Myron Madden (Reporter)

Phone: 423-757-6423
Myron Madden is a staff writer for the community news division of the Times Free Press. He also writes for other publications under the Times Free Press banner, including Get Out Chattanooga and Chatter Magazine. Myron graduated from Southern Adventist University in 2016 with a bachelor's in mass communications and a minor in English. He was raised in Queens, New York, but now considers Chattanooga his home.

Chattanooga girl reflects on being the first female in her Boy Scout troop

Published Jun. 1 2019

Every time 10-year-old Ansley Close recites the Scout oath or adds a new badge to her Webelos Cub Scout uniform,...

How drones are giving search and rescue efforts a new perspective

Published May. 31 2019

The next time you stumble off the beaten path and find yourself lost and alone, you might be able to...

Try tossing these head-turners on the grill this summer

Published May. 28 2019

There's nothing more manly than slapping a juicy slab of meat onto a charcoal grill and listening as it sizzles...

Oh, Honey: Do men really know what women want?

Published May. 28 2019

Sure, you may think you can pull off that goatee, or that your dinner guests are actually amused by your...

Treat Yo' Self (like a man)

Published May. 28 2019

Let's be honest. Men haven't always had the best track record when it comes to self-care.

Scenic vantage points abound in Chattanooga area

Published Apr. 28 2019

There's no denying Chattanooga's beauty. The river sparkles at the city's edge. Verdant mountains ripple in every direction.

Spa Yoga promotes relaxation at Mad Hatter Massage & Wellness in Fort Oglethorpe

Published Apr. 24 2019

As a self-described "anxious ball of energy," Mattie Bearden admits that she was a little hesitant the first time she...

Planners say citizen-led efforts could be key to ridding Walker County of junk

Published Apr. 24 2019

Phillip Cantrell is no stranger to the blight problem in Walker County. He's chair of the county's Planning Commission. He's...

Ringgold council members raise discussion for controversial 'entertainment district' that would allow customers to carry alcohol downtown

Published Apr. 17 2019

After a rough start to the discussion last month, Ringgold council members once again broached the controversial subject of establishing...

'Clean Catoosa' initiative enlisting volunteers to beautify county

Published Apr. 10 2019

The cities of Catoosa County are combining their efforts to beautify the shared community.

Fundraisers planned for new Ringgold park to serve children, parents with disabilities [document]

Published Apr. 10 2019

After taking a two-year hiatus, community members have revived fundraising efforts that will help establish a playground in Ringgold for...

Nationwide campaign teaches community members how to respond to victims of sexual assault

Published Apr. 10 2019

Learning how to respond when a loved one reveals that they have been a victim of sexual violence is critical.

Luxury RV park slated to open in Fort Oglethorpe this summer

Published Apr. 3 2019

For the last five years, John and Karen Hawkins have dreamt of creating a luxury RV park that blends storage,...

Five Points Farm House blends old-school cooking with new-age flavors

Published Apr. 3 2019

The soul-food restaurant sits at 2697 Johnson Road in Chickamauga, which fans of country-style cooking may remember as former home...

This tech is changing the way we fly

Published Mar. 28 2019

Forget the passports, the travel documents, the photo IDs. Very soon, the only thing you'll need to do to catch...

What is doom tourism? Probably not what you think.

Published Mar. 28 2019

If you knew your favorite vacation spot would vanish from the Earth in a month due to misuse, would you:...

Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe High School academic decathlon team snags ninth state victory

Published Mar. 27 2019

Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe High School's academic decathlon team will be heading to nationals next month after once again claiming victory at...

Catoosa County seeks to consolidate ambulance services

Published Mar. 27 2019

With recent changes to Catoosa County's ambulance service provider, the county is pursuing an option to ensure continued ambulance services...

New Candlelight Forest supper club in Cloudland Station blends meal with adventure

Published Mar. 20 2019

Outdoor recreation and exquisite cuisine will combine on March 31 when Candlelight Forest debuts its adventure-themed supper club series.

Apison, Tennessee, may be in slump as surrounding area thrives

Published Mar. 20 2019

The eastern pocket of Hamilton County may be seeing tremendous growth, but not every community in the area is thriving.