A vehicle was stopped at a multijurisdictional roadblock at the Alabama border on U.S. Highway 72 late Saturday night, according to Lt. Patricia Maines-Riggs.
Firefighters contained a fire Saturday at the Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar on West Walnut Avenue in Dalton, Ga., and allowed the restaurant to reopen about two hours after flames were seen burning through an exterior wall, according to Dale Stratton of the Dalton City Fire Department.
Staff Photo by Allison Kwesell -- Frank Zarski sits in the seat of his 1931 Ford Model A Tudor while his granddaughter, Mavry Sutton, 4, looks out the passenger window at the Open Car Show at the Tennessee Riverpark on today. Mr. Zarski is from Chattanooga and has owned the car for six months. The car show is sponsored by Harrison Ruritan Club and proceeds will benefit various community service projects.
Chattanooga police property crimes investigators are asking the media’s assistance in identifying the robbery suspect in these pictures.
Former Hamilton County Sheriff H.Q. Evatt died Saturday at the age of 78.
Hamilton County Schools Superintendent Jim Scales has named new principals/associate principals at 12 schools.
Stephen Hargis, assistant sports editor for the Chattanooga Times Free Press, takes us through the events of the 2008 Spring Fling, held May 20-23 in Murfreesboro, Tenn.
Usual closer Pablo Lopez pitched a four-hitter with nine strikeouts as top-seeded Lee University defeated eighth seed Bellevue (Neb.) 7-1 late Saturday night in the NAIA Baseball World Series.
Local families speak about loosing a loved one in Iraq.
About 1500 scouts came to the Chattanooga National Cemetery to place flags on veteran's graves.
NASHVILLE — Environmental issues took center stage during this year’s General Assembly, but the curtain fell on most initiatives, ranging from the Bredesen administration efforts to regulate rock mining to environmentalists’ attempts to ban mountain-top coal mining.
After declining through most of last year, the median sales price of homes sold in Chattanooga increased in the first quarter of 2008 amidst signs that the local housing market may be faring better than in much of the country.
Kathy Chambers puts her hand on the headstone of her son, Marine Lance Cpl. Will Chambers, at Anderson Memorial Gardens in Ringgold, Ga.
The Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association has reached an agreement with the Murfreesboro Chamber of Commerce to extend the Spring Fling contract another year.
Steve White and David Noll Jr. have competed with and against each other since their childhoods in Dalton, so they know each other well.
To his five daughters, 1st Sgt. Aaron Jagger was invincible.
A celebration of the self-taught artist, Who-Fest, covers Renaissance Park with art and music this weekend.
Chattanooga’s Enterprise South industrial park, reportedly a candidate for a new Volkswagen auto assembly plant, is undergoing a large-scale cleanup.
Sherry Parish carried a bundle of U.S. flags and carefully handed them to her son, Nicholas. She watched as he meticulously placed them in front of graves at the Chattanooga National Cemetery Saturday morning.
Home construction starts plunged 47.6 percent in Hamilton County in the first quarter of the year and were the lowest in more than a decade, according to data from a real estate research company.
Visitors to Chattanooga’s downtown riverfront could be buzzing between the bridges on jet skis if a local businessman’s idea holds water.
Baby boomers turning 50 this year have something in common with what may be considered the most recognizable of all signs, the peace symbol
Travis Haslip didn’t get the chance to celebrate his 21st birthday the way he planned. An improvised explosive device in Iraq took away his chance to celebrate at all.
Bob Tuke’s U.S. Senate campaign had a fundraiser in Chattanooga on Monday, but media was turned away, although a published advertisement for the event said “all are welcome.”
Northwest Georgia educators said they are dismayed by the reportedly high percentage of students who failed the state standardized math and social studies tests.
RINGGOLD, Ga. — Health, education, banking, governments, printing operations and the Battlefield Golf Club competed for attention from residents visiting the Catoosa Business Expo ’08 last week at the Colonnade.
RINGGOLD, Ga. — Catoosa County commissioners agree the capital projects listed on the $56 million special purpose local option sales tax (SPLOST) referendum will not cover all the county’s needs.
Just in case your sports plate isn’t already overstuffed, what with the NBA playoffs cresting, baseball in full bloom and auto racing in full zoom thanks to this weekend’s Indy 500 and Coca-Cola 600, today also marks the start of the French Open tennis tournament.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — With thousands of athletes competing on or near its campus annually, Middle Tennessee State University administrators recognize the Spring Fling as an extra recruiting tool. Each of the more than 2,200 athletes is seen as a potential college student taking an unofficial campus visit.
Bruton Smith’s racing empire continues to grow with the purchase of the eight-year-old Kentucky Speedway this week. Now the big question is, what will racing’s top entrepreneur do with his latest toy?
Kevin Harris, chairman of the Republican Party for Georgia’s 9th Congressional District, was selected this month to be one of 60 Georgia Republicans to attend the Republican National Convention this summer in Minnesota.
An effort is under way to raise money to continue sponsoring the commemorative flag program that honors the county’s deceased veterans.
RINGGOLD, Ga. — Residents of Catoosa County and the cities of Ringgold and Fort Oglethorpe may get a look on Thursday at a new flood insurance study using digital technology maps.
DUNLAP, Tenn. — A former Sequatchie County basketball coach has reopened the golf course on the Bledsoe/ Sequatchie county line, and business already is booming.
Most Southeast Tennessee teachers will get to keep their jobs, but they’ll have to juggle hikes in health coverage, gasoline and food costs without a corresponding raise in pay.
CLEVELAND, Tenn. — Dante Santana began his baking career in Puerto Rico in 1992. But these days the Complete Choice Bakery he operates with his wife, Miguelina, fills the Cleveland/Bradley Business Incubator with the rich smells of bread and pastries each morning.
About 1,500 Scouts and their parents came Saturday to the Chattanooga National Cemetery to place flags on the veterans graves.
The Chattanooga Association of Realtors’ Quadrennial Code of Ethics class will be taught June 5.
When she has a minor squabble with friends, Neely Wood sometimes resolves the issue via text message on her cell phone instead of face to face.
CLEVELAND, Tenn. — Cleveland and Bradley County are pitching in some future dollars to support a second building for the Cleveland/Bradley County Business Incubator.
Donna Bourdon has become vice president of ambulatory services for Erlanger Health System.
RINGGOLD, Ga. — The chairwoman of the Northwest Georgia Regional Library Board said she wanted to clarify figures cited by some county officials when she supported the Catoosa County Library’s break from the regional system.
The newly passed farm bill will mean healthier snacks for local schoolchildren, stocked shelves at area food banks and support for the region’s rural infrastructure, officials said.
I can remember when Memorial Day meant a long weekend, cook-outs, and the opening of the public pool. I would have been hard pressed to explain what Memorial Day was throughout the first 20 years of my life. Now, following that fateful night in December 2006, it has a whole new meaning.
Driving on the streets of Ghana, I see religious slogans and images on the backs of taxis and the public tro-tros (buses or vans that serve as the country’s main public transportation system).
When I read people at the Chattanooga Times Free Press were looking for workers who love their jobs—I knew right away that I had to write in!
GERALD BALILES, former governor of Virginia, now the director of the Miller Center of Public Affairs at the University of Virginia, recently spoke at the Chapin Distinguished Public Lecture.
DEAR DR. DONOHUE: Please explain what a water pill is and what a blood pressure pill is. My friend was told she takes a water pill.
Rising gas prices are causing some University of Tennessee at Chattanooga students to rethink their driving habits.
About a month ago, I was stressing out about my jam-packed month of May when I had a troubling thought: “What if I get jury duty?”
There is some irony that any politician would travel around in a vehicle labeled “straight talk.” For those who are in the business of crafting rules, regulations and laws, the rule of thumb is to avoid such talk at all costs.
If you plan to drive to Nashville to view the “Tiffany by Design” exhibit, you might want to time your visit to coincide with one of several related programs sponsored by the Frist Center for the Visual Arts. All times given are Central.
A new exhibit at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts in Nashville sheds some light on the inspiration behind the stained-glass artwork of Louis Comfort Tiffany.
Michele Anderson, Maddin Corey, Dale Crawford, Curtis Jaunsen, Liz Lindstrom and Lane Brown Taylor are exhibiting their portraiture at Shuptrine Fine Art Group through June 6.
Three Chattanooga artists have work on display in “The Artist’s Voice,” an exhibition showcasing art created by Tennessee residents who have physical, cognitive or mental disabilities.
Chattanoogan Katherine Becksvoort is hiking the 2,700-mile Pacific Crest Trail. This is the first in a periodic series of reports in Diversions.
Chattanooga State Technical Community College’s permanent sculpture collection is composed of about 40 pieces located throughout the campus, both indoors and outdoors.
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James Pratt is making a living building new homes to look like old homes.
School-age child care is available during the summer at the following Hamilton County Schools: Allen, Apison, Big Ridge, Brown, Daisy, Harrison, Hixson, McConnell, Red Bank, Smith, Snow Hill, Spring Creek and Thrasher elementary schools.
Dear J.T. & Dale: I have been actively searching for a job for five months now, and can't figure out why I get interviews but no offers.