Talk on medicine during Civil War and other news from areas around Chattanooga

Talk on medicine during Civil War and other news from areas around Chattanooga

January 13th, 2013 by Staff Reports and Associated Press in Local Regional News

Talk on medicine during Civil War

RINGGOLD, Ga. - Dr. Anthony Hodges, a Chattanooga dentist, will talk about Civil War medicine at Monday's meeting of the Catoosa County Historical Society.

The meeting is set for 7 p.m. at the Old Stone Church Museum, at the intersection of U.S. Highway 41 and Georgia Highway 2.

Hodges has had a lifelong interest in Civil War history and has focused since the 1970s on the medical care available to soldiers. He also will display some of the medical tools he has collected.

Admission is free and the public is invited.

Children's choir auditions Monday

CLEVELAND, Tenn. - Lee University will hold auditions Monday and Jan. 28 for its children's chorale.

The community choir was established in 1996 to provide singing experiences for children in grades four through six, according to university spokeswoman Kendra Gray.

Auditions will be held from 5 to 5:30 p.m. both days in the Humanities Building, Room 111. No appointment is necessary. Students should choose their own song. Tuition for the semester is $100 per student.

For more information, contact Joy Gibbons at

Burglars posing as tree crew

ROSWELL, Ga. - Roswell police are searching for burglars who are posing as a tree trimming company to get into homes.

WSB-TV reports that a man knocked on an 82-year-old woman's door and said he needed to see her property because he was trimming trees in a neighbor's yard. Police said he lured the woman into the backyard while others went in the house and stole a $7,000 diamond ring and her late husband's wedding band.

TBI investigating death at jail

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. - The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is investigating after an inmate died at the Washington County jail.

WJHL-TV cited a statement from Washington County Sheriff Ed Graybeal that says TBI officers are reviewing the death Friday of 39-year-old Jay William Davis Jr., of Jonesborough.

Graybeal said Davis was incarcerated on a charge of domestic assault.

He said foul play isn't suspected in the death.

More growth expected at zoo

ATLANTA - Zoo Atlanta officials say attendance in 2012 was second-highest in the organization's 123-year history.

Officials say last year, more than 866,400 people visited the zoo, second only to 2000 when 1 million people visited the zoo after giant pandas Lun Lun and Yang Yang arrived.