My 7-year-old son was recently asked an interesting question: "If you could punish your dad for something he did wrong, what's the one thing you'd take away from him?"

By now many have heard about the Sayreville, N.J., high school football team whose entire season was suspended after the school superintendent learned of hazing incidents in the team locker room.

  • Oct. 19th, 2014  |
  • By By Julie Baumgardner

We turned left onto Shallowford Road to head over the ridge and into town, only to find the road blocked by a rush-hour traffic accident on the rain-slick road.

  • Oct. 19th, 2014  |
  • By By Mary Fortune

Americans spent $7 billion on costumes, candy and cobweb-inspired decorations last Halloween, according to the National Retail Federation.

They crouch unseen in the shadows, growling to the impressionable minds of children. They lurk under beds; they haunt dreams; they scar imaginations.

  • Oct. 18th, 2014  |
  • By By Pastor Bo Wagner

• Chattanooga Central High School Class of 1954 will hold its 60-year reunion from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. today at Ridgedale Baptist Church, 1831 Hickory Valley Road. For more information, contact Charlynne Harris Fry at 423-344-8091, Barbara Shrader Anderson at 423-886-9035 or Gail Britt Warren at 706-935-9342.

It was a chance remark that I overheard while waiting for a plane in the Atlanta airport, yet it was like an arrow that pierced its way into my heart.

  • Oct. 18th, 2014  |
  • By By Nell Mohney

• Fall Festival: North Hamilton County Elementary School, 601 Industrial Blvd., 10 a.m.-2 p.m., school carnival hosted by PTA to purchase new security system for school. nhcepta@gmail.com.

• Jim Ricketts and Crystle Elam, 7 p.m. today; Toqua Church, 1360 Highway 360, Vonore, Tenn.; also 11 a.m. Sunday, Eagle Furnace Baptist Church, 159 Eagle Point Drive, Rockwood, Tenn.; 6 p.m. Sunday, Bible Baptist Church, 2561 E. Valley Road; 775-2806.

Do you remember how much fun it was to rip all the blankets off the bed and turn them into a fort? A couple of flashlights and some pillows and you had a cool little space.

Q. Dad, I'll be 21 next week. Will my world change very much?

Baylor School senior Mimi Allison earned a perfect composite score of 36 on the ACT national college admissions exam.

Janel Ellison Webb still lives by advice her second-grade teacher at Chattanooga Valley Elementary School gave her 15 years ago.

In the late 19th century, German physician and scientist Paul Ehrlich popularized the term "magic bullet" to describe his goal of discovering a precise treatment for each infectious disease.

  • Oct. 16th, 2014  |
  • By By Dr. Clif Cleaveland

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