🌱 One Charged In Fatal Shootout + Shamrock City Festival

Happy Wednesday, neighbors! Let’s get you all caught up to start today off on an informed note.

First, today’s weather:

Low clouds. High: 59 Low: 41.

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Here are the top 3 stories in Chattanooga today:

  1. 20-year-old Vincent Mays has been arrested and charged in connection with a fatal shootout that took place on Cannon Avenue in December. Chattanooga Police say Mays instigated the shootout, which led to 22-year-old Antonio Sparks being shot in the head as the pair drove away from the scene. The man who shot sparks has not been charged. (The Chattanoogans)
  2. The 14th annual Shamrock City event takes place this weekend in partnership with the Chattanooga district of the Muscular Dystrophy Association. The festival will feature Chattanooga Pipe Band members playing bagpipes and drums in traditional kilts, Irish food, dancing, and more. Attendees can purchase green shamrocks for $1 and gold shamrocks for $5 to help raise funds to support local families with muscular dystrophy. (Chattanooga Pulse)
  3. Students from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and Ooltewah High School planted trees near East Lake Park on Saturday. The planting initiative included oak and hickory trees and was part of the city’s 33rd annual Arbor Day celebration. The trees will also be part of a UTC Arboretum student-led project to label the plants with their scientific, common, and family names. (The University Echo)

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You’re all caught up for today! See you all tomorrow for another update.

kayla harrison

About me: Kayla Harrison is a Writing Arts professor, as well as a freelance writer for content creation agency Lightning Media Partners. In her free time, you can find her listening to podcasts, writing poetry, and visiting local coffee shops.

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