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Rachel Bunn

Stories by Rachel

WHITWELL, Tenn. — Christina Myers pinches a bit of salt dough out of a large metal bowl. She puts the dough on the counter, rolling it out into a log, then pressing small indentations into the ends.

For 10 years, the faces of the people who received help from the Chattanooga Times Free Press Neediest Cases fund have led Deborah Arfken to donate.

After 90 years, Cannon Hall will finally have air conditioning.

Theresa Flores lived in a nice house in a nice neighborhood in suburban Detroit.

Brennan Nowell was able to hold on for nearly five hours after a bullet pierced his 31-pound body just before Christmas, according to a Hamilton County Medical Examiner's Office autopsy report released Wednesday.

What if Chattanooga became a center for athlete recovery, anchored by a physical therapy center on the Engel Stadium property?

Though legislators are clamoring to propose bills that will arm teachers or staff in schools in the wake of the Newtown, Conn., shooting, many are concerned that simply arming teachers will not be enough and more comprehensive steps must be taken.

The warm glow of the 75-watt incandescent light bulb soon will wink out.

For Amy Blackburn, a photograph of moonshiner Marvin "Popcorn" Sutton exemplifies the heart of the Appalachian character.

Many Northwest Georgians will have a new representative and a new congressional office from which to reach him beginning today.

In unrelated cases, two sex offenders were arrested in DeKalb County, Ala., last week after failing to register with the sheriff's office.

At midnight Jan. 19, the traffic cameras on Dayton Boulevard in Red Bank will go dark.

Monyette Ervin had tears streaming down her face before she even knew what was happening.

As customers lined up Wednesday at the service counter of Target on Gunbarrel Road to return clothes that didn't fit and toys that didn't work, Finley Knowles passed his women's red, footed pajamas to the clerk.

Jaime Simonds is going to be a pediatrician. And a lawyer. And get another doctorate in something — she just isn't sure what it is yet.

Monyette Ervin wants Santa to keep her in her home this Christmas.

Gloria Chambers carried a few small bags through J.C. Penney on Saturday, the very start of her shopping for the Christmas season.

It won't be a white Christmas, but it definitely will be a wet one.

The Tivoli Theatre’s marquee had a special message for one Chattanooga resident Saturday night.

Outside the Chattanooga School for Arts and Sciences on Wednesday, third-graders spent part of the morning panning for gold.

Standing in the kitchen of her new home in Alton Park, Deanna Watson is still in the process of moving.

Chattanooga is unlikely to get additional early voting sites for its March election, according to the city of Chattanooga's city attorney.

The city of Red Bank is hoping for a fresh start.

The East Ridge City Council on Saturday hired the only name mentioned for interim city attorney: Hal North.

Jimmy Rodgers, 7, scurried eagerly through the toy aisles of Target on Saturday, piling toys into the cart steered by Chattanooga Police Patrol Officer Mike Russ and his wife, Angela.

The East Ridge City Council hired Hal North as its interim city attorney Saturday.

Outside the Hamilton County Courthouse, the church bells began to chime at 12 p.m., just as the marriage ceremony of Michael Anderton and Elizabeth Rice, soon-to-be Anderton, began.

For six months, Raymond Stancel called a broken-down Chevrolet Astro van his home.

Though Monday's storm ushered in cooler temperatures, true winter weather won't hit the area until later in the season.

SEWANEE, Tenn. — On a plot of land tucked behind the athletic fields, Gina Raicovich and three students spread mulch over what used to be a parking lot at Sewanee: University of the South.

The idea of vouchers and charter schools raises an old question for Hamilton County school board member Jeffery Wilson: Would they lead to unequal educational outcomes?

For the third time this semester, a bomb threat forced the evacuation of several buildings at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.

In a down economy, finding a job can be difficult even for qualified candidates. For Jimmy Dickerson, the job search was more difficult than normal.

With temperatures almost 20 degrees warmer than average, lots of Chattanoogans enjoyed the sunshine Monday.

After months of creating business plans, students at the Howard School and Tyner Academy have moved three businesses a step closer to becoming a reality.

Ray Wilson and Mike Curtis were in a boat off Lakesite Marina on Sunday when they noticed something floating toward them.

From the windows in her new home, the client can see the trees during the prettiest time of the year.

The stereotype that all college faculty are full-time researchers may no longer be true.

The Chattanooga Gang Task Force's literacy initiative is getting a boost.

A year ago, Wynn Eady was in T.C. Thompson Children's Hospital at Erlanger for kidney failure treatment. Tuesday, Wynn,1, was back at the hospital, as one of nine patients chosen as 2012 Miracle Kids.

When she moved to Chattanooga, Andrianna Roberson had to swallow her pride. Roberson has had problems with her teeth since the birth of her first child in 1980, but in the last year, her gums became infected.

Nora Cook has never been able to hear properly with her right ear.

Lovelie Pulliam lined up her shot and pulled her hockey stick back slightly.

Uiolina Hill lived in pain for years.

The tables in the Ooltewah High School cafeteria are empty. "Just wait," said Taylor Lamunyon, a senior who is helping with the high school's Great Turkey Race this year. "I bet these tables will be overflowing with cans before we're done."

Curtis Baggett carries on his father's tradition.

Joe Riley was sure he wouldn't be named a Rhodes Scholar.

Everest and Maliha are ready to make their debut.

Thomas Friedman calls himself a frustrated optimist. There are three major problems facing America today, Friedman, a three-time Pulitzer Prize winner and foreign affairs columnist for The New York Times, said as part of the George S. Hunter Lecture series at the Tivoli Theatre on Tuesday -- budget deficit, energy and globalization.

When Hamilton County Sheriff Jim Hammond was a student at Tennessee Temple University, he would sit under the oak trees at Chattanooga National Cemetery and study for class.

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