Emily Crisman (Reporter)

Phone: 423-757-6508
E-mail: ecrisman@timesfreepress.com
Emily Crisman became a staff writer for the Chattanooga Times Free Press Community News division in 2009 and became assistant editor of the Signal Mountain and North Hamilton Weekly editions in 2013. She also writes for other Times Free Press publications including Chatter and 4Paws, of which she became the editor in 2014. Emily graduated with a degree in humanities from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 2006.

Signal Mountain receives award for town progress

Published Jul. 10 2019

Signal Mountain is the recipient of the Tennessee Municipal League award for Small Town Progress.

Ridgeland High School teacher, East Ridge resident receive gift of hearing

Published Jul. 10 2019

Stacy Talwar, 49, has had hearing problems for about 20 years.

Threads of Love ministry brings people together with quilts

Published Jul. 10 2019

Red Bank Church of Christ's Threads of Love ministry is bringing people together with quilts, similar to the way in...

Rotary Club projects benefit kids from Chattanooga to Romania

Published Jul. 10 2019

Originally focused on eradicating polio, Rotarians have expanded their mission to advancing goodwill and peace across the world through humanitarian...

Walking Worthy Journey seeks to expand program with new executive director

Published Jul. 3 2019

"Walking Worthy: A Journey to Freedom" is not your average Bible study.

St. Elmo neighbors rally to support longtime residents the Lombardo sisters in wake of powerful storm

Published Jul. 3 2019

Many local residents know Rosie and Annette Lombardo's family from their St. Elmo shoe repair business, located in the old...

Miller's Group Travel's first destination is Northern Michigan

Published Jul. 3 2019

After several great experiences traveling on group tours, Sandra Miller is taking on the role of tour guide with the...

Walden passes budget with 10-cent tax increase

Published Jul. 3 2019

Residents of both towns atop Walden's Ridge will see a tax rate increase in the coming fiscal year, though Signal...

Haven't been to Gatlinburg or Pigeon Forge in awhile? Here are some good new reasons to visit.

Published Jul. 1 2019

Nearly three years after a deadly wildfire devastated Gatlinburg, the mountain tourist town is rebounding with new and renovated attractions....

Gate 11's Bumblebee Sting is 'kind of like a honey gin lemonade with floral notes'

Published Jul. 1 2019

With the February opening of Gate 11 Distillery at the Chattanooga Choo Choo, gin is finding favor locally among the...

Dec My Room brings smiles to patients at Children's Hospital at Erlanger

Published Jun. 26 2019

Hospital rooms are about as cold, sterile and scary as a needle in the arm. While kids staying at Children's...

Red Bank Vice Mayor Terry Pope dies at 65

Published Jun. 25 2019

The Red Bank community is mourning after the sudden death of Vice Mayor Terry Pope, who suffered a massive heart...


Signal Mountain approves 2019-20 budget with 21% tax increase

Published Jun. 19 2019

Signal Mountain Town Council members are moving forward with a revised version of the town's 2019-20 budget which includes a...

East Ridge police officer among select 1% in the nation

Published Jun. 19 2019

Lt. Clint Uselton of the East Ridge Police Department is among 255 law enforcement executives from around the world to...

Middle Valley Academy expands pre-K program to include 3-year-olds

Published Jun. 12 2019

Building on the success of its kindergarten and preschool for 4-year-olds, the former of which is celebrating its fifth anniversary...

Champions Club in Ooltewah sees nearly $1 million in renovations under new ownership

Published Jun. 12 2019

The Champions Club in Ooltewah has changed ownership several times since opening in 1999 — including its recent purchase by...

These two fundraisers are supporting the launch of the Red Bank Community Food Pantry

Published Jun. 10 2019

When former East Ridge United Methodist Church pastor the Rev. Ken Sauer started a community food pantry in East Ridge...

Nashville-based Tennessee Justice Center recognizes Chattanooga-area women as Mothers of the Year

Published Jun. 5 2019

Mothers are often their children's strongest advocates - especially when it comes to basic necessities such as health care, according...

Master Gardeners of Hamilton County celebrating 25 years

Published Jun. 5 2019

The Master Gardeners of Hamilton County is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. The local chapter of the nationwide volunteer...

Signal Mountain to hold public hearing for short-term rental ordinance

Published Jun. 5 2019

The Signal Mountain Town Council is moving to begin regulating short-term rentals within town limits. Several related ordinances were passed...