Free Press Editorials

It's hard to oust an incumbent, and that certainly applies to Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal.

If you didn't have to pay strict attention to the traffic while you are driving on the narrow Brainerd Road lanes between Spring Creek Road and East Brainerd Road, you might notice the plethora of telephone poles, signs, buildings, light poles and parking lots.

Fred Fletcher is expected to be approved today by the City Council as Chattanooga’s next police chief.

Chicagoans may have broken off their love affair with Mayor Rahm Emanuel, the former chief of staff to President Barack Obama who left the office to run for mayor of the country's second-largest city, according to the Weekly Standard.

When an online opinion piece called “10 Chattanooga Stereotypes That Are Completely Accurate” arrives in your email box, your suspicion is immediately aroused.

Is tolerance reserved for those with only one set of beliefs?

Air Force One touched down in Arkansas on Wednesday so President Barack Obama could comfort state residents and promise them government help after tornadoes killed 15 people in the state two and a half weeks ago.

• According to unofficial totals, the Hamilton County sheriff's race drew more interest — 16,950 votes cast — than any other on Tuesday's primary election ballot.

So the Center for American Progress and the National Education Association are calling attention to the fact United States teachers are nowhere as diverse as their students.

Voters knocked off one Hamilton County Commission incumbent on Tuesday night and all but assured its body will have a woman in its next term for the first time since 2006.

Among the stories the Times Free Press chronicled in the last few days was one of a successful 58-year-old businessman who returned to college to get the degree he didn't quite finish 36 years ago, a 19-year-old man who has become the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga's youngest graduate and a 22-year-old college graduate who is a Jimmy John's driver but hopes to use the fast-paced job as a stepping-stone to the real world.

Good ol' Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., used the recent occasion of the NBA's lifetime ban of Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling to talk about ... the Washington Redskins.

On Tuesday, Hamilton County voters will elect a sheriff, three county commissioners, two judges, the Circuit Court clerk and the register of deeds in contested primary races.

A week ago today, the Detroit-based National Socialist Movement held a brief rally on the Hamilton County Courthouse lawn.

A new report by S&P Capital IQ, a research firm serving the financial industry, indicates that by 2020 about 90 percent of American workers who now receive employer health insurance will be shifted to government exchanges created by the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

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