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The Central High School Band will have car washes on Saturday, beginning at 9 a.m. at Auto Zone and Advance Auto locations on Highway 58. Please show your support by stopping in to have your vehicles washed or just to make a donation. Many people don't realize how much money it takes to keep the band functioning, and most expenses are not covered by the school system. The band really needs the support of the community.

The Central High School classes of 1950 and 1951 will celebrate their 59th and 60th reunions together on Oct. 8-9 at the Chattanooga Choo Choo. For more information, contact Glen Jones at 344-1019 or

The Lake Hills Neighborhood Association is announcing its Annual Neighborhood Yard Sale to be held on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Lake Hills is bordered by Highway 58, Bonny Oaks Drive and Jersey Pike. There will be more than 30 households participating in the sale, and items available are too numerous to list. Signs will be posted at entrances into the neighborhood. Rain date is June 12.

Ralph Dill, one of Harrison’s oldest residents, turned 100 on April 10. For many years, Mr. Dill had been an active member of the Harrison community, involved in the Ruritan Club, Harrison First Baptist Church and coaching sports. As the family gathered to celebrate his birthday, it sadly became a quite different occasion. Just one day after his birthday, Mr. Dill passed away. Our sympathy goes out to his family.

Harrison Elementary School is planning a special reunion for former students, teachers and staff to be held on Sunday, May 2, from 2-4 p.m. Members of the community are also welcome to attend. More details about the event will be announced as soon as they become available. Anyone with photos or memorabilia they’d like to share can contact the school at 344-1428.

  • March 18th, 2010  |
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Katie Hawkins, a seventh-grade science teacher at Brown Middle School, has brought Chattanooga sculptor John McLeod to work in her classroom. Funded by an Allied Arts grant, Mr. McLeod’s expertise is working with a variety of materials to help students better understand the makeup of solid forms and to develop a deeper appreciation of color. He is challenging the students to create three pieces and discover a way to connect them as a whole. Mr. McLeod’s work has been shown throughout the Southeast as well as in New York. A collection of his work can be viewed on his Web site at

  • March 12th, 2010  |
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This Saturday and Sunday Bayside Baptist Church will present its 2009 Christmas Pageant, “The Ornament.” The program will begin at 6:30 p.m., and everyone is invited to attend.

Coach Steve Price has announced that there will be a special wrestling match and alumni dinner on Jan. 14 at Central High School. Anyone is welcome to attend, but they would especially love to see former Central High wrestlers and coaches at this event. Dinner will be served at 5 p.m. in the cafeteria, and the match will begin at 6 p.m. in the school gym against Ooltewah and Silverdale. For more information, contact Mr. Price at the school. The event is almost two months away, so there's time to get the word out to former wrestlers and coaches and encourage them to attend.

The Central High School wrestling team will have a pancake breakfast at Fox Cay restaurant on Saturday at 9 a.m.

Boy Scouts of America Crew 82 will have an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast on Nov. 21 at Harrison United Methodist Church. The cost of the breakfast is only $5, and food will be served from 5 to 10 a.m. Yes, they are beginning at 5 a.m. for all you hunters and early risers out there. Crew 82 is a new group and has no equipment of their own yet, so they hope to purchase items such as tents and cooking equipment with the money raised from this event. Make plans to come out and enjoy a great breakfast and show your support.

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