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A man already sentenced to life in prison for killing a woman in 2012 will serve an additional four years for dismembering her body, a Hamilton County judge ruled Tuesday.

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The Chattanooga Girls Leadership Academy was on the verge of being shut down in 2012 when Elaine Swafford took over as executive director.

After months of public debate, private discussions and recent litigation for millions of dollars, the city's Electric Power Board concedes that it overbilled Chattanooga more than $1.2 million for its streetlight energy.

The nation's poverty rate dropped last year for the first time since 2006, but the number of Tennesseans living below the poverty line increased in the most recent two-year period, the Census Bureau said Tuesday.

In the 27 years that Capt. Corliss Cooper has been with the Chattanooga Police Department, she's seen a significant shift in the city's demographics.

There's discord in the ranks at the Soddy-Daisy Police Department.

After winning a hotly contested GOP primary, incumbent U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann's campaign trail has been pretty quiet.

DALTON, Ga. — Teresa Sosa moved to Dalton more than 40 years ago, long before waves of immigrants flooded here for carpet mill jobs.

At Chattanooga Valley Middle School, 71 percent of students are eligible for free and reduced-price lunches.

The Catoosa County, Ga., library has applied for money to improve the building.

ATLANTA — The Braves are still more than two years away from moving into their new suburban ballpark.

GUNTERSVILLE, Ala. — Two North Alabama men have been convicted of cheating during a fishing tournament on Lake Guntersville.

DECATUR, Ga. — A gunman who was persuaded by a bookkeeper to surrender during a 2013 gun battle with police at a school near Atlanta pleaded guilty to multiple charges Tuesday and was sentenced to 20 years in prison.

KNOXVILLE — A state appeals court has upheld the conviction and sentence of one of the men who participated in the kidnapping, torture and killing of a young Knoxville couple in 2007.

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