Rosana Hughes (Reporter)

Phone: 423-757-6327
Rosana Hughes is a staff writer for the Chattanooga Times Free Press. Her previous experience includes interning for Life Care Centers of America in its public relations department, freelance reporter for and editor-in-chief of the award-winning, student-led newspaper, the Southern Accent. As editor, she localized many major news events, such as the 2015 Paris terror attacks and the San Bernardino shootings. She graduated in December, 2016, with a bachelor's degree in journalism.

South Pittsburg, Tenn., High School student arrested for threats to 'shoot up' school

Published Feb. 22 2018

A South Pittsburg, Tenn., High School student was arrested Thursday after making verbal threats to "shoot up" the school, Marion...

Woman shares memories of her cousin who was killed in Carousel Road shooting

Published Feb. 22 2018

"She can't get that image out of her head," Breonna Purse said Wednesday.

Chattanooga sees its fourth homicide of 2018

Published Feb. 20 2018

A woman's cries could be heard amid the bustle of crime scene investigators after two men were shot in the...

School bus hits pedestrian in Dade County, Ga.

Published Feb. 20 2018

A school bus struck a pedestrian at the intersection of Highway 136 and Highway 11 in Trenton, Ga., Tuesday afternoon.

Friends share memories, heartache after woman gunned down outside Southside Social

Published Feb. 20 2018

It was 4 a.m. when Tootie Posley's phone rang Sunday. It rang and rang, but she didn't answer because she...

Police identify victims in fatal shooting outside downtown Chattanooga venue

Published Feb. 18 2018

Friends and loved ones flooded social media with posts of grief and disbelief after a one woman was killed and...

Hamilton County school board approves early retirement incentives

Published Feb. 16 2018

The Hamilton County school board has approved an early retirement incentive for longtime teachers and administrators.

Third draft of Hamilton County Schools' 2018 academic calendar wins approval

Published Feb. 16 2018

Hamilton County students and their families finally have a game plan for the 2018-19 school year after the school board...

Hamilton County school board to discuss early retirement incentive, school calendar, state partnership

Published Feb. 15 2018

The Hamilton County school board is meeting this evening with several items to be discussed or voted on.

Grundy County Schools to close until Tuesday

Published Feb. 14 2018

Grundy County Schools will be closed tomorrow.

Scott Smith named as head football coach for Grundy County High School

Published Feb. 13 2018

After four months without a permanent head football coach, Grundy County (Tenn.) Schools has named Scott Smith to serve in...

Chattanooga shooting suspect crashes in East Ridge, charged with attempted murder

Published Feb. 11 2018

Some East Ridge residents had a startling beginning to their Sunday morning after a car driven by a shooting suspect...


Grundy County again postpones talks about new coach

Published Feb. 10 2018

Multiple pressing matters again were left without clear resolutions at the latest Grundy County, Tenn., school board meeting Thursday evening.

Grundy County school board meets to discuss coach, policy changes, director evaluation

Published Feb. 8 2018

After having an athletic committee workshop meeting on Wednesday, the Grundy County, Tenn., school board is expected to give the...

UPDATE: Multi-vehicle crash on I-24 east in Chattanooga kills 1 person, halts traffic Tuesday night [video]

Published Feb. 6 2018

At least one person died in a multi-vehicle crash just before 5 p.m. Tuesday on Interstate 24 eastbound near the...

Murder charges against husband dropped for second time in Bradley County, Tenn.

Published Feb. 5 2018

Donnie Brantley, a man accused of killing his wife, walked out of Bradley County (Tenn.) Criminal Court a free man...

Six charged in death of man whose remains were exhumed from Winchester, Tenn., backyard

Published Feb. 4 2018

The Franklin County grand jury indicted six people Friday in connection with the homicide of a man who was reportedly...

Grundy County director of schools hasn't been evaluated

Published Feb. 4 2018

A recurring question at recent Grundy County, Tenn., school board meetings has been why the director of schools has not...

UPDATE: Several area schools closing because of illnesses

Published Feb. 1 2018

A number of Tennessee Valley school districts will be closed Friday after seeing an abnormally high number of absences due...

Man arrested after allegedly trying to shoot woman in head in Cleveland, Tenn.

Published Feb. 1 2018

A man was arrested after allegedly attempting to shoot a woman in the head Thursday afternoon on the 3000 block...