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The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga softball Lady Mocs came further than perhaps they could have been expected this season, but it all came to an end Saturday with a 9-2 loss to Alabama-Birmingham in the Athens (Ga.) Regional of the NCAA tournament.

Ryan Smith of Boulder, Colo., won the inaugural Thunder Rock 100 trail race Friday and Saturday in the Cherokee National Forest in 17 hours, 47 minutes, 55 seconds, and Nick Lewis from Memphis was second in the 100-mile addition to the Salomon Rock/Creek Trail Series in 19:02:50.

• Tennessee, Get Your Business Online Monday from 9 a.m. to noon at Waterhouse Pavilion at Miller Plaza, 850 Market St. Take your business from offline to online at this free event.

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga softball team struggled on offense against a powerful Georgia team Friday and lost 9-0 in five innings in both teams' opening game of the Athens Regional in the NCAA tournament.

Police responded to 1208 Point Center Drive on May 15 at about 2:45 p.m. on a call about an infant abandoned in a car with a window cracked and all doors unlocked.

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga's Jim Foster was voted the state's college women's basketball coach of the year by the Tennessee Sports Writers Association, and departed Tennessee Volunteers coach Cuonzo Martin received the corresponding men's honor.

• Powerline Ministry, 140 Oasis Road, Crab Orchard, Tenn.; 5 p.m. CDT today; Jim Ricketts and Crystle Elam; also Towee Baptist Church, 1507 Tellico Reliance Road, Reliance, Tenn.; 11 a.m. Sunday; Beech Springs Baptist Church, 5433 Highway 153, Ocoee, Tenn.; 6 p.m. Sunday; 775-2806.

• The Howard and Riverside High Schools’ classes 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.

Fourth-seeded Chattanooga State is 2-0 with a 21-5 run differential in the NJCAA Division I softball tournament in St. George, Utah, after defeating 12th seed North Central Texas 11-4 on Thursday.

CHICKAMAUGA, Ga. — Retired Chickamauga City Manager John Culpepper is recovering from a heart attack and had a stent installed Tuesday in a blood vessel that was 90 percent blocked, he said.

A local bicyclist said the driver of a blue Chevrolet Camaro struck him and then fled while he was riding in Ooltewah last week.

EATONTON, Ga. — Law officers are planning to comb wooded, vacant lots in a subdivision on Lake Oconee in their continuing search for a missing woman.

Fourth-seeded Chattanooga State blasted Darton State 10-1 in five innings in the first round of the NJCAA Division I softball national tournament Wednesday at St. George, Utah, and plays 12th seed North Central Texas at 7 EDT tonight.

The Tennessee Valley Authority is blaming vegetation growth along a 161,000-volt line on Williams Island for at least two power interruptions to EPB on Tuesday afternoon.

Swimmer Astrid Escobar and lacrosse player Michael Morris were honored this past weekend as Sewanee’s overall senior athletes of the year.

Two men were arrested by Hamilton County sheriff's deputies who responded to a report of shots fired on Millard Lee Lane on Friday.

Shares in Dixie Group Inc. fell by $2.13 per share, or more than 16.2 percent, to close at $11 per share on Monday after the Chattanooga-based carpet maker announced plans to issue up to 2.8 million shares of new stock.

GAINESVILLE, Ga. — Authorities say a woman has been charged with boating under the influence in a collision that left four people injured on Lake Lanier.

Kelvin McMiller homered and drove in both runs for Bryan College in a 4-2 loss to Culver-Stockton from Missouri in the first game of the five-team NAIA national baseball opening series Monday at Kingsport, Tenn.

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga softball team is heading to Georgia for regional play in the NCAA softball tournament.

Dayton, Tenn. — A Dayton, Tenn., mother is being honored as Tennessee Justice Center's Mother of the Year for 2014.

Members of the JFK Club will celebrate President John F. Kennedy's birthday at noon today at the Chattanoogan hotel, 1201 Broad St. Several speakers will share their thoughts Kennedy's life and influence on our world.

BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee has selected Lisa Slattery as vice president of quality management for all lines of business.

Baylor School has named boys' soccer coach Curtis Blair the director of soccer and head coach for both varsity teams, with Baylor alumni Leland Strang and Jennifer Clemmer joining the program. Strang, a 2002 Baylor graduate who has coached at rival Girls Preparatory School since 2010, will be the girls' associate head coach and work also with the boys' team.

The annual Charles Paul Conn Athlete of the Year award winners at Lee University turned out to be three instead of the usual two this year, as basketball All-American Hollie German and golf All-American Courtney Shelton shared the female honor while Brice Sharp received the male recognition.

A man who fled from police in Hixson on his motorcycle Wednesday because he didn’t have a motorcycle license or insurance is now facing seven charges after he crashed while trying to get away.

The NCAA announced Wednesday that the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga men’s golf and cross country teams have earned Public Recognition Awards for exceptional Academic Progress Rate performances in the latest multiyear compilation.

Fifth-seeded Bryan College earned one of the Appalachian Athletic Conference's two automatic berths into the NAIA baseball tournament with its second win over top-seeded Tennessee Wesleyan in three days Thursday, 3-2, and then edged the other qualifier, sixth seed Point, 5-4 for the AAC tournament title. L.J. Rowden from Soddy-Daisy was the starting and winning pitcher against TWC (33-22-1) with a save from Kenny Knudsen, and Cody Rhinehart from Ooltewah was 2-for-4 with two RBIs.

NEW YORK — The Houston Texans have made South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney the first pick in the NFL draft.

The NCAA announced Wednesday that the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga men's golf and cross country teams have earned Public Recognition Awards for exceptional Academic Progress Rate performances in the latest multiyear compilation.

Verizon Wireless is adding 400 jobs in Alabama, mostly in the Huntsville area. Company officials joined the governor in Montgomery on Tuesday to announce that more than 300 customer service positions will be created in Verizon's state headquarters in Huntsville.

ROME, Ga. — Federal prosecutors say a Northwest Georgia man has been sentenced to more than 17 years in an armed carjacking.

The All-Appalachian Athletic Conference baseball team announced Tuesday included catchers Matt Malloy of regular-season champion Tennessee Wesleyan and Tyler Latham of Bryan College, which pounded TWC 23-6 in Tuesday's late winners-bracket game in the conference tournament in Kingsport, Tenn.

A man driving a 1992 Ford Thunderbird on Highway 58 on Saturday night was charged with transporting untaxed alcoholic beverages after a Hamilton County Sheriff's Office deputy saw what he suspected to be moonshine in mason jars in a cardboard box in the car.

The Hamilton County Republican Party will hold an election-night celebration starting at 7 p.m. Tuesday at GOP headquarters, 1428 Chestnut St., Suite E.

Chattanooga State had the TCCAA coach of the year, Blythe Golden, plus the most valuable pitcher, Shelby Willard, and nine other all-conference softball players this season, and now the nationally sixth-ranked Lady Tigers are 50-6 and need only one more victory to return to the NJCAA Division I tournament in St. George, Utah.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — Members of Bradley County’s emergency medical service have participated in a daylong study with Physio-Control, maker of the cardiac monitors carried in county ambulances.

Unum recently welcomed Preetha Sekharan to the company’s global business technology department as vice president of information technology strategy and consulting.

• Ribbon Cutting for First Things First/Republic Parking Monday at 3 p.m. at First Things First/Republic Parking between the fifth and sixth block of Market Street.

With a five-inning one-hitter by undefeated Shelby Willard, the league's pitcher of the year, top-seeded Chattanooga State defeated host Volunteer State 8-0 in the TCCAA/NJCAA Region VII softball tournament Friday evening at Gallatin, Tenn. Vol State earlier edged Roane State 9-8, and Walters State defeated Columbia State 9-1 and faces Chatt State this afternoon in the winners-bracket final.

• One Accord Community Church, 343 Sweetland Drive, Red Bank; 7 p.m. today; Sonlife Quartet; 875-8377.

Maryville College junior shortstop Nick Dean from Mineral Bluff, Ga., was voted the USA South baseball player of the year for 2014, and regular-season champion Covenant Cllege had five first-team selections, two second-teamers and a third-team choice.

A high-speed chase involving a hit and run Tuesday in Eastdale ended with Chattanooga police officers using a Taser on a woman in the parking lot of a Family Dollar store on Wilcox Boulevard.

FORT PAYNE, Ala. — Ansley Grider, an eighth-grade student at Fort Payne Middle School, has been named Alabama's statewide winner in the annual Doodle 4 Google contest.

First Security Group Inc. narrowed its first-quarter losses this year after the bank was recapitalized in April, 2013.

Double league champion Sewanee dominated the Southern Athletic Association postseason tennis honors.

Alstom has agreed not to seek out alternatives to the binding, cash offer for its energy operations submitted by General Electric Co., the Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday night.

A Harriman woman allegedly swerved off a roadway to intentionally hit and kill a neighbor's Chihuahua, according to a Roane County Sheriff's Office report.

Covenant Transportation Group narrowed its first quarter loss and beat analysts’ expectations in the first three months of the year.

Football and soccer player Stone Hood from Silverdale Baptist Academy and basketball player Antonia Martin from Richard Hardy Memorial School were honored at the annual Night of Champions banquet for the Chattanooga-area Fellowship of Christian Athletes as the Christian athletes of the year.

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