Photos of the year: Tumultuous moments of 2011 captured in Chattanooga area

photo Andy Page holds a pet carrier with his cat, Ellie, inside Thursday after locating her in what used to be his Village Green apartment in Trenton, Ga. Page managed to get some of his cats out, but could not find Ellie after his apartment was destroyed by a tornado Wednesday. Staff Photo by Angela Lewis/Chattanooga Times Free Press

Click here to view what each Times Free Press photographer chose as their best photographs of 2011.

Chattanooga's news in 2011 was dominated by violence -- violent streets and violent weather.

During the last week of April, a swarm of tornadoes swept through the Chattanooga area. It was part of a historic outbreak April 25-28 that killed more than 300 people in the South and Midwest, according to The Associated Press.