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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.

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.

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