Growing vegetables was part of Juvenile Judge Daniel Swafford’s childhood. He learned work and commitment in his family’s garden, and he now wants to plant those values in troubled youth.
BENTON, Tenn. — Casey Carver brought his stepson to the new Boys and Girls Club here Thursday for the tutoring program. Drake Lockhart said he doesn’t mind the extra hour of homework because of the perks that come with it.
A teenager who died after overdosing on potent prescription painkillers was part of a group of area students that uses Internet forums to boast about abusing drugs, and police are taking notice.
A 15-year-old Ringgold High School student has been arrested and charged with involuntary manslaughter in the suspected drug overdose death Saturday of 16-year-old Timothy Lebron Smith.
Hubert Marsh got a rare glimpse of police work from the passenger seat of a patrol car, even getting to witness a police officer catch a suspect after a foot chase on a snowy, slippery night
The sudden deaths of two Ringgold High School students in less than a month is fueling concern that teens are gaining access to potent prescription medicine.
Two men charged with capital murder in a 1999 triple slaying are fighting to keep their trials separate.
CLEVELAND, Tenn. — Conspiracy charges were filed today against two men already facing the death penalty for an execution-style triple slaying here on Valentine’s Day, 1999.
SEQUATCHIE, Tenn. — A pig zigzagged through a crowd of people touring Sequatchie Cove Farm here on Thursday. It stopped to sip water from a puddle, then darted back around the group, letting out an occasional oink.
The families of children injured or killed when a train collided with a school bus eight years ago will divide a $300,000 settlement from Murray County, Ga., Schools.
The Bradley County Sheriff’s Department soon will link to a system that will notify victims of violent crime when an offender is released, moved or escapes from jail. Sheriff Tim Gobble said the automated system will be more efficient than having officers call victims when an inmate’s status changes.
RINGGOLD, Ga. — Larry Black is a local boy who has climbed the ranks of law enforcement.
Members of regional drug interdiction teams said they fear their task forces could disband if funding isn’t restored to a federal grant program.
An inmate who claimed the former Bledsoe County jail administrator allowed him to attack another prisoner has recanted his story, 12th District Attorney General Mike Taylor said in a statement Tuesday.
John Daniel sloshed through Sugar Creek on Sunday until he found a beaver snagged in one of the three traps he had pinned underwater with sticks.
The state patrol said finding 600 pounds of marijuana shoehorned into a Suburban during a traffic stop on Interstate 75 was a rare bust. But stopping the SUV in southbound traffic added to the uniqueness of the catch, a regional drug officer said.
ATHENS, Tenn. — State troopers Thursday seized about 600 pounds of marijuana during a traffic stop on Interstate 75 in McMinn County, according to the Tennessee Highway Patrol.
A federal fugitive was arrested at a Smith Mountain campground here Thursday along with three other suspects charged with making methamphetamine, Sequatchie County Sheriff Ronnie Hitchcock said this morning.
Firefighters began training here Wednesday for a new regional search and rescue team that would let 21 counties in North Georgia pool their resources.
Valentine’s Day is a heartbreaking reminder for the family of Cayci Higgins, who died on the holiday nine years ago in an execution-style triple slaying.
The Chattanoota Times Free Press and the city of Chattanooga have said they will not appeal a chancellor’s order to return a tape of graphic fantasies to former Circuit Judge John Hagler.
CLEVELAND, Tenn. — A slate of candidates vying for the Circuit Court judgeship in the 10th Judicial District arrived at Gov. Phil Bredesen’s office Thursday, but his press secretary said there is no schedule for announcing a winner.
Dade residents collect necessities, plan cleanup today for Sand Mountain neighbors
CLEVELAND, Tenn. — The Tennessee Judicial Selection Commission this morning passed along the names of all three candidates vying for the vacant 10th Judicial District Circuit Court judge position to Gov. Phil Bredesen.
DALTON, Ga. — Children playing with matches or a lighter may have started a fire here Thursday that killed a 13-month-old baby, the state’s fire safety commissioner said, but he added investigators “haven’t made a conclusion.”
CLEVELAND, Tenn. — A man suspected in a weekend shooting death here denied being a gang member after turning himself in late Wednesday, police said.
A morning apartment fire here resulted in the death of a 13-month old girl, Dalton Fire Department officials said.
Investigators on Friday will exhume the grave of an unidentified man found here 55 years ago and collect remains for DNA testing.
Wildlife officers said Tuesday that the owner of a trap that decapitated a family’s dog could face charges after more snares and another dog carcass were found nearby.
The body of an unidentified man found here in 1953 will be exhumed Friday in hopes the remains can be linked to a Miami of Ohio University student who went missing about the same time, officials said.
The owner of a golden retriever that was decapitated Sunday after being lured into an animal trap baited with bacon said the device was “horrible and cruel.”
The victim of a Saturday morning homicide here has been identified as Daryl Carmichael, 20, of Chattanooga.
Crime victims in Hamilton County will be among the first in the state to receive automated warnings when offenders are released from jail.
Bradley County Sheriff Tim Gobble often touts his open-door policy, and he says a tiny digital camera is another window for the public to see into the department.
Training workers for jobs developing in Georgia’s automotive industry will be the focus of a $500,000 grant to colleges in Northwest Georgia, officials said.
CLEVELAND, Tenn. — A Chattanooga man is being sought on first-degree murder charges after police said he opened fire Saturday morning with an assault rifle, killing one person and narrowly missing two others.
Carmen Fugate is obviously passionate about gun rights. It’s hard to miss the giant sign depicting a six-shooter affixed to the roof of her tiny gun store in Calhoun, Tenn.
CLEVELAND, Tenn. — Lt. Ken Simpson, an 18-year veteran Cleveland police officer known as an expert on gang activity, died late Thursday. He was 46.
TRENTON, Ga. — When Dade County Sheriff’s Deputy Tanner Clark went to serve a warrant at a home a few weeks ago, the suspect suddenly dashed out the back door.
Veteran Cleveland police officer Lt. Ken Simpson was found dead at his home last night and flags at Cleveland municipal buildings were lowered to half-staff this morning, officials said.
The eerie origins of Dead Man’s Hollow are a vivid memory for Julian Coker. He was 13 when he saw the corpse that gave a small section of country road its morbid moniker.
A North Georgia fugitive with a history of stockpiling weapons was arrested in Sequatchie County, Tenn., after deputies went to his rural Fredonia Mountain cabin to investigate a theft, officials said.
DALTON, Ga. — This industrial hub known as the “Carpet Capital of the World” creates unique challenges when it comes to developing disaster plans, said Emergency Management Agency Director Jeffrey Putnam.
Keeping roads free of winter’s icy grip can be a financial challenge for county road departments, especially those who maintain streets in mountainous areas.
A package found in a hallway at Ringgold Middle School that triggered the evacuation of thousands of students Friday wasn’t planted there as a hoax, a Georgia Bureau of Investigation agent said.
DALTON, Ga. -- The tiny city of Varnell is the focus of two George Bureau of Investigation probes, one of which resulted in the arrest Thursday of Police Chief Tim Henderson and his wife, Pamela.
CLEVELAND, Tenn. -- A friend of murder victim Pamela Jo Lane said she is shocked that the convicted killer was found guilty of anything less than first-degree murder.
A tape of graphic fantasies recorded by former Bradley County Circuit Judge John Hagler is not a public record and should not remain logged as police evidence, a Hamilton County chancellor ruled Thursday.
Two unrelated Georgia Bureau of Investigation cases are focusing on the police department in tiny Varnell, Ga., authorities said.