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A Gatlinburg, Tenn., woman got quite a scare at her home one recent evening when she heard her dog barking frantically downstairs in the bedroom where her children slept.

The most memorable quotes in the Chattanooga Times Free Press for Sept. 21-26.

NEW YORK β€” Four U.S. governors, including Gov. Bill Haslam of Tennessee, have made a surprise visit to Afghanistan as part of a delegation to receive counterterrorism briefings and greet troops stationed there.

NASHVILLE β€” Security upgrades at a troubled youth detention center in Nashville were not enough to prevent 13 teenagers from escaping Friday, the second major breakout from the facility this month.

NASHVILLE β€” Gov. Bill Haslam says he’s still in talks over finding a way to expand Medicaid in Tennessee despite pushback from fellow Republicans in the state Legislature.

Tennessee's Medicaid agency will try to overturn a federal judge's ruling that ordered the agency to take responsibility for long delays in getting applications processed.

A 6-year-old girl who was struck by a car Friday morning was taken to Erlanger hospital in Chattanooga with a "moderate" leg injury, according to Cleveland, Tenn., police.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. -- The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Bradley County has appointed an interim manager of operations and is seeking bids on veterinary services for its animal shelter.

NASHVILLE -- Some 22,800 students have registered so far in Gov. Bill Haslam's Tennessee Promise program, which offers "last dollars" scholarships to high school graduates wanting to attend two-year state community colleges or colleges of applied technology, officials say.

Nineteen art pieces are being installed this week and next week in unoccupied downtown office windows.

Chattanooga police have arrested three suspects identified by a victim of an alleged hate crime that occurred Sept. 21 at about 2 a.m., according to a news release from the Chattanooga Police Department.

Square desks lined up in rows. Cement block walls. Rectangular ceiling tiles. Square classrooms inside a box-shaped building.

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