Signal Mountain's Elizabeth Baker getting ready for Rio for Paralympic Games

Published Jul. 21 2016

Baker, 42, will be plunging into the dirty water off Rio de Janeiro's Copacabana Beach on Sept. 11 for her...

Case: Getting to know an elusive feline

Published Jul. 21 2016

The bobcat is one critter you don't see very much. You may even talk to a number of experienced hunters...

Water day for disabled at Chickamauga Lake stirs national official's emotions

Published Jul. 17 2016

She's wanted to attend a SPARC water day for people with disabilities in the past, she said, but job responsibilities...

Local trail runner snags sponsorship, coaching job at LaFayette High

Published Jul. 14 2016

Growing up at the foot of Africa's tallest mountain in an impoverished nation can make the trials of life in...

Larry Case: Ma and Pa were prepared; you should be, too

Published Jul. 14 2016

Think about how much the world has changed the past 50 years. Aside from obvious differences like the rise in...

Chattanooga area offers several popular sites for off highway vehicles

Published Jun. 30 2016

The Chattanooga area offers several popular sites for OHVs, including Prentice Cooper State Forest, the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest and privately...

Larry Case: Hungry bears are prone to wander

Published Jun. 30 2016

It's been a while since I wrote to you about bears, but they've been on my mind lately.

Around the Region: Dayton's Andy Morgan is FLW Angler of Year for third time

Published Jun. 25 2016

Andy Morgan of Dayton, Tenn., clinched his third Walmart FLW Tour Angler of the Year honor in four years Friday...

Larry Case: Muddy memories of Dad at the creek are clear in my mind

Published Jun. 19 2016

Sometimes I think there are two kinds of people in the world: those who fish with live bait, and those...

Larry Case: So you want to be a gun writer?

Published Jun. 16 2016

Back when I was a kid I read a lot of outdoors and gun magazines. I doubt that's a surprise...

Soak Creek dubbed a Tennessee Scenic River

Published Jun. 15 2016

A section of the creek that runs through Bledsoe, Cumberland and Rhea Counties is the first waterway in the state...

Mount Cammerer Lookout structure still stands tall in Smokies

Published Jun. 9 2016

While not even on one of the 10 highest points in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the Mount Cammerer...

Larry Case: Wild for brook trout

Published Jun. 2 2016

"To those devoid of imagination, a blank place on the map is a useless waste; to others, the most valuable...

Ruhling, Stocks double up differently in Chattanooga Chase race wins [video]

Published May. 31 2016

Seth Ruhling doubled up at the Chattanooga Chase on Monday, winning both the 8-kilometer race and the later 1-miler.

Larry Case: NRA convention a sight to see

Published May. 26 2016

Back when the Earth was new — right after the last dinosaurs had been exterminated by market hunters — I...

Kienle wins 2016 Ironman Chattanooga 70.3

Published May. 22 2016

German pro triathlete Sebastian Kienle pulled away from Sam Appleton on the run to win the 2016 Ironman Chattanooga 70.3...

Ironman participant dies during race

Published May. 22 2016

A competitor in Sunday's Ironman Chattanooga 70.3 collapsed during the swim leg and later died at a local hospital.

Larry Case: Ancient Rome and modern 4-H come together

Published May. 19 2016

"As the tree is bent, the tree inclines." — Virgil

New documentary tells story of Copper Basin

Published May. 14 2016

The 58-minute movie allows viewers to hear and see how life was — not in a desert, but in an...

[Video] Times Free Press and Get Out Chattanooga present May's Outdoor Roundup

Published May. 12 2016

David Cobb of the Chattanooga Times Free Press and Gabrielle Chevalier of Get Out Chattanooga Magazine present the Outdoor Roundup...

Larry Case: In the fishing world, the worm has turned (again)

Published May. 12 2016

Consider the lowly earthworm.


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Buddy Gross, Michael Neal still first, second in Pickwick bass tournament

Published May. 8 2016

Buddy Gross is netting a monster haul in the Walmart FLW Tour bass tournament at Pickwick Lake, as the rookie...

Ringgold's Buddy Gross, Dayton's Michael Neal lead at Pickwick

Published May. 6 2016

First-year professional bass angler Buddy Gross from Ringgold, Ga., and Michael Neal of Dayton, Tenn., are first and second after...