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Walkers came to downtown Chattanooga Sunday to participate in the 16th Strides of March

John Calipari has restored the roar at Kentucky, leading the Wildcats back to the Final Four after a 13-year absence.

Tennessee has hired former Missouri State coach Cuonzo Martin as its new basketball coach, the university said in a statement released Sunday evening.

Kevin Harvick passed California king Jimmie Johnson on the final turn to win his first race of the season Sunday at Auto Club Speedway.

More than 100 people were arrested Friday and Saturday on felony and misdemeanor charges in the second saturation sweep this month by the Chattanooga Police Department and the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Department.

Jamie Skeen scored 26 points and 11th-seeded Virginia Commonwealth is crashing the Final Four after the upset of the NCAA tournament, shocking No. 1 seed Kansas 71-61 on Sunday.

Three people were cut today during a domestic argument at the Fountainbleau Apartments on Spring Creek Road in East Ridge, authorities said.

LENOIR CITY, Tenn. — An East Tennessee sheriff’s department is using an online system to search for suspects and track stolen property both locally and nationally.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Authorities are investigating a fatal crash at an airshow in northeast Florida.

NASHVILLE — Affidavits attached to search warrants for a Tennessee company show that illegally trafficked assault rifles and gun parts connected to the company were found in Middle Eastern countries, including Jordan and the United Arab Emirates.

There are halftime chats and then there are coaches’ rants. Pat Summitt hasn’t won 1,071 games by not knowing when to let her team have it.

Sen. Lamar Alexander, the Tennessee Republican who serves his party in the U.S. Senate as caucus chairman, is one of the GOP’s many master messengers of the slick and entirely untrue propaganda about the Affordable Care Act that the right wing keeps hawking in an attempt to defeat President Obama in the 2012 election.

The Georgia High School Association has a problem that isn’t easily fixed. The catch is, though, a deadline is looming and member schools want answers.

You might easily have missed a little news story the other day about the deficits our nation can expect if President Barack Obama’s proposed budget is adopted by Congress.

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Not content to be known only for the Choo-Choo, Chattanooga has made use of its resources to add attractions for its wide array of residents and visitors.

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The average number of students per public school classroom in Hamilton County is rising as a result of tight budgets, school officials noted recently in an article in the Times Free Press.

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Are you heading for heartbreak?

Nonprofit center offers troubled couples a detour from the path to divorce

Frankly, said Jane Geiger, she’d much rather promote healthy marriage than dwell on divorce, but couples with no problems rarely walk through her door.

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I’m a Dairy Queen fan.

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Chattanooga and Hamilton County offer several ways for residents to recycle items as common as newspaper and as volatile as pesticides. Here’s how to do your part in keeping the Scenic City green and clean.

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Budgeting money for groceries to feed Gina Headrick’s family of four is like trying to hit a fast-moving target. “Every time I go to the grocery store, the prices go up,” Headrick, 26, said as she browned ground beef for sloppy joes in her West Chattanooga apartment kitchen.

The plan for a new farmers market is back. Last summer, Bradley County officials decided to build a farmers market shed on Urbane Road near the current recycling drop-off site.

Will a written reminder persuade delinquent personal property taxpayers to visit the Bradley County trustee’s office and pay up?

A former elementary school was transformed into an art gallery to display about 4,000 works of art by students of Walker County Schools and Chickamauga City Schools.

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The sight of sheriff’s deputies taking handcuffs off apparent prisoners and leaving them on their own for care at Hutcheson Medical Center has unnerved emergency room personnel and prompted complaints.

Gov. Bill Haslam’s proposed 1.6 percent salary increase for teachers could end up hurting more than it helps in Hamilton County Schools, with teacher layoffs already being mentioned as an option to offset the $2 million needed locally to pay for the raises.

When he was running for president, Barack Obama clearly stated his views on a president’s authority to order a military attack.

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With most of the states rightly having joined lawsuits to keep ObamaCare socialized medicine from taking effect, it is encouraging that Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal has taken the additional step of opposing legislation in his state that would begin the gradual imposition of ObamaCare.

Making the switch had been bouncing around in Daniel Hood’s head for some time. The idea got tossed out in meetings the rising third-year sophomore had with his Tennessee position coach and head coach Derek Dooley, but Hood didn’t actually go from offensive lineman to defensive tackle until just before the Volunteers started spring practice this week.

Soddy-Daisy’s Trojans won Ooltewah’s annual baseball tournament without taking the field Saturday when the tournament was canceled due to the rain that began early in the morning.

The quarterback position came under scrutiny last year at the University of Georgia when Aaron Murray started as a redshirt freshman, and the tailback spot hasn’t been solidified since Knowshon Moreno bolted for the NFL after the 2008 season.

Montori Hughes’ disappointing sophomore season spilled over into this offseason. Violating team rules forced Tennessee’s big defensive tackle to miss the Volunteers’ first two practices of spring, but now he’s trying to make up for lost time, put his underachieving 2010 campaign behind him and aid a defensive line still looking for quality depth.

There will be thousands of fans tuning in for the Atlanta Braves’ season opener this week who were not yet born when Russ Nixon was fired June 22, 1990, and there will be tens of thousands who have no memories of any Braves manager not named Bobby Cox.

‘Drawn In’

Visitors to Jewish Cultural Center Gallery’s new exhibit will be encouraged to question and reflect

Ann Treadwell, curator and programs director for the Jewish Cultural Center, has assembled an exhibition inspired by Bertolt Brecht’s quote “Art is not a mirror held up to reality but a hammer with which to shape it.”

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Opening Friday at In-Town Gallery is an exhibition of new work by Cleveland artist Jennie Kirkpatrick. Titled “Party in the Paint Box,” the show debuts a series of collages constructed of vibrantly colored geometric shapes.

The Hampton Inn & Suites is nearing completion on the corner of Fourth and Chestnut streets. The site was formerly home to the Regional History Museum.

A motorist escaped injury Saturday when a tree fell on his car on Prigmore Road in East Ridge, but the tree ripped down a power line and left people in the dark, according to a police news release.

Hamilton County is employing a new strategy to deal with hotels and motels that are behind on paying occupancy taxes, Trustee Bill Hullander told the Hamilton County Pachyderm Club on Monday.

“I’m not saying he should be locked up for life. Maybe about three to five years in prison and a $10,000 fine. Someone’s life is surely worth that much.”

Years ago when Lonnie McMillan couldn’t afford all the period attire for his duties as a re-enactor, another hobby was set into motion that has long since taken over as his favorite challenge.

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Facing the near certainty of losing millions of dollars when a sales tax agreement with Chattanooga expires in May, Hamilton County Mayor Jim Coppinger lately has touted the county’s hotel-motel tax as a benefit from the county to the city.

Daphne Izer, founder of Parents Against Tired Truckers, lost her son in 1993. It was his 17th birthday. Jeff Izer and his four friends had pulled over to the side of the road on the way to a haunted hayride. They didn’t know it, but the driver of an 80,000-pound tractor-trailer just behind them had fallen asleep at the wheel.

Life-and-death questions shadow misconduct at the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Laboratory, where investigators discovered that a lab analyst cut corners and falsified reports: Were the innocent convicted, and did the guilty go free?

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In February 2006, with roadside bombs killing more and more American soldiers in Iraq, the Pentagon created an agency to defeat the deadly threat and tasked a retired four-star general to run it.

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What’s in a place name? Lots of history, that’s what. Through the years, local historians such as the late Zella Armstrong, author of the two-volume “History of Hamilton County and Chattanooga,’’ have chronicled the naming of area sites.

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In the Tennessee Valley, only two cities have adopted photo enforcement of speed limits and red-light laws — Chattanooga and Red Bank.

Chattanooga airport officials, aready making big changes in the general aviation area, also are looking at improvements in and outside the commercial passenger terminal.

The Chattanooga Area Regional Transportation Authority is busy moving people around the city every day.

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The Chattanooga area offers countless beautiful views and several ways to see them. Whether you want to ride a duck, get a lift from a horse or fly like a bird, the Scenic City has something for you.

To better serve an increasingly diverse community, many organizations offer assistance and cultural activities for people from a wide range of countries. Here’s a guide.

Maggie, a 2-year-old black Great Dane, goes to the park to socialize.

Hamilton County is home to a slew of groups that rescue animals and offer adoptions, but there are four facilities that specialize in offering animals for adoption.

Here are the largest congregations of 15 religious bodies in Hamilton County.

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Whether it’s a midnight emergency or weekend broken leg, many area hospitals offer emergency services around the clock or urgent care after hours and on weekends.

Truett Cathy, founder of Chick-fil-A, was recently honored at an event celebrating his 90th birthday. Mr. Cathy’s son Dan shared stories about his dad and how he was a great father, friend and mentor to many.

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The profile of a typical volunteer may surprise you. She is a working mother. While many believe retirees or college-credit-seeking students form the majority of volunteers, statistics show working mothers in their 30s and 40s make up the biggest group.

Moving can be a stressful time. The guide below provides new Chattanooga residents all the information they need to make sure their new home is ready when they get there

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When Google announced last year it would help a local community begin offering gigabit-per-second Internet connections, more than 1,100 communities asked for help to gain the super-fast Web link.

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Chattanooga is home to an abundance of retirement communities and assisted-living facilities. Active seniors or those looking for a more sedate environment can find a suitable fit.

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Local real estate leaders say renters are more important to Chattanooga’s real estate business than ever.

SO ADMIRE the order, civility and sense of community the Japanese have shown in crisis. Wish we were that way.

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Yellow smog hung in the air over Chattanooga more than 40 years ago, a tangible symbol of a manufacturing economy that was on the brink of collapse.

Amazon became the latest well-known company to locate in Chattanooga’s Enterprise South industrial park.

Hunting and fishing have long been a big part off outdoors life in Chattanooga and the tri-state area, and many area residents head to the woods, lakes and streams each year in search of a trophy kill or catch.

Hamilton County’s public libraries offer services from book, CD and DVD borrowing to wireless Internet and database research.

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Volkswagen is investing $4 billion in the North American market, including $1 billion in its Chattanooga plant, where workers are assembling the German automaker’s all-new Passat midsize sedan.

The Chattanooga area is rich in recreational possibilities, both outdoors and indoors. It falls just short of the full range of A to Z, going from archery and auto racing to yachting.

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There are a wide-ranging array of events in Chattanooga every year.

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There’s no shortage of places to shop in the Chattanooga area.

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As a computer and Internet industry executive over most of the past four decades, Tim Walsh has had a front-row seat to the emergence of such technology centers as the Silicon Valley in California, Route 28 in Boston and the Virginia suburbs around Washington, D.C.

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More than one-quarter of Tennessee’s 4th Congressional District depends on the government for groceries, but its congressman said he’s likely to slash the federal program that provides them.

Kim Kauffman’s photo collages and Jan Kransberger’s glass sculptures can be seen at River Gallery during April. In their show, “Form,” Kauffman draws inspiration from nature, while Kransberger focuses on the human figure.

A rain-soaked, faded yellow ribbon hung Saturday on the 212th Transportation Company headquarters sign off Hickory Valley Road.

Downtown living has improved in recent years, with more options and amenities for buyers and renters alike.

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Chattanooga is a city built on industry, but everyone knows that industry runs on caffeine. Fortunately, Chattanoogans can fuel up at one of the city’s many area coffee shops.

For thrill seekers, nature lovers or sports enthusiasts, the mountains and waterways surrounding Chattanooga are a playground of endless potential.

In 2010, work began to take one of the oldest settled areas in the region and turn it into the area’s newest national park.

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The bicycling community in the Chattanooga area has grown significantly in recent years with many organized rides for road and mountain bike riders of all ability levels.

Museums — big, small, weird and wonderful — dot the landscape in Chattanooga, and many offer affordable ways to see their wares.

Chattanooga has a rich history of supporting art galleries and museums. Below is a list of some of the more prominent visual arts venues around the city.

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Chattanooga’s restaurant scene continues to grow. Greg Adkins, CEO of the Tennessee Hospitality Association, said restaurant owners across the area are reporting business gains in 2011.

For all those Tennessee basketball fans harboring hopes of luring Brad Stevens away from Butler, the price just rose to $3 million a year.

The Times Free Press asked several newsroom staff members — newcomers and longtimers — to write about what they like about their city.

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In the Civil War, Chattanooga was considered the “Gateway to the Deep South” and the river and railroads made it an important strategic position.

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Playing without the services of nine potential starters or key contributors next season, the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga defense had its hands full during Saturday’s scrimmage at Finley Stadium.

Top-ranked schools from Hamilton County and 2010 Tennessee State Report Card rankings among largest school systems statewide

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Many things have been said about Chattanooga over the years. Some from folks who lived here, some from outsiders.

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Unlike most small and medium-sized cities in the Southeast, Chattanooga has a rather varied history, according to Marlene Payne, deputy director of the Chattanooga History Center.

Maggie Scott is gearing her entire golf season to her national championship.

Chipper Jones now is the last link between the dominant Braves of the 1990s and today, and the veteran third baseman’s role is far more important than elder statesman or clubhouse leader.

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There are abundant opportunities in the Tennessee Valley for higher education at more than a dozen colleges and universities.

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Newt Gingrich could find it’s not so easy to go home again. The former House speaker is using Georgia to anchor his presidential campaign strategy.

What you need to know about getting a driver's license and emissions testing.

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A recent letter writer is “embarrassed” by President Obama, but apparently not by the appalling misdeeds of the George W. Bush administration.

From dozens of karaoke venues and steamy nightclub jazz spots to underground indie and alt-rock clubs, there’s seemingly a venue for every musical genre in Chattanooga.

Biggest employers, publicly traded companies, private companies occupations and new investments.

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The city's largest employers, education and population makeup.

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Coming off a roller-coaster year in which home sales rose and fell with the political, financial and meteorological tides, Realtors are preparing for slow, steady growth in 2011.

With developments about 30 minutes from Chattanooga in just about any direction, living in a rural area can be a draw for outdoor enthusiasts who enjoy activities such as hang gliding, canoeing and rafting.

The Chattanooga Times Free Press circulates in areas of Tennessee, Georgia and Alabama.

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Whether you prefer to boat, canoe, kayak or standup paddleboard, the creeks, lakes and river in the immediate area provide plenty of opportunities to enjoy your hobby.

Do big-government types never tire of using children, the elderly and the disabled as human shields?

Located within a two-hour drive of several major cities in the Southeast, the Chattanooga region hosts dozens of annual festivals.

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Will you go see 'Bully'?

  • yes 82%
  • no 18%

38 total votes

Can Weston Wamp beat incumbent Chuck Fleischmann?

  • yes 65%
  • no 35%

439 total votes

Do Hamilton County teachers deserve a raise?

  • Yes 57%
  • No 43%

228 total votes

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