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Adam Poulisse

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In 1946, former Highland Park Baptist Church pastor Dr. Lee Roberson founded Camp Joy on the principle that the greatest need for a young person is Jesus Christ.

When Darvin Roberts walked into his Lee Highway bar, Images, one Friday last month, his clothes were nothing special: a black button-down shirt with blue jeans and black slip-on shoes.

An investigation begun six months ago found that 11 Hamilton County Emergency District employees “repetitively and inappropriately” misused an emergency instant messaging feature and violated policies, resulting in disciplinary actions up to and including termination.

A gas-fed fire destroyed a townhome early Wednesday, leaving four families homeless, authorities said.

A $750,000 renovation at the Chattanooga Choo Choo will finish up this week, reopening it with new carpet, furniture such as 32-inch flat-screen televisions and resurfaced walls.

Scottie Mayfield hit the road for most of Monday, and said he will be back on it today to pitch his candidacy to the 3rd Congressional District seat.

About 200 people packed Chattanooga State Community College's Humanities Auditorium on Sunday to watch as a minister, a college president, a civil rights pioneer, a Navy veteran and a scholar were honored for selfless service.

Four-year-old Jefferson Hester was among more than a dozen small children perched atop grownups’ shoulders, eagerly waiting to catch a glimpse of Nickelodeon star Victoria Justice as she made her appearance at the Kidz Expo on Saturday.

The Chattanooga cab driver shot in the head Wednesday had posted a photo on Facebook showing a wad of money he earned while on the job, including everything from $1 bills to a plainly visible $100 bill.

Chattanooga attorney Jerry Summers, who served as Soddy-Daisy's first municipal judge, was appointed as interim judge by Soddy-Daisy commissioners this week.

Eager moviegoers sitting in Theater 10 at the Carmike Majestic 12 on Broad Street on Tuesday evening were among the first people in the Chattanooga area to see the documentary "Bully."

Bernard Morris, a former UTC student and resident assistant who installed cameras in students' dorm rooms last year, will have to wait another month for his sentencing.

Adam Lewis was more than outraged after he watched the "Kony 2012" video on the Internet. The Cleveland, Tenn., resident was moved to action.

As Michael Reagan watched GOP presidential debates over the course of this year, he couldn't help but recall President Ronald Reagan. That's to be expected because the former president adopted him just three days after he was born in 1945, he said.

An additional 51 acres of preserved land has been added to the Resaca Battlefield in Georgia.

After being closed for about three years because of a lack of business, Cancun Mexican Restaurant at 5309 Highway 153 was being remodeled to reopen soon, restaurant owner Martin Reyes said.

Parts of North Chickamauga Pocket Wilderness in Soddy-Daisy reopen today after Tennessee State Parks closed them Thursday for maintenance, Hamilton County EMS spokeswoman Amy Maxwell said.

On April 11, 1947, Alan Ruderman sat in the stands of Ebbets Field to watch baseball star Jackie Robinson and the rest of the Brooklyn Dodgers take on the New York Yankees in an exhibition game.

The final question of Thursday's GEAR UP College Knowledge Bowl appeared on the screen. "How much do tuition, books, and supplies for one year cost at UTC?" Four teams, each representing a local middle school participating in the GEAR UP after-school program, hurriedly scrawled their answer on dry-erase boards, then held it up for the bowl judges to see.

Todd Gardenhire, a financial consultant and lifelong Tennessee Valley resident, this week turned in his qualifying petitions in Hamilton and Bradley counties to run for the state Senate.

Mike Carter, a local businessman and Hamilton County Republican with a history in public service, has announced his candidacy for state representative in the newly drawn District 29.

After watching the near-nonstop action and whiz-bang special effects in the film version of “The Hunger Games,” some middle school students were ready to offer their own review. The book was better.

After unsuccessful ground searches, the Chattanooga chapter of the Civil Air Patrol will take to the air to help search for hiker Derek Lueking.

It was about 6 a.m. on Oct. 17, 2009, when David Long found his 17-year-old son Tyler hanging in his closet in their home in Murray County, Ga.

David Testerman, a Democrat with a longtime career in education, has announced he will run for the state District 10 Senate seat.

Roxie Thompson, a Dade County, Ga., native with 16 years of experience in the judicial system, is running for the county's probate judge seat.

What used to be an old fire rescue and City Hall building in LaFayette, Ga., is now the Sheriff Ralph H. Jones Training Center — named after the county’s longest-serving sheriff.

Mary Lane Timpany knew she had to nominate her fourth child, 39-year-old Jon Peri Coppinger, for the Jefferson Award last month. There wasn’t a doubt in her mind.

Gena Ellis is a mother of three boys and a member of Battle Academy’s PTA Board where her middle son, Samuel, is in the third grade.

A computer malfunction left Polk County, Tenn., residents waiting until almost Wednesday for their Super Tuesday election results.

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency is asking for public input on the use all-terrain vehicles in Cummings Cove Wildlife Management Area atop Aetna Mountain in Hamilton and Marion counties.

Three confirmed fatalities and an unspecified number of injuries were reported after severe weather raked parts of Tennessee, North Georgia and northeast Alabama on Wednesday.

Marion County residents now will receive their ambulance services from Puckett EMS, a local private company, instead of Grandview EMS.

A mediation Tuesday led to a long-awaited settlement between East Ridge and East Ridge Soccer Association.

Sean Walsh has heard a lot about the recent film “Hugo.” After all, it’s nominated for 11 Oscars, including best picture. It also was named best picture of 2011 by the National Board of Review, and the director, Martin Scorcese, won best director at last month’s Golden Globes.

Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park officials are planning a rededication ceremony and open house for Alexander’s Bridge at the Chickamauga Battlefield.

An unseasonable 78-degree day graced Chattanooga on Thursday tying with 1987 as a record high set for the date. Although weather that warm is not normal for this time of year, wild swings in temperatures are, said Sam Roberts, meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Morristown, Tenn.

It's Severe Weather Awareness Week -- and possible severe weather is moving into the Chattanooga area.

Crime and crime prevention were hot topics at Tuesday night's Dade County Operation Good Neighbor meeting at the West Brow Community Center on Griffin Road on Lookout Mountain.

Rex Hickey's costume turned heads Friday at ConNooga 2012.

While still keeping future political aspirations under wraps, District 10 Sen. Andy Berke plans to make an announcement regarding his future in the next couple of weeks, he said at a town hall meeting Thursday.

"Joy," "Love" and "Change" were just three of 48 words being hung on the sides of the railroad overpass at M.L. King Boulevard on Wednesday.

Lebron Hardnett was sitting in his Brainerd home Monday night when his brother, Robert, walked in and said he needed some help.

Precautions were taken Monday for a storm system carrying a light wintry mix across most of southern Tennessee, North Georgia and North Alabama.

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