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The use of bicycles is good exercise, saves gasoline and helps people get from here to there faster than walking.

  • Aug. 26th, 2014  |
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A 17-year-old Dyersburg, Tenn., student recently was sent to the principal's office for following a fellow student's sneeze with the words "bless you."

A week before Labor Day, a Republican United States Senate looks like a distinct possibility in November.

Hamilton County Schools employees may not get much sympathy from the average Chattanooga worker after the revelation Thursday that teachers and others may have to pay an additional $100 a month to keep their spouses on the school district's health plan.

Even those people who didn't vote for Barack Obama in 2008 had hoped some things about race relations might change for the better.

The 1988 triple murder of Kenneth Griffith, Earl Smock and Richard Mason on Signal Mountain was dramatized in a new episode of "Bloodlands" on the Investigation Discovery cable television channel Monday night.

  • Aug. 20th, 2014  |
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Anyone with a room or basement full of old bills, Dad's letters to Mom from the war, the children's elementary-school drawings and old newspapers will understand what the city of Chattanooga wants to do.

  • Aug. 19th, 2014  |
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An apparently dangerous book has returned to Navy base lodges.

What are Roy Herron and other Democrats afraid of?

Chattanooga has been there before -- been where Ferguson, Mo., is today, that is.

Among candidates in competitive races in the Aug. 7 state primaries and general election, District 6 Hamilton County Board of Education member Joe Galloway made the biggest improvement between early voting and Election Day tabulations, according to unofficial results from the Hamilton County Election Commission.

  • Aug. 15th, 2014  |
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News stories on the continued debacle that is the U.S. Postal Service always helpfully tell us "the Postal Service is an independent agency that receives no tax dollars for its day-to-day operations but is subject to congressional control."

It all comes down to hubris.

George Davis is baring his soul and a lot more in his effort to be elected to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors.

If President Barack Obama had given Ukraine some of the firepower it needed to push away the pro-Russian separatists currently ensconced in the eastern sector of the country earlier this year, a Chattanooga missionary to the Eastern European country and his family might be closer to returning to their home there.

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