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A single vehicle crash in Grundy County, Tenn., was the cause of the first road fatality of the Labor Day weekend for the Tennessee Highway Patrol.

The funeral service for Helen McDonald Exum, longtime vice president of the Chattanooga News-Free Press, will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the First Presbyeterian Church in Chattanooga.

• The Kirkman Technical High School Class of 1964 will hold its 50th reunion today at the Chattanooga Choo Choo imperial ballroom, 1400 Market St. Call Glenda Kennett Barnes at 423-867-0157 or Margie Smith Penny at 423-875-0458.

Orbitz says it reached an agreement that will allow it to continue selling American Airlines and US Airways tickets on its sites. The Chicago company added that tickets previously bought on its sites are still valid.

A 27-year-old Higdon, Ala., man was arrested Wednesday on outstanding arrest warrants in connection with a series of thefts in that area, according to a news release.

Blood Assurance is in critical need of O-negative blood, according to news release.

A K-9 accelerant dog traveled from Alabama to Georgia with his handler, Deputy State Fire Marshal Ray Cumby, to investigate a suspicious fire that took the lives of a mother and child in Columbus, Ga., according to a news release from the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office.

The driver of a car that crashed into the exterior of a tunnel near 3100 Brainerd Road at 3:14 this morning died after transport to a local hospital.

Police in Dalton, Ga., are warning residents to keep their vehicles locked after a rash of car break-ins that happened Monday.

Helen McDonald Exum, longtime vice president of The Chattanooga Free Press and driving force behind its lifestyle sections for decades, died Thursday night at her Lookout Mountain home. She was 89.

Due to problems with our ongoing press installation, some papers may be late being delivered today. If you have any questions, please call 757-6262.

State Rep. Vince Dean, R-East Ridge, will resign his District 30 post Aug. 31, according to letters he sent to Gov. Bill Haslam and the Hamilton County Commission.

President Barack Obama on Thursday nominated two more Tennessee Democrats to the board of the Tennessee Valley Authority.

A man who stabbed and raped a woman in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in 2012 was sentenced Thursday to 27 years in federal prison, according to the U.S. attorney's office.

Federal-Mogul will invest $6.2 million to expand its current distribution facility in Smyrna, Tenn., and add 135 jobs in Rutherford County.

Four people were kill Thursday in an accident on Old CCC Camp Road near Chatsworth, Ga., according to the Georgia State Patrol.

President Barack Obama has nominated a Memphis television manager and a former commissioner for the Tennessee Department of Human Services to the board of the Tennessee Valley Authority.

A man who stabbed and raped a woman in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in 2012 was sentenced Thursday to 27 years in federal prison, according to the U.S. attorney's office.

A vehicle crash involving a van and a motorcycle led to the death of motorcyclist Julie Huckabee this morning, according to a news release from the Chattanooga Police Department.

Traffic will be narrowed to a single lane overnight on northbound U.S. Highway 27 between the Olgiati Bridge and the Manning Street Bridge.

Chattanooga's Memorial Health Care System will receive funding through the National Cancer Institute to conduct multi-site cancer clinical trials and cancer care delivery research.

Federal-Mogul will invest $6.2 million to expand its current distribution facility in Smyrna, Tenn., and add 135 jobs in Rutherford County.

A Chattanooga man has been charged with attempted murder in the shooting Tuesday of a 15-year-old boy on Taylor Street.

Ocoee Fest, a celebration of bands, brews and braving the rapids, returns for its second setup this weekend along the Ocoee River.

Britt Hancock (Shrek), Anna Baker (Fiona) and Michael Ruff (Donkey) will take their final bows this weekend as “Shrek: The Musical” ends its summer run at the Cumberland County Playhouse.

World of Beer will open its 60th franchise in Chattanooga this weekend with two days to party.

Payouts totaling more than $11,000 are on the line in the American Rock Crawling Series finals, set for Saturday, Aug. 30, at Adventure Offroad Park, 1040 Ellis Cove Road in South Pittsburg, Tenn.

Swing dancers in the Athens, Tenn., area can show off their fancy footwork at a Swing Dance Party on Friday, Aug. 29, at The Arts Center.

“Learning the Curve: The Artistry of Matt Moulthrop” will open Friday, Aug. 29, at the Museum Center at Five Points

In a Fall Gardening Workshop, set for 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, Aug. 30, Crabtree Farms manager Sara McIntyre will teach tips and techniques for growing fall vegetables such as kohlrabi (left), beets, carrots, lettuce, greens and berry bushes for spring.

Lake Winnepesaukah will mark the Labor Day weekend with two concerts and the final chance to show off your swimsuit on the “wet side” of the amusement park.

The nonprofit service organization Scenic City Serves will present its inaugural Scenic City Car Show from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 30, at Clear Creek Church of Christ in Hixson.

Four-day music, worship event in Dalton is a Crabb family production

The Shaking Ray Levi Society will present the fifth and final installment of its Dilating Nexus series with a tribute to one of its founders, the late Dennis J. Palmer.

Four of the artists included in “Hunter Invitational III,” now on view at the Hunter Museum of American Art.

The free outdoor theater experience known as Movies at Center Park returns to downtown Chattanooga for three Saturdays next month.

Theater, dance, visual art and film.

Exhibits, culture, outdoor fun and more around town.

The iconic gates of Point Park, a National Park Service site at 112 Point Park Road on Lookout Mountain, will be thrown open for a casual evening of celebration from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. today, Aug. 28, for the Party at Point Park, the sixth annual National Treasures event hosted by the Friends of Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park.

Fifty tickets to see famed cellist Yo-Yo Ma in concert with the Chattanooga Symphony & Opera on Thursday, Oct. 2, will be available for free to high school and college students, providing they turn in their paperwork on time.

Camp Jordan Jams, a monthly concert series at Camp Jordan Park in East Ridge, debuts Saturday, Aug. 30, with rising country singer Travis Dukes taking the stage.

Humming House, an indie-folk band from Nashville, will be looking to bring down the house.

It’s time to say goodbye to the boys of summer. The Chattanooga Lookouts will play their last home series today through Labor Day, Aug. 28-Sept. 1, against the Tennessee Smokies.

Concerts, recitals, jam sessions and more.

Live music, dancing, karaoke and bar scene happenings.

Award-winning contemporary Christian group Casting Crowns will bring the message from new album “Thrive” to Chattanooga.

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