10th Anniversary

In 10 years, Times Free Press photographers have taken thousands of images. We've combed through the archives to find some of the most memorable news and feature photographs. The images tell the story of 10 years in the life of our region.

  • Jan. 8th, 2009  |

Billy Weeks, Chattanooga Times Free Press director of photography and graphics, discusses memorable images since the merger 10 years ago of Chattanooga's two daily newspapers. The images range from shots of the Vols celebrating their 1999 national championship to pictures of celebrants rejoicing over Barack Obama's 2008 presidential election.

Chattanooga Times Free Press President and General Manager Jason Taylor discusses the newspaper 10 years after the city's two papers merged. Mr. Taylor also addresses the different platforms the Times Free Press uses to deliver news.

Tom Griscom, Chattanooga Times Free Press publisher and executive editor, recalls merging two newspaper cultures into one in Chattanooga 10 years ago. Mr. Griscom also discusses the "dynamic" growth of the newspaper's Web site.

Walter E. Hussman Jr., chairman of the Chattanooga Times Free Press, discusses his decision to purchase the two newspapers in the Chattanooga market 10 years ago and to merge them into one operation. Mr. Hussman also talks about the distinct nature of having two editorial voices in the newspaper.

Since Chattanooga’s morning and afternoon newspapers joined to debut as what is now the Chattanooga Times Free Press 10 years ago as of Monday, the paper has become more than the neatly rolled, plastic-wrapped bundle that lands each morning in readers’ driveways.

Some athletes are simply born with so much natural ability that their rise to the upper echelon of sports is, well, easy. That wasn’t the case with Ashley Houts.

At the start of the week, Luke List was in Florida. By week’s end, he’s expected to be in Hawaii. Such is life for an aspiring professional golfer.

On Jan. 5, 1999, Chattanoogans woke up to a new name in news. From the University of Tennessee national football championship in 1999 to the election of the first African-American president in 2008, the Times Free Press has chronicled the events of the last decade. The cover stories that follow represent some of the biggest stories of the decade, 1999-2008.

  • Jan. 5th, 2009  |

When Jordan Leen won his first state championship his mom put the newspaper clippings in a scrapbook, and he tucked his medal away in a drawer.

Ruth Holmberg said selling her family’s newspaper 10 years ago was one of the most difficult business decisions she ever had to make.

Jan. 5, 1999.

Note: Mark Kennedy and Chris Vass were editors on the front lines of the newspaper consolidation here in 1999. Mr. Kennedy was Sunday editor then, and Ms. Vass was the Metro editor.

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