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The Chattanooga Area Swim League's season-concluding Bill Caulkins City Meet is scheduled for Friday and Saturday at the Warner Park pool, with sessions beginning at 8:30 each morning for the two youngest age groups and at 12:55 and 6 p.m. Friday and 12:45 and 5:30 p.m. Saturday for the older divisions.

Volkswagen will invest $2.7 billion to construct two more vehicle assembly plants in China, the carmaker said in a statement Tuesday.

The Hamilton County Pachyderms weekly meeting today will feature a House District 27 debate.

Top state substance abuse officials will meet in Chattanooga on Thursday to discuss the problem of prescription drug abuse in Tennessee.

John Ownbey of Cleveland won the $3,000 top prize Thursday night in the Freedom 40 race at Winchester Speedway.

Unum recently announced the promotion of Preston Rogers to assistant vice president of the customer contact center where he will manage operations and ensure high standards for customer service.

LOUDON, Tenn. — Officials are investigating what happened before a man died in Tennessee Highway Patrol custody in Loudon County.

• The Howard and Riverside High Schools' classes of 1964 are holding a combined reunion meeting on Saturday, July 12, at noon at Off the Grill, 4272 Bonny Oaks Drive. Contact Janet Hester at 423-629-0588.

• Mountain Creek Church of Christ, 985 Runyan Drive; "Super Heroes of the Bible"; July 13-16; all ages, birth through adult; 870-1368; free carnival kicks off VBS on Saturday, July 12; 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

The segment of the Bluff Trail on Lookout Mountain that has been closed since Feb. 10 because of a washout about three-quarters of a mile north of Sunset Rock is open again for public use.

• Hixson Council Community Coffee Tuesday from 8 to 9 a.m. at the Holiday Inn Express, 4820 Hixson Pike. Free.

Police have identified the dead man found in the parking lot of 210 Delawanna Terrace on June 27 as Wesley Eaves.

ATHENS, Tenn. — A truck driver for Koch Foods was electrocuted Wednesday morning in McMinn County while unloading grain into a silo at a farm off County Road 609, authorities said.

Terry Adams, Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate, slapped Tuesday at Republican incumbent Lamar Alexander for refusing to debate challengers in his own party.

FORT PAYNE, Ala. — Two DeKalb County, Ala., men have been charged with kidnapping and robbery, according to Sheriff Jimmy Harris.

Memorial Health Care System opened its first urgent care clinic in Cleveland, Tenn., Tuesday.

NASCAR Nationwide Series driver Brendan Gaughan, who won the 2014 Gardner Denver 200 road race, also is a certified SCUBA divemaster, and he will be diving with the sharks at the Tennessee Aquarium next Tuesday.

Preston Elwell beat his previous personal best and his Signal Mountain high school record three times Saturday in the javelin throw, and the best of those gave him his first national championship.

Chris Lorge has been named site manager at Invista's Chattanooga nylon manufacturing plant.

ROCKY FACE, Ga. — Police say Tyler Duncan Holmes got two texts from his mother Saturday night. The first read, “Call 911.” The second read, “Now!!!!”

Georgia voters can cast early ballots today through July 18 in the runoff between U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston and David Perdue for the Republican U.S. Senate nomination.

George G. Hixson recently joined the law firm Duncan, Hatcher, Hixson & Fleenor.

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga women's tennis team wound up with a regional ranking from the Intercollegiate Tennis Association for the 2013-14 season. Coach Jeff Clark's Mocs were slotted No. 9 in the Ohio Valley Region with an 18-5 record and third-place finish in the Southern Conference.

• Member Orientation Tuesday from 8 to 9:30 a.m. at the Chamber Board Room, 811 Broad St. Free for members and non-members with light breakfast provided.

• The Kirkman Technical High School Class of 1959 is holding a reunion planning meeting today at noon at Wally's, 6521 Ringgold Road, in East Ridge. Contact Margarette Holmes at 706-657-7410, Marie Crowe Noah at 706-234-2035 or Charles Clayton at 423-867-7662.

• Collegedale Seventh-day Adventist Church, 4829 College Drive East, Collegedale; "SonTreasure Island"; 9 a.m-noon; July 14-18; 994-2396 or cverrill@southern.edu.

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga graduate student Lucas Cotter and Georgia junior Brandon Lord from Chattanooga and Baylor School were named to the Capital One Academic All-America third team for cross country and track and field, the College Sports Information Directors of America announced Thursday.

A total of 47 boys and girls from the Chattanooga Jets Track Club qualified last weekend in Antioch, Tenn., for the USATF Region VI Junior Olympic Track & Field Championship meet July 10-13 at Samford University in Birmingham, Ala. —26 of them in three or four events and 11 others in two events each.

DAYTON, Tenn. — A tractor-trailer and a passenger car collided Wednesday morning on U.S. Highway 27 in Rhea County, killing one person and injuring another.

Georgia was rated as the best state in the country for doing business by CNBC on Tuesday.

Gov. Bill Haslam said Monday his administration is having “very productive conversations” with Volkswagen about adding a new sport utility vehicle line in Chattanooga, but he said “it would be very premature to say we have a deal.”

The Chattanooga Cyclones K baseball team won the Missississippi State Invitational this past weekend with two wins and a tie against the other three invited teams.

A reception for Tim Boyd, seeking re-election to the District 8 seat on the Hamilton County Commission, is set for 5-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Century Club Banquet Hall of the Homebuilders Association of Greater Chattanooga, 3221 Harrison Pike.

Cornerstone Bancshares, Inc., parent company of Cornerstone Community Bank, has added Monique Prado Berke to its board of directors.

Lee University running coach Caleb Morgan won the Market Street Mile in downtown Chattanooga on Saturday with a time of 4 minutes, 40.60 seconds.

A Crossville, Tenn., woman suspected of shooting her ex-boyfriend to death has been charged with murder, according to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.

Top-seeded Wesley Cash of Chattanooga and Mike Tammen of Portland, Ore., won the USTA Men 55 national indoor doubles championship Friday in Boise, Idaho, with a 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 victory over No. 2-seeded Californians Mike Fedderly and T. Lehto.

• East Brainerd Council meeting Tuesday from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Car Barn, 6721 Heritage Business Court. Meetings cost $10 with Stu Lewis of Sandler Training.

• The Tyner High School classes of 1950-1959 are holding their annual picnic today from 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at Chester Frost Park, 2277 N. Gold Point Circle, in Hixson, with catered lunch being served at 1 p.m. Contact Marcia Mills Richie at 706-965-3144 or mcmills5340@gmail.com.

• Collegedale Seventh-day Adventist Church, 4829 College Drive East, Collegedale; “SonTreasure Island”; 9 a.m-noon; July 14-18; 994-2396 or cverrill@southern.edu.

DALTON, Ga. — A Dalton, Ga., man is headed to prison for life after a jury convicted him of murder this week.

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga golfer Emily McLennan will face Vanderbilt's Kendall Martindale from Jefferson City for the Tennessee Women's Amateur Championship this morning at Cherokee Country Club in Knoxville.

America’s oldest maker of tailor-made clothing has a new owner and a new lease on life with the acquisition of the 134-year-old company this week by Cleveland, Tenn., businessman Allan Jones.

TULLAHOMA, Tenn. — A Tullahoma, Tenn., man sought after a domestic dispute and shots-fired call was apprehended Thursday after a foot pursuit.

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga golfers Chris Robb and Liam Johnston tied for sixth and 16th, respectively, in stroke-play qualifying at the British Amateur Championship and begin match play today at Royal Portrush in Northern Ireland.

CALHOUN, Ga. — On Wednesday, the police department in Calhoun, Ga., charged David Bastin and Francis Leming with reckless conduct and involuntary manslaughter in the death of 24-year-old Haley LeAnn Stanley. Officers found Stanley dead in her car on the morning of June 11.

Tennessee National Guard members and emergency response officials are holding an exercise this week to simulate the response to a large earthquake along the New Madrid fault.

SunTrust Banks Inc. will pay $968 million in relief payments and fines to settle allegations of abusive mortgage lending and servicing practices on government-backed loans.

Fortune magazine has named EPB President Harold DePriest among "a small group of innovative urban pioneers" who "are making chaotic cities not only more sustainable, but more vital and interesting places to live."

BlueStar Properties has finished a $700,000 facelift of the Apartments at the Grand in downtown Chattanooga's Southside. The building was known for many years as the Grand Hotel.

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