David Cook (Reporter)
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).
"So long as I do not firmly and irrevocably possess the right to vote I do not possess myself." —...
Three months ago, I could barely walk, pain like a live wire roaring through my back and leg.
In 2017, we were cool. Really cool.
Despite what advertisers and big-box stores tell us, Christmas is about small things.
Let's say you're arrested for a misdemeanor crime. Something small and nonviolent, like driving without a license. Shoplifting. Possession of...
Much of America hates Ajit Pai right now.
Two days before Thanksgiving, a delegation of local clergy — Christians, Jews, Muslims, a total of 21 in all —...
One year ago this week, Will Hunt's heart gave out.
Thank God for Butch Jones.
Since early August, the city of Chattanooga has disconnected water service to more than 400 of its citizens and commercial...
Looking back, I should have seen it coming.
Between 1885 and 1906, four black men were lynched in Chattanooga.
There is a gap, a moment, a pause.
He could have turned his back.
Like any nonrenewable energy source, our current tourist economy will one day run dry. Past economies prove this death-rebirth life...
Last week, Hamilton County commissioners voted 8-1 for a property tax plan that promises $100 million for public school infrastructure.
The 98-year-old statue of Confederate Gen. Alexander P. Stewart should come down.
Some years ago Dr. Herb Barks, the longtime Baylor School headmaster, had just been diagnosed with prostate cancer.