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Dalton State College announced last week a sponsorship exceeding $10,000 per year from the Tennessee Valley Division of Coca-Cola United (formerly Chattanooga Coca-Cola), joining FSG Bank as a major sponsor of Roadrunners athletics.

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga volleyball team bounced back from Friday's lost at Furman and won 3-0 at The Citadel as Allie Davenport had 15 kills.

Senior Kaylene Chadwell and juniors Kayla Jones and Kelsey Coots give the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga women's tennis team three players in today's main-draw second round in the ITA Ohio Valley Regional in Knoxville.

"The president already has too many White House staff 'czars' who are not accountable to Congress.

The fourth annual 7 Bridges Marathon will begin at 7 a.m. Sunday from Coolidge Park and take runners across the Tennessee River six times.

• 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.

• Get a Job — Ooltewah High School Monday from 7:15 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. at Ooltewah High School, 6123 Mountain View Road. Get A Job instructs 10th graders on the finer points of interviewing, completing job applications, dressing for success and other topics of importance for the 21st century workforce.

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga volleyball winning streak ended at four as the Mocs lost 3-0 Friday night in a Southern Conference match at Furman.

Silverdale Baptist Academy junior Lindsey Newell recently accepted a softball scholarship offer from NCAA Division II member Shorter University in Rome, Ga.

Dade County High School and Chattanooga Cylones standout Nic Gaddis has committed to continue his baseball career at Jacksonville State University, which has won six Ohio Valley Conference championships and more OVC games than any other team in the last decade.

The Chattanooga law firm of Miller & Martin PLLC has formed a crisis management practice to serve the needs of businesses and organizations throughout all of its markets.

Carson-Newman seniors Rachel Harper and Kristen Pickett from Chattanooga-area high schools were the South Atlantic Conference volleyball honorees for last week's matches.

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga men's golf team is in third place out of 12 teams after two of three rounds in the Collegiate tournament at Duluth, Ga., and the Mocs' Liam Johnston is tied for second individually after shooting a 71 and a 67 on Monday at Berkeley Hills Country Club.

The city experienced about two inches of rain overnight, said Derek Eisentrout, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Morristown, Tenn.

Lindsey Sparks and Ricardo Pierre-Louis as All-American athletes, Ken Walston as a basketball player and coach and Dr. John Bratcher as a former men's and women's soccer coach will be inducted into the Lee University Athletic Hall of Fame on Nov. 7, and team physician and athletic training associate professor Dr. DeWayne Knight will be joining them as the recipient of the Meritorious Award.

Allie Davenport registered 17 kills and 13 digs as the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga volleyball team recorded its fourth victory in a row Saturday, 3-0 at Mercer, and rose to 4-2 in the Southern Conference.

Girls Preparatory School assistant tennis coach Meg Bandy and GPS freshman Maddox Bandy won the USTA National Mother Daughter Clay Court doubles championship Saturday in Port St. Lucie, Fla., with a 6-4, 6-2 defeat of Brooke Bolender and Melissa Travers of Delray Beach, Fla.

KNOXVILLE — Justin Worley threw three touchdown passes and ran for two more scores Saturday as Tennessee ended a three-game skid with a 45-10 victory over Football Championship Subdivision program Chattanooga.

• Entrepreneur Bookkeeping Monday from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Tennessee Small Business Development Center, 100 Cherokee Blvd. Lynn Talbott, PHR, HR Business Solutions, LLC, will review the top 10 bookkeeping mistakes, as well as practical solutions to overcome such problems.

Led by 12 kills from Allie Davenport and 10 from Nicole Sumida, the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga defeated Wofford 3-1 in Southern Conference volleyball Friday night at Spartanburg, S.C.

Former University of Tennessee at Chattanooga golfers Jonathan Hodge and Bryce Ledford advanced Friday from the first stage of Web.Com tour qualifying at The Standard Club at Johns Creek, Ga.

Brittney Walker from Chattanooga and Grace Academy will be one of five inductees Saturday morning in the Lincoln Memorial University Athlete's Hall of Fame.

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. — Hankook Tire has broken ground on an $800 million plant in Clarksville that is expected to create 1,800 jobs. Gov. Bill Haslam and U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander joined local and company officials Thursday for the event.

Chattanooga's Zan Guerry and Ned Caswell won 6-2, 6-4 over Florida residents Michael Erbe and Michael Rothberg on Wednesday in the doubles round of 16 of the USTA National Men's 50 Clay Court tournament at Sarasota, Fla.

Tennessee officials have approved a $6.75 million incentive for Under Armour's planned distribution facility in Mount Juliet.

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga junior All-American Teghan Henderson was the Southern Conference women's cross country runner of the month for September, the league office announced Tuesday.

The Tennessee Valley Authority is refueling its oldest reactor this week.

ATLANTA— A grand jury in northeast Georgia has recommended that no charges be brought against officers involved in a raid on a home that seriously injured a toddler when a flash grenade detonated in his playpen.

Chattanoogan Hugh Enicks was the 55-59 age-group champion Sunday at the USA Track and Field Masters Marathon Championships in Minneapolis, winning his age group by about two minutes over his closest competition.

If U.S. Senate candidate Gordon Ball doesn't beat Lamar Alexander in November, he may have a career in standup.

FORT PAYNE, Ala. — DeSoto State Park is seeking dedicated volunteers to man the Civilian Conservation Corps museum for a few hours on a Saturday or Sunday during October and November.

• Member Orientation on the Go Monday from 3:30 to 5 p.m. at Red Bank Civic Center, 3620 Tom Weathers Drive. Free for members and non-members with a light refreshments provided.

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga women's tennis players won 10 of 12 matches Friday, including eight of nine in singles, in the opening day of the annual UTC Steve Baras Fall Classic.

• The Bradley Central High School Class of 1964 will hold its 50th reunion Friday-Saturday, Oct. 10-11, and the classes of 1962-1966 are invited. On Oct. 10, it will run from 6 to 10 p.m. at Fillauer Barn, 20th St., Cleveland, Tenn.; on Oct 11, brunch will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. at Cafe Roma, 220 N. Ocoee St., Cleveland, then, from 6 to 10 p.m., it will shift to Cleveland Golf and Country Club, 345 Kyle Lane NW. For more information, call Sally Standifer Russell at 423-715-1150 or Janet Gillibrand Daniel at 423-867-7878.

• Jim Ricketts and Crystle Elam, 10 a.m. Sunday; Big Creek Baptist Church, 109 Big Creek Cemetery Road, Madisonville, Tenn; also 5 p.m. Sunday; Temple Baptist Church, 3070 Harrison Pike, Cleveland, Tenn.; 775-2806.

The University of Tennessee has named its College of Business Administration after Jim Haslam in recognition of a $50 million gift from the Haslam family.

Chattanooga Men's Metro and Brainerd Invitational champion Matt Robertson was the medalist in the Chattanooga TPC qualifying round Thursday at Council Fire Golf Club. Robertson shot a 2-under-par 70. David Watts is the No. 2 seed in the 16-man field of match play. Brandon Cissom placed third with a 72. Tom Baird led the senior division with a 74. Neil Spitalny earned the second seed and will face third-seeded Mitch Hufstetler today at Council Fire.

Therapeutic services business Massage Heights plans to open a location at Northgate Mall in January and employ up to 30 therapists, according to mall owner CBL & Associates Properties Inc.

In recent years, college football Saturdays across the country have been christened by alliteration to try to magnify the meaning.

In a combination of 50 seasons coaching the soccer teams at Maryville College, Tennessee Wesleyan Hall of Fame member Pepe Fernandez has accumulated 600 wins. He reached the milestone with his women's team's 3-1 home win Wednesday over Covenant College.

Two men have been arrested in DeKalb County, Ala., on charges of trafficking in synthetic marijuana known as spice, according to a news release from the DeKalb County Sheriff's Office.

The U.S. Department of Justice moved Wednesday to shut down a Hixson tax preparation business that regulators say may have cheated the federal government out of hundreds of thousands of dollars over the past five years.

A suddenly stormy month on the stock market came to a quiet end on Tuesday.

The Chattanooga State basketball teams are doing a version of Midnight Madness this Thursday night, starting at 11:30 p.m., and the public is invited.

Toyota is recalling 690,000 of its popular Tacoma pickup trucks due to a potential fire risk, the automaker announced Monday.

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