published Monday, September 30th, 2013

Theatre sets 'The Mousetrap' and other news from areas around Chattanooga

Theatre sets 'The Mousetrap'

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — The Lee University Theatre will present Agatha Christie's "The Mousetrap" Oct. 10-12 and 14 at 7:30 p.m. with a matinee performance Oct. 12-13 at 2:30 p.m., a news release states.

The performances will be held in the Edna Minor Conn Theatre in the Vest Building.

"The Mousetrap" was written by English author Agatha Christie. It has run continuously since 1952 in London's West End Theater District, making it the longest-running play in history.

Tickets are $10 for adults, $7 for seniors and students. For more information, call 423-614-8343, visit www.leeuniversity.edu/theatre or email the atre@leeuniversity.edu.


Get flu shots Thursday

ELLIJAY, Ga. — The Gilmer County Health Department will offer drive-by flu shots from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday at the First Methodist Church of Ellijay, 75 McCutchen St.

Regular seasonal flu shots are $22 and high-dose flu shots for people 65 and older are $50. Cash, checks,

Medicare, Medicaid and Aetna, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, state Cigna and state United Healthcare Insurance will be accepted. Call 706-635-4363 for more information.


Cherokee event Oct. 19

NEW ECHOTA, Ga. — The Friends of New Echota invite the public to experience the sights, sounds and smells of early 19th century life during at New Echota-Cherokee Capital State Historic Site on Oct. 19.

There will be dancing and demonstrations of beading, weaving, chair caning, blacksmithing and weapons by visiting Cherokee craftsmen, artists and volunteers. The day will end with a concert of Native American songs.

Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $7.50 for adults, $6.50 for seniors and $5.50 for children. For more information, call 706-624-1321 or visit www.gastateparks.org.


Weapons policy questioned

MARIETTA, Ga. — Cobb County lawmakers say it may be time to revise Georgia's zero-tolerance stance toward weapons at public schools after two students were arrested for storing knives in their cars.

Seniors at Allatoona and Lassiter high schools were charged with carrying weapons in a school zone, a felony punishable by two to 10 years in prison and fines of up to $10,000.

The Marietta Daily Journal reported state Reps. Rich Golick, R-Smyrna, and Ed Setzler, R-Acworth, say the law lacks common sense and proof that violators have any criminal intent.

"The public expects the same good common sense they use every day of their lives to apply to the laws of our state, and we as legislators seek nothing less," Setzler said.

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