Susan Pierce (Reporter, Photographer)

Phone: 423-757-6284
E-mail: spierce@timesfreepress.com
Bio:
Susan Palmer Pierce is a reporter and columnist in the Life department. She began her journalism career as a summer employee 1972 for the News Free Press, typing bridal announcements and photo captions. She became a full-time employee in 1980, working her way up to feature writer, then special sections editor, then Lifestyle editor in 1995 until the merge of the NFP and Times in 1999. She was honored with the 2007 Chattanooga Woman of Distinction, is a graduate of the Holmberg Arts Leadership Institute and is past president of the Chattanooga Alpha Delta Pi Alumnae Association. Susan has two sons and one granddaughter. She enjoys reading and lives for time at the beach. Contact Susan at 423-757-6284 or spierce@timesfreepress.com.

Mitch Rossell returns to Riverbend with new music

Published May. 28 2019

When Mitch Rossell played Riverbend last summer, he was still basking in the glow of having written "Ask Me How...

Restaurant Review: Enjoy a classic Italian meal in a scenic setting at Tony's Pasta Shop & Trattoria

Published May. 21 2019

When I want to impress out-of-town visitors with a delicious dinner that shows off the city's scenic beauty, Tony's Pasta...

Out & About Calendar - May 22-29

Published May. 21 2019

Exhibits, culture, outdoor fun and more around town.

Riverbend Festival opens with Weezer on Wednesday

Published May. 21 2019

For the last two decades, every time a Riverbend Festival lineup was announced, there were always undercurrents from fans asking...

Check out the Caney Creek Company album release party Saturday at Songbirds

Published May. 21 2019

Caney Creek Company's show on Saturday night, May 25, at Songbirds will be bittersweet.

Larkin Poe bringing new music to Riverbend Festival

Published May. 21 2019

Rebecca and Megan Lovell have been touring with their musical careers since their teen years; first as the Lovell Sisters...

Wild Feathers bring Neon Frontier tour to Songbirds

Published May. 15 2019

Even though The Wild Feathers formed eight years ago, it wasn't until the band released "Greetings From the Neon Frontier"...

JFest features new location, bigger lineup and Lecrae

Published May. 15 2019

There's a fresh, new excitement about JFest this weekend.

BrickUniverse: Anticipation is building for the first Lego Fan Convention in Chattanooga

Published May. 15 2019

Chattanooga hosts its first Lego Fan Convention on Saturday-Sunday, May 18-19, and it's stacking up to be an unforgettable debut...

Out & About Calendar - May 15-22

Published May. 15 2019

Exhibits, culture, outdoor fun and more around town.

One-man show at Improv Chattanooga satirizes black stereotypes

Published May. 8 2019

Mark Kendall was a late-comer to comedy performance - a college student at Northwestern University studying film when he joined...

Son Volt brings new music to Songbirds

Published May. 8 2019

On Son Volt's new record, "Union," past and present mingle to face the country's turbulent politics and demonstrate the comfort...


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Abandoned Arts pops up in Chattanooga's West End

Published May. 8 2019

An abandoned Alstom site along Riverfront Parkway will once again be filled with life and vibrant color when Abandoned Arts...

Out & About Calendar - May 8-15

Published May. 8 2019

Leisure, dances, and more.

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Published May. 1 2019

Cinco de Mayo - Spanish for the fifth of May - is the annual celebration commemorating the Mexican Army's victory...

May the Fourth be with you

Published May. 1 2019

Ever since "May the force be with you" was first spoken in "Star Wars: Episode IV," it has become the...

Out & About Calendar - May 1-8

Published May. 1 2019

Exhibits, culture, outdoor fun and more around town.

This will be the best '20s party since The Great Gatsby

Published May. 1 2019

Time-twisting musical collective Postmodern Jukebox is traveling the country with its latest stage show: Welcome to the Twenties 2.0 Tour...

Cars, cornbread and crafts are featured in this weekend's batch of spring festivals

Published Apr. 24 2019

Four big, established festivals take place this weekend - each a great day-trip to enjoy spring's weather.

New Eco Field Day takes place at Miller Park this weekend

Published Apr. 24 2019

Remember when field day was the highlight of each elementary school year's conclusion?