David Cobb (Reporter, Photographer)

Phone: 423-757-6249
E-mail: dcobb@timesfreepress.com
David Cobb covers the outdoors for the Chattanooga Times Free Press. After working as an intern for the Times Free Press in 2014, Cobb finished his degree at the University of Tennessee, reported for the Knoxville News-Sentinel, and interned for MLB.com covering the St. Louis Cardinals. Cobb grew up in Memphis.

Tennessee devising plan to bring exercise opportunities to rural residents

Published Feb. 23 2017

Greenways, trails and playgrounds are known as tools for reducing rates of chronic diseases, but a new Tennessee Department of...

Peddling an experience: Business looks to offer healthy pastime for battlefield visitors and more

Published Feb. 22 2017

As temperatures warm and the days get longer in Fort Oglethorpe, David Bridges and cousin Patrick Bridges hope to create...

New Girls Inc. leader hopes to build on organization's success

Published Feb. 21 2017

A local nonprofit organization known for instilling confidence in girls and preparing them for college is welcoming a new leader...

Volunteers will repair Cumberland Trail overlook stairwell after fire destroys it a second time

Published Feb. 20 2017

Hiking through the woods atop Mowbray Mountain's southern edge reveals bits of lingering evidence.

Forest managers prep for prescribed burns even after wildfires

Published Feb. 20 2017

More fire is on its way to area forests just months after rain extinguished the last embers of a historic...

New fuel pumps would complete modernization of Harrison Bay marina

Published Feb. 20 2017

Standing on the far end of the pier at Harrison Bay State Park marina on Friday morning, park manager Don...

Brush fire menaces homes and businesses in Walker County [photos, video]

Published Feb. 17 2017

Flames 10 to 15 feet high are devouring brush and trees on a ridge alongside Battlefield Parkway near McFarland Avenue,...

Battlefield Bikes aims to serve Fort Oglethorpe cyclists, battlefield tourists

Published Feb. 13 2017

David Bridges heard the cautionary tales about opening a bicycle shop in the internet era, and he knows some brick-and-mortar...

Chickamauga battlefield gateway revamp coming to Fort Oglethorpe

Published Feb. 13 2017

A long-awaited revamp to the stretch of road leading into the Chickamauga Battlefield is progressing slowly three years after Fort...

Other state parks could follow Fall Creek Falls into privatization

Published Feb. 12 2017

Amid an ongoing effort to privatize hospitality services at Fall Creek Falls State Park, some state officials are not yet...

Proposed South Cumberland State Park expansion could help Grundy County economy [photos, video]

Published Feb. 6 2017

BEERSHEBA SPRINGS, Tenn. — The Friends of South Cumberland State Park group has worked for decades to snatch up land...

Lupton City mill cleanup plan unfazed by uncertainty surrounding EPA

Published Feb. 4 2017

The city's plan to clean up and reuse a polluted 12-acre former industrial site in Lupton City next to to...

Chattanooga religious leaders provide direction amid uncertainty about Trump's executive order

Published Feb. 1 2017

President Donald Trump's executive order to temporarily halt the country's refugee program and travel from seven nations has sparked concern...

Executive order stalls reunion for Chattanooga refugee families [photos]

Published Jan. 30 2017

Tennessee's two U.S. senators took issue Sunday with elements of President Donald Trump's immigration order, calling it confusing, and one...

New maps show Southeast streams teeming with life

Published Jan. 30 2017

Scientists have long known the streams, rivers and lakes of the Southeast to be teeming with aquatic biodiversity.

Fire academy preps TVA for emergencies [photos]

Published Jan. 26 2017

Tennessee Valley Authority employees don't wait on the local fire department to arrive when flames break out in one of...

Invasive species pose risk to Tennessee homeowners and forests

Published Jan. 25 2017

The fight to protect East Tennessee's forests -- and cities -- from an invasive species continues expanding.

Parents of infant charged with child abuse after meth discovered in child's system

Published Jan. 23 2017

The parents of an infant child have been charged with aggravated child abuse or neglect after methamphetamine was discovered in...

Two shootings cap violent weekend in Chattanooga

Published Jan. 23 2017

Two people were shot in Chattanooga on Sunday, capping a violent weekend on the city's east side that began Friday...

Warmth, drought highlight Chattanooga's 2016 weather

Published Jan. 23 2017

Give yourself a pat on the back for making it through the warmest year in Chattanooga history, or at least...