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WASHINGTON — For the third straight year, millions of Social Security recipients, disabled veterans and federal retirees can expect historically small increases in their benefits come January.

Former President Jimmy Carter and his wife, Rosalynn, smiled and whispered to each other as they sat behind a wooden lectern preparing to speak about their grandson to a room of approximately 300 at the Chattanooga Convention Center on Saturday.

With just more than a week before the two candidates seeking to represent Tennessee's 3rd Congressional District meet for a head-to-head debate, the candidates say they expect to stick to issues — and keep it clean.

Monroe County, Tenn., officials have four months to fill the county sheriff’s position after Randy White’s August election was voided by a Chancery Court order.

JASPER, Tenn. — There is a tradition of deep-rooted rivalries and downright mistrust across Marion County, and cooperation among the various local governments hasn't always been popular.

The most memorable quotes in the Chattanooga Times Free Press for Oct. 12-17.

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DALTON, Ga. — For Linda Baggett and thousands of other Georgians, Wal-Mart may soon provide their primary health care, at a fraction of what is normally charged for doctor visits.

Candace Clark thought she was leaving her 4-month-old daughter in good hands.

Fort Oglethorpe's elections superintendent sent off November's election ballots to be printed with ousted former councilman Charles Sharrock's name on them without a second thought.

Erlanger Health System is now battling two discrimination lawsuits brought by former top executives.

The Coffee County, Tenn., man accused in the 2012 slaying of 24-year-old Tullahoma nursing student Erika Megan Sharpton faces a court hearing in November on his motion to withdraw his guilty plea to a murder charge.

The Friends of the Library’s largest annual fundraiser, expected to raise money for the children’s floor in the downtown Chattanooga Public Library, was canceled with little explanation.

Nancy Parker and her teenage daughter, Scout, live just blocks away from Renaissance Park, and on Saturday night they traded their comfortable beds for sleeping bags and a "treehouse" tent.

Michael Wurzel has been named executive director for Friends of Moccasin Bend, the advocacy group that supports the ongoing development of a national park on the historic site.

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