness for its next stage production. Back Alley Productions will present “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” in five performances over the next two weekends.

A 14-member Chattanooga cast will offer a musical version of “The Color Purple” in two performances Saturday, Oct. 18, at the Chattanooga Choo Choo.

Tennessee Together film series, Amendment 1 rally - Oct. 17-18

Screening of 'Inequality for All' looks at economic disparity

Six cities across the state are hosting the Together Tennessee film series this week to educate citizens about Question 3, one of four amendments on the November ballot.

Instructor Lynne Looney is leading paint parties from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. CDT every Friday in October at the CATS Gallery in the Crossville Outlet Center, 228 Interstate Drive, Crossville, Tenn.

Halloween fun runs the gamut — from family-friendly to scream-inducing — at haunted attractions opening around Chattanooga this weekend.

A Nashville film production company has scheduled a Chattanooga screening of its new movie, complete with a red-carpet premiere with the cast in attendance.

The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds and the Geico Skytypers airshow team, above, will be among the highlights of the Wings Over North Georgia Airshow in Rome this weekend.

The Tennessee Association of Dance will present its 2014 Tennessee Dance Festival in Chattanooga this weekend, Oct. 17-19.

Live music, dancing, karaoke and bar scene happenings.

Concerts, recitals, jam sessions and more.

Theater, dance, visual art and film.

Exhibits, culture, outdoor fun and more around town.

Just 200 seats remained earlier this week for tonight’s concert featuring platinum-selling country singer Kip Moore.

String Theory at the Hunter begins its sixth season tonight, Oct. 16, with a concert by the Fleisher Duo, husband and wife pianists Leon Fleisher and Katherine Jacobson. They will perform works by Bach, Kirchner, Scriabin, Chopin, Debussy and Ravel.

The Ruth Moody Band, fronted by a two-time Juno Award-winning singer/songwriter from Winnipeg, Manitoba, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 17, at The Arts Center in Athens, Tenn.

A Rhea County man has been charged for the second time this month with TennCare fraud involving “doctor shopping,” or using TennCare to go to multiple doctors in a short time period to obtain controlled substances.

Velma Street between Kent Street and Cherokee Boulevard will be closed on Thursday and Friday from 8:15 a.m. until 4 p.m. each day as needed for utility work, weather permitting.

Bradley County, Tenn., authorities are investigating the death of a 25-year-old man who was found dead at 1048 15th St. this afternoon.

JACKSON, Tenn. -- The brother of the man suspected in Holly Bobo's murder has been indicted on two counts of rape in connection with Bobo's case.

A Patten Towers resident plans to go public with what he says is a bed bug infestation at the landmark downtown residence that's home to low-income disabled and elderly residents.

Hundreds of North Georgia residents and employees of Hutcheson Medical Center have formed Save Hutcheson, a community initiative designed to prevent the foreclosure of Hutcheson by the Erlanger Health System.

The man accused of killing a 24-year-old woman with a steak knife on Saturday night in Sequatchie County, Tenn., has previously been convicted of homicide.

The states with the least energy efficient homes are concentrated in the South:

The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch until 7 a.m. for several area counties.

Jimmy Carter and his wife, Rosalynn Carter, will attend a $200 a plate fundraiser in Chattanooga on Oct. 13, according to organizers.

A Rhea County man has been charged in Morgan County with TennCare fraud.

The Cleveland Police Department has received several donations from private citizens which has increased the reward offered to anyone who comes forward with information regarding the kitten that was intentionally set on fire earlier this month.

A flight from Dallas to Nashville caused a health scare at the Nashville International Airport last night after a passenger onboard was ill.

Chattanoogans Zan Guerry and Ned Caswell finished second Sunday in the USTA National Men's 50 Clay Court Championships doubles tournament in Sarasota, Fla.

A 72-year-old man is charged with killing a 24-year-old woman in Sequatchie County.

"One of the most violent murders" DeKalb County Sheriff Jimmy Harris has seen in more than 25 years occurred shortly after 4 p.m. yesterday. Michael Arnold Johnson, 36, of Fyffe, Ala., was shot multiple times at his residence on County Road 578.

The woman killed in a house fire early Saturday morning has been identified as 48-year-old Lisa L. Campbell.

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