Barry Courter is staff reporter and columnist for the Times Free Press.
He started his journalism career at the Chattanooga News-Free Press in 1987.
He covers primarily entertainment and events for ChattanoogaNow, as well as feature stories for the Life section.
Born in Lafayette, Ind., Barry has lived in Chattanooga since 1968. He graduated from Notre Dame High School and the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga with a degree in broadcast journalism.
He previously was a news reporter at WDEF-TV 12. Barry has been married to Kelley since 1987. Their children are Jeff Soder, Jenny Mitchell, Carson Courter and Grace Courter.
Contact Barry at 423-757-6354 or email@example.com.
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It's not even Christmas but the music search committee at Friends of the Festival has signed its first three acts for the 2014 Riverbend Festival, set for June 7-14 at Ross's Landing.
Caitlin Hammon has always enjoyed singing, but hearing guest vocalist Stella Zambalis sing opera with the Chattanooga Symphony & Opera changed her focus.
Riverbend is going high tech and will replace the admission pins that have been used since 1983 with wristbands that include a bar code, according to executive director Chip Baker.
Q: Dad, neither the radio or the cigarette light, I mean phone charge thingy, is working in my car. Why?
It’s not the first thing you notice watching an Alanna Royale show.
Melanie Young, a Girls Preparatory School graduate and the daughter of Sonia “The Purple Lady” Young and the late Mel Young, was named one of three honorees in the 2013 HandCraft Heroes Breast Cancer Campaign.
Two markers, one commemorating the old trolley car that brought residents and domestic workers to the houses along Missionary Ridge and another for the elementary school that once stood near Bragg Reservation were placed Tuesday.
BARRY SAYS: Kelley and I actually met many years ago while we were both working at the Gazebo and Brass Register on Georgia Avenue. While we were talking about what to make this month, we started talking about the Dickens Dinners that the Gazebo hosted every Christmas.
Kirby Yost remembers loading up her SUV with toys, then filling up her mother's vehicle with even more.
BARRY COURTER: Lisa, you and I have done this a long time, but I don't remember the first week of December ever being this busy, and I'm not just talking about shopping for the holidays.