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• Entrepreneur Bookkeeping Monday from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Tennessee Small Business Development Center, 100 Cherokee Blvd.

Red Bank High School track coaches Hugh Enicks and Donell Dunning were the overall masters winners as well as their age-group winners in one event each Saturday at the Masters Southeastern Track and Field Championships at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, N.C. Enicks, the Lions' head coach who is in the men's 50-54 age group, won the 3000-meter steeplechase in 12 minutes, 20 seconds.

Shelden Brogden from Chattanooga State, Luke Toms and Chris Adams from Motlow and Chevis Hoover from Volunteer State are TCCAA rivals who have come together as new recruits for the Lee University baseball team.

• Oakwood Baptist Church, 115 Oakwood St., Chickamauga, Ga.; “Wilderness Escape: Where God Guides and Provides”; 6:15-8:30 p.m. Sunday-Thursday; 706-375-5760 or

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga signee Cori Jennings from Gordonsville, Tenn., is the Gatorade softball player of the year for Tennessee.

Hamilton Heights rising junior Abdulhakim Ado was ranked Wednesday as the No. 38 basketball player in the class of 2016 and was given a four-star rating, according to ESPN.

Republican members of the U.S. Senate, including Lamar Alexander of Tennessee and Jeff Sessions and Richard Shelby of Alabama on Tuesday objected to proposed new regulations on carbon dioxide from U.S. power plants.

ATLANTA — Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal has signed an executive order preventing a hike in state taxes on gasoline.

The former Carpet and Rug Institute building at 730 College Drive in Dalton has been renovated for athletics use at Dalton State College and has been named for Melvyn Ottinger, who took the school to national basketball prominence in its Dalton Junior College days with a 10-year record of 228-78.

It will soon get a lot harder to use overseas accounts to hide income and assets from the U.S. tax collectors.

Heidi Daniel became the first NAIA softball first-team All-American in Bryan College history after batting .448 with eight home runs, three triples, 14 doubles and 45 RBIs in the 2014 season.

Riverside Drive/Riverfront Parkway between Aquarium Way and Molly Lane is closed for the Riverbend Festival through June 19.

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — The annual Free Fishing Day, when the public can fish without a license, has been set for Saturday, according to the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.

Chattanooga State is adding five former standouts to its Athletic Hall of Fame on June 13 at the Walden Club, and the Center for Sports Medicine and longtime faculty member and former athletic director Wilkie Green will receive distinguished service awards.

CBL wins marketing awards from ICSC

Longtime Fannin County basketball coach Johnny Farmer will lead off the 2014 inductees today in Dalton for the Georgia High School Coaches Hall of Fame.

Events and Seminars

• The Howard and Riverside High Schools' class of 1964 are holding a combined reunion planning meeting today at noon at Off the Grill, 4272 Bonny Oaks Drive. Contact Janet Hester at 423-629-0588.

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga runners Lucas Cotter and Teghan Henderson were named Thursday to the Capital One Academic All-District 3 team by the College Sports Information Directors of America, and Georgia junior Brandon Lord from Baylor School was an All-District 4 choice.

SPRING CITY, Tenn. — A Spring City, Tenn., man has been indicted after a Tennessee Bureau of Investigation probe into illegal gambling.

Sale Creek softball coach Clifford Kirk has been one of three selected for induction into the Tennessee Softball Coaches Association Hall of Fame.

Chattanooga police arrested Jonathan White, 18, and Gene Allen Shea, 19, Tuesday on two counts of burglary and one count of auto theft over $10,000.

A woman was booked at the Hamilton County Jail on Tuesday, two months after a man was robbed at a Motel 6.

A scientists' group says Hyundai-Kia has unseated Honda as the greenest automaker in the U.S.

Stephen Hargis and Mark Wiedmer from the Chattanooga Times Free Press finished first and second in the writer of the year category in this year's Tennessee Sports Writers Association state contest, and Hargis also won as best news writer, best investigative writer and best prep writer.

Former McCallie School All-American Patton Watkins made 17 saves as Tufts University beat 10-time national champion Salisbury 12-9 in the NCAA Division III men's lacrosse national final Sunday in Baltimore.

FORT PAYNE, Ala. — A class set for June 10 will teach people how and to build a rain barrel.

Parkridge Health System recently appointed Nicole Castleberry to the position of vice president of finance.

Third-seeded Jacksonville State came out of the losers bracket Saturday and beat second seed Tennessee Tech 10-7, forcing a rematch today at noon CDT for the championship of the Ohio Valley Conference baseball tournament at Jackson, Tenn.

• East Brainerd Council Meeting Tuesday from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Car Barn, 6721 Heritage Business Court. Attorney Maury Nicely will speak. Meetings cost $10.

Mary Willis officially moves up June 1 from graduate assistant to head coach of the Tennessee Temple University volleyball program, but she already has been securing walk-ons to add to the team's six returning scholarship players and Friday she signed her first recruit: Celeste Walton from Prattville, Ala., and Marbury High School.

Red Bank police arrested Charles Rice, 55, on May 20, at a residence on Black Oak Circle in Hixson, described by police as his residence, on a warrant for theft over $20,000.

HENAGAR, Ala. — A woman who worked at Jack's Restaurant in Henagar has been charged in the theft of more than $4,000 from the business.

Four Chattanooga State softball players were named to the NJCAA Division I All-American teams announced Thursday: shortstop Baylee Williams on the second team and first baseman Lindsey Stickrod, outfielder Courtney Crawford and pitcher Shelby Willard as third-team selections from the nation's third-place team. Wiliams batted .412 with 15 home runs, 32 doubles, two triples and 86 RBIs in 2014, when Crawford hit .426 with 30 RBIs, Stickrod hit .387 with 51 RBIs and Willard was 22-1 with a 2.40 earned run average and 144 strikeouts in 140 innings. The only other selection from Region VII was Walters State's Andrea Eison as a second-team outfielder.

ROME, Ga. — Police in the Northwest Georgia city of Rome are investigating the death of a pedestrian who was struck by a train.

The driver of a vehicle involved in a December crash that killed the son of "Survivor" winner Tina Wesson has been arrested.

Chattanooga resident Gibby Gilbert III won the Sunbelt Senior Tour event named for his father, the Gibby Gilbert Senior Invitational, on Wednesday at Eagle Bluff Golf Club.

Electric prices in Chattanooga won't change much in June but will remain 4.1 percent above the price of June 2013, according to EPB.

A person was shot Tuesday afternoon in the 2300 block of Union Avenue, a Chattanooga police officer confirmed. John McCurdy was shot in the leg. He was taken to the hospital for nonlife-threatening injuries.

A court order is expected to be signed by a U.S. Bankruptcy Court judge that will open a seven-day window for the sale of a rundown barge that Chattanooga businessman Allen Casey had wanted to turn into a restaurant, an attorney said Tuesday.

The 11th annual Tennessee/Georgia All-Star Football Classic is set for Saturday, June 7, at 7 p.m. at Boyd-Buchanan School, with East Ridge coach Tracy Malone and LaFayette's Chad Fisher as the opposing head coaches

ATLANTA — Voters head to Georgia's polling places today to cast ballots in the earliest primary election in state history.

A Soddy-Daisy man who pleaded guilty to promoting the manufacture of methamphetamines in August is charged with violating his probation after loss prevention workers at Walmart spotted him attempting to steal a pair of jeans and a set of headphones last month.

The Georgia Ports Authority will spend $86.5 million to add 24 cranes for moving cargo containers at the Port of Savannah.

Gibby Gilbert III leads the Sunbelt Senior Tour golf tournament at Eagle Bluff Golf Club named in honor of his father: the Gibby Gilbert Senior Invitational.

Dr. Mary Headrick, Democratic candidate for the 3rd Congressional District, invites the public to a Moral Monday rally supporting access to health care.

Baylor Swim Club member Sam McHugh ranked first nationally among 18-year-olds in three events and third or fourth in four others for the 2013-14 short-course competitive season, and teammate Lucas Kaliczak was No. 1 in the age group in the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 46.4 seconds.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — Bradley County first responders were honored with the 2014 EMS Star of Life Award for their work to save an injured child last year.

BlueCare Tennessee's Chief Financial Officer Reid Smiley has been promoted to vice president of state and government finance.

A fisherman found a woman's body Saturday in Nickajack Lake in Marion County.

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