Susan Pierce (Reporter, Photographer)

Phone: 423-757-6284
E-mail: spierce@timesfreepress.com
Bio:
Susan Palmer Pierce is a reporter and columnist in the Life department. She began her journalism career as a summer employee 1972 for the News Free Press, typing bridal announcements and photo captions. She became a full-time employee in 1980, working her way up to feature writer, then special sections editor, then Lifestyle editor in 1995 until the merge of the NFP and Times in 1999. She was honored with the 2007 Chattanooga Woman of Distinction, is a graduate of the Holmberg Arts Leadership Institute and is past president of the Chattanooga Alpha Delta Pi Alumnae Association. Susan has two sons and one granddaughter. She enjoys reading and lives for time at the beach. Contact Susan at 423-757-6284 or spierce@timesfreepress.com.

'Dead Innocent:' Chattanooga State presents story of Ed Johnson

Published May. 16 2018

A sordid event in Chattanooga history is the focus of the play opening Friday, May 18, at Chattanooga State Community...

Out & About Calendar - May 16-23

Published May. 16 2018

Exhibits, culture, outdoor fun and more around town.

Jordan Davis brings his 'Home State' to AT&T Field

Published May. 16 2018

It's ironic that country newcomer Jordan Davis is opening for Jake Owen on the "Life's Whatcha Make It" tour, which...


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Jfest turns 20 with 10 Christian music acts playing Saturday

Published May. 16 2018

Ted Gocke was at the first Jfest when it launched 20 years ago at Camp Jordan Arena. Several hundred folks...

Animal encounters, environmental awareness, small-town fun themes of weekend festivals

Published May. 16 2018

This weekend's five area festivals lure visitors with more than the expected crafts, concessions and carnival rides. They are offering...

Q&A: Author Jon Michael Varese to sign his new book Saturday at Star Line Books

Published May. 15 2018

Blurring the line between Southern gothic and an old-fashioned ghost story, Jon Michael Varese presents his debut novel, "The Spirit...

Out & About Calendar - May 9-16

Published May. 9 2018

Exhibits, culture, outdoor fun and more around town.

John Popper of Blues Traveler at Songbirds Thursday

Published May. 9 2018

John Popper, one of the most phenomenal harmonica players today and founder of the band Blues Traveler, takes the stage...

Stomp: Making music with everyday objects

Published May. 9 2018

Growing up in Virginia, Jeremy Price was a 7-year-old B-Boy — a break dancer who competed in break-dancing battles until...

Trio of talents: The latest on Jordan Smith, Kane Brown, Lauren Alaina

Published May. 8 2018

Since winning Season 9 of "The Voice," Jordan Smith has worked with music legend David Foster, producers Roma Downey and...

Big Daddy Weave brings 'Jesus I Believe' tour to town

Published May. 2 2018

Big Daddy Weave's current single, "Jesus I Believe," is more than a testimonial track on their album "Beautiful Offerings." It's...

Boxcar Pinion Bluegrass Festival: Where music meets the mountains

Published May. 2 2018

When the 28th annual Boxcar Pinion Bluegrass Festival opens Thursday, May 3, in its new location at Mountain Cove Farms...

Fence Posts & Fireflies Festival in Cleveland

Published May. 2 2018

Raymond Kimsey was searching for an idea for a community event, when a friend suggested a festival.

Out and About Calendar - May 2-9

Published May. 2 2018

Leisure

10 things to do until Riverbend

Published Apr. 29 2018

There are just six weeks remaining until Chattanooga's summer music festival, Riverbend, gets underway on June 8.

Bonny Oaks School alumni document their place in local history [photos]

Published Apr. 29 2018

As a teenager fresh out of high school in 1975, Ronald McClure enlisted in the military. He said the address...

Good-Cause Calendar

Published Apr. 29 2018

MAY

Restaurant Review: Make it your mission to try Mission BBQ

Published Apr. 25 2018

When was the last time you were in a restaurant and the staff asked everyone to please rise for the...

Out & About Calendar - April 25-May 2

Published Apr. 25 2018

Exhibits, culture, outdoor fun and more around town.

Cabin fever? Take a day trip to a festival this weekend

Published Apr. 25 2018

The cure for cabin fever after multiple days of rain is a day trip — anywhere outdoors. Festivals this weekend...