Photos: People enjoy the Peach Festival at the Chattanooga Market

Published Jul. 5 2015

Folks enjoy the annual Peach Festival at the Chattanooga Market on Sunday, July 5, 2015.

Top web stories and videos: June 28-July 2

Published Jul. 5 2015

The most viewed articles and videos of the week.

Cash cow or money pit?: Walker County Commissioner Bebe Heiskell betting big on Mountain Cove Farms

Published Jul. 5 2015

KENSINGTON, Ga. — This was the greatest moment of her career, Walker County Commissioner Bebe Heiskell told the crowd.

Chattanooga area conservative pastors concerned about impact of LGBT rights momentum

Published Jul. 5 2015

Legendary Alabama civil rights attorney Henry Frohsin believes the U.S. Supreme Court decision making same-sex marriage legal is a win-win...

TennCare to overhaul 'unhelpful' helpline

Published Jul. 5 2015

In early 2014, Tennesseans trying to get enrolled in the state's Medicaid program faced a strange new landscape with few...

Snakes, dragons and lizards are stars of Reptiday at Camp Jordan

Published Jul. 5 2015

As the salesman cradled the pet, he explained why this particular animal belongs in your home.

Etowah Depot Museum to unveil new Old Line exhibit

Published Jul. 5 2015

ETOWAH, Tenn. — The Etowah Depot Museum is set to unveil "Old Line Railroad: Mileposts Through Time," an exhibit celebrating...

Political Notebook: Georgia lawmakers named to panels

Published Jul. 5 2015

Two North Georgia state lawmakers have been named to study committees by House Speaker David Ralston, R-Blue Ridge.

Marion passes budget on time; property taxes unchanged

Published Jul. 5 2015

JASPER, Tenn. — If the Marion County Commission has ever passed a new budget before the July 1 deadline, it...

Kimball approves TDOT's roads policy

Published Jul. 5 2015

KIMBALL, Tenn. — When an accident occurs on a Tennessee roadway, state and local agencies all have a role to...

Quoteworthy

Published Jul. 5 2015

The most memorable quotes in the Chattanooga Times Free Press for June 28-July 2.

Outside northbound lane of Highway 58 from Oakwood Drive to Jersey Pike closed until Tuesday

Published Jul. 5 2015

The outside northbound lane of Highway 58 from Oakwood Drive to Jersey Pike will be closed from 7 a.m. today...

Tennessee vital records costs increase

Published Jul. 5 2015

Fees charged by the state Department of Health's Office of Vital Records for birth and death certificates went up July...

I-24 west in Chattanooga shut down several hours after 18-wheeler crash, fuel spill

Published Jul. 5 2015

Chattanooga police temporarily shut down the westbound lanes of Interstate 24 around 5:45 a.m. Saturday after an 18-wheeler crashed near...

Police: Machete attack leads to SWAT standoff in East Ridge

Published Jul. 5 2015

A standoff lasting about two hours Saturday morning ended peacefully when an East Ridge man agreed to turn himself in.

Hamilton County Mental Health Court forum set Tuesday

Published Jul. 5 2015

Hamilton County courts will launch Mental Health Court in late July with the goal of providing services and breaking down...

Avian flu prevention planned

Published Jul. 5 2015

An avian flu outbreak that has struck in 21 states and caused the destruction of nearly 50 million chickens, one...

Photos: Pops on the River at Coolidge Park

Published Jul. 4 2015

Follks enjoy Pops on the River at Coolidge Park on Saturday, July 4, 2015, in Chattanooga.

I-24 west in Chattanooga shut down several hours after 18-wheeler crash, fuel spill

Published Jul. 4 2015

Interstate 24 westbound is currently shut down in Chattanooga after an 18-wheeler crash at the Highway 27 split, police say.

Police: Man assaults couple with machete in East Ridge

Published Jul. 4 2015

Police say a man with a machete caused a lot of trouble on Independence Day.

Hamilton County woman's video on avoiding shark attacks goes viral

Published Jul. 4 2015

Hamilton County Schools employee Veronica-Pooh Nash Poleate's Facebook video advice on how to avoid getting eaten by sharks has garnered...

Dunlap man plans giant Confederate battle flag monument on Fredonia Mountain

Published Jul. 4 2015

DUNLAP, Tenn. — A small town in the pastoral Sequatchie Valley of Southeast Tennessee could become home to a Confederate...

IndepenDANCE Day Street Party partygoers escape rain in the Bessie Smith Cultural Center

Published Jul. 4 2015

Right on cue, the storm clouds parted, the sun broke through and hickory smoke and hip-hop music started rising from...