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Former University of Tennessee at Chattanooga golfer Jordan Britt advanced to the second stage of LPGA Tour qualifying school Friday at Mission Hills Country Club in Rancho Mirage, Calif.

Sara McIntyre has been named the executive director at Crabtree Farms of Chattanooga.

Thursday league meet at Camp Jordan (2-mile)

TODAY AL MILLARD STOCKING FULL OF LOVE, Walker County Civic Center, Rock Spring, Ga., 7-10 p.m. $6 couples, $3 individuals, 1950s sock hop with music by Tommy Jett, Paul Smith and Jimmy Tawater, trophies for Best Dressed ’50s, Best Twist and Hula Hoop contests. 423-718-7651.

Grundy County, Tenn. — A single-vehicle crash in Grundy County, Tenn., caused the first road fatality of the Labor Day weekend for the Tennessee Highway Patrol.

Former Cleveland High School and Carson-Newman University basketball standout Ish Sanders has signed a professional contract to play in Kosovo.

• Jim Ricketts and Crystle Elam; 11 a.m. Sunday; Grace Baptist Church, 172 Robin Drive, Suck Creek Mountain, Tenn.; also 6 p.m. Sunday, One Accord Community Church, 343 Sweetland Drive, Red Bank; 775-2806.

• Member orientation Tuesday from 8 to 9:30 a.m. in the Chamber board room, 811 Broad St. Learn more about how the Chamber can benefit you and your business. Free for members and non-members. Light breakfast provided.

Chattanoogans Zan Guerry and Ned Caswell will play today for the USTA Men's 50 Grass Court national doubles championship at Philadelphia after they defeated the No. 2 seeds Thursday.

Hixson High School will be hosting the first Southeast Tennessee Basketball Coaches Clinic on Sept. 20.

Look for growth to be solid for Georgia in the coming year, but mixed consumer spending patterns are flummoxing retailers, car dealers, economists and policymakers who make plans and projections based on their behavior.

Chattanooga Allergy Clinic has opened a new and expanded satellite office in Cleveland, Tenn., 14 years after the doctors' practice first expanded into Bradley County.

A new statewide survey shows more than two-thirds of Tennesseans believe new EPA controls on carbon emissions from coal and oil facilities will reduce pollution and help public health.

Girls Preparatory School tennis coach Sue Bartlett went back to her native England last week and won singles and doubles titles in the British Senior Grass Court Championships at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club, where Wimbledon is played.

Soddy-Daisy High School has hired Clint Steele to head its boys' soccer program for the 2015 season.Staff Reports

Local classic car dealer Ron Lane won the $1,500 top prize in the Super Pro class this past Saturday night at the Brainerd Optimist Drag Strip.

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga women's soccer team is heading into its home opener still searching for the first win of the 2014 season after losing 5-2 at Austin Peay on Sunday afternoon.

Attorney Terri L. Daugherty has joined the Chattanooga office of Luther-Anderson PLLP.

Geno Phillips and Jessica Marlier were the overall winners in the Affordable Botox SuperHero 10-kilometer road race Saturday morning at Enterprise South Nature Park, and John Sillery and Emily Bell were first and second overall in the 5k.

A man who became ill in the Pocket Wilderness near Soddy-Daisy had to be rescued Saturday morning, authorities said.

ROCK SPRING, Ga. — Paul Smith and the Sky High Band will be the featured entertainers at the Stocking Full of Love's Labor Day Weekend Sock Hop at the Walker County Civic Center in Rock Spring.

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga women's soccer team opened its season with a 2-1 loss Friday evening at UNC Asheville.

• Jim Ricketts and Crystle Elam; 11 a.m. Sunday; Walnut Grove Baptist, 14108 N. Nopone Valley Road, Decatur, Tenn.; also 6 p.m. CDT Saturday, Aug. 30; Covenant of Christ Church, 1025 Highway 127, Dunlap, Tenn.; 423-775-2806.

• The Kirkman Technical High School Class of 1964 will hold its 50-year reunion Saturday, Aug. 30, in 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.

• East Brainerd Council Meeting Tuesday from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Car Barn, 6721 Heritage Business Court.

Marion County's Ricky Ross directed his first game as a football head coach Thursday night but actually is in his second head coaching job, having succeeded Vic Grider at South Pittsburg but resigning two months later.

The Bryan College men's soccer team opened the area college sports season Thursday night in Dayton with a 2-1 defeat of visiting Tennessee Temple.

After dominating the first day of the Tennessee Women's Four-Ball Championship golf tournament, shooting a 63 that was six shots better than the next closest teams, the Chattanooga duo of Jordan Britt and Georgia McCravey rolled to the victory Wednesday at The Club at Fairvue Plantation in Gallatin.

A regional planning effort trying to plot strategy for the 16-county area for the next 40 years has gotten its first funding from outside of Hamilton County.

Both University of Tennessee at Chattanooga cross country teams were picked to finish second behind Furman in the Southern Conference this season.

The Baylor soccer tournament is set for this Friday and Saturday at both the host school and Girls Preparatory School, and of the four local programs participating in the event, three will be in their first weekend with new head coaches.

The Chattanooga-made Volkswagen Passat sedan was picked as one of KBB.Com’s 10 most confortable cars under $30,000.

Local radio and television personalities will take part in a special race this Saturday night at Boyd's Speedway, with instruction from former Late Model national champion Dale McDowell.

Chattanooga Mayor and former Democratic state senator Andy Berke today will endorse Lenda Sherrell for the 4th Congressional District seat.

CapitalMark Bank & Trust has added Julie McLain to its wealth and trust department.

The Bryan College and Tennessee Temple men's soccer teams begin official 2013-14 athletic competition for area colleges Thursday night at 7 at Bryan's field in Dayton.

NASHVILLE — Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam said Friday that President Barack Obama has declared 18 counties, including Marion, Sequatchie and Bledsoe, federal disaster areas due to storms that swept the state in June.

In addition to Clynt Bell from Dade County and fellow freshman guard Deshawn Ruffin from The Bolles School in Jacksonville, Fla. ‚— both of whose signings were previously reported — Dalton State men's basketball coach Tony Ingle introduced four transfers this week as part of his second Roadrunners roster.

• Messy Church; interactive worship experience for families, come casual and bring a towel because you might get wet; 7-9:30 p.m. tonight, Aug. 23; Bowman Hills Seventh-day Adventist Church, 300 Westview Drive NE, Cleveland, Tenn.; free meal, door prizes, crafts and games; 472-6231 or facebook.com/events/228285917380488.

• Government contracting workshops Tuesday from 9 a.m. to noon at the Tennessee Small Business Development Center, 100 Cherokee Blvd.

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga senior midfielder Crystal Mackezyk was voted to the 11-player preseason All-Southern Conference team for women's soccer, and the Mocs were picked to finish 10th out of 11 teams in the coaches' poll released Thursday.

A home invasion and attempted burglary led to shots being fired in Catoosa County on Friday.

NASHVILLE — For a man who might want to be president, Bob Corker has been notably absent from the parade of Republican hopefuls that has marched into Iowa this month.

Dalton State College will be dedicating the renovated court of Bandy Gymnasium in honor of Melvyn Ottinger on Sept. 5 during the 7 p.m. volleyball match against Brewton-Parker.

NASHVILLE — People living in the Conasauga and Ocoee River watersheds are invited to an event at 5 p.m. today at the Ocoee Whitewater Center aimed at helping them connect, share information, develop relationships and collaborate with others making contributions to water quality.

Bill Butler celebrated his first hole-in-one on Aug. 2 at Council Fire. It was on No. 14, playing 155 yards, and he used a 6-iron with Charlie Mason, Scott Johnson and Bill Harris as witnesses.

The nation's second-biggest health insurer, Wellpoint, said Tuesday that it will change its name to Anthem Inc., the brand associated with most of the company's best known health plans.

A reunion of former area Golden Gloves boxers went so well last year that another is being held on Aug. 23 at the Henry Luken Arena in Red Bank.

The East Brainerd development proposed by local contractor Sam Issa for the 9700 block of East Brainerd Road was delayed again at Monday's planning commission meeting to let community leaders and organizers round up residents and talk about the project.

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