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NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. — Plenty of working parents can relate to the dilemma Debra Harrell faced when her 9-year-old daughter asked to play unsupervised in a park this summer. How do you find the time and money for child care when school is out?

BOARDMAN, Ore. — The largest power plant in Oregon, the Boardman Coal Plant, sat idle one day earlier this summer, "cold steel" in industry parlance, its dirty power no longer wanted on an electricity grid that is becoming greener.

MIDFIELD, Ala. — Jefferson County sheriff's officials say a man accused of dousing his ex-girlfriend in gasoline and lighting her on fire has been arrested.

REVERE, Mass. — A storm system that wreaked havoc across the eastern half of the U.S. spawned a tornado that ripped roofs off homes in suburban Boston, uprooted trees and forced businesses to close.

LOS ANGELES — A judge ruled against Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling on Monday in his attempt to block the $2 billion sale of the Los Angeles Clippers to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer.

NASHVILLE — Republican U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais outraised GOP challenger Jim Tracy by a two-to-one margin in the first 18 days of July, but Tracy outspent the embattled 4th Congressional District representative by nearly four times as much, disclosures show.

Chattanooga Choo Choo officials announced today a $7 million restoration project that will add add two new restaurants and an additional 500 - person music venue.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — Tennessee Supreme Court Justice Sharon Lee publicly thanked 10th District Circuit Court Judge Mike Sharp for his support during a stopover in Bradley County today as part of her campaign to seek retention of her position on the Aug. 7 ballot.

ATLANTA (AP) — Ervin Santana threw eight scoreless innings, Evan Gattis homered for the first time in more than a month and the Atlanta Braves beat the San Diego Padres 2-0 on Monday.

The Chattanooga Football Club will travel to New York to face the Red Bulls’ U-23 team in the finals of the National Premier Soccer League Saturday evening.

ATLANTA — Ervin Santana knew in the very first inning his slider would be tough to hit.

GRAYSVILLE, TN. - Jason Erik Redden was back on the job today as the Chief of Police of Graysville, Tennessee.

A federal appeals court has struck down Virginia's same-sex marriage ban.

NASHVILLE - Republican U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander's campaign spent $1.34 million in the first 18 days of July as the incumbent ramped up his GOP primary effort in advance of early voting in Tennessee, his disclosure shows.

NASHVILLE - Alaska business filings show Sarah Palin and Tennessee GOP Senate hopeful Joe Carr, whom Palin endorsed last week, both have a tie to Nashville millionaire investor Andrew Miller, a Carr supporter.

The Wilcox Tunnel will be closed Wednesday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. each day for routine maintenance, according to a news release from the city traffic engineer's office.

Chattanooga police have identified the 23-year-old victim of a deadly staging in East lake Courts Sunday morning.

NASHVILLE— U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann, R-Tenn., and his GOP primary challenger Weston Wamp this month jerked out their campaign wallets and and began showering the 3rd Congressional District with hundreds of thousands of dollars in advertising and other spending as their bitter rivalry headed into early voting, records show.

Cleveland, Tenn., authorities are offering a $500 reward for information leading to arrests in car burglaries and vandalism that happened over the weekend in and around the town's greenway and greenway parking areas.

Despite a 29.4 percent increase in sales this spring, the Dixie Group, Inc., today said it lost $605,000, or 4 cents per share, from continuing operations in the second quarter.

Dollar Tree is buying rival discounter Family Dollar, giving it a wider reach in the intensifying fight for deal-seeking customers.

NASHVILLE - Republican U.S. Senate hopeful George Flinn is now aiming his fire at state Rep. Joe Carr, R-Lascasas, the other challenger to Sen. Lamar Alexander in the GOP primary election.

Hardwick Clothes announced today it is launching Hardwick.com, a new e-commerce site for America's oldest tailored clothing maker.

Football practice time in Tennessee

Get live updates as Stephen Hargis tours the area as high school drills begin

A chemical spill has closed the main entrance of Chattanooga State Community College until further notice, according to posts on the college's social media accounts.

Gang, hope the weekend treated you as you deserved.

WAYNESBORO, Ga. — The U.S. nuclear industry has started building its first new plants in decades using prefabricated Lego-like blocks meant to save time and money and revive the once-promising energy source.

NASHVILLE — Tennessee officials are warning the state's 475 Democratic and Republican county election commissioners that they will get bounced off the local panels if they cross over and vote in the opposite party's primary during the Aug. 7 election.

Play-Doh and papier–mâché may be living on borrowed time at Clifton Hills Elementary School.

UNITED NATIONS — The U.N. Security Council called for "an immediate and unconditional humanitarian cease-fire" in the Gaza war between Israel and Hamas at an emergency meeting just after midnight Monday morning.

They are who we've always thought they are ... pure class. What else needs to be said after Atlanta Braves legends Bobby Cox, Tom Glavine and Greg Maddux were all inducted into the Hall of Fame on Sunday?

MENTONE, Ala. — Since 130 years of history went up in flames in March, only memories and blackened stone stand testament to the former glory of the Mentone Springs Hotel, the "Grand Old Lady" of East Alabama.

NASHVILLE — For a low-key, even-keeled kind of a guy, Republican U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander is nonetheless managing to ignite a lot of passion on Tennessee's campaign trail right now.

It all begins anew. Winter workouts became summer conditioning, which led to 7-on-7 passing camps, and now cleats will dig into dew-soaked practice fields this morning as high school football teams across Tennessee are allowed to put on full pads and prepare for the season's kickoff.

At the age of 18, brothers Andrew and Jonathan Scott bought their first home with a down payment of $250 after graduating high school.

Bill Elliott’s Saturday began in Pensacola instructing a mandatory soccer camp at the University of West Florida, where he coaches in the fall.

There is a belief that Mississippi State linebacker Benardrick McKinney's success stems from his rather thin recruiting file.

A man whose hair color favors that of the chain-link fence his ladder is leaning against fiddles with an electronic scoreboard deep in the outfield of a youth baseball field at Camp Jordan.

The men who entered the restroom thought they were alone.

The Choo-Choo Invitational started with an idea: Why couldn’t Chattanooga host a highly rated amateur golf tournament every year?

The Atlanta and Chattanooga RBI softball teams met in the first and last games over the weekend in the Southeast Regional tournament in Chattanooga.

BARRY COURTER: Lisa, remember when Nightfall was about the only music series we had going and the only reason you’d ever go down to Ross’s Landing was to throw a dead body into the river? Wait, did I say that last part out loud?

INDIANAPOLIS — With a tinge of gray hair at his temples, his hat on backward and his two young children by his side, Jeff Gordon celebrated as if he was 23 years old again.

ATLANTA — Mike Minor is working to correct flaws in his mechanics that were discovered when he looked at this year's results and matched them up to tape from his strong 2013 season.

The Chattanooga bullpen faltered and squandered a solid start by Nick Struck with an 8-4 loss in Huntsville on Sunday.

The Sunday stabbing of a 23-year-old man in East Lake Courts brings this year's total number of homicides to 20 for the city -- more than in all of 2013.

Two Chattanooga teams will be representing Tennessee in the Southern Sectional junior team tennis tournament Aug. 15-17 in Lexington, S.C.

Chattem chemical engineer Caroline Hensley from Hixson won all the Women's 1 Division events with record-setting performances in the water ski Southern Region Championships this past weekend at Lymanland near Tuscaloosa, Ala. Hensley, a Baylor School graduate, was an All-American skier at Alabama and trained often at Lymanland during college.

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. — Frank Thomas choked back tears, Joe Torre apologized for leaving people out of his speech and Tony La Russa said he felt uneasy.

PARIS — Vincenzo Nibali put his lungs and legs to work one last time, marching up to the winner's podium of the Tour de France and sighing deeply before the Italian anthem echoed over the Champs-Elysees.

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A U.S. House and Senate known for gridlock may be on the verge of passing legislation that is not only bipartisan but has a positive benefit for citizens.

  • July 28th, 2014  |
  • By By Robin Smith
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Several Patsy Hazlewood fans have touted her for District 27 representative because she is “politically flexible” with “no political obligations.” If those statements are true, so, too, is the corollary; she has no political convictions, either.

The doorway to TennCare is like "the eye of a needle," according to legal and health care experts.

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