Conservative pastors say this is a fight they didn't pick. Rather, society carried its culture wars right into the sanctuary.
Collegedale's decision to grant benefits to same-sex couples was a victory for Kat Cooper, a gay detective who championed the months-long effort that made the Chattanooga suburb the first city in Tennessee to offer benefits to same-sex spouses of its government employees.
Twice the number of Hamilton County's schools were honored for high achievement and growth in 2013 over last year.
Two-fifteen p.m. is the end of the school day for the many Hamilton County students who begin classes at 7:15 a.m. It's time for sports, rec centers and video games. Maybe even some homework.
Fourteen of Hamilton County's public schools were honored today for posting test scores among the highest five percent in the state.
Stroll down the pavement that travels from barnyard goats to dreadful Komodo dragons and you'll see 2-foot toddlers pressing their noses against glass.
The fate of a proposed raise for Hamilton County's teachers remains under wraps after school board members discussed the issue in a closed-door meeting Thursday night.
Hamilton County Schools' enrollment has bounced back, with nearly 2,000 students showing up for class between the opening day on Aug. 8 and Wednesday's fifth day of school.
Hamilton County Schools’ enrollment dip has bounced back, with nearly 2,000 students showing up for class between the opening day on August 8 and Wednesday’s fifth day of school.
Cleveland, Tenn.'s newest elementary school may be, structurally speaking, one of the safest in the nation when it opens in 2015.
Hamilton County's school buses ran a little lighter Thursday, as fewer kids showed up for classes on the first day of school.
It's all down to the dollars.
Looking this good isn't cheap.
Alert: An abandoned bowl of apples and oranges has been found on the edge of the highway coming down from Signal Mountain.
On Thursday, some 42,000 students and 6,000 employees headed back to school in Hamilton County.
About half of Tennessee school districts — including Hamilton County — need to improve the academic performance for students with disabilities, according to the latest data released by the Tennessee Department of Education.
We’ve been taking tests since the days of the one-room schoolhouse.
There’s nothing like seeing for yourself.
State officials hope that a new online-only university will boost the number of Tennesseans completing college degrees.
The president came. The president went. It was just a three-hour visit, but it shut down an interstate, closed a million-square-foot factory, incited protesters and aroused the blue voices in a red state.
Hunched in front of wire shelving, hangers and a bright orange bottle of Tide, the woman ducked from her family members to answer questions about her faith.
Even a glimpse of the limo will be enough for Sarah Steffner and her two children. They’re among the hundreds planning to welcome President Barack Obama to the Scenic City today, when he’ll lay out his proposal for recharging the nation’s economic engines through manufacturing and other high-wage jobs during a visit to the Amazon distribution center at Enterprise South industrial park.
When school starts next month, Walker County Schools will operate shy of some 50 employees — the victims of the most recent rounds of budget cuts.
Officials say they're making right the wrong done by last week's payroll snafu that left thousands of school employees without their usual paycheck.
The status quo is a no-go for Hamilton County's five iZone schools.
Question: Whatever happened to former Hamilton County Schools Superintendent Jim Scales?
Hamilton County officials and the county's banker scrambled Friday to fix a $3.8 million oopsy that left some 3,700 school teachers, aides and assistant principals without paychecks.
It was a simple trade. Orchard Knob Middle School offered a free computer class for senior citizens. In exchange, the seniors agreed to volunteer at least 10 hours helping at the school -- a swap that each side saw as a bargain.
SOUTH PITTSBURG, Tenn. — This is why they call it a flash flood.
Most folks will still wind up in a box six feet under. But more and more of us will come to rest in an urn. Because these days, cremation is, well, on fire. Even in the South.
The gap between what schools pump out in their graduates and what businesses want in their employees may shrink with the addition of a new Southeast Tennessee program aimed at boosting career and technical education.
Chickens got all the attention, but the ordinance that failed this week at the Chattanooga City Council actually included regulations for other more common pets.
It wasn't just about the chickens. So much more was at stake as friends and foes of urban fowl filled the City Council chamber on Tuesday, when an ordinance that would have allowed chickens within the city limits failed with a 6-3 vote.
It wasn’t just about the chickens.
Charlie Post can't be occupied with common distractions like Angry Birds or Nickelodeon.
Last year, Andrew Smith spent Independence Day on the White House lawn.
Hundreds came out Thursday to celebrate the completion of a whirlwind home build for U.S. Army Spc. Andrew Smith, who was badly wounded while serving in Afghanistan last year.
They're simple enough: white blocks that make up the rudimentary shapes of two students.
At least one piece of Red Bank Middle School may survive the building’s demolition, thanks to a last-ditch community effort.
East Hamilton Middle-High School boosters hope community members will step up to the plate financially to help get a new baseball field built.
For generations, teachers taught and students learned. And if little Johnny didn’t learn, the presumption was that he didn’t study hard enough.
Even with an improved economy, getting a job is only going to get tougher. A new national study predicts that jobs in Tennessee and across the nation increasingly will demand more advanced education and training.
The fate of the former Birchwood School building still is undetermined, though county officials said they'll try to ensure some community access to the facility.
Some teachers may think they've lived through a roller coaster of educational changes in recent years. But they haven't seen anything yet.
NASHVILLE — Tennessee teachers will see a new state minimum pay schedule that places far less emphasis on their experience and advanced degrees after the State Board of Education on Friday gave final approval to the controversial Haslam administration proposal.
Members of the State Board of Education today OK’d a new state minimum salary schedule for teachers, tougher licensure standards and a differentiated pay plan requirement for every district.
Hamilton County Superintendent Rick Smith earned a $25,000 raise on Thursday, a move that prompted continual comparison between the superintendent's pay and that of teachers.
A teacher pay plan coming before the Tennessee Board of Education today drew fire Thursday from legislative Democrats and the state’s largest group of educators.
SOUTH PITTSBURG, Tenn. -- Tennessee kicked off its most ambitious teacher training program in history on Tuesday, as thousands of teachers gathered to learn more about the changes that will accompany the new Common Core State Standards.
The Hamilton County Board of Education will vote this week on whether to give Superintendent Rick Smith a raise of about $25,000.