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Russell Brown has been charged with first-degree murder in addition to aggravated arson in connection with the New Year’s Day hotel fire and suspected homicide at a Days Inn, according to the Cleveland Police Department.

Sitting on top of Lookout Mountain, Covenant College sometimes is lost in the clouds. Now the private Dade County, Ga., school's Kresge Memorial Library will be in the clouds on a daily basis.

Students at Cleveland State Community College now can transfer more easily to Tennessee Tech University under a new dual admissions agreement.

Students at UTC may see a fee increase to help pay for new buildings under a capital projects plan that includes a life sciences building.

The Tennessee Higher Education Commission passed the 2012-13 capital projects recommendations Tuesday, a list that requires close to $290 million in state funds.

RINGGOLD, Ga. -- Collection of property and sales taxes is down in Catoosa County despite the opening of Costco last year.

The Tennessee Higher Education Commission passed the 2012-2013 capital projects recommendations today, a list that requires close to $290 million in state funds.

The topic of immigration is not going away anytime soon, but when Georgia lawmakers go back into session in January it is not expected to be a top priority, area lawmakers said.

Wearing a blue leotard and her pink pointe shoes, Alondra Gomez bends her knees, straightens a leg and rests it against the barre in the dance studio inside the John A. Patten Recreation Center in Lookout Valley.

Wearing a red dress and green mantle covered with stars, Judith Anguiano Palmerin stood in the parking lot outside Kmart, twiddled her fingers and sometimes bit her nails. But she never stopped smiling.

Human trafficking is not an unfamiliar problem in the nation or in North Georgia and Southeast Tennessee, authorities say.

Raj Kashyap came to the United States in 1999. He's lived 10 of the years since in Chattanooga, bought a custom-made home and had a baby.

UTC's police department is investigating the school's sixth sex offense on campus since 2008.

As Ovidio and Domitina Mendez drove back from their children's medical appointment, they noticed police cars parked outside their house.

Dalton State College wouldn't be very high on the list of possible mergers among the University of Georgia's institutions because of its location, but there are still a lot of unknowns, officials said.

Kareem Bushnag signed up too late for UTC on-campus housing, so he was placed in a hotel room at the Chattanooga Choo Choo.

The search for an executive director for the newly formed UT-Erlanger Medical Group is under way.

It was 9:41 p.m. Thursday. Ibrahim Ousman buttoned his blue suit jacket and stood in front of the security checkpoint at Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport.

Thanksgiving might not be a worldwide festivity, but on Thursday it was a holiday that united hundreds of people to celebrate the area’s diversity.

Sewanee: The University of the South announced Wednesday it's going to freeze current tuition rates and fees for the upcoming year, nine months after a 10 percent tuition cut.

Questions should be asked about the science behind the falling of the World Trade Center buildings 10 years ago, panelists agreed Tuesday night.

Building a life sciences laboratory facility at UTC finally has made it to the top tier of projects prioritized by the UT system for funding in the next fiscal year.

A group of health care and nonprofit representatives tried to connect the dots with four lines without lifting their pencils and to match proverbs from different countries — all with the goal of thinking outside the box.

UTC is putting together a committee to review preliminary results of a systemwide compensation study that found a gap between what the university pays faculty and staff and the pay at similar institutions, school officials said.

Deportations in the South have increased by more than 300 percent -- and even 500 percent in some areas -- since fiscal year 2005, a pace much faster than the national average.

The UC Foundation in Chattanooga is for the first time ever affiliated with the UT system foundation, an agreement that the board of trustees called a step in the right direction.

A tour of Crabtree Farms turned into an exchange of farming practices between Paraguay native Maria Avalos Nuñez and her guide.

As part of its goal to become a top five public, master's university in the South, UTC will create an honors college with the goal of serving 10 percent of undergraduate students in a decade -- making it the first in the UT system.

The new UTC library annex will be named after the late Lawrence G. Derthick Sr., a onetime Chattanooga resident and former U.S. Commissioner of Education.

In the last couple of years, students at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga benefited from more part-time faculty, scholarships and even a new math lab, all thanks to federal stimulus money.

Charitable giving to colleges and universities nationwide is looking better but it hasn't fully recovered from a 12 percent decrease in 2009 -- the highest drop in more than three decades.

Describing the average elected official in Northwest Georgia isn't too difficult. It's a man. He is white and at least 40 years old, more likely in his 50s.

The full provisions of Alabama's new immigration law have yet to be implemented, but already its impact in the immigrant community -- including fear -- is considered much larger than in other states with similar get-tough measures.

After four years of not allowing undocumented students to enroll, University of Tennessee system admission officers are going to revisit the issue.

The University of Tennessee system just began talks about tuition for next year but the trend points to more increases, UT President Joe DiPietro said.

The future of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga is very bright and the university system will do everything it can to make sure it succeeds, UT President Joe DiPietro said Monday.

DALTON, Ga. — When Georgia’s Republican Gov. Nathan Deal signed one of the nation’s toughest immigration laws in May, many Hispanics in the area panicked.

What every college graduate needs to know was the topic of Louis Menand's talk at Sewanee: The University of the South on Friday.

As more universities consider raising admission standards in an effort to increase graduation rates, high school counselors face the challenge of making sure their students can keep up.

When the time came for Chattanooga student Brandon Batts to decide where he wanted to pursue his dream of owning a major league baseball team, Middle Tennessee State University was last on his list of 13 colleges.

When officials from Sewanee: the University of the South announced a 10 percent tuition cut in February, it was hailed as a groundbreaking move in higher education after years of tuition increases nationwide.

When Luis Hernandez talked to his mother and heard her crying, he got a bad feeling.

Water recreation doesn't have to be limited to a day in a swimming pool or at an aquatic park.

Turning off lights and computers when not in use, reducing the number of picnics for faculty and staff and making students pay the fees for credit-card tuition payments.

The first building on the current UTC campus was described by a reporter in 1886 as “a light upon a hill,” symbolizing a beacon of opportunity for the region.

The classical Indian dance of Bharatnatyam is a discipline for the body, the mind and the soul, a lifetime dancer said.

Erwin Mitchell always wore his home-grown rosebuds pinned onto his lapel.

On one side of the walkway, more than a dozen signboards are filled with graphic images of dead fetuses, what appears to be a small bloody hand over a dime, a young boy with a black eye.

Islamic extremists. Muslim terrorists. The name of a religion and its followers, followed by words used to describe the 19 hijackers who killed nearly 3,000 people in the United States on Sept. 11, 2001.

Aram Putrus was working as a server in one of the castles of Iraq’s dictator, Saddam Hussein, when the news broke: The United States had been attacked, planes had crashed into the World Trade Center towers and the Pentagon.

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