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Kevin Hardy

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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.

Two men were stabbed to death in the Tennessee Valley on Saturday in separate domestic incidents.

PIKEVILLE, Tenn. — You might call it the little church that could.

There was no magic moment, no particular point in time when Kevin Wallace's church exploded from 34 members to some 1,200.

This has been her routine for nearly a decade. While her husband sleeps, she prepares to represent the good people, the taxpayers, of District 1 on the Hamilton County school board.

Hamilton County students improved their performance on this year's TCAPs, pushing scores up in seven of 11 tested areas.

Chattanooga's VA clinic would more than double in size under a bipartisan agreement reached in Congress this week — a move expected to help alleviate long waits and cut down on travel for veterans across the Tennessee Valley.

DUNLAP, Tenn. — After the pony rides but before the line dancing, the four horsemen of the Apocalypse galloped onto the scene.

The August ballot will include seven names for the District 5 seat on the Hamilton County school board, but only five people are actively pursuing the seat.

He went back to Bryan College's founding documents, even the last will and testament of William Jennings Bryan.

Put away the lunch money.

While the financial bottom dropped out at Bryan College, its president took in up to twice as much pay as his peers at comparable institutions.

The two longtime educators vying for the District 8 school board seat agree on many issues.

First it was the chicken patties, biscuits and french fries.

The District 3 race for Hamilton County school board will be a test for both incumbent and challenger, as neither has been elected to public office.

Teacher training called 'deplorable'

UTC lags behind other Tennessee programs

Tennessee has some of the best teacher training programs in the nation, according to a new analysis of more than 1,500 schools. They're just not in Chattanooga.

Out of the classrooms and onto the streets.

There was the man inspired by the written words of Pope Francis. There was the agnostic professor. And there was the widow of a Baptist preacher.

It's no wonder that Jim Catanzaro is pushing Chattanooga State into the city's thriving startup scene.

The battle over the Common Core State Standards has waged for months as the nation debates what education is best for its elementary, middle and high school students.

DUNLAP, Tenn. — It felt like an Amish barn-raising.

The families of two local students are suing the Hamilton County school system for alleged negligence in bullying cases.

Everyone loves to complain about the state of public education. But not everyone is willing to pitch in and do something about it.

Jim Catanzaro has long wanted Chattanooga State to be the Harvard of community colleges.

Embattled Bryan College will shed more than one-tenth of its staff as the school continues to grapple with financial woes and campus controversy.

The competition is stiff for private schools.

Seven of Hamilton County's 75 schools will be under new leadership in the fall. Superintendent Rick Smith made new principal assignments today.

Southeast Tennessee schools, including Hamilton County Schools, will not figure TCAP scores into student grades this spring, as state law requires.

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