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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Tennessee lawmakers are a few curlicues away from requiring all public school kids to learn how to read and write in cursive.
When we're angry or frustrated, sometimes the wrong words tumble out. We say things we really don't mean.
Let's say you work at Erlanger hospital. Maybe you're a technician, or a nurse. And you love your job.
One of the most significant moments in local politics is unfolding smack-dab before us.
If you know all these names — Bessie Smith Strut, Chattanooga Market, Mainx24, Missionary Ridge Road Race — then you need to know this name, too.
This morning, after hearing from a very loud and angry public, the Hamilton County Commission is expected to vote down the sheriff's plan to let police officers use cameras from their patrol cars to ticket speeders.