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Acorns driving you nuts?: It's a bumper year in Chattanooga area

Folklore says that could mean a snowy winter

If an overabundance of acorns indicates heavy snow ahead, as many folklorists claim, then Chattanooga is in for a rough winter.

KNOXVILLE — The numbers suggested it was the best.

A 100-unit apartment complex that opened last year in downtown Chattanooga is slated for sale to a Nebraska company for about $15 million — reportedly the most ever paid per unit for such a property in the city.

ATHENS, Ga. — As the Georgia Bulldogs head into their eighth game of the season this Saturday against Florida in Jacksonville, fifth-year senior quarterback Hutson Mason is still seeking his first 200-yard passing performance.

The seven-story limestone building towers over most of its neighbors on McCallie Avenue in downtown Chattanooga.

Derrick Lott needed but four words to describe Saturday's Southern Conference showdown between the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and host Western Carolina.

From its start in 1971 by three local accountants, Joseph Decosimo and Co. grew into Chattanooga's biggest accounting firm through both internal growth and acquisitions of other CPA firms in other markets.

Three former Tennessee Temple University employees are suing the school for racial discrimination.

The Kentucky Wildcats need one more victory to attain bowl-eligibility under second-year coach Mark Stoops.

KNOXVILLE — Tennessee's defense cut down on the number of big plays allowed during the first half of the season.

Ultimately the game will be decided by the men on the field.

What a difference a year makes.

It has been 14 years since Georgia voters have elected a Democratic senator, and next week's election has more at stake than the state converting from red to blue. Georgia has emerged as a key battleground state for Democrats fighting to pick up additional seats and thwart the GOP's push for a majority.

The Tennessee Department of Education named a Hamilton County Schools principal as its 2014-2015 Principal of the Year.

Chattanooga has no major airports, no crowd-drawing monuments, no regular gatherings of public officials. It has none of the markers we'd expect as terrorist targets.

Grundy County has been slammed by the Tennessee comptroller's office for not correcting purchasing procedures, poor record-keeping and policy and organizational problems for two years.

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — The Notre Dame soccer team built an early lead and cruised to the semifinals of the Class A/AA state tournament Wednesday, defeating ninth-ranked Spring Hill 4-0 at the Richard Siegel Soccer Complex in Murfreesboro.

Kevin James can make you laugh any number of ways.

When most bands take the stage, the only response they want from the audience is dancing, clapping and whistling. To those bands, cascading streamers of toilet paper and handfuls of rice could be a turnoff.

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — Freshman Olivia Hoffman scored a goal in the 26th minute, and the Chattanooga Christian soccer team advanced to the Class A/AA state tournament semifinals with a 1-0 victory over fifth-ranked Hume-Fogg Wednesday at the Richard Siegel Soccer Complex.

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