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.

Turn the page: You might be surprised what you can find at your local library

Published Jul. 19 2018

If your to-do list includes getting a passport, researching your genealogy, mending a hemline, downloading a book, searching for your...

Homeschool Expo starts Friday at Camp Jordan

Published Jul. 18 2018

A Chattanooga-area mom with more than two decades in home-schooling experience wants to make sure other families considering home-schooling have...

Booker T. Washington State Park's Junior Ranger program gives youth quick course in the great outdoors

Published Jul. 16 2018

Fourteen-year-old Connor Jennings came to Booker T. Washington State Park a city dweller, having no clue how to function in...

Raising children without gender stereotyping

Published Jul. 16 2018

Many girls don't like their body image and start dieting to change it before they reach puberty. Boys tend to...

Watch two artists create portraits of each other Saturday at River Gallery

Published Jul. 15 2018

A portrait is not just a picture of a face. Two artists whose works are on view this month at...

Some 12,000 expected at historic 100th International Assembly of the Church of God of Prophecy

Published Jul. 13 2018

When Catherine Payne talks about the upcoming 100th International Assembly of the Church of God of Prophecy, she gets so...

Mimosa trees may be pretty in pink, but beware their habits

Published Jul. 12 2018

One of the showiest trees of summer is in bloom, but beware the bright pink puffs, fernlike leaves and graceful...

July 11 expected to be most sleepless night of year in Tennessee, July 12 in Georgia and Alabama

Published Jul. 9 2018

If the summer heat is making it hard to sleep, it's about to get worse. If only for one night.

Dalton's Creative Arts Guild pairs works by mother/daughter duo for first time

Published Jul. 8 2018

A mother/daughter duo from Chattanooga will showcase their art at the Creative Arts Guild this month in Dalton, Georgia.

Movies in the Park starts Saturday

Published Jul. 4 2018

A musical comedy/drama about animals singing to save a historic theater is the first of four movies that will be...

Restaurant review: Get pizza your way at Your Pie

Published Jun. 27 2018

Your Pie, one of the latest eateries to hit Gunbarrel Road, invites diners to craft their own pizzas. It's like...

GPS graduate's oil painting hangs in the U.S. Capitol

Published Jun. 25 2018

When Phoebe Mills won a citywide essay contest this spring, she figured that would be the standout moment of her...

Local residents moved by visit to Montgomery's new National Memorial for Peace and Justice

Published Jun. 24 2018

Donivan Brown has toured the Vietnam Memorial, the Holocaust Museum, the Museum of African American History in Washington, D.C., and...

Chattanooga Market hosting its first Team Tennessee Teen Cook-Off

Published Jun. 20 2018

Chattanooga Market will host its first teen cook-off on Sunday, June 24.

Best-selling author Austin Kleon visits with a message of creativity

Published Jun. 19 2018

Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke wants to awaken creativity in every citizen in the city, and he's calling on New York...

DNA testing the next frontier in genealogical research

Published Jun. 18 2018

A professional genealogist with nearly 20 years experience will explain the new tools of the trade at the Northgate Branch...

Fatherly Figures modeling how to be good dads, good men

Published Jun. 16 2018

As a Father's Day gift to their community, nearly two dozen local men will meet Sunday at the Eastdale Youth...

City's first black arts festival starts Thursday

Published Jun. 13 2018

Ricardo Morris is presenting the first Chattanooga Festival of Black Arts and Ideas, a five-day event that begins Thursday, June...

South Pittsburg's top student balances rest, responsibility

Published Jun. 12 2018

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Chattanooga ministry embracing women in need to free them from prostitution and addiction

Published Jun. 10 2018

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