Indie Game: The Afternoon
Professional association for design AIGA is hosting an event for attendees to watch “Indie Game: The Movie” and play video games.

The event, called Indie Game: The Afternoon, will also feature local indie game designer Shaun Inman, who will speak about game creation.

The event is scheduled for Dec. 8 from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. at The Public Library downtown’s The 4th Floor, a public space for local events.


It costs $5 to attend. Anyone is welcome to come, and anyone younger than age 18 gets in free.

Beware of local scam
Leaders with the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office are alerting the public about a scam that is affecting local residents.

Deputies have taken reports from citizens who said they got a phone call from a man who claims to be with Publishers Clearing House, according to an email from spokeswomanJanice Atkinson.

The man identified himself as Damien Clark and told local residents they won a vehicle and should go to a nearby Walmart and purchase a “green dot card” in the amount of $399. They are then directed to call the phone number back and give the “green dot card” number in order to get information about how to get their vehicle.

He tells the resident that he does not want any of their personal information in order to put them at ease, according toAtkinson.

The caller’s number has been traced to Jamaica. Numbers used have been1-886-280-7400 and1-876-580-7109.

“This is a scam involving individuals who are located overseas, and local law enforcement cannot pursue anyone for criminal charges,” she said. “If a citizen receives one of these calls, please hang up, and do not send money.”

Lake Winnepesaukah deal
Leaders with the local amusement park are offering a deal called Passport to Fun that includes eight visits with unlimited rides and access to the new 2013 water park for $88.88.

The promotion is in celebration of the park’s upcoming 88th season.

Supplies are limited, and the special price expires Dec. 31 at midnight.

Guests must purchase the tickets online. Click here for more information.

Local lawyer recognized
Marya Schalk withSummers and Wyatt PC has been named to theMidSouth Rising Stars list as one of the top up-and-coming attorneys in Tennessee for 2012.

That is an honor that no more than 2.5 percent of lawyers in the state receive every year, according to a news release from the firm.

The annual selections are made using a multi-phased process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidatesand peer reviews by practice areas.