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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.

• Collegedale Seventh-day Adventist Church, 4829 College Drive East, Collegedale; "SonTreasure Island"; 9 a.m-noon; July 14-18; 994-2396 or cverrill@southern.edu.

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga graduate student Lucas Cotter and Georgia junior Brandon Lord from Chattanooga and Baylor School were named to the Capital One Academic All-America third team for cross country and track and field, the College Sports Information Directors of America announced Thursday.

A total of 47 boys and girls from the Chattanooga Jets Track Club qualified last weekend in Antioch, Tenn., for the USATF Region VI Junior Olympic Track & Field Championship meet July 10-13 at Samford University in Birmingham, Ala. —26 of them in three or four events and 11 others in two events each.

DAYTON, Tenn. — A tractor-trailer and a passenger car collided Wednesday morning on U.S. Highway 27 in Rhea County, killing one person and injuring another.

Georgia was rated as the best state in the country for doing business by CNBC on Tuesday.

Gov. Bill Haslam said Monday his administration is having “very productive conversations” with Volkswagen about adding a new sport utility vehicle line in Chattanooga, but he said “it would be very premature to say we have a deal.”

The Chattanooga Cyclones K baseball team won the Missississippi State Invitational this past weekend with two wins and a tie against the other three invited teams.

A reception for Tim Boyd, seeking re-election to the District 8 seat on the Hamilton County Commission, is set for 5-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Century Club Banquet Hall of the Homebuilders Association of Greater Chattanooga, 3221 Harrison Pike.

Cornerstone Bancshares, Inc., parent company of Cornerstone Community Bank, has added Monique Prado Berke to its board of directors.

Lee University running coach Caleb Morgan won the Market Street Mile in downtown Chattanooga on Saturday with a time of 4 minutes, 40.60 seconds.

A Crossville, Tenn., woman suspected of shooting her ex-boyfriend to death has been charged with murder, according to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.

Top-seeded Wesley Cash of Chattanooga and Mike Tammen of Portland, Ore., won the USTA Men 55 national indoor doubles championship Friday in Boise, Idaho, with a 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 victory over No. 2-seeded Californians Mike Fedderly and T. Lehto.

• East Brainerd Council meeting Tuesday from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Car Barn, 6721 Heritage Business Court. Meetings cost $10 with Stu Lewis of Sandler Training.

• The Tyner High School classes of 1950-1959 are holding their annual picnic today from 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at Chester Frost Park, 2277 N. Gold Point Circle, in Hixson, with catered lunch being served at 1 p.m. Contact Marcia Mills Richie at 706-965-3144 or mcmills5340@gmail.com.

• Collegedale Seventh-day Adventist Church, 4829 College Drive East, Collegedale; “SonTreasure Island”; 9 a.m-noon; July 14-18; 994-2396 or cverrill@southern.edu.

DALTON, Ga. — A Dalton, Ga., man is headed to prison for life after a jury convicted him of murder this week.

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga golfer Emily McLennan will face Vanderbilt's Kendall Martindale from Jefferson City for the Tennessee Women's Amateur Championship this morning at Cherokee Country Club in Knoxville.

America’s oldest maker of tailor-made clothing has a new owner and a new lease on life with the acquisition of the 134-year-old company this week by Cleveland, Tenn., businessman Allan Jones.

TULLAHOMA, Tenn. — A Tullahoma, Tenn., man sought after a domestic dispute and shots-fired call was apprehended Thursday after a foot pursuit.

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga golfers Chris Robb and Liam Johnston tied for sixth and 16th, respectively, in stroke-play qualifying at the British Amateur Championship and begin match play today at Royal Portrush in Northern Ireland.

CALHOUN, Ga. — On Wednesday, the police department in Calhoun, Ga., charged David Bastin and Francis Leming with reckless conduct and involuntary manslaughter in the death of 24-year-old Haley LeAnn Stanley. Officers found Stanley dead in her car on the morning of June 11.

Tennessee National Guard members and emergency response officials are holding an exercise this week to simulate the response to a large earthquake along the New Madrid fault.

SunTrust Banks Inc. will pay $968 million in relief payments and fines to settle allegations of abusive mortgage lending and servicing practices on government-backed loans.

Fortune magazine has named EPB President Harold DePriest among "a small group of innovative urban pioneers" who "are making chaotic cities not only more sustainable, but more vital and interesting places to live."

BlueStar Properties has finished a $700,000 facelift of the Apartments at the Grand in downtown Chattanooga's Southside. The building was known for many years as the Grand Hotel.

Soddy-Daisy's Zach Stephens, who finished an All-Ohio Valley Conference college baseball career at Tennessee Tech this spring, wasn't selected in the major leagues' annual player draft but has signed a free-agent contract with the Texas Rangers. He signed and was on a plane the same day for Arizona, where he'll be playing in the Arizona Rookie League.

SCORE International founder and former Tennessee Temple University athletic director and four-time national champion basketball coach Ron Bishop died Monday evening in a local hospital.

The four proposed Tennessee constitutional amendments that will be on the Nov. 4 ballot have been placed online by the Secretary of State’s office.

Tennessee Risk Management Trust has named Dr. Phillip Wallace as trust administrator.

Ashley Whitney is a Nashville native and resident who won a swimming gold medal in the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta. That was in the women's 800-meter freestyle relay.

21 4-WHEELING 4 PAWS, Adventure Off Road Park, 1040 Ellis Road, South Pittsburg, Tenn., 10 a.m. to dusk. New festival includes 4-wheeling on 500-acre track, chili cookoff at 11 a.m., barbecue, kids corner, live music and Rescue Alley pet adoptions from variety of animal rescue groups. adventureoffroadpark.net

Chattanooga State guard Amber Howard, a former Baylor School standout, will be continuing her basketball career at South Carolina State.

• The Howard High School Class of 1963 will hold a reunion planning meeting today at 5 p.m. at the Veterans' Club, 2114 Wilder St. Call 423-894-9601.

• Falling Water Baptist Church, 523 Roberts Mill Road, Hixson; "Agency D3" from Lifeway; 6-8:30 p.m. today-Thursday; ages 4 through fifth grade; 842-5924 or 309-0685.

Tennessee Wesleyan College's Donny Mayfield has been chosen the Appalachian Athletic Conference athletic director of the year for 2013-14.

The McCallie School crew team won two championships last weekend at the National Schools Regatta at Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

The Rev. Dale Wyrick, a Bastian, Va., native and a pastor of United Methodist churches for nearly 40 years, has been appointed pastor at Signal Crest United Methodist Church on Signal Mountain.

NASHVILLE — The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has added two men to the state's Top Ten Most Wanted list.

Brookdale Senior Living Inc. will expand its corporate headquarters in Brentwood, Tenn., and add 162 jobs over the next five years.

DALTON, Ga. — A man has died after crashing his car into a tree in Whitfield County, Ga.

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga junior Jacob Huesman is one of 36 included in the College Football Performance Awards Quarterback Watch List for the 2014 NCAA FCS season.

Brett Patterson of McMinnville and Middle Tennessee State golf teammate Payne Denman won the 44th annual Tennessee Four-Ball Championship on Sunday, beating Brendon Caballero and Mitch Thomas 4 and 3 at The Grove in College Grove, Tenn.

Retired Rear Admiral Vance Fry, SC USNR and retired Rear Admiral Noah Long USNR are supporting Republican Tommy Crangle in his campaign to succeed state House Rep. Richard Floyd.

Kathryn M. Russell has joined the Chattanooga law firm of McColpin, Coffman & Harris, PLLC, as an associate. Russell's practice concentrates in the areas of general civil litigation, insurance defense, family law and estate planning.

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

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