David Cook

David Cook is the award-winning city columnist for the Times Free Press, working in the same building where he began his post-college career as a sportswriter for the Chattanooga Free Press. Cook, who graduated from Red Bank High, holds a master's degree in Peace and Justice Studies from Prescott College and an English degree from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. For 12 years, he was a teacher at the middle, high school and university levels. A Marshall Memorial Fellow, Cook published in magazines (The Sun, Utne Reader, Geez), academic journals, an anthology on homelessness ("Personal Struggles, Professional Lives: Ethics and Advocacy in Research on Homelessness" — Lexington Press) and an anthology on grandparents and grandchildren ("Grandparenting with Heart" — North Atlantic).

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Some women loved Ted Bundy.

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It was 1944. Bennie Marlin was 17 and in love.

Got a message from a parole officer who wants to tell me the story of one particular parolee who sounds like Lazarus: once lost and doped up as a drug dealer, he's now found, full of life, right as rain.

When Republicans won control of the Senate on Tuesday night, life suddenly became much more complicated for our city's Travis McDonough.

Very few people vote at the Amnicola Highway polling place, there in the unheated garage of Fire Station 10, where five folding chairs sat empty for most of Tuesday and poll workers talked of voting days gone by the way front-porch men might remember — sentimentally, wistfully — the hottest days of yesteryear.

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