David Floyd is the local government reporter for the Chattanooga Times Free Press. He has lived in Northeast Tennessee most his life and recently covered city government and business for the Johnson City Press. He graduated from East Tennessee State University in 2017, where he also served as the lead editor of the student newspaper. He is the second youngest of six siblings. Contact him at 423-757-6249 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow him on Twitter at @flavid_doyd.
Hamilton County Schools Superintendent Justin Robertson told county leaders Wednesday to anticipate discussions in the near future about school safety.by David Floyd
A city camera at an intersection near the 2100 block of McCallie Avenue was malfunctioning at the time of a shooting Sunday, but Chattanooga Police Chief Celeste Murphy said it is not stalling the investigation.by David Floyd
It's been 14 years since Chattanooga last rolled out a plan for its park system, and as the need for outdoor amenities grows, city leaders are seeking public input as they draft a new master plan to guide park development for years to come.by David Floyd
After three people died and 14 were injured following another mass shooting in Chattanooga, city and county leaders are once again contemplating solutions to a problem they say has become all too common.by David Floyd
After a two-year hiatus, the Riverbend Festival has returned to Chattanooga, kicking off its three-day music lineup on Friday with a tribute to the military and a celebration of actor and comedian Leslie Jordan.by David Floyd
Sheltered from the noon sun under a canopy of trees, Johnathan Wilbur sat across the street from the homeless camp where he lived for two months, watching as heavy equipment shuttled giant piles of refuse off the property.by David Floyd
Angela Newman has been homeless since June 2021 and has lived in an encampment on Chattanooga's 11th Street by the Norfolk Southern rail line for six months.by David Floyd