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SALT LAKE CITY — Mormon church founder Joseph Smith had a teenage bride and was married to other men's wives during the early days of the faith when polygamy was practiced, a new church essay acknowledges.

NEW YORK — Sometimes a little fear is healthy for stock investors.

NEW YORK — The governors of New Jersey and New York on Friday ordered a mandatory, 21-day quarantine for all doctors and other arriving travelers who have had contact with Ebola victims in West Africa.

MURSITPINAR, Turkey — New allegations have emerged that Islamic State extremists have expanded their arsenal with chlorine bombs and captured fighter jets -- weapons that could help the militants in Iraq and Syria.

MARYSVILLE, Wash. — A student recently crowned freshman class homecoming prince walked into his Seattle-area high school cafeteria Friday and opened fire, killing one person and shooting four others — including two of his cousins — before turning the gun on himself, officials and witnesses said.

KNOXVILLE — Will he or won't he?

Single and multifamily homes, village-type concepts, and commercial space are options a developer is looking at raising on a 216-acre tract on Chattanooga's waterfront it wants to buy from BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee.

With a Nov. 1 deadline approaching, some 42,000 of Tennessee's roughly 62,000 high school seniors — or about two-thirds — have applied for Tennessee Promise, a new scholarship program that guarantees to cover the costs of a two-year college degree.

Embattled Chattanooga State Community College President Jim Catanzaro on Friday apologized for poor communication and promised to seek reconciliation with his disenchanted faculty, who a day earlier issued a scathing indictment of his leadership.

"Did you take [the victim] to El Meson?

Despite being crowned district champion a year ago, the Ooltewah High School football team had a nasty taste in its mouth from a loss to Cleveland late in the season. Those two teams, along with East Hamilton, each finished 5-1 in district play.

Eat your heart out Spider-Man, you’re not the only one who can traverse a city skyline on a web.

SAN FRANCISCO —€” Sparkling defense, a stingy bullpen and just enough timely hitting. That winning formula of fundamental baseball put the Kansas City Royals on top in the World Series.

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga football team turned the corner of the halfway point of the regular season last week and now heads toward a possible outright Southern Conference championship and NCAA playoff berth.

A Tennessee man charged in a Murray County, Ga., underage sex investigation netted a 20-year sentence in Superior Court stemming from a three-count conviction in a June jury trial.

A 15-year-old LaFayette High School sophomore was killed Thursday night in an ATV accident off Dunwoody Road in North Georgia's Naomi community.

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — Christian Academy of Knoxville had the final degree of separation in the TSSAA Class AA volleyball state tournament.

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — Three, two and finally one.

Parents in Hamilton County soon will have a new way to help track down their kids if they go missing.

The Signal Mountain football team seemed to forget there were four quarters. Visiting Greeneville was reminded repeatedly that there were two halves, and the Green Devils made the most of the second one in winning 31-10.

When I went recently to preach a marriage conference up north, the church I was with took half a day and hired a wonderful tour guide.

  • Oct. 25th, 2014  |
  • By By Pastor Bo Wagner

Let's face it, most people who drive pickups for basic transportation don't need big, half-ton work trucks such as the Nissan Titan or the Ford F-150. For folks who just need a truck to get the kids to school, or maybe to haul an occasional Christmas tree or a pile of mulch, a compact truck does the job perfectly.

First place: Chattanooga-brewed Scottish Pride ale

McHale's Brewhouse and Pub wins best beer honors at Great American Beer Festival

Sidney Hale takes a good drag off his cigarette, looks you in the eye and tells you exactly how big it is that his Ashland Terrace brewpub, McHale's Brewhouse and Pub, won a gold medal at this year's Great American Beer Festival.

ROME, Ga. — Hutcheson Medical Center is safe again. For now.

Thomas "Tom" Dugan, 64, former chief of the Chattanooga Area Regional Transportation Authority, was remembered Friday as a meticulous planner and a strong advocate for public transportation.

Jordan Johnson's impact on the field began a few minutes before kickoff.

The last time Rhea County's football team was unbeaten in late October, Cindi Lauper had the No. 1 song in the nation with "True Colors."

  • Oct. 25th, 2014  |
  • By By Greg Thompson

Coming out of a tough three-point loss to District 6-AA foe Hixson last week, Red Bank needed a win Friday at Howard to keep pace as the playoffs approach.

RINGGOLD, Ga. — Shannon Brooks and his 1,700 rushing yards dominated the pregame talk, but the Pickens County defense stole the show Friday night in a 23-0 Region 7-AAAA win at Heritage.

Soddy-Daisy honored its seniors and retiring half-century public-address announcer John Rawlston, but it was Bradley Central that was left celebrating after Friday's football game.

  • Oct. 25th, 2014  |
  • By By Idris Garcia

Corky Whitlock, a radio play-by-play icon in Cleveland, had a stroke recently and is being cared for at St. Barnabas Nursing Home in Chattanooga.

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga women's basketball team is welcoming several new players to the program after losing five seniors from last season's Southern Conference champions.

Considering her prowess playing goalkeeper for her club soccer team, everybody around the Grace Academy program was on board with freshman Rachel Beard playing the position when it became one of need during the 2014 season.

• University of Chattanooga Class of 1964 will hold its 50-year reunion today as part of the annual Fifty Plus Weekend.

* Sunday Showcase: Chattanooga Theatre Center, 400 River St., 3-5 p.m., $10 adults, $5 ages 6-18, performances by 12 local youth arts organizations in show sponsored by Performing Arts League Inc. 423-267-8534.

Jim Ricketts and Crystle Elam, 11 a.m. Sunday; Soddy-Daisy United Methodist Church, 255 Depot St.; 775-2806.

The Obedience Club of Chattanooga is holding registration for its next six-week session of canine obedience classes on Sunday from 1 to 3 p.m. at the club's training facility on Highway 193 in Flintstone, Ga. Classes will begin Monday.

Recently, I wrote an article about the installation of A. Lee Burns III as new headmaster of the McCallie School.

  • Oct. 25th, 2014  |
  • By By Nell Mohney

QMy red-flowered buckeye has big fat chestnut-type seeds. Is it possible to grow more buckeyes from these and how do it do it?

  • Oct. 25th, 2014  |
  • By By Pat Lea

WASHINGTON — It is such a relief about that Ebola thing.

  • Oct. 25th, 2014  |
  • By By Michael Gerson
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Dr. Jim Catanzaro is never without a thought, a plan, a strategy. Where most people his age and with his longevity in their fields have hung up their spurs and received their gold watches, he is active, moving, seeking, listening and looking ahead.

Big cat Jim Catanzaro is no stranger to controversy, but Thursday his Chattanooga State Community College faculty hit him squarely with a "no confidence" vote.

Sometimes it's important to read up on a candidate to see if the candidate's past opinions match up with his campaign rhetoric.

Walmart will hire up to 95 workers this fall to staff the new Walmart Neighborhood Market slated to open in Fort Oglethorpe on Jan. 21.

• East Brainerd Council Meeting Tuesday from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Car Barn, 6721 Heritage Business Court. Hamilton County Commissioner Larry Henry will speak. Cost is $10.

Julia Westerbur's 10 kills and Sarah Hohman's 30 assists led UNC Greensboro to a 3-0 Southern Conference volleyball win Friday at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.

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