Yolanda Putman (Reporter)

Phone: 423-757-6431
E-mail: yputman@timesfreepress.com
Yolanda Putman has been a reporter at the Times Free Press for 11 years. She covers housing and previously covered education and crime. Yolanda is a Chattanooga native who has a master's degree in communication from the University of Tennessee and a bachelor's degree in journalism from Alabama State University. She previously worked at the Lima (Ohio) News. She enjoys running, reading and writing and is the mother of one son, Tyreese. She has also received the Media Award from the Unity Group. Contact Yolanda at 423-757-6431 or yputman@timesfreepress.com.

New York designer hosts open house in Chattanooga

Published Oct. 1 2018

A New York-based fashion designer brings her fall 2018 line to Chattanooga this week. Megan Kinney, creator of the clothing...

Chattanooga women's shelter celebrates 30th anniversary, 100 percent completion rate

Published Sep. 28 2018

Christine Dayoub sticks her head in the doorway and flashes a smile to greet visitors at Chattanooga Room in the...

Chattanooga's Room in the Inn plans to expand after 30 years

Published Sep. 28 2018

Chattanooga Room in the Inn is marking its 30th anniversary by making plans to expand the facility with a capital...


Main Street Farmers Market rescuing homely foods, serving up Ugly Dinner

Published Sep. 28 2018

Main Street Farmers Market will be serving up an Ugly Dinner tonight — and it's going to fabulous, says market...

Corgi parade struts through St. Elmo on Tuesday

Published Sep. 26 2018

Hundreds of St. Elmo neighbors and visitors are expected to line St. Elmo Avenue on Tuesday, Oct. 2, for the...

More than 90 percent of children are at risk because you might be doing something wrong

Published Sep. 24 2018

More than 90 percent of child-restraint seats on the road right now are installed incorrectly, according to national statistics.

Fetch! SkyHoundz World Championship at Coolidge Park this weekend

Published Sep. 19 2018

High-flying, disc-chasing dogs will romp through Coolidge Park this weekend when the 2018 SkyHoundz World Canine Disc Championship is held.

Lunch & Learn: Pastor's Titus II initiative means to lift up women

Published Sep. 14 2018

The Rev. Heddie Simmons' mother died when she was 14. She and her siblings suffered physical and mental abuse after...

The drift to thrift: Resale becoming the new normal for shoppers

Published Sep. 14 2018

An oversized nylon retro Adidas jacket sells for about $70 online. Collective Clothing on Frazier Avenue has it for $35.

Lapse for Lupus 5K run/walk scheduled this month

Published Sep. 10 2018

Lupus is not contagious.

Lupus disproportionately affects women of color

Published Sep. 10 2018

Lupus is a variable disease that can affect one or multiple organs, including the kidneys, joints, skin and lungs. It...

'The Accidental Prophet' to share the near-death experience that made him a believer

Published Sep. 7 2018

Belief in God and the insight that one person can make a difference are among the lessons former celebrity image...


Restaurant Review: Nashville hot chicken offered with Chattanooga style [video]

Published Sep. 5 2018

Ed Wickley saw how successfully his sister sold hot chicken at Bolton's, her restaurant in Nashville. So he implemented a...

Creative Discovery Museum on track for autism benchmark

Published Aug. 27 2018

Five-year-old Amelia Gilliam reaches academic benchmarks faster than most typically developing children.

These Creative Discovery Museum programs are making a difference in the Chattanooga area

Published Aug. 27 2018

The Creative Discovery Museum's mission statement is "to inspire all children to explore, innovate, create and play."

Area resources targeting children and adults with special needs

Published Aug. 27 2018

The following organizations and events target children and adults with special needs.

10 things you need to have in your car for emergencies

Published Aug. 27 2018

No matter if it's summer, winter or sometime in between, drivers should be prepared for emergencies.

Local minister seeks to help abused children with sole marathon run

Published Aug. 24 2018

A local minister is hoping to show that just one person can make a difference for others by being the...

Yoga to-go: Instructors look beyond traditional studios for classes

Published Aug. 23 2018

When Carrie Bingham finished her yoga training, she launched her own class — not in a traditional yoga studio but...

Yoga instructors list the benefits of yoga

Published Aug. 23 2018

Yoga is a physical, mental and spiritual discipline that includes breath control, meditation and specific body postures, according to statista.com.