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

Carol Jackson's Cajun shrimp boil is her 'last hurrah' before moving out of state

Published Dec. 13 2017

When Carol and Vernon Jackson moved to Sale Creek from New Orleans nearly 30 years ago, they brought a taste...

Newcomer debuts as Belle in 'Beauty and the Beast,' a role she's been preparing for all her life

Published Dec. 8 2017

In retrospect, it would seem that all of Jordan Otis' musical and theatrical training has been building to her debut...

Christmas at Red Clay highlights Cherokee, pioneer traditions

Published Dec. 6 2017

Step back in time to learn about Christmas and winter solstice traditions of the Cherokee and early settlers when Christmas...

Out & About Calendar - Dec. 6-13

Published Dec. 6 2017

Exhibits, culture, outdoor fun and more around town.

Good-Cause Calendar

Published Dec. 3 2017


Holiday Spectacular draws 1,000 guests [photos]

Published Dec. 3 2017

' What: About 1,000 guests attended the sixth annual Holiday Spectacular community Christmas concert presented by Chattanooga Music Club in...

Drive-Through Light Show opens at Rhea County fairgrounds

Published Nov. 29 2017

Volunteers have transformed Rhea County fairgrounds in Evensville, Tenn., with thousands of light strands that wind around a 20-foot Christmas...

Tri-Octaves singing in 'The Spirit of Christmas Love'

Published Nov. 29 2017

For a decade, three United Methodist Church staff members, calling themselves the Tri-Octaves, have met at Christ United Methodist Church...

Chattanooga Boys Choir presents 55th annual Singing Christmas Tree

Published Nov. 29 2017

Chattanooga Boys Choir's holiday tradition, The Singing Christmas Tree, returns for its 55th annual production this weekend. But their performances...

MainX24: A 24-hour party on Chattanooga's Southside

Published Nov. 29 2017

MainX24, a one-of-a-kind street festival that began as a grass-roots effort, returns for its 11th year on Saturday, Dec. 2.

Out & About Calendar - Nov. 23-29

Published Nov. 23 2017

Exhibits, culture, outdoor fun and more around town.

Charley Pride headlines concert of classic country hits at Memorial Auditorium

Published Nov. 16 2017

Charley Pride, a three-time Grammy Award winner and Country Music Hall of Fame inductee, will return to the stage of...


Restaurant review: Bones Smokehouse features chicken potpie that would make mom jealous

Published Nov. 16 2017

When temperatures cool, the urge for comfort food heats up. Comfort foods may be sentimental childhood dishes, indulgence foods or...

UTC percussion group kicks off holidays with 'Beat Hunger' concert

Published Nov. 16 2017

One of the most popular concerts presented by students at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga is set for Monday,...

Out & About Calendar - Nov. 16-22

Published Nov. 16 2017

Exhibits, culture, outdoor fun and more around town.

You must remember this...'Casablanca' is 75

Published Nov. 12 2017

Round up the usual suspects and head to the movies this afternoon for a rare opportunity to see "Casablanca" on...

Veterans Day remembrances

Published Nov. 11 2017

Veterans will be remembered and honored this weekend in ceremonies and promotions around the area.

Honoring our veterans: Ceremonies, concerts and meal deals on tap this weekend

Published Nov. 9 2017

Veterans Day is Saturday, Nov. 11, the day set aside to honor all who have served in the military.

'Disney on Ice: Frozen' brings Elsa, Anna to life at McKenzie Arena

Published Nov. 9 2017

Do you want to build a snowman?

Get a jump on holiday gift shopping at this weekend's festivals, events

Published Nov. 9 2017

As the holiday season approaches, country fairs showcasing handmade work are evolving into gift markets. And that's the case this...