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Front Page - Friday, July 20, 2018

Events: Scales to sign Nathan Bedford Forrest book




Author John Scales, a retired Special Forces brigadier general, will be signing copies of his new book, “The Battles and Campaigns of General Nathan Bedford Forrest, 1861-1865” on Saturday, July 21, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at Chickamauga Chattanooga National Military Park, 3370 Lafayette Road Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia.

The Tennessean was one of the most intriguing and controversial characters to emerge during the Civil War. Books and articles on the man span the gamut from hero worship because of his remarkable battlefield victories, to condemnation for his involvement with the slaughter at Fort Pillow and his association with the Ku Klux Klan. Information

School board candidates meet public

The League of Women Voters of Chattanooga and The Hamilton County Council of PTAs will host a Hamilton County School Board candidate meet and greet Monday, July 23, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

The event will be held on the fourth floor of the Chattanooga Public Library, downtown branch, 1001 Broad Street. All qualified candidates for the school board in Districts 3, 5, 6, 8 and 9 have been invited to participate. The event is nonpartisan and allows residents to get to know the candidates.