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To date, the National Football League has appeared to treat charges of domestic violence against players as a matter of public relations. Three recent episodes highlight the issue.

  • Sept. 18th, 2014  |
  • By By Dr. Clif Cleaveland

Bless her heart. Like thousands of others, Julia Fowler is living in Los Angeles, trying to find steady work as an actress with a resume that also lists writing, producing and directing skills.

Q: What is the leading cause of blindness for people over the age of 50?

  • Sept. 18th, 2014  |
  • By By Dr. Richard Breazeale

The 13 festivals opening this weekend offer a variety of scenic backdrops to appeal to festivalgoers, ranging from historic mansions to the Smoky Mountains.

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.

Bands don’t normally do soundchecks at the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival in Manchester, Tenn., but 15 minutes before their 12:30 p.m. show this past summer, the guys in St. Paul & The Broken Bones were in position on the Other Stage, giving the audience the impression they might start early.

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.

For musicians who are used to having complete creative control, the concept of letting someone else into the songwriting process can be off-putting or even distressing.

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.

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

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.

Have you ever seen an active beehive up close and personal?

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.

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

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.

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