published Saturday, November 5th, 2011



The Chattanooga Times first published by the firm Kirby & Gamble.


20-year-old Adolph Ochs assumes ownership for $5,500.


Ochs turns the paper over to his brother-in-law Harry C. Adler and buys The New York Times.


Roy McDonald launches a free weekly tabloid, the Chattanooga Free Press, delivered door to door.


After reaching 65,000 in circulation, the Free Press begins publishing daily with paid subscribers.


McDonald buys the Chattanooga News and the merger creates the "News-Free Press."


The Times and the News-Free Press begin sharing offices at 117 E. 10th St. and join business and production operations, while maintaining separate news and editorial departments.


The Times wins the Pulitzer Prize for national reporting, for articles leading to the resignation of the secretary of the Air Force.


The News-Free Press is the only paper in the nation to dissolve a joint operating agreement after McDonald buys the Davenport Hosiery Mills building at 400 E. 11th St. and renews competition against the Times.


The News-Free Press receives the Pulitzer Prize for feature photography. The photo was of legless Vietnam veteran Eddie Robinson in his wheelchair watching a rained-out parade in Chattanooga with his tiny son on his lap.


Walter E. Hussman, Jr., owner of WEHCO Media, Inc., buys the two papers. He merged them in January 1999, creating the Chattanooga Times Free Press.


The Times Free Press is named as the best newspaper in the state by the Tennessee Press Association and is called one of 10 newspapers in the United States “doing it right" by Editor and Published magazine.


The Times Free Press launches an online presence for paid subscribers only.


A redesigned, entirely free website launches at .


The Chattanooga Publishing Co. launches a monthly upscale city magazine, Chatter.


Right2Know online database launches. Facebook and Twitter presence begins.

about Harrison Keely...

Harrison Keely is an online breaking news producer for the Chattanooga Times Free Press. He also anchors the daily newscast. He joined the Times Free Press as a reporter in 2010. He previously served as managing editor of the Smoky Mountain Sentinel in western North Carolina and as a business reporter for the Washington Times in Washington, D.C. He graduated from Lee University in 2009 where he served as managing editor of the student news ...

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