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Some news stories seem immortal; they just never die; there's always one more angle that needs to be explored or a new twist pops up to reanimate them.

The evolution of Chattanooga into the "Dynamo of Dixie" in the last half of the 19th century can be traced directly to the efforts of the Union army to capture Atlanta during the Civil War.

  • April 13th, 2014  |
  • By By Maury Nicely
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On April 9, 1865, Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee handed his sword to Union Gen. Ulysses S. Grant ending the bloodiest conflict in American history.

  • April 12th, 2014  |
  • By By Roger Smith
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Chattanooga's Volkswagen workers were given the opportunity to vote on United Auto Workers (UAW) representation.

  • April 12th, 2014  |
  • By By Matt Patterson
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An hour or two after Pittsburgh teenagers lay bleeding on the floors of their high school Wednesday morning, my good friend Frank called.

It has been interesting to watch Russian President Vladimir Putin gain in popularity as he outwits Obama.

  • April 11th, 2014  |
  • By By Ron Hart
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With more than 50 chapters and hundreds of members, the National Socialist Movement is the largest neo-Nazi group in America.

I might be wrong. — Radiohead

There is an absolute dishonesty when a government official, agency or politician speaks of "revenue" for any local, state or federal government.

  • April 7th, 2014  |
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Roy Ketner McDonald, founder of the Chattanooga Free Press, was a man with the common touch, yet he was a very uncommon man.

  • April 6th, 2014  |
  • By By David Cooper
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For more than three decades, the activist-priest John Dear has been traveling the world, teaching nonviolence.

Nearly every visitor to Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Military Park remembers the 85-foot-high limestone tower.

  • April 6th, 2014  |
  • By By Anthony Hodges
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It is the saddest of ironies: twin brothers in Red Bank who tried to live the most private lives possible are now the talk of the town, known across Chattanooga and beyond.

I was just out of grad school, broke, and working in New York City.

  • April 4th, 2014  |
  • By By Ron Hart
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You begin by knowing the obstacles before you, the things you have to avoid.

If you want to have a really confusing conversation, discuss American conservatism and liberalism with a European.

  • April 3rd, 2014  |
  • By By David Martin
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