The ramp from eastbound Interstate 24 to South Broad Street on the Southside in downtown Chattanooga was set to open by August, but problems getting materials …
Ben Benton is a news reporter at the Chattanooga Times Free Press. He covers Southeast Tennessee, North Georgia and Northeast Alabama.
Ben has worked at the Times Free Press since November 2005, first covering Bledsoe and Sequatchie counties. Ben was born and raised in Cleveland, Tenn., a graduate of Bradley Central High School. He has a bachelor's degree in communications from the the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. In 2014, he placed third in the Green Eyeshade Awards for Disaster Coverage- All Dailies for his story on the South Pittsburg flood, and third place in the Specialized Site category for the newspaper's Civil War 150th anniversary online special section.
Ben previously worked at The Daily Post-Athenian in Athens, Tenn., The Herald-News, in Dayton, Tenn., and at the Knoxville Journal, in Knoxville, Tenn. Ben, a lifelong UT fan, lives in Chattanooga with his wife, Lisa, and has been a Chattanooga resident since 1988. Ben has one son, Benjy, who works in town as a web developer. When he's not working, Ben likes to cook and hit the backroads in search of barbecue and the region's natural beauty.
Contact Ben at email@example.com or twitter.com/BenBenton or www.facebook.com/ben.benton1 or 423-757-6569.
Chattanooga’s Brainerd Mission School, 1817-1838, unique among such schools, Cherokee historians say
Chattanooga's Brainerd Mission School, opened in 1817, was one of the first of more than 408 federally-funded mission schools across the U.S. that boarded Nati…
Bradley County commissioners Monday voted down a change that some residents were concerned would make the panel's internal committee meetings less transparent.