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DAYTON, Tenn. — Before the turkey and the yams and the pie, a small group gathered at the First Christian Community Church to pause for a moment and give thanks to their God.

Two days before Lisa Haynes formally interviewed for a top administration job at Chattanooga State, the college initiated the process to secure a visa that would allow her to work in the United States.

Eliza Alfaro sometimes gets a message at the La Esperanza Bakery.

A Chattanooga State instructor says top administrators tried to intimidate teachers to vote in support of college President Jim Catanzaro during the faculty's recent vote of no confidence.

ATHENS, Tenn. -- Dewey Sizemore's basement is lined with the canvasses of his past.

Some Chattanooga State employees worry that the controversial administrator charged with finding new revenue streams is bleeding their departments dry.

Jim Catanzaro says he isn't the problem.

Embattled Chattanooga State President Jim Catanzaro is taking his plea to the community. Catanzaro is sending an email today to hundreds of community leaders giving his perspective on the college's recent controversy. His tome first starts out with a list of accomplishments over his 25-year tenure there.

If gay marriage were legalized in Tennessee, some estimates say as many as 5,000 same-sex couples would marry within the first three years.

Faculty members appear to be at an impasse with Chattanooga State President Jim Catanzaro.

Chattanooga State's faculty has voted overwhelmingly that they have no confidence in President Jim Catanzaro this week.

Tennessee voters on Tuesday opened the door for the biggest changes to the state's abortion rules in more than a decade.

The vote is in, and grocery stores across Hamilton County will be allowed to sell wine for the first time.

As faculty prepared Monday to put his reputation to the test, Chattanooga State President Jim Catanzaro offered a final olive branch.

Jim Catanzaro seems to have nine lives.

Chattanooga State President Jim Catanzaro is the heaviest spender among Tennessee’s four largest community colleges.

Embattled Chattanooga State Community College President Jim Catanzaro on Friday apologized for poor communication and promised to seek reconciliation with his disenchanted faculty, who a day earlier issued a scathing indictment of his leadership.

The larger-than-life college presidency of Jim Catanzaro took a major blow Thursday, as a faculty vote overwhelmingly cast doubt on his ability to lead.

They no longer share plates or eat communally in Liberia as was the custom.

A new flagship church for regional Catholics will reflect anything but a poor church.

State auditors are investigating the hiring practices and ethics of Chattanooga State President Jim Catanzaro.

All Hamilton County Schools will open on a two-hour delay today because of the risk of severe weather.

Lauren Kramer doesn't want a baby. And she's asking for your money to help.

Chattanooga State President Jim Catanzaro is defending the woman he placed in a high-paid administrative position despite the fact that she was hired without a college degree and had what some staff considered to be questionable qualifications.

CHICKAMAUGA, Ga. -- It all started here.

A new day for helping veterans

Some see progress coming, but others say not enough

The stories piled up one by one. And almost none of them had happy endings.

Mail has gone missing on Signal Mountain.

More than ever, Americans say religion is losing its influence in society, though the public's appetite for religion in politics is only growing.

Donna Sims quit smoking when she found out that she was pregnant at age 16.

This isn’t your typical baby shower.

DALTON, Ga. — Teresa Sosa moved to Dalton more than 40 years ago, long before waves of immigrants flooded here for carpet mill jobs.

Chattanooga likes its history.

Chattanooga ranks third for Hispanic growth

Economic influence lags here, though

Numbers aren't everything.

You can visit a lot of ship museums across the country — battleships, submarines, destroyers.

She was never as lethal as a destroyer nor as magnificent as an aircraft carrier. But what the LST lacked in brute force and sex appeal, it more than made up for in pure utility.

Not even no-kill shelters can keep from killing some animals.

Recognition is swelling both at home and away for Georgia veteran Jason Smith.

U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan will visit The Chambliss Center on Tuesday for the Chattanooga leg of his fifth annual Back-to-School bus tour.

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will travel to Chattanooga next week as part of his fifth annual Back-to-School Bus Tour.

DAYTON, Tenn. — It's like last semester didn't happen.

As a child, Peter Kulakov's family would hold baptisms in the dark and hide Bibles under a double floor in the outhouse.

The attorneys for convicted cop killer Marlon Duane Kiser are pointing fingers at the other guy.

Everybody dies, but not everybody lives — at least not fully, Carl Greene told his congregation Sunday morning.

Yochanan Salazar is constantly afraid.

Though most of Hamilton County’s iZone schools posted test score gains this spring, it wasn’t enough improvement to pull the five schools out of Tennessee’s bottom 5 percent.

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