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Federal regulators have lifted the consent order imposed on FSG Bank nearly four years in the midst of the Great Recession. Chattanooga's biggest independent bank, which was recapitalized last spring with a $91.1 million sale of new stock from outside investors, is now regarded as a "well capitalized" bank by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga catcher Anyssa Robles was announced Tuesday as the Southern Conference softball player of the week after she batted .467 with five RBIs in five games in the USF Under Armour Showcase.

There are three tournaments on the first weekend of Tennessee high school baseball, and at least 13 teams will be hosting games in McMinn Central's Playing for a (cancer) Cure tournament, the Scenic City Classic and the South Pittsburg Invitational.

DECATUR, Ala. — An elderly woman who suffers from Alzheimer's disease lived with her husband's body for a month after he died not realizing what happened, authorities said Monday.

The Krispy Kreme Doughnuts store that closed in Brainerd last month should reopen by late April with a new crew.

Chattanooga State baseball coach Greg Dennis reached two big career milestones in the Tigers' doubleheader sweep of nationally 13th-ranked Motlow College on Saturday.

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga softball team wrapped up play at the USF Under Armour Showcase on Sunday with a 2-1 win over Toledo.

Boyd's Speedway will hold its first regular night of racing for 2014 this Saturday with Steel-head and Crate Late Model, A and B Hobby and Front Wheel Drive divisions.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — Cleveland and Lee University will hold the annual 65 Roses 5K Run and Great Strides Walk on April 12.

Miller & Martin PLLC has announced an expansion of their practice development office.

The No. 2-ranked Tennessee softball team endured its second loss of the season Saturday in its own tournament in Knoxville.

Courtney Crawford was 4-for-4 with an RBI as Chattanooga State completed a weekend four-game TCCAA sweep of Jackson State with a 12-4 win in Saturday's second game.

Bryan College senior Anthony Simpson from Nashville surged at the end to sixth place and the last All-America spot in the 5000-meter run Saturday at the NAIA national indoor track and field meet at Geneva, Ohio, and classmate Alex Stephens from Cleveland High School was 10th in the 3000.

ASHEVILLE, N.C. — Justin Taylor had 26 points as the Western Carolina women's basketball team knocked off No. 2 seed Furman, 75-70, in the quarterfinals of the Southern Conference tournament Saturday.

• Hixson Council Community Coffee Tuesday from 8 to 9 a.m. at Country Inn & Suites, 5000 New Country Drive. Free event.

Mimi Dubose led Georgia Southern with 20 points in a 75-62 win over Wofford at the Southern Conference women's basketball tournament Friday in Asheville, N.C.

Tennessee Temple University will play for the United States Collegiate Athletic Association Division I men's basketball championship tonight after beating the Apprentice School from Newport News, Va., in Thursday's late game, 73-59. Temple (21-11) took control early and led 45-27 at halftime.

Randy Belcher, who escaped from a Silverdale Correctional Facility work crew Thursday, is back in custody.

• Brainerd Baptist Church BX (Brainerd Crossroads), 4011 Austin St.; 6-8 p.m. Friday; Christian Ministry to Israel’s 70th anniversary celebration features seder supper, children’s game, songs, prayers, drama and blowing of shofar; free but reservations required and love offering will be taken; 855-4818.

The fourth-seeded Chattanooga State women's basketball team won its quarterfinal Thursday in the TCCAA/NJCAA Region VII tournament at Roane State, 81-78 over Dyersburg State, but third-seeded Cleveland State lost 71-63 to Southwest Tennessee.

Whitfield County, Ga. — Two men, one from LaFayette, Ga., and the other from Chattanooga, were arrested Wednesday after a high-speed chase and charged with methamphetamine trafficking and other offenses, a news release states.

Tennessee Temple edged third-seeded Victory 73-70 in overtime as the USCAA Division I men's national basketball tournament began Wednesday in Uniontown, Pa.

The Chattanooga-based Double Cola Co. is launching natural products Minoku Coconut Water and Zili Tea at the Natural Products Expo West this week in Anaheim, Calif.

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga women's golf team jumped six places in finishing fourth out of 36 teams Tuesday in the Kiawah Island Classic tournament. The Mocs' 300 was the best final round except for champion Kent State's 298. Kent State won at 892, but UTC at 908 was only two strokes behind Penn State and one behind High Point. UTC's Emily McLennan closed with a 71 for a 222 that tied her for fourth place, and Jordan Britt tied for 17th at 226 with Agathe Sauzon sharing 33rd at 229 and Isabella Loza tied for 53rd at 233.

“February was an expectedly modest month with the wind down of outgoing models and the fewest number of selling days,” said Mark McNabb, chief operating officer of Volkswagen of America. “Nonetheless, we are pleased to see our core vehicles and TDI Clean Diesels continue to show strength in the market.”

ATLANTA — Georgia will join a national initiative to better prepare teachers in certain in-demand subject areas, Gov. Nathan Deal announced Monday.

Chattanooga resident Aon Miller, a member of the Chattanooga Golf and Country Club as well as The Honors Course, has been elected as the 79th president of the Tennessee Golf Association.

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga wound up 2-3 in the Mississippi Gulf Coast Softball Classic with a 2-1 loss Sunday against South Alabama at Gulfport.

Manker Patten teaching pro Wesley Cash of Chattanooga and Mark Vines of Lynchburg, Va., won 6-1, 6-4 against second-seeded Egan Adams and Jeffrey Winkler from Florida in the men's 55 doubles final Sunday at the Raymond James Super Grand Prix tennis tournament in St. Petersburg, Fla.

UTC's winning streak ended at eight games with two losses Saturday in the Mississippi Gulf Coast Softball Classic at Gulfport, 2-0 to Texas-San Antonio and 6-2 to Louisiana-Lafayette.

Covenant College beat North Carolina Wesleyan 10-0 and 5-2 in USA South baseball Saturday on Lookout Mountain.

Manker Patten Tennis Club professional Wesley Cash cramped up in the third set and lost in the men's 55 singles semifinals Saturday in the Raymond James Super Senior Grand Prix tournament at the St. Petersburg (Fla.) Country Club, but he and Mark Vines of Lynchburg, Fla., won their doubles semifinal 6-4, 6-4 over the Atlanta-area duo of Keith Banister and Tom Smith.

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga softball team continued its winning streak that began two weeks ago in Las Vegas and carried through last week's Frost Classic in Chattanooga with two wins Friday in the Mississippi Gulf Coast Classic in Gulfport.

• Member Orientation Tuesday from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at the Chamber Board Room, 811 Broad St. Learn more about how the Chamber can benefit you and your business. The program, which includes a light breakfast, is for members and non-members.

Rhodes College ended the seasons for both basketball teams from Tennessee rival Sewanee in separate Southern Athletic Association tournaments Friday.

Erlanger Health System has entered into an agreement with MDP Management, a locally-owned physician management firm, to manage and oversee hospitalist physicians who provide care to Erlanger patients.

The top-seeded Tennessee Wesleyan women's basketball team won in the quarterfinals of the Appalachian Athletic Conference tournament Thursday in Kingsport, Tenn., as did Bryan's third-seeded Lady Lions, but their male counterparts lost.

Former McCallie School standout Sean Ryan from Hixson, now a Michigan senior, finished fifth in the Big Ten men's 500-yard freestyle swimming event Thursday in his home pool in Ann Arbor. He will race in the 1650 freestyle Saturday.

A supplier of car sunroofs will expand production in Cherokee County, Ga., and add 100 jobs.

Brandon Cole's fifth time to be the Appalachian Athletic Conference men's basketball player of the week this season turned into the NAIA Division II national honor for the Bryan College sophomore from Crossville, Tenn.

ROSSVILLE — The suppliers of a drug distribution ring that was based in Rossville received federal prison sentences Tuesday.

Lifestyle magazine Southern Living has named Cloudland Station, in Chickamauga, Ga., as one of its seven initial Southern Living Inspired Communities.

Carson-Newman softball third baseman Sara Kelley from Ooltewah High School was honored by Women Play Ball as the Division II national female athlete of the week and also was the South Atlantic Conference honoree after she batted .579 with six extra-base hits and nine RBIs in six games through the weekend. After Tuesday's two home wins against Kentucky Wesleyan, Kelley has a 12-game hitting streak but ended an extra-base streak at 11 games. She leads the SAC with 23 RBIs for the 13-1 Lady Eagles. She was 2-for-3 with a double in the 11-5 win, when Caitlyn Lance from Ridgeland was 2-for-4 with two RBIs. CNU then won 10-2 as Ooltewah's Jessica Morgan completed a 4-for-6 day.

The Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development is partnering with two federal agencies to launch “IDEA Initiative” to assist Cleveland, Cookeville, Dayton, McMinnville, Sweetwater, and 22 other small Tennessee towns boost their downtown retail activity.

The Appalachian Athletic Conference is beginning its 2014 basketball tournaments Wednesday in Kingsport, Tenn., at the MeadowView Marriott Conference Resort & Convention Center, and the Tennessee Wesleyan women and Union College men are the top seeds as the regular-season champions and already have spots in the NAIA Division II national tournaments.

Two baseball teams ranked in the NAIA preseason top 20 met Sunday in Athens, Tenn., and No. 8 host Tennessee Wesleyan beat No. 19 Point Park from Pennsylvania 13-2.

Freshman Jorden Williams from McCallie School scored 18 points as the Sewanee men's basketball team ended its regular season by edging Hendrix 54-51 on Sunday at Sewanee.

The Lee University basketball teams ended the home portion of their first regular season in NCAA Division II and the Gulf South Conference with an 83-77 Lady Flames victory and a 59-52 Flames loss Saturday against Alabama-Huntsville.

Bill Barry announced this past week that he will be retiring from the Sewanee athletic department at the end of this school year after 45 years in various capacities with the Tigers.

The Heritage High School softball college pipeline continued to flow this week when one current General and one former player announced future plans. Sophomore infielder Brooklynn Frazier became the fourth Heritage underclassman to commit when she gave Lee University her pledge on an unofficial visit Thursday.

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