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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Any developer who takes over the former Harriet Tubman site should have to sign a community benefits agreement holding the developer accountable for hiring residents and making sure residents benefit from the development, the People’s Coalition for Affordable Housing says.
A group of senior East Lake Courts residents is taking a stand against crime, saying they will call the police when they see illegal activity and they are not intimidated by threats of retaliation.
The Chattanooga Rail Runners, the city’s only professional basketball team, will have its first game at the Rossville Athletic Center this weekend.
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Chattanooga Housing Authority board members have at least three bids to consider for the purchase of the former Harriet Tubman housing site, the Times Free Press has learned.
A neighborhood coalition wants federal prosecutors to investigate the Chattanooga Housing Authority for a bidding process that for two years has failed to sell the city's second-largest public housing site.
Chattanooga leaders saw the civil rights era bombings in Birmingham, Ala., and high-pressure water hoses turned on people in Montgomery, Ala., and said such events would not happen here, according to former NAACP President Eddie Holmes.
Retired Harlem Globetrotter Paul "Showtime" Gaffney thinks he's taking a winning shot at helping local athletes reach their potential at his Sports University.
Residents in the city's four public housing sites for the elderly aired grievances over new temperature restrictions in their apartments, but housing officials promised to work to make sure they're comfortable.
If the Meals on Wheels program had more volunteers, it could feed more residents who can't cook for themselves, program manager Stacie Smith said.