Joan Garrett McClane (Reporter)

Research quantifies Chattanooga's rising child care and education divide

Published Jul. 10 2016

Chattanooga will face serious challenges if the rising share of young children living in poverty continues to go without the...

Chattanooga nonprofit packs out job fair to make dent in high percentage of disconnected youth

Published Jun. 6 2016

Cities like Chattanooga are paying a high price for their ranks of aimless youth, but last week a local nonprofit...

After Bianca Horton is buried, city ramps up help for crime victims

Published Jun. 5 2016

Bianca Horton, the mother who police say was murdered after testifying against a man they believe shot and paralyzed her...

Community leaders urge area adults to mentor city's struggling youth

Published May. 25 2016

Nearly 400 local children and teens have signed up for mentoring programs and remain on waitlists because local nonprofit groups,...

Chattanooga Girls Leadership Academy is getting a gym makeover

Published May. 9 2016

A local real estate and development company has raised more than $350,000 to renovate the old Tennessee Temple High School...

Barely living in the best town ever

Published Mar. 6 2016

No one thought Chattanooga would be a tourism magnet after Walter Cronkite told the entire country on the nightly news...

Poverty Puzzle: Here's why both sides of the culture war are right

Published Mar. 6 2016

Communities shape families and families shape children, but in the fight to bring economic mobility to poor and middle-class children...

This private Wall Street tycoon intends to leave a mark on Chattanooga

Published Jan. 31 2016

In and around Chattanooga, W. Thorpe McKenzie isn't quite a household name — not yet, at least.

Head of the Community Foundation of Greater Chattanooga retires, lauded for contributions to city

Published Dec. 11 2015

The longtime head of the Community Foundation of Greater Chattanooga, who for decades held the donations and respect of the...

In Chattanooga, the race relations debate goes from dinner party to center stage

Published Nov. 1 2015

An effort that started in a Southside living room is moving into the business community and spreading fast.

Moving Toward Diversity, inclusion

Published Nov. 1 2015

Diversity doesn't just happen in the business world. It has to be intentional from the top down and bottom up,...

Chemistry lab excites Orchard Knob fifth-graders

Published Oct. 23 2015

On Thursday, 10-year-old Baile Kalaukoa loved her science class.

Community outpouring brings ray of hope to displaced East Ridge families

Published Sep. 23 2015

Landlords, churches and community members from across the area are responding to a call from aid workers to assist families...

Despair mounts for families kicked out of condemned East Ridge motel

Published Sep. 22 2015

For almost five months, Mary Thompson has scoured this city and those nearby for a home for her family, a...

Homeless man found dead near Chattanooga Rescue Mission

Published Aug. 29 2015

Local social service workers who aid the homeless community are grieving after a longtime homeless man was found dead inside...

After July 16, tragedy became politics

Published Aug. 2 2015

Even before the dead servicemen were buried, there was a cognitive rush for reason.

Franklin McCallie gospel spreads

Published Jul. 19 2015

The Franklin McCallie gospel might be spreading.

Area groups raising funds for shooting victims and their families

Published Jul. 18 2015

The Community Foundation of Greater Chattanooga is among many organizations that have stepped up to help organize and raise financial...

Ochs Center for Metropolitan Studies closes after 50 years

Published May. 1 2015

The Ochs Center for Metropolitan Studies, a 50-year-old local research center that used data to highlight gross inequities in public...

Urban dwellers feel heartbeat of the city

Published Mar. 29 2015

As downtown continues to develop and attract national interest, the appeal of living in the heart of the city --...