News for Sunday, April 29, 2012



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Meigs County officials spent hours on Sunday evening trying to pull a light aircraft from the Hiwassee River after a crash.

A 27-year-old Dalton man has been charged with murder in connection with the deaths of his father and brother, police say.

Veteran chess players hope to attract a new generation to the checkered board.

In-Town Gallery reinvents itself every spring and fall.

I write a column for the Saturday Business section called Test Drive. Every week I get to try out a shiny, new car, truck or SUV.

First, the good news: Erlanger Health System has adequate reserves on hand to pay its debts, and there is no reason to think it will stop providing the sound care for which it is known throughout our region.

On April 10, I noticed on Facebook that many of my friends celebrated National Sibling Day. This day reminded me that like being left-handed or having a twin, there is a subtle aspect of my life that makes me unique, and that is being an only child.

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Seven hours of quiet anxiety erupted into a joyous celebration filled with cheers and tears at the Coleman house late Saturday afternoon.

Chattanooga may have begun on the river, but its biggest draw for tourists during most of the 20th century was its mountaintop, railroad and Civil War attractions.

Looking over Chattanooga's revived riverfront at the Hunter Museum of American Art four years ago, Volkswagen officials talked of how "the intangibles" helped them pick the city for a new $1 billion assembly plant.

Matt Malone's wife buys pretty much everything on "Shoes, cologne, movies, books -- she'd rather have it delivered to her door than have to go out and get it," the Chattanooga man said.

The Bob Lee family has been listening to the sounds of demolition at the Blue Springs Elementary School echoing across the valley to their home for several days.

The first time he went to jail for beating her wasn't the first time he had stood before a judge. That first time in court wasn't the first time she had called police on him, and the first time she called police on him wasn't the first time he had hit her.

Boyd-Buchanan’s high school softball program has had some sustained runs of success in the past. Now the current Lady Bucs hope they’re on the verge of starting another.

Located off Igou Gap Road near Jenkins Road, the East Brainerd development is in a quiet area with access to the hottest local shopping opportunities.

Chattanooga banker Craig Holley likes to use a collaborative approach as a manager. The CapitalMark Bank & Trust founder said he’s one of a six-member management committee that runs the financial institution, and that has resulted in what he calls “a transferring of know-how.”

After spending a week on damage control amid a pair of video bombshells, GOP congressional hopeful Scottie Mayfield has a chance to set a policy-driven tone at an upcoming Chattanooga Tea Party debate.

Flashbulbs cut through the darkness deep within the Tennessee Aquarium where children gawk at stingrays bigger than they are. Muscular arapaima and a ripsaw catfish born during the Eisenhower administration drift through the 88,000-gallon freshwater tank that houses the aquarium’s new River Giants exhibit, which opened to the public Saturday.

At first almost nobody believed there was a program that would help low- to moderate-income residents make a down payment on a home by giving $2 for every $1 saved.

While other high school students made their way to the beach for a week of sun and fun, or simply relaxed around the house, Vonn Bell and his parents headed west for a “business trip.”

A Hamilton County teacher investigated in a possible state exam cheating case has been cleared by state and local officials.

The Times Free Press asked five questions before Tennessee began a critical four weeks of spring practice last month. Today, we examine how the Volunteers progressed toward answering those questions.

Malik Jackson carried the Tennessee banner in the 2012 NFL draft by himself. The former Volunteers defensive lineman was just happy to hear his name called. Jackson will join perhaps the most notable former UT player—Peyton Manning—after the Denver Broncos selected him with the second pick of the fifth round (137th overall) Saturday afternoon.

The head of Benjamin F. Edwards & Co., Tad Edwards, cuts a dashing figure. Edwards is the sixth in a line of stockbrokers tracing their heritage back to President Abraham Lincoln’s Treasury Departmt, and has recently separated from Wachovia Securities to restart the firm founded in 1887 by the first Benjamin Edwards in St. Louis.

Dr. Laura Witherspoon, of Chattanooga, recently received a three-year appointment as cancer liaison physician for the cancer program at Parkridge Medical Center.

In her final home weekend with the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga softball team, fifth-year senior Michelle Fuzzard continued to make her mark on the field and on the record book.

Cleveland Utilities eventually may recover all but $800,000 of its $2.7 million in accumulated costs linked to last year's devastating storms, according to a report from finance division Vice President Ken Webb.

Firefighters in Walker County, Ga., now train by extinguishing wooden pallets set afire inside shipping containers.

After state House members battled over the future of Taft Youth Development Center on Thursday but failed to save it, state Department of Children's Services officials spelled out initial plans for the teens housed there as the facility's closure approaches.

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John "Thunder" Thornton is a renowned land developer and fan of University of Tennessee athletics. This Saturday, he's going to blend those passions.

Whether the recent promotion of pitcher Nathan Eovaldi to the Los Angeles Dodgers is brief or long-term, the Chattanooga Lookouts know they need to prepare to move on without him.

After having just one player picked during the first three rounds of the NFL draft, the Georgia Bulldogs provided a plethora of late-round selections.

Taylor Thompson decided he was going to enter the NFL draft as a tight end, even though he hadn't caught a pass in a college game. He played defensive end most of his career at SMU.

East Ridge officials are holding a public hearing to discuss the possibility of taking their sewer lines back from the Hamilton County Water and Wastewater Authority.

God rested on the seventh day, but state House members won't be resting this evening as they race to finish their annual legislative session on Monday.

Before the NFL draft began, Atlanta Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff knew his team would not create a national buzz.

Barney Adams, head of Adams Golf, has a little secret about the technology involved in the golf clubs of today. They're not that different from the clubs of yesterday or yesteryear.

For college graduates entering the design fields, in particular aspiring interactive media and Web designers, a job search that ends well starts with socializing. Communicating and networking - in person, not just social networking online - is an important way for students to start building a foundation for their careers.

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A story about a TV meteorologist last week caused a thunderbolt response from one of the weatherman’s competitors.

Bowater Employees Credit Union member Flo Golden and her favorite charity, the food pantry of Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church in Etowah, have won $1,000 from BECU through the Pay It Forward program.

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Erlanger hospital has chalked up a $17 million operating deficit in the past 10 months, but it is hardly alone in its current financial struggle to stem red ink and restore fiscal balance.

Kay Wyma, mother of five, ages 3-14, had a revelation while taking her kids to school that prompted dramatic changes at home and ultimately led to her writing "Cleaning House: A Mom's 12-Month Experiment To Rid Her Home of Youth Entitlement."

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  • By Julie Baumgardner

Ladies, do you want to have almost $5,000 more each year? Gents, would $2,600 more each year be of interest?

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