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A 300-acre tract of land next to Volkswagen's Chattanooga plant will play a key role as the company prepares to launch the German automaker's first research and development facility of its kind on American soil.

Three weeks ahead of the Aug. 7 primary — and just before the start of early voting today — Tennessee 3rd Congressional District candidate Weston Wamp faces a federal complaint over his campaign finances.

ALTAMONT, Tenn. — Grundy County officials say moving inmates out of the county's 1970s-era jail while electrical repairs are made is faster, safer and more cost effective than leaving them there.

On Chattanooga's Tunnel Boulevard, where gunfire is common and crime abounds, lives an award-winning young artist.

BlueCross has awarded Erlanger a $1 million award to help fund a new team to bring down the number of emergency room “frequent fliers” — high-risk, elderly patients with no primary care doctor who use the ER to get treatment.

Three suspects in the July 4 slaying of a 20-year-old man in McMinn County, Tenn., were arrested early Thursday morning in Athens by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and county deputies.

The Hamilton County Board of Education will set up a committee to figure out how to spend what District 3 school board member Greg Martin called a "windfall" of $11.7 million in liquor tax money.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — J. Adam Lowe, who is seeking the Republican nomination for the state House District 22 seat, is criticizing the source of contributions to his opponent in the Aug. 7 primary, Dan Howell.

ATLANTA — Georgia Lottery Corp. officials say a record $940 million in revenue has been transferred to the Georgia Lottery for Education account.

Seventy-eight-year-old Idella Darwin has one leg and had trouble getting down her front steps. World Changers came to the rescue.

Powering up its presence in downtown Chattanooga, Volkswagen plans to work with the city and Hamilton County to erect a $12 million welcome center.

Jakob Morgan’s parents already had plenty to worry about when he was born.

The name of Helen Burns Sharp was on the lawsuit, but it was the taxpayers who won when a judge voided a deal that gave $9 million in public money to the developers of the high-end Black Creek Mountain golf course community.

Nearly half of the $600 million expansion planned at Volkswagen's Chattanooga assembly plant will be paid for by Tennessee taxpayers under the proposed incentives package signed this week by company and government officials.

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