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Kendi Anderson

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Gerek Evans is in the eighth grade at Skyuka Hall, and before starting at the private school last year he received F's in all of his classes.

The third, and believed to be final suspect in the recent Cleveland, Tenn., church burglaries was arrested on Tuesday.

Georgia will be working with its bordering states to reduce the number of people who are driving under the influence this holiday weekend as a part of the national Hands Across the Border initiative.

Chad Griffith walked around the Southern Brewers Festival on Saturday afternoon wearing a visor and sandals, holding a beer in one hand and using his other hand to rub the head of the sleeping 2-month-old baby strapped to his chest.

Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke appointed Justin Wilkins to be his deputy chief of staff Friday.

Catoosa County, Ga.'s, proposed property tax increase had several taxpayers asking for a tightening of the government's belt in a public hearing Thursday night that boiled down to political ethics over dollars.

Paul Dean has been teaching JROTC at Ooltewah High School since 1998.

A 10-year-old girl recorded a video of a worker at daycare slapping another child, and it led to charges against the woman and the closing of the Murray County, Ga., daycare that she owned.

Yellow police tape and handcuffs were replaced with hot dogs and lemonade at the East Lake Courts on Saturday evening.

A group in Chattanooga stood in solidarity Saturday night to demonstrate against police violence in response to the killing of Michael Brown by a white police officer in Ferguson, Mo., last week.

The Chattanooga Police Department has joined with the Tennessee Highway Patrol to launch a new Crash Reduction Initiative on city streets.

Westview Elementary School: A son's rampage, a parent's lament

Mental problems to blame for school vandalism rampage, suspect's parents say

When sheriff's deputies confronted Aaron Roden inside Westview Elementary School early Tuesday morning, they saw a man wearing nothing but boxer shorts, dangling from a TV holder secured to the rafters.

Ellie Jaynes was a little nervous as she returned to Westview Elementary School on Wednesday morning.

Bobby Dunn told his mother that when his two sons were grown he would retire from the Harrison Recreation League.

Samantha Lynn and her 6-year-old daughter were dressed for a Victorian-era science fiction movie as they walked among the train cars at the Chattanooga Choo Choo Hotel on Saturday afternoon.

Construction begins today on a section of the Tennessee Riverwalk, closing it for repairs for the next two weeks.

Randy Fairbanks' name was the only one on the ballot, but write-in competition from Rhonda Thurman posed a threat for the County Commission seat in District 1.

Authorities on Tuesday charged a couple living in LaFayette, Ga., in connection with a drug investigation that police say links them to an international narcotics distribution network.

A fourth person has been arrested and charged in connection with this week's discovery of a decomposing body in a wooded area of Gordon County, Ga., Sheriff Mitch Ralston said in a news release.

Vintage Rolling Stones and Prince records were among the first things that Florence Currie bought at the World's Longest Yard Sale this year.

Saturday's rain did not stop early voters from traveling to the Brainerd Recreation Center to cast their ballots.

In the final days of the Republican primary for one of Tennessee's seats in the U.S. Senate, Sen. Lamar Alexander and his challenger, state Rep. Joe Carr, R-Lascassas, were drumming up support in East Tennessee.

Grandmother Lorraine Joyner was among many area residents taking advantage of tax-free purchases for school supplies Friday.

Berry College plans to welcome visitors in a whole new way. Literally.

DeKalb County Lake, a favorite bass-fishing spot in North Alabama, is being closed Monday and will remain closed for two years so the state can drain the entire lake, revamp the bottom and banks, and then refill it and restock it with fish.

Lee University in Cleveland, Tenn., has been ranked the most affordable Christian college in the nation by an online guide to Christian higher education.

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam is upset that federal officials have brought 760 refugee migrant children to the state without notifying his administration.

Southern women of all ages filled the Chattanooga Convention Center on Saturday to attend She: An Expo for Women.

A young boy stood in Miller Park on Saturday afternoon holding a sign that read “Stop the Israeli Terrorism.”

Chattanooga is known for its gigabit Internet and its environmental vibe, and it is now nationally recognized as a city that approaches history with innovation.

People who need help with their utilities, have questions about after-school programs or are seeking information from a wide variety of service providers have found the United Way of Greater Chattanooga's 211 number to be a helpful resource.

A Chattanooga woman has been charged with TennCare fraud and identity theft by the State of Tennessee’s Office of Inspector General (OIG).

Dalton’s Police Department arrested three individuals on Wednesday for the sale of synthetic marijuana.

The runoff election for Georgia’s District 1 House of Representatives, which includes the western part of Walker County and all of Dade County, had Republican incumbent John Deffenbaugh winning with 55 percent of the vote with all votes counted.

The runoff election for Georgia’s District 1 House of Representatives, which includes the western part of Walker County and all of Dade County, had Republican incumbent John Deffenbaugh winning with 55 percent of the vote with all votes counted.

If early voting numbers are any indicator, most of Tuesday's runoff races in Northwest Georgia will be decided by a scant few.

Back-to-school shopping may not have gotten easier, but it certainly can be cheaper.

Three suspects in the July 4 slaying of a 20-year-old man in McMinn County, Tenn., were arrested early Thursday morning in Athens by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and county deputies.

For many seniors, the Eastgate Senior Center has been a place of refuge to heal from a lost spouse or a place to get time away from grandchildren they're helping to raise. A place for friendship, a haven.

A group of Chattanooga schoolchildren now are equipped with pillowcases, making them more prepared for an emergency than the average kids on the block.

The artist's pen name is Methec.

Chattanooga Chief of Police Fred Fletcher named his new Assistant Chief and Chief of Staff late Wednesday afternoon.

Hands eagerly shot up in the air when organizers asked who wanted to help plant seeds in the new aquaponics garden system in Orange Grove Center's cafeteria Thursday afternoon.

Ivy Academy leaders will not need to look far to remember where their 2009 roots sprouted.

Dozens of Chattanooga residents are waiting to get one of the big green trash cans Chattanooga uses for its weekly garbage pickup.

Fourth of July celebrations are predicted to take place amidst pleasant weather conditions in Chattanooga this weekend.

Here is your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today.

Finishing a marathon is a daunting feat to many. Running marathons in all 50 states seems nearly impossible, and completing marathons on all seven continents sounds crazy.

A locally written social studies curriculum, Currents of Change, tells the story of the transformation of the Tennessee Valley by the TVA and is being used in high school classrooms throughout Hamilton County.

The Boys and Girls Club of Chattanooga honored some teen members and recognized community support of the club's programs Thursday night at the annual Stake and Burger Dinner at The Chattanoogan.

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