Santa's spy guy: Elf on the Shelf has been getting into plenty of mischief in the Chattanooga area

Published Dec. 21 2014

Since "The Elf on the Shelf" and Facebook were both created in 2004, the two have become as inseparable as...

Kennedy: Our family is harried for the holidays

Published Dec. 21 2014

Every night my wife and I huddle.

Shavin: A recipe for becoming your future self

Published Dec. 21 2014

I was with a group of people recently when I heard someone say about someone else, "She can cook, but...

'Pioneering Pulpits': New Five Points Museum exhibit traces history of Bradley County churches

Published Dec. 21 2014

In America's pioneering days, the settlers' westward advance often was accompanied in lockstep with the spread of their faith. Where...

Living and Giving Photo Gallery - Dec. 21

Published Dec. 21 2014

More than 3,260 folks walked in the annual Grateful Gobbler Walk at Coolidge Park.

Baumgardner: A glimpse at Christmas past

Published Dec. 21 2014

Four days until Christmas!

Rocky Mountain High: Colorado resort towns worry over pot perception

Published Dec. 21 2014

Business is booming in Colorado's mountain resorts, and the addition of recreational marijuana stores this year has attracted customers curious...

The houses on 'Helton Hill': East Ridge family compound's display draws visitors from around the region

Published Dec. 20 2014

The green glow on Fountain Avenue draws Christmas visitors like moths to a flame.

Faith Focus: Jesus skeptics are going to need a bigger eraser

Published Dec. 20 2014

It happens every year about this time, as predictable as the rising of the sun. ...

Mohney: From the mouths of the children

Published Dec. 20 2014

Last Sunday, the children in our Sunday School presented "The First Christmas."

Faith Briefs

Published Dec. 20 2014

Jim Ricketts and Crystle Elam; 11 a.m. Sunday; Antioch Baptist Church, 195 Williamsburg Road, Vonore, Tenn.; also 6 p.m....

Encore careers: For some who’ve already retired, boredom or financial necessity sends them back to work

Published Dec. 19 2014

Retiring is just a blip on the radar for Ron Harr and Pat Hagan.

Courter: Things I wish my kids would ask me

Published Dec. 19 2014

Q: Dad, how do I find a mechanic when I live in a new town?

Good For You: Sigma Gamma Rho honors trailblazers

Published Dec. 19 2014

Cleveland State Community College had several members of its Student Senate participate in the Tennessee Intercollegiate State Legislature in Nashville.

Chillin’ on the river: ‘Landing’ is part of the process as new Ice on the Landing rink draws fun seekers

Published Dec. 18 2014

It’s a sunny but cold Thursday when 22-year-old Ross McClellon steps onto an ice skating rink for the first time...

Ask A Doctor: Which fruit juices are good for you?

Published Dec. 18 2014

Q: I keep hearing that all the sugar in juice is bad for you, but I’ve heard drinking fruit juices...

Cleaveland: America lags behind other nations for health

Published Dec. 17 2014

For four decades, the health of Americans has declined compared to 16 other high-income countries.

‘Nog novelties: Creative holiday recipes make the most of leftover eggnog

Published Dec. 17 2014

Whether it’s soft and spiced or hard and spiked, there are some people for whom the holidays just don’t seem...

Side Orders: Options for dining out on Christmas

Published Dec. 17 2014

There won't be many restaurants open on Christmas Day, but if you choose to eat out rather than in the...

A chicken soup via Africa and Thailand

Published Dec. 17 2014

Much as we love a classic chicken noodle soup, it’s OK to mess with it a bit.

Fare Exchange: Sweets, salads and dipping sauce for bread

Published Dec. 17 2014

Good morning, readers. The clock is ticking, the gifts are gathered, yet there is more work to be done.

Santa 2.0: A guide to ways kids can reach out to St. Nick online

Published Dec. 16 2014

When it comes to communicating with children around the world, Santa's a pretty with-it elf.

Dads2Dads: The nature of dad is changing

Published Dec. 16 2014

The Families and Work Institute’s most recent National Study of the Changing Workforce finds that men now experience more work/family...