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Tim Omarzu

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Tanya McClendon hasn't had much fun traveling on U.S. Highway 27 recently because of construction work just north of downtown Chattanooga.

LaFAYETTE, Ga. — The Chattanooga Street Tavern can serve beer and wine again — at least until May 9.

The nine-person board that runs financially struggling Hutcheson Medical Center will get one new face — and two familiar ones.

LAFAYETTE, Ga. — The Chattanooga Street Tavern here can sell beer and wine again, pending a May 9 hearing in Walker County Superior Court to determine whether the business can keep its license to sell alcohol.

Georgia Northwestern Technical College's plans for a Catoosa County campus passed a milestone Monday.

Forrest Gump spent three years, two months, 14 days and 16 hours running back and forth across the United States "for no particular reason."

Hutcheson Medical Center has a high-profile attorney in its corner — former Georgia Gov. Roy E. Barnes — and the struggling Fort Oglethorpe hospital so far hasn't been sued for $20 million plus interest that Erlanger Health System says it is owed.

Dade County, Ga., schools Superintendent Shawn Tobin's planned May 1 retirement got moved up about nine weeks.

The state of Georgia has released a redesigned specialty license tag that features the Confederate battle flag, inflaming civil rights advocates and renewing a debate on what images should appear on state-issued materials.

RINGGOLD, Ga. — Instead of getting new blood on the board that oversees the financially troubled Hutcheson Medical Center, it's looking like Catoosa County will wind up with two longtime board members and one newcomer.

Is Georgia's bid to tap the Tennessee River a bluff?

Meteorologists don’t like to call weather “weird” — but the rest of us can.

There are 50 different Eskimo words for snow, including "softly falling snow" and "snow that is good for driving sled," according to the British magazine "The New Scientist."

On Tuesday, the city of Trion, Ga., got 4 inches of snow in just over 24 hours, which put it in the top 10 snow reports in the Southern Appalachian region.

Consider Tuesday’s winter weather a boxer’s light left jab to set up the big right.

Four-wheel-drive vehicles — including former military Humvees — hauled stranded school children home in Dade County, Ga., during the paralyzing snowstorm on Jan. 28, because school buses couldn't handle the roads.

When the May 20 primary election comes, Dade County, Ga., voters likely will weigh in on whether restaurants should be allowed to sell beer and wine.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — Eyebrows are being raised over an indoor basketball gym being built in a Cleveland neighborhood that helped launch the city's historic preservation movement.

Lottery players are lining up to lay down some serious scratch in Georgia and Tennessee, which recently joined a number of states offering instant tickets that cost more than $25 apiece.

The third time was the charm for Republican Steve Tarvin who on Tuesday night won a runoff election for the Georgia House District 2 seat, getting 1,925 votes to Neal Florence's 1,648, according to unofficial results.

Steve Tarvin won a run-off election Tuesday night to fill the Georgia House District 2 seat, getting 1,925 votes to Neal Florence's 1,648, according to unofficial results

Arthur Wyckoff III has sworn off alcohol — in his gasoline.

Downtown Ringgold, Ga., will get a pedestrian bridge near the historic train depot after the City Council voted unanimously to spend $266,110 on the long-planned project.

They're calling it political suicide.

"I'm sorry ... I'm just kidding."

Hutcheson Medical Center officials on Wednesday blasted Erlanger Health System for what they called increasing the North Georgia hospital's debt, stealing patients and failing to invest in the community hospital.

Dade County Schools will have to find a new superintendent by May 1, because current Superintendent Shawn Tobin has announced he will retire.

Dade County Schools will have to find a new superintendent by May 1, because current Superintendent Shawn Tobin has announced he will retire by then.

A court date has been set for the former Southern Adventist University student whose alleged threats to use firearms and explosives at the small, private school in Collegedale caused a two-hour campus lockdown Thursday.

Some have dubbed 2014 as the year of marijuana legalization.

Two men died Friday afternoon on North Lee Highway in Bradley County, Tenn., after their Chevrolet Corvette crashed into a tree, ejecting them.

Rick Griggs did some serious praying Thursday afternoon.

The squeaky wheel got the appointment in Catoosa County, Ga.

CHICKAMAUGA, Ga. — Steve Tarvin wanted to make it clear Tuesday night that he didn't have anything to do with a letter that took aim at one of his political opponents.

Cameras on Lookout Mountain soon will record the license plate of every vehicle that ventures into the well-off residential enclave.

Ringgold, Ga., may get a pedestrian bridge over the busiest street in its historic downtown after all.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — Aaron Dean Lawson was a clever killer with a great defense attorney, prosecutors say.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — The fate of Aaron Dean Lawson is in a jury's hands now, after closing arguments were made late this afternoon over whether he should be charged with murder for the April 20, 2011, shooting deaths of his daughter's grandparents, Charles "Eddie" and Deborah Phillips.

Chris Young fired a new gun for the first time this week, one that could pass for a weapon made 500 years ago.

Cole Montalvo walked out of court Monday morning with most of his legal problems behind him.

F. Scott Fitzgerald said there are no second acts in American lives.

The three city of Fort Oglethorpe employees who left on March 22 in what's been described as a "coup" got their jobs back Monday night — thanks to a new City Council that met for the first time.

Three of four criminal charges were dropped this morning against University of Tennessee at Chattanooga student Cole Montalvo, who was wrestled to the ground by campus police and security officers on Nov. 13 after Montalvo crossed a “free speech” perimeter to question street preacher Angela Cummings.

Lookout Mountain's only physician practice will stay put -- in a brand-new office that should open this summer.

TRENTON, Ga. — Move over, "Duck Dynasty."

Call it the factory that got away.

Walker County, Ga., officials today announced they completed a land purchase to create a 463-acre industrial park site -- inspired partly by Chattanooga's success in luring a Volkswagen automobile manufacturing plant to the Enterprise South Industrial Plant.

It’s being called the “cheesepocalpyse,” “cheeseaggedon,” and “cheesenado” — a reported Velveeta shortage weeks before the Super Bowl that threatens to leave football fans holding bare tortilla chips bereft of queso dip.

If the cold weather kept anyone away from the polls in Tuesday's special election to fill the Georgia House District 2 seat, never fear — they'll get another chance.

A runoff election will be held on Feb. 4 to fill the Georgia House District 2 seat since none of the three Republican candidates captured the 50 percent plus one vote required to win.

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