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WASHINGTON — Scientists revealed Wednesday that they have found the first solid archaeological evidence that some of the earliest American colonists at Jamestown, Va., survived harsh conditions by turning to cannibalism.

With developments about 30 minutes from Chattanooga in just about any direction, living in a rural area can be a draw for outdoor enthusiasts who enjoy activities such as hang gliding, canoeing and rafting.

Yellow smog hung in the air over Chattanooga more than 40 years ago, a tangible symbol of a manufacturing economy that was on the brink of collapse.

The upscale restaurant owned by Rick and Nancy Adams, owners of the Southern Star, has a menu that changes nightly. Ranging in price from about $9 to $20, menu items include salads, soup of the day, fresh seafood and steak.

After buying a big-screen TV last year with her family’s tax refund, Jodi Flynn decided this year’s $6,200 check would be spent sprucing up the living room furniture.

Tom and Grif Glenn have been around hardware stores all their lives.

• What: Full-service printing company specializing in integrated marketing communications.

Chattanooga area jobless rate rises

Dalton leads area with 13%; Chattanooga up to 9.1%

Sitting at a small circular table, a phone book in her lap and a spiral-bound notebook with scribbles of company names in front of her, Lisa Haddock continues a tireless search for a job.

Increasing both its sales and profits for the 2010 fourth quarter and year, Ooltewah-based Miller Industries announced Tuesday a 20 percent boost to its annual cash dividend.

Stepping into the 50-year-old Bouffant Salon is a little like stepping back in time.

A wide array of farm fresh fruits and vegetables, local floral arrangements and hand-made soaps, candles and birdhouses.

Blake Strickland learned an important lesson about credit unions 33 years ago when he began working for the Tennessee Valley Federal Credit Union.

A cold snap earlier this year in the farming areas of Mexico, Florida, California and Texas is affecting the produce supply and price for local restaurants, grocers and distributors.

What: Eco-friendly North Shore condominiums certified by EarthCraft House

When a small bank in rural Sequatchie County opened nearly 40 years ago here in a trailer, its founders didn’t anticipate it would one day grow to have an eight-county reach.

After more than a decade of serving as chief financial officer for First Security Group, parent of FSGBank, William L. “Chip” Lusk Jr. will leave Chattanooga’s biggest independent bank next week to take a position at an Atlanta financial institution.

First Security Group, parent of FSGBank, announced today that Chief Financial Officer William L. "Chip" Lusk Jr. has resigned to take a job in Atlanta.

Most people spend about one-third of their lives on a mattress, but Roger Pickett has devoted more than 20 years of his life to manufacturing them.

Eco-friendly North Shore condominiums certified by EarthCraft House

Standing in a small room surrounded by more than 100 electronic devices, Adam Boeselager gestures toward a TV set playing a video of a pajama-clad child unwrapping what appears to be a Christmas present.

If pavement is the roof of the road, the U.S. has "a lot of roofs leaking," said Astec Industries' chairman and chief executive officer, J. Don Brock.

Astec Industries, the Chattanooga-based manufacturer of road-building equipment, released its 2010 fourth quarter and year-end results today.

A recent college graduate sporting a Batman mask types away on his computer.

For more than a year, John Sweet has wanted to expand Niedlov's Breadworks, but it wasn't in the cards until just recently.

Energy conservation equipment installation and auditing services for commercial and industrial clients, providing a way to reduce electricity dependence.

Bill Wilcox, Tony Hunnicutt and Tim Debord are no strangers to what crew members and volunteers have been going through this week at the "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" site in Rossville.

Fresh to Order is somewhere between fast food and fine dining.

Fresh to Order is somewhere in between fast food and fine dining.

The Carter Street Corp., which oversees the Chattanooga Convention Center, approved its 2012 budget request to the city and county today.

Home Energy Rating System analyses provided by a regional energy auditing company that help determine cost-effective energy efficiency improvements for homeowners.

Family Dollar will unveil four remodeled Chattanooga-area stores Saturday, citing improved quality and quantity.

Christina Holmes and Christian "Thor" Thoreson are trying to enhance Chattanooga's "coolness factor" with a business venture.

Fred Friday went from a career in a picture-perfect industry to one where he's sifting through junk each day -- but he wouldn't have it any other way.

It's no secret some big ideas have come out of Chattanooga.

Despite yo-yoing temperatures in the Tennessee Valley, tomatoes, basil and cilantro have been growing strong at a small shop on Rossville Avenue.

Owner Kelly Brock said her green efforts began about four years ago when she redesigned her Hixson Pike location with cork flooring.

"The mere fact that we exist is how we're green," said Keith Heming, director of operations. Heming said by taking in the items that are sorted and then sold or recycled, the Samaritan Center keeps 200 to 400 tons of clothing, accessories, toys and electronics out of the landfill each year.

Whether you’re in the market for a yacht or a pontoon boat, a dock or a custom rod, the Chattanooga Boat & Sport Show this weekend may be your best bet for rock bottom prices, organizers said.

Inside a small storefront along Brainerd Road, Brent Winters can see more than two years of work begin to take the shape of what he hopes will be a successful enterprise.

A remodeled website, enhanced business reviews and mobile applications are among the steps the Better Business Bureau will take this year as it pushes its business model toward the future.

Owner Kathy Sok said the all-natural, non-toxic products her crews use, along with machines that consume 50 percent to 70 percent less solution and reduce the amount of water needed to clean surfaces, make up a large portion of how her company has become green over the past decade. "It's not just about the chemicals, and it's not just about the machine," she said. "It's about the complete system."

Members of the Carter Street Corp., the body that oversees the Chattanooga Convention Center, will painstakingly analyze the organization's budget in the next month to chisel off pieces that could save money in the long run.

With its stock underperforming since the middle of November, FSGBank’s parent company, First Security Group, received a notice from Nasdaq earlier this month that it was not in compliance with a rule requiring a minimum bid price of $1 per share.

Founded more than 70 years ago in Germany, Volkswagen has gone from producing one version of "the people's car" in its home country to being the third-largest automaker in the world.

With less than three months until Chattanooga's tourism season begins in earnest, area attractions are gearing up for what they hope will be another positive year.

Three years into retirement, Alan Reimann got bored. So bored that he realized the dream of playing golf every day just wasn't going to cut it. He had to find something to do with his time.

Landscape architecture relies on making the most sustainable use of the landscape.

The snow that blanketed Chattanooga Sunday night and has hung around throughout the week has had a mixed effect on downtown Chattanooga hotels.

Nichelle Patel and Patti Taylor became bakers and business owners by chance.

Several years ago when Tom Moore saw the beginning effects of the recession, he knew he had to start cutting costs. Instead of layoffs, he chose to go green.

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