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Early voting in the Aug. 7 primary continues at the following locations: • Hamilton County Election Commission, 700 River Terminal Road, off Amnicola Highway. Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

LDA Engineering has announced the hiring of Mark Harrison, P.E., P.G., as client service manager to provide engineering project management and client services to the Chattanooga area.

After hosting the international championship tournaments for hearing-impaired tennis players this past week, Chattanooga's Champions Club will be the scene for local and state tennis competition this week.

WINCHESTER, Tenn. — Gov. Bill Haslam will be joined by local and state officials Monday to make a series of grant announcements, his office said in a news release.

• East Brainerd Council meeting Tuesday from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Car Barn, 6721 Heritage Business Court. Meeting costs $10.

Emily Hangstefer of Signal Mountain and Laura Chapman of Columbus, Ga., won Friday in singles against Spain, making doubles unnecessary, to get the United States to today's championship match in the Maere Cup international women's competition for hearing-impaired tennis players.

• The Aslinger family reunion will be held today from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the pavilion in Chester Frost Park.

• New Salem Baptist Church, 9806 Dallas Hollow Road, Soddy-Daisy; "Agency D3" from Lifeway; 6 p.m. Monday-Friday; preschool through adults, or 842-3078.

Racing at Boyd's Speedway normally has been on Saturdays this year, but the track returns to Friday action tonight with its sixth annual Sprint Car Mania program as part of the United Sprint Car Series "Outlaw Thunder" Tour.

For the fourth consecutive year, Erlanger Health System has been named one of "America's Best Hospitals" by U.S. News & World Report.

ATLANTA — Georgia Lottery Corp. officials say a record $940 million in revenue has been transferred to the Georgia Lottery for Education account.

Former Notre Dame High School star Adarius Bowman caught nine passes for 140 yards and three touchdowns as the Edmonton Eskimos beat the Ottawa Redblacks 27-11 last Friday, and tonight the Eskimos visit the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in a televised matchup of 3-0 Canadian Football League teams.

Sola Salon Studios will enter the Chattanooga market this fall with a new studio in the Hamilton Corner shopping center near Hamilton Place Mall.

DALTON, Ga. — A drunken man is accused of beating his drunken friend with a pool cue over the weekend, according to Dalton police.

The Chattanooga Elite 16-under boys won the AAU national basketball championship last week in Orlando, Fla., going 7-0 with a 75-56 victory over Team New York in the semifinals and a 71-61 defeat of the Wellington Wolves from Coral Gables, Fla., in the championship game.

AgGeorgia Farm Credit, a lending cooperative owned by its member-borrowers, recently mailed out $7.5 million to its members, including $435,163 to members of the Chatsworth and Lafayette branches in Northwest Georgia, based upon the coop’s surplus earnings during in previous years.

The four Democratic candidates for U.S. Senate — Terry Adams, Gordon Ball, Larry Crim and Gary Gene Davis — have been invited to speak at the JFK Luncheon Club at noon today at The Chattanoogan hotel, 1201 Broad St.

Five meet records were broken Saturday in the Chattanooga Area Swim League's Bill Caulkins City Meet in the Warner Park pool, and two of them fell to Ellie Taliaferro of the Fairyland Club Flash in the 9-10 girls' age group.

Lee University officially has been approved by the NCAA Membership Committee for the final phase before the Cleveland school has full Division II and Gulf South Conference membership in the 2015-16 academic year.

Three members of the Hangstefer family from Signal Mountain will help lead the United States deaf tennis contingent in the 2014 Dresse and Maere Cups competition starting Monday at Chattanooga's Champions Club. It runs through Saturday.

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga senior defensive end Davis Tull from Knoxville was named Thursday to the Buck Buchanan Award watch list as one of the top candidates for the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision's top defensive player for 2014.

Kevin & J Co., an Atlanta-based retailer, will pay $15,000 and furnish other relief to settle a pregnancy discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission related to its Chattanooga store, the agency said Wednesday.

Chattanooga Christian teammates Scott Stevens and Lake Johnson are tied for 10th and 13th, respectively, at 144 and 145 after two rounds of the 51st annual Tennessee Junior Amateur golf tournament on the Sevierville Golf Club's River Course.

The Volkswagen brand sold more than 3 million vehicles worldwide in the first six months — a record for the German automaker — even though North American sales fell in the period.

ANNISTON, Ala. — Police say a body found inside a crashed car has been identified by medical examiners as that of a missing Anniston woman.

The Chattanooga Area Swim League's season-concluding Bill Caulkins City Meet is scheduled for Friday and Saturday at the Warner Park pool, with sessions beginning at 8:30 each morning for the two youngest age groups and at 12:55 and 6 p.m. Friday and 12:45 and 5:30 p.m. Saturday for the older divisions.

Volkswagen will invest $2.7 billion to construct two more vehicle assembly plants in China, the carmaker said in a statement Tuesday.

The Hamilton County Pachyderms weekly meeting today will feature a House District 27 debate.

Top state substance abuse officials will meet in Chattanooga on Thursday to discuss the problem of prescription drug abuse in Tennessee.

John Ownbey of Cleveland won the $3,000 top prize Thursday night in the Freedom 40 race at Winchester Speedway.

Unum recently announced the promotion of Preston Rogers to assistant vice president of the customer contact center where he will manage operations and ensure high standards for customer service.

LOUDON, Tenn. — Officials are investigating what happened before a man died in Tennessee Highway Patrol custody in Loudon County.

• The Howard and Riverside High Schools' classes of 1964 are holding a combined reunion meeting on Saturday, July 12, at noon at Off the Grill, 4272 Bonny Oaks Drive. Contact Janet Hester at 423-629-0588.

• Mountain Creek Church of Christ, 985 Runyan Drive; "Super Heroes of the Bible"; July 13-16; all ages, birth through adult; 870-1368; free carnival kicks off VBS on Saturday, July 12; 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

The segment of the Bluff Trail on Lookout Mountain that has been closed since Feb. 10 because of a washout about three-quarters of a mile north of Sunset Rock is open again for public use.

• Hixson Council Community Coffee Tuesday from 8 to 9 a.m. at the Holiday Inn Express, 4820 Hixson Pike. Free.

Police have identified the dead man found in the parking lot of 210 Delawanna Terrace on June 27 as Wesley Eaves.

ATHENS, Tenn. — A truck driver for Koch Foods was electrocuted Wednesday morning in McMinn County while unloading grain into a silo at a farm off County Road 609, authorities said.

Terry Adams, Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate, slapped Tuesday at Republican incumbent Lamar Alexander for refusing to debate challengers in his own party.

FORT PAYNE, Ala. — Two DeKalb County, Ala., men have been charged with kidnapping and robbery, according to Sheriff Jimmy Harris.

Memorial Health Care System opened its first urgent care clinic in Cleveland, Tenn., Tuesday.

NASCAR Nationwide Series driver Brendan Gaughan, who won the 2014 Gardner Denver 200 road race, also is a certified SCUBA divemaster, and he will be diving with the sharks at the Tennessee Aquarium next Tuesday.

Preston Elwell beat his previous personal best and his Signal Mountain high school record three times Saturday in the javelin throw, and the best of those gave him his first national championship.

Chris Lorge has been named site manager at Invista's Chattanooga nylon manufacturing plant.

ROCKY FACE, Ga. — Police say Tyler Duncan Holmes got two texts from his mother Saturday night. The first read, “Call 911.” The second read, “Now!!!!”

Georgia voters can cast early ballots today through July 18 in the runoff between U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston and David Perdue for the Republican U.S. Senate nomination.

George G. Hixson recently joined the law firm Duncan, Hatcher, Hixson & Fleenor.

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga women's tennis team wound up with a regional ranking from the Intercollegiate Tennis Association for the 2013-14 season. Coach Jeff Clark's Mocs were slotted No. 9 in the Ohio Valley Region with an 18-5 record and third-place finish in the Southern Conference.

• Member Orientation Tuesday from 8 to 9:30 a.m. at the Chamber Board Room, 811 Broad St. Free for members and non-members with light breakfast provided.

• The Kirkman Technical High School Class of 1959 is holding a reunion planning meeting today at noon at Wally's, 6521 Ringgold Road, in East Ridge. Contact Margarette Holmes at 706-657-7410, Marie Crowe Noah at 706-234-2035 or Charles Clayton at 423-867-7662.

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