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NASHVILLE — Newly appointed state Attorney General Herbert Slatery, who last week became only the second Republican in Tennessee history to hold the post, fully embraces the unusual process in which the state Supreme Court names the state's top lawyer.

Former CNN correspondent Dan Lothian, whose first job was in Chattanooga, is returning here for a lecture series at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — Bradley County's Emergency Medical Service sent a representative to Washington, D.C., last week as part of lobbying efforts to improve retirement benefits for paramedics and emergency medical technicians.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — A 90-day comment period will begin soon on proposed changes to Bradley County's building codes.

JASPER, Tenn. — Every five years the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation and the federal government require an inspection of a municipality's water tanks, and Jasper's next inspection is due this year.

The most memorable quotes in the Chattanooga Times Free Press for Sept. 14-19.

  • Sept. 21st, 2014  |

NASHVILLE — Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Gordon Ball on Saturday defended his support of gun rights from an NRA attack and lightheartedly challenged Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander to a “duel” of sorts, since he said Alexander won’t agree to a traditional debate.

  • Sept. 20th, 2014  |

If all goes as planned, Chattanooga’s first emergency family shelter for men, women and children will open in mid-December.

At the third annual Tennessee Tow Show on Friday, Paul Saffelle whipped the steering wheel of his tow truck around as he tried to park a car attached to the end of his truck just inches from another parked car.

RINGGOLD, Ga. — The ex-girlfriend of a Ringgold homeowner fatally shot another woman in the house Friday, Catoosa County Sheriff Gary Sisk said.

A former Chattanooga Industrial Development Board chairman says the City Council's recent move to take more responsibility for the development board doesn't go far enough.

After two days of testimony and arguments, U.S. Magistrate Judge Bill Carter summarized a court hearing's key issue with one question.

Downtown parking spaces were full on Friday — like normal — except not with cars.

WEST PALM BEACH — Americans suffer needless discomfort and undergo unwanted and costly care as they die, in part because of a medical system ruled by "perverse incentives" for aggressive care and not enough conversation about what people want, according to a new report.

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