Yolanda Putman has been a reporter at the Times Free Press for 11 years. She covers housing and previously covered education and crime.
Yolanda is a Chattanooga native who has a master’s degree in communication from the University of Tennessee and a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Alabama State University. She previously worked at the Lima (Ohio) News.
She enjoys running, reading and writing and is the mother of one son, Tyreese.
She has also received the Media Award from the Unity Group.
Contact Yolanda at 423-757-6431 or email@example.com.
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North Chattanooga Head Start/Early Head Start parents will ask area churches to provide English as a second language, behavior therapy and other services offered through their early childhood education program that is scheduled to close this month.
At least 150 teens from the city's poorest communities will be offered jobs through a host of employers assembled by the Alton Park Development Corp.
Q. Whatever happened to the Pleasant Garden Cemetery cleanup?
Greenwood Terrace Apartments is pretty nice, as far as public housing goes. It's tucked away on a hill in Eastdale.
As Pink's pop song "Perfect" played, pastors and leaders from several local organizations watched a video of a school-age girl get so distraught at not being accepted that she attempted to take her own life.
Where a child lives should not be a factor in determining his success, but it is, said Dr. Ken Chilton, president of the Ochs Center for Metropolitan Studies.
Jesse Davis Lawrence is determined to have a kids camp at East Lake Courts no matter what.
Several Latino mothers say their children were shy and did not speak before enrolling in the North Chattanooga Head Start/Early Head Start program.
When Herman Prater and his friends started playing baseball in the back of McCallie Homes in the early 1960s, the field was so rough and littered with rocks that they called it "Rocky Diamond."