Susan Pierce (Reporter, Photographer)

Phone: 423-757-6284
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

Largest Civil War re-enactment in Alabama is coming up

Published Mar. 23 2017

You can read about the Civil War in history books — or you could make a day-trip to Bridgeport, Ala.,...

Tallis Scholars: The Rolling Stones of Renaissance music

Published Mar. 23 2017

There's a scene in "50 Shades of Grey" in which Christian Grey describes his eclectic taste in music to Anastasia...

So Much Drama dissects family dynamics of 'Silver Sparrow'

Published Mar. 23 2017

The Writers@Work program at Chattanooga State Community College kicked off The Big Read, a citywide reading effort, two months ago.

East Brainerd Community Theatre celebrates female friendship with 'Steel Magnolias'

Published Mar. 16 2017

It's been 30 years since Robert Harling wrote "Steel Magnolias," a play based on his family's real-life experiences while he...

Get your green on for eight Chattanooga area St. Patrick's Day celebrations this weekend

Published Mar. 16 2017

As the old quote says, "If you're lucky enough to be Irish ... you're lucky enough!"

Experience a taste of Ireland on St. Patrick's Day with shepherd's pie

Published Mar. 15 2017

Irish lore has it that shepherd's pie was the creation of frugal wives looking for different ways to serve leftover...

[Photos] Over 700 guests attend Hullabowloo

Published Mar. 12 2017

Just over 700 guests attended Hullabowloo, the annual fundraiser for the Chattanooga Area Food Bank held in Wilson Air Center...

'The Shack' attack: Why the controversy over a movie about forgiveness?

Published Mar. 11 2017

When William Paul Young wrote "The Shack" in 2007, it was intended to be a Christmas gift just for his...

Out & About Calendar - March 9-15

Published Mar. 9 2017

Exhibits, culture, outdoor fun and more around town.

Make your honey-do list and head to the Tri-State Home Show

Published Mar. 9 2017

Has the unseasonably warm weather of the last few weeks given you a case of spring fever? You're ready to...

Bach Choir and CCA students present Mendelssohn's biblical 'Elijah'

Published Mar. 9 2017

The biblical story of the prophet Elijah will be told through Felix Mendelssohn's exciting oratorio 'Elijah' on Sunday afternoon, March...

UTC graduate appears on new Fox reality survival show 'Kicking & Screaming'

Published Mar. 7 2017

Nakeisha Turk is a self-described 'high-maintenance, girly girl' who likes to 'keep up my looks, shop and get my nails...


Oh, snap! Photographers capture unforgettable moments, scenes

Published Mar. 5 2017

Forty photos are mounted around the walls of Blackwell Automotive, a striking mix of everything from wildlife to seascapes to...

Dreaming about your summer garden? These Spring workshops will prepare you to dig in

Published Mar. 3 2017

Did February's unseasonably warm temperatures make you antsy to start a garden?

UTC Piano Festival includes memorial concert for Sin-Hsing Tsai

Published Mar. 2 2017

For six years, Dr. Sin-Hsing Tsai organized a piano arts festival on the campus of the University of Tennessee at...

Out & About Calendar - March 2-8

Published Mar. 2 2017

Exhibits, culture, outdoor fun and more around town.

It's a family showdown at Townsend Atelier's Art Throwdown

Published Mar. 2 2017

A family showdown is set for Friday night, March 3, when Daud Akhriev, wife Melissa Hefferlin and their son, Timur...

Choral Arts sings music for Lent

Published Mar. 2 2017

Three days into the season of Lent, Choral Arts of Chattanooga will present a concert themed to the religious observance...

Around the Region: Green Thumb Garden Club

Published Feb. 27 2017

Morning Pointe of Collegedale at Greenbriar Cove, 9650 Leyland Drive, 7 p.m., visitors welcome; Darlene Williams, master gardener and horticulturalist...

Awards and politics: Celebrities can speak out, but readers say they don't really listen

Published Feb. 24 2017

This year's awards season kicked off with actress Meryl Streep rebuking President Donald Trump on national television at the Golden...