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About three years ago, Dorothy Williamson’s support and assistance allowed an elderly man to stay out of a nursing home before he died, she said.

When Eva Jo Johnson moved back to Chattanooga after nearly 50 years, she was prepared to make a difference. "I came to Chattanooga ready and willing to contribute my experiences here," she said.

A body found Sunday afternoon at a Chattanooga house may be that of a woman who's been missing since September, police said.

You might want to take out your warmest winter coat. The next several days will bring snow, wind and cold temperatures to the Chattanooga area.

Don Stafford brought a horse named Ginger for his wife shortly after they got married about eight years ago.

The Fort Oglethorpe City Council voted to make several amendments to the city's alcohol ordinances, including one that allows customers to sample beer and wine before buying carry-out items in a sealed container.

Soldiers heading to Jordan and their family members spent Sunday getting a crash course in what to expect ahead of deployment.

More than 400 generous donors raised nearly $54,000 for the Chattanooga Times Free Press Neediest Cases Fund, making 2011 one of the best years for giving in the past decade.

The Fort Oglethorpe City Council will have a final reading and vote on several alcohol ordinance changes at its Monday meeting.

Graham Eli Hartzog was supposed to be born in a scheduled Caesarian section on Jan. 5. “He had other plans,” said his father, Kevin Hartzog.

After speaking at a Jubilee Day event about the need for more civic participation, the Rev. Cheryl Jones Goliday asked people who would commit to making a difference in their community to raise their hands.

Some Chattanoogans today commemorated the anniversary of the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation at the Chattanooga-Hamilton County NAACP branch’s annual Jubilee Day celebration

The sign on Amy and Charles Tolley's front door reads "hope." That's what they gave 17-year-old Wendy Perez when they took her in to help her further her education. But it came at a cost for the couple.

Cold-weather haters may have something to cheer about for the remainder of the winter. Odds are that January through March will be warmer and wetter than normal, said Glenn Carrin, hydrologist for the National Weather Service in Morristown, Tenn.

Resolutions are easy to make, but hard to keep. According to a 2010 Psychology Today article, fewer than 10 percent of people keep their resolutions for a full year.

In January 2011, Christina Tarpley was in a car accident. She hurt her neck, went to the hospital and had physical therapy, she said.

The Christmas Eve shootings that left nine people wounded took place outside a downtown Chattanooga church and teen club where multiple fights have occurred in recent years.

Stephanie Morales is 9 and received her first bicycle Thursday. She likes its purple color, its wheels and its bell.

Starting today, government offices in the Chattanooga area will be closing for the holidays. Chattanooga City Hall will be closed on Monday and Jan. 2.

Starting Friday, government offices in the Chattanooga area will be closing for the holidays.

At dinner Monday with more than a dozen of his family members and friends, Tech. Sgt. Matt Gann ordered a filet mignon — his favorite cut.

Georgia ranked last in a report measuring states' efforts to help people quit using tobacco products, and Alabama also fared poorly.

A Chattanooga lounge that was the site of a double stabbing last month will not be able to sell beer over New Year’s weekend.

A Chattanooga lounge that was the site of a double stabbing last month will not be able to sell beer over New Year’s weekend.

The Chattanooga Housing Authority can go forward with phasing down and selling the Harriet Tubman Development site.

Bratasha Bowers likes to cook healthy foods for her three children.

When Harry Jackson was about 7 years old, he would walk across the Walnut Street Bridge at night while selling newspapers.

Tomasz Voychehovski considers the waiting room in his East Brainerd pediatrics office his “pride and joy.”

In 2006, Uiolina Hill learned she was sick -- she has an illness affecting her pancreas.

This time, it wasn't a tie.

Dan Basler was in bed around 4:30 a.m. Sunday morning when a car hit his house on Tennessee Avenue in St. Elmo.

Chattanooga's Neediest Cases Fund serves clients of the Partnership for Families, Children and Adults. The fund is administered by the Partnership to fulfill client needs that cannot be met through traditional funding sources.

Voters in Eton, Ga., will decide Tuesday whether to allow alcohol by the drink on Sundays.

The Chattanooga Beer and Wrecker Board voted unanimously Thursday morning confirm that plans for a steakhouse in an East Brainerd development would not be too close to a church to allow a beer permit.

Tennessee scored below the national average and behind neighboring Georgia and Alabama in a new report evaluating drunk-driving prevention efforts.

The Chattanooga Beer and Wrecker Board voted unanimously this morning to provide a letter to developers confirming that plans for a steakhouse in an East Brainerd development would not be too close to a church to allow a beer permit.

April Saffel had collected dolls since she was little.

A majority of Hamilton County high school students have used one or more addictive substances, but fewer than half say they are currently using, a recent survey shows.

The April 27 tornadoes were not kind to the Lookout Valley home where Carol Harper and her daughter live.

Looking for the perfect treat for your Christmas party? Planning to buy baked goods to give as gifts? You might want to plan ahead.

Chattanooga-area residents can expect to start the post-Thanksgiving week with several inches of rain that could lead to flooding.

In the middle of the Little League basketball championship last year, the 6-year-olds on the Southside Hawks were crying. The game was close, and parents were hollering, recalled Takeisha Yancey, a player's mom.

Snow before December starts? It's possible, meteorologists said, but don't expect a winter wonderland.

Chattanoogans can get a preview of the bike-sharing program coming this spring.

Chattanooga police investigated three separate shootings Sunday and arrested a suspect in one.

Blood stains were visible Sunday afternoon on a cement area in front of stairs to a house at 426 E. 16th St., a rundown neighborhood not far from Main Street.

Four Chattanooga restaurants will not be able to sell beer over most of the Thanksgiving weekend because they served beer to underage patrons.

A former Signal Mountain Middle-High School teacher who resigned in 2009 after being indicted on drug charges has been arrested on a drug charge again.

Four Chattanooga restaurants will not be able to sell beer over most of the Thanksgiving weekend because they served beer to underage patrons.

Jameika Green said she has called police on multiple occasions to report that the man next door was abusing his girlfriend's children.

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