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According to an online report by the Atlanta Journal Constitution, former Ooltewah standout and UT player Jacques Smith has been waived by the Atlanta Falcons as one of their final cuts before the NFL season begins next week.
A single vehicle crash in Grundy County, Tenn., was the cause of the first road fatality of the Labor Day weekend for the Tennessee Highway Patrol.
The funeral service for Helen McDonald Exum, longtime vice president of the Chattanooga News-Free Press, will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the First Presbyeterian Church in Chattanooga.
• The Kirkman Technical High School Class of 1964 will hold its 50th reunion today at the Chattanooga Choo Choo imperial ballroom, 1400 Market St. Call Glenda Kennett Barnes at 423-867-0157 or Margie Smith Penny at 423-875-0458.
Orbitz says it reached an agreement that will allow it to continue selling American Airlines and US Airways tickets on its sites. The Chicago company added that tickets previously bought on its sites are still valid.
A 27-year-old Higdon, Ala., man was arrested Wednesday on outstanding arrest warrants in connection with a series of thefts in that area, according to a news release.
Blood Assurance is in critical need of O-negative blood, according to news release.
A K-9 accelerant dog traveled from Alabama to Georgia with his handler, Deputy State Fire Marshal Ray Cumby, to investigate a suspicious fire that took the lives of a mother and child in Columbus, Ga., according to a news release from the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office.