Mark Pace (Reporter)

Phone: 423-757-6361
Mark Pace covers the Chattanooga area's vibrant outdoors scene and breaking news for the Times Free Press. He has worked for the paper since Nov. 2015. Previously, he was the lead reporter for the Jersey County Journal and Calhoun News-Herald in the greater St. Louis area where he won first place at the Illinois Press Association for best news reporting and best general news photo. He studied at the Washington Journalism Center and interned as a business and political reporter for The Washington Times. Mark graduated from Lee University in May 2015 with a degree in journalism. He spent two years as the sports editor of the school paper, the Lee Clarion. He is from Dayton, Ohio.

Thanksgiving is a popular day for runners

Published Nov. 22 2017

Before families come together at dinner tables to give thanks and ingest large Thanksgiving meals, more than 1 million people...

Burra Burra Mine site in in Ducktown, Tenn., to undergo major restoration

Published Nov. 20 2017

The historic Burra Burra Mine site in Ducktown, Tenn., will receive more renovations thanks to a public-private partnership and some...

HoHo Expo continues today at Chattanooga Convention Center [photos]

Published Nov. 19 2017

Santa Claus donned his signature red suit, boarded his sleigh and landed in Chattanooga on Saturday, just in time for...

New technology allows TVA to inspect dams faster, cheaper [photos]

Published Nov. 16 2017

The new equipment not only saves time and money but allows dam inspectors to get a more thorough look of...

Semifinalists unveil designs for Fallen Five memorial [photos]

Published Nov. 15 2017

Semifinalists chosen to create a proposed memorial in honor of the servicemen killed in the July 16, 2015, attacks unveiled...

What impact will Trump's environmental policy have on the region?

Published Nov. 12 2017

Proposed national environmental policy rollbacks could have major implications for local residents, ranging from contaminated water to limited assistance on...

Legislators try once again to pass Tennessee Wilderness Act

Published Nov. 11 2017

Federal legislators are trying once again to designate nearly 20,000 acres of the Cherokee National Forest as wilderness area.

Rockslide damages flume on Ocoee River [video]

Published Nov. 8 2017

A wooden flume used to transport water to generate power for the Tennessee Valley burst after a rockslide fell on...

The untold stories: Decorated veteran opens up about his time in Vietnam

Published Nov. 3 2017

There are stories Terry McKeel has never told.

Five steps cyclists can take to stay in shape during winter

Published Nov. 1 2017

Cyclists shouldn't sit inside, helplessly peering out the window waiting for spring.

New technology allows researchers to safely use small birds to determine ecosystem's health

Published Oct. 22 2017

State-of-the-art technology being used by Tennessee River Gorge Trust could give researchers much-needed data to study migratory patterns and determine...

Nathan Sexton documentary premieres this weekend in Chattanooga

Published Oct. 21 2017

A documentary about Nathan Sexton, a local man diagnosed with stage 4 glioblastoma in 2015, will premiere at The Walker...


3 State 3 Mountain Challenge canceled; new Hincapie event scheduled for same day

Published Oct. 18 2017

The 2018 3 State 3 Mountain Challenge is canceled after much back and forth within the Chattanooga Bicycling Club.

Miscalculation leaves 7 Bridges Marathon long, 4 Bridges Half Marathon short

Published Oct. 15 2017

For the third time in as many years, a local marathon or half marathon has been miscalculated.

Dirty water flows through Signal Mountain community [photos, video]

Published Oct. 14 2017

Drew Eldridge got home from work Friday and turned on the water to see cola-colored liquid splash into his sink.

Chattanooga woman is going to run 7 Bridges Marathon in high heels

Published Oct. 13 2017

Irene Sewell will strap on her high heels Sunday morning and run a marathon.

Camp Ocoee benefits from YMCA, U.S. Forest Service land deal

Published Oct. 11 2017

A public-private agreement will support the YMCA's Camp Ocoee while protecting forested land within the Ocoee River watershed.

RootsRated co-founder named president of Reflection Riding Arboretum and Nature Center

Published Oct. 11 2017

Reflection Riding Arboretum and Nature Center is entering a new phase with a new leader.

What to know about Chattanooga's newest trail system

Published Oct. 9 2017

Chattanooga's newest trail system is now open, connecting much of the area's existing trails while adding another 8.1 miles for...

Eureka Trail expansion to begin soon [photos]

Published Oct. 8 2017

Construction on the next segment of the Eureka Trail in McMinn County, Tenn., is scheduled to begin soon with the...