partners with media company

Chattanooga online news outlet has entered into a partnership with 6AM City as part of the Greenville, South Carolina-based media company's expansion in the Southeast.

"We'd been evaluating market expansion and Chattanooga looked great on paper," Ryan Heafy, director of operations for 6AM City, said in a statement. "During our initial visit, we were blown away by the energy and sense of purpose on display everywhere we looked - we knew we wanted to find a way to be part of this community."

Ryan Johnston, managing director for 6AM City, said it's clear the two organizations share a lot of the same values and a vision for shaping the future of how they inform and empower communities. founder Barry Large remains involved with the new venture and will join 6AM City in an advisory role.