A 30-foot-tall, 50-foot-wide mural depicting the passing on of faith and wisdom from one generation to the other is the latest project the Glass House Collective is using to unify and raise up the Glass Street community.
It was a moment to savor.
Homeless people say they have no choice but to sleep or rest on public sidewalks and in the doorways of vacant stores: There aren’t enough shelter beds for them. They have been banned from homeless camps located in hard-to-see places such as a hillside near U.S. Highway 27 and along the Norfolk Southern railroad tracks. They have no place else to go.
More than 700 teenagers came to the Alton Park Development Corp. seeking jobs this summer. A local dentist and mom helped 146 of them find work.
Less than a year after finishing a 15-year prison sentence for robbery, 35-year-old Charmane Goins got married, had a baby and landed a job as owner and operator of the Bethlehem Bistro. The restaurant was ranked fifth among more than 500 restaurants on tripadvisor.com.
A UTC basketball Hall of Famer and SoCon Player of the Year saw younger girls in the sport who lacked encouragement and guidance. And she wants to help.
A bouquet of lifelike flowers, colorful block toys and a photo of Cynthia Wild Joyner decorated a table at the Chattanooga Autism Center on Monday.
Meals On Wheels has delivered weekday and weekend meals to low-income elderly residents for more than a decade, but this year weekend meals have been eliminated and the number of seniors receiving meals this month compared to those served in December has been cut by more than 200 people.
NAACP leaders called for less talking and more NAACP memberships Tuesday when they met with pastors, community leaders and organizational representatives concerning George Zimmerman's acquittal in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin.
We may be soggy, but we're breathing easier.
William Ward is trying to care for children who age out of foster care, but he needs more places to house them.
Look them in the eye. That's the advice to local teachers from renowned educator Ron Clark
Soaking rains over the weekend pushed the Tennessee River up to flood stage, and TVA's water managers are spilling as much water through dams as safely as they can, with a keen eye toward Thursday when more rain is expected.
All 37 students in Ron Clark's Harlem classroom tested below grade level. All of them had discipline problems.
Dorothy Cooper had no desire to start a fight.
A year after launching a rapid rehousing program, local housing officials say it's working and they are offering 10 more apartments to house the homeless.
Dr. Rozario Slack dropped a jigsaw puzzle on the table and told the eight men sitting around it to put it together.
Local civil rights leaders said Thursday that the U.S. Supreme Court acted prematurely by overturning part of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and they called on Congress to keep the law intact.
Child support payments have become so impossible for some parents that they cannot pay, even if they want to, Tennessee state Rep. JoAnne Favors said.
Five parties have expressed interest in buying the vacant Harriet Tubman public housing site, but it still could be months before the Chattanooga Housing Authority receives a firm offer, said Naveed Minhas, the agency's vice president of development.
Lincoln Park residents will document their vision for their community, and they have college students from three universities and members of Chattanooga Organized for Action helping them.
LaDonald Bryant's roof leaked so badly that it caved in, letting water and dirt stream into his bedroom. Almost nothing was salvageable — bed, cloths and furniture all destroyed.
Walking into Uncle Larry's Restaurant is like walking into an air-conditioned family fish fry.
Not all men leave their families, and those who stay should be celebrated, Charlotte S. Willams says.
Residents from the largest high-rise in Chattanooga public housing say it's been at least a decade since they've had a fire drill and they worry that the tragedy that befell Patten Towers could happen to them.
Chandra Brown, wife of NFL football player Tony Brown, plans to show more than two dozen inner-city girls that they are royalty.
Former Atlanta police chief Eldrin Bell looked Thursday into the eyes of more than a dozen local men and one woman enrolled in Hope for the Inner City's Jobs For Life program. The group included gang members, adults who quit high school and men with arrest records.
Chicken on a stick, Polish sausage and calzones of any kind can be eaten at Riverbend with no fear because the Chattanooga-Hamilton County Health Department's environmental health inspectors are on the job.
Dreaming is hard when people are surrounded by poverty and crime.
The good news is that a 17-foot-tall mural capturing the resilient spirit of Howard High School students who led the 1960 sit-ins will be on the wall at Champy's Chicken on M.L. King Boulevard next week.
A local dentist set out to find 150 summer jobs for at-risk youth. So far she's found 125, and she's still trying. Now she also is focusing on finding jobs for 12- to 15-year-olds who are not old enough for the workforce.
ReStart, Tennessee's oldest adult literacy education program, lost its contract with the state this year to provide preparation for GED testing.
A 10-year drug addiction left Jack Lane homeless, but the 68-year-old Chattanooga man managed to hold onto his dream. After being drug-free for eight years, Lane will host his first art show at the Chattanooga Convention Center in June.
No road will be built through Lincoln Park without input from residents of the neighborhood, Jeff Cannon, Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke's deputy chief of staff, said Tuesday.
Some Chattanooga men are organizing a job training program to put unemployed men — including those with felony records — to work regardless of the obstacles they have to overcome.
Thomas Perry sat on a platform to paint sky-blue trim on a woman sitting at a lunch counter Friday.
Every senior in Kappa League of Chattanooga's mentoring program is going to college except one who enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps.
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."
Deborah Houston saw her drug lord father make tons of money and command respect for his ability to administer street justice.
The Westside Community Association is starting a petition drive to collect signatures from all public housing residents to oppose the Chattanooga Housing Authority's proposed increase in its late fee for rent.
Barbecue with a side of hope.
Troy Peco describes himself as just another guy who teaches automotive technology and enjoys it.