Despite no longer being required to attend, former City Councilman Manny Rico showed up to Thursday's unveiling of Little Liberty, the 11-foot replica of the Statue of Liberty located in the lobby of newly-renovated Liberty Tower.
With nearly two dozen regulators examining equipment and processes at the troubled Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant this week and next, TVA said Thursday it has made “continuous, sustainable improvements” to remove Browns Ferry from the worst performance rating of any U.S. nuclear plant by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Georgia's construction-driven economy may have been battered more than most during the Great Recession, but the job market in the Peach State is now bouncing back faster than its northern neighbor.
Unemployment rose last month across Tennessee to its highest rate since last September.
Georgia’s jobless rate fell last month to its lowest level in nearly four and a half years, although unemployment in the Peach State remained above the national average.
The head of the United Auto Workers is sounding an upbeat note on a future union presence at Chattanooga's Volkswagen plant, even as others question the prospects and the wisdom of such a move.
The economic recovery this year is proving less powerful for industry in the Tennessee Valley, at least in the consumption of electricity by the biggest manufacturers in the region.
As the Tennessee Valley Authority retires some of its oldest coal-fired power plants, the agency is trying to entice some of the older workers at its fossil plants to also retire.
Restaurant chain wants 500 units within four years
A year after an Atlanta investment firm bought the Krystal Co., the fast-food restaurant chain announced today that it has boosted sales and profits while paying down “a significant portion” of the company debt.
For the second time in four years, Bill and Dawn Skowronnek are looking to buy a house on Signal Mountain — even though Bill's job is now in Atlanta.
Tennessee Valley Authority announced today it is naming James R. “Bob” Dalrymple as senior vice president of coal and gas operations, reporting to the agency’s newly hired chief generation officer Chip Pardee.
Equipment tests to verify the reliability of safety systems installed at TVA's newest nuclear plant have not detected any problems so far, TVA officials told regulators Tuesday.
Chattanooga Bakery Co. may have picked a lunar name for its signature Moonpie, but the local bakery is turning to the sun this year to help make its world famous snack.
Directors of the Tennessee Valley Authority didn’t violate the federal Sunshine law when they hired Bill Johnson as chief executive last November without a public meeting, the utility’s internal watchdog said Monday.
TVA's biggest backers fighting a proposed sale of the federal utility like the agency's power but not necessarily its financial standing.
Credit rating agencies affirmed their top bond rating for the Tennessee Valley Authority following meetings with TVA executives in New York last week.
Mohawk Industries, Inc., announced today that it has completed its purchase of the Spano Group, a Belgian panel board manufacturer, for $164 million, or 125 million Euro.
A colder and more normal winter this year compared with 2012 boosted electricity usage in the first quarter and helped the Tennessee Valley Authority raise both sales and earnings during the first three months of 2013.
Mohawk Industries, Inc. boosted its first quarter operating earnings by 50 percent over a year ago as the floorcovering company capitalized on improved products and productivity and the January purchase of the Pergo ceramic tile business.
Alcoa announced today it will expand its rolling mill in Alcoa, Tenn. to meet the growing demand for light, durable and recyclable aluminum sheet for automotive production.
Six months after proposing a new funding path to finish building the $693 million lock at Chickamauga Dam, U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander returned to the stalled project Wednesday to tout a Senate vote next week he hopes could get work started again.
The investment duo who helped turn around the fortunes of Sherman & Reilly over the past three years cashed in on their business venture and sold the 87-year-old manufacturer this week.
Unum Group boosted its operating earnings per share by 9.6 percent in the first quarter, beating analysts expectations by 2 cents per share.
Greenlee, a Textron Inc. company, announced today it is buying Sherman & Reilly, Inc., a Chattanooga-based manufacturer of underground and aerial transmission and distribution products.
The U.S. Senate will vote next week on a measure that could help restart work on the stalled replacement lock at the Chickamauga Dam.
Volkswagen of America, Inc. today reported a 10.3 percent drop in April sales compared with a year ago as more car buyers shifted to light-duty trucks and SUVs and the Chattanooga-made Passat faced increased competition from other mid-size sedans.
The housing recovery and the addition of new carpet lines boosted first quarter earnings for the Dixie Group, Inc., by 20 percent over a year ago and put the Chattanooga-based carpet maker back in the black in the first three months of the year.
Tennessee's biggest health insurer helped ensure its own fiscal health last year by boosting net income by more than 26 percent and swelling its reserves to more than 50 percent above what is legally required.
Nestled along the Tennessee River between Lookout, Signal and Elder mountains, downtown Chattanooga has kept a bigger share of the jobs in its metropolitan area than any other major urban area in Tennessee, Georgia or Alabama.
The housing recovery helped cut unemployment in the Carpet Capital to the lowest level in four and a half years last month.
Susan P. Harris has been promoted to president of See Rock City, Inc., succeeding Andrew Kean who recently joined the administration of Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke.
Covenant Transportation Group, Inc. doubled its first quarter losses from a year ago, but the Chattanooga-based trucking company still beat analysts’ expectations by a penny per share.
The parent company of Cornerstone Bank reported a 26.8 percent gain in first quarter profits over a year ago.
Tennessee's biggest health insurer and Chattanooga's biggest hospital are joining in a five-year network agreement officials hope will lead to better and less costly health care, especially for many of the 25,000 Chattanooga-area residents expected to join one of the new health exchanges coming on the market next year.
With states keeping a lid on new road programs, Astec Industries today reported a 2 percent drop in first quarter sales.
Developers of what would be America’s biggest wind power transmission line have scaled back their initial plans to wheel so much electrical power from Texas and Oklahoma to the Tennessee Valley.
Furrow Automotive has acquired the Infiniti dealership and will relocate the business next week to its Jaguar, Land Rover and Porsche dealership at 7648 Lee Highway.
Unemployment last month fell to the lowest level in nearly four and a half years in Georgia, but the jobless rate rose for the third consecutive month in neighboring Tennessee.
Chattanooga gas prices have fallen 19 cents a gallon over the past month and are 43 cents a gallon below a year ago — the biggest yearly drop since the recession in 2009.
The Volkswagen assembly plant in Chattanooga is one of eight finalists for this year’s Engineering Excellence Award from the American Council of Engineering Companies.
Chattanooga's oldest rehabilitation hospital has gotten its own rehab over the past year with a $12.5 million upgrade and expansion.
With a new mayor, a mostly new City Council and with city department heads being replaced, the leadership of Chattanooga's City Hall changes Monday as much as in any time in modern history.
Name: Cambridge Square Location: The Ooltewah development is along Lee Highway next to the Honors Golf Course. Size: 135 acres, including residential, retail and office development
President Obama's suggestion that the federal government study selling the Tennessee Valley Authority may not get very far in Congress.
Local governments and businesses in Tennessee increasingly are letting the sunshine in, at least as a way to power their own buildings.
Not every graduate of UTC's business school ends up in the school's Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame, but that's exactly where Max Fuller's journey began.
McKee Foods Corp. today completed its $27.5 million purchase of Drake’s cakes from the bankrupt Hostess bakery.
The new restaurant hopes to attract downtown workers, UTC students and nearby residents with a menu of sandwiches and other entrees.
The demographic groups with the highest jobless rates last month.
A monthly gift subscription service for mothers and a web site devoted to women who drink whiskey were picked as the winners of the first Female Founders 48Hour Launch tonight.