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.

Grundy County school board chairman resigns

Published Nov. 21 2017

Grundy County, Tenn., school board chairman Robert Foster has resigned after 12 years on the board amid growing animosity among...

One year later: Have school buses gotten safer since the Woodmore crash?

Published Nov. 21 2017

A year after the deadly Woodmore Elementary School bus crash, some community members feel the safety changes that were promised...

Hamilton County groups created to support pro-public schools candidates

Published Nov. 21 2017

A new nonprofit organization and a separate political action committee have been formed in Hamilton County to support pro-public schools...

Cool, dry weather in store for Thanksgiving

Published Nov. 20 2017

Thanksgiving's weather forecast might be one more thing to be thankful for, if you're among those planning to be on...

Alabama junior high school reports case of Neisseria meningitidis

Published Nov. 19 2017

A case of Neisseria meningitidis, the bacteria that causes meningitis, was reported at Scotsboro Junior High School in Scottsboro, Ala.,...

Cherokee County, Ala., investigators arrest Florida man for alleged sexual abuse

Published Nov. 19 2017

A Tallahassee, Fla., man was arrested and brought back to Cherokee County, Ala., late last week.

Varnell, Ga., officer found dead with gunshot wound after crash in Ringgold, Ga.

Published Nov. 19 2017

A Varnell, Ga., police officer died after the vehicle he was driving crashed down an embankment on Highway 41 in...

Hamilton County won't sell or transfer school buildings to Signal Mountain if it splits from district

Published Nov. 17 2017

Hamilton County school board members have pledged not to sell or transfer ownership of Signal Mountain's school buildings if the...

School board OKs resolution not to sell buildings to Signal if it exits district

Published Nov. 16 2017

The Hamilton County school board discussed its stance on the potential breakaway of Signal Mountain community to form its own...

Grundy County school board member's vehicle vandalized

Published Nov. 15 2017

A Grundy County, Tenn., school board member's vehicle was vandalized Monday night after he blew the whistle on possible money...

UnifiEd team to study community input on public school inequities in Hamilton County

Published Nov. 15 2017

Next week, a UnifiEd team will begin analyzing community input as it works to address inequities within Hamilton County's public...

Walker County passes increase in sales tax to fund road improvement projects

Published Nov. 15 2017

Walker County residents' vote to implement a 1 percent increase in sales tax to fund road improvement projects means a...


Tennessee's first lady joins local education leaders to push for early literacy

Published Nov. 14 2017

Tennessee first lady Crissy Haslam shared at the Camp House Monday night what the state is doing to increase young...

Chattanooga police investigate shooting

Published Nov. 12 2017

Chattanooga police are investigating a reported shooting in which a victim was located on the 1600 block of Roanoke Avenue...

Oversight committee finds possible money mishandling by Grundy County Schools

Published Nov. 10 2017

The Tennessee comptroller's office has been notified of possible money mishandling by Grundy County Schools, according to a committee report...

Grundy County school board oversight committee expected to present findings

Published Nov. 9 2017

The Grundy County School Board's investigative oversight committee is expected to present some of its findings to the board during...

Signal Mountain residents pose questions about possible Hamilton County Schools breakaway

Published Nov. 7 2017

The residents of Signal Mountain finally got their chance Monday night to ask questions about a possible breakaway from Hamilton...

Chattanooga region's fall color season developing vibrantly

Published Nov. 6 2017

November feels a bit warmer this year than last, but that's not getting in the way of trees trading in...

UPDATE: Suspect arrested in connection to Baldwin Street homicide

Published Nov. 5 2017

Chattanooga police are investigating the death of a man on the 700 block of East 11th street Sunday night.

UPDATE: Police investigating McBrien Road shooting

Published Nov. 5 2017

East Ridge and Chattanooga police are investigating a shots fired report Sunday night at the Speedway on the 4200 block...