Adam Crisp


phone: 423-757-6323




Adam Crisp covers education issues for the Times Free Press.

He joined the paper's staff in 2007 and initially covered crime, public safety, courts and general assignment topics. Prior to Chattanooga, Crisp was a crime reporter at the Savannah Morning News and has been a reporter and editor at community newspapers in southeast Georgia.

In college, he led his student paper to a first-place general excellence award from the Georgia College Press Association. He earned first-place awards in investigative reporting, news reporting and layout and design. He
won the 2006 Georgia Press Association first-place feature writing award in the weekly division.

A graduate of Georgia Southern University, he grew up in Glennville, Ga., the world's largest producer of Vidalia Sweet Onions and home of the annual World Championship Turtle Race.

Contact Adam at 423-757-6323 or acrisp@timesfreepress.com.

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Interim Hamilton County School Superintendent Rick Smith is one step closer to taking over the school system’s top job permanently.

The Hamilton County school board has voted 5 to 3 to change its policy on hiring a new superintendent in a key step toward permanently hiring acting Superintendent Rick Smith.

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Hamilton County school board members will vote tonight on whether to change policy and pave the way for longtime education administrator Rick Smith to be named permanent superintendent.

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