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A swelling crowd Tuesday night supported a move at the Chattanooga City Council in support of revamping the city's sound ordinance to breathe new life into the music and entertainment options downtown.

Chattanooga's VA clinic would more than double in size under a bipartisan agreement reached in Congress this week — a move expected to help alleviate long waits and cut down on travel for veterans across the Tennessee Valley.

Lee University in Cleveland, Tenn., has been ranked the most affordable Christian college in the nation by an online guide to Christian higher education.

Chattanooga Housing Authority Executive Director Betsy McCright and her husband, Stan, will oversee the Grateful Gobbler fundraiser this year, and all of the money raised will go to the only family emergency shelter in the city for men, women and children, organizers announced.

McALLEN, Texas — For nearly two months, images of immigrant children who have crossed the border without a parent, only to wind up in concrete holding cells once in the United States, have tugged at heartstrings.

After Whitfield County, Ga., deputies used a stun gun on a man on the run Monday morning, his accuser said she exaggerated her claims against him.

NASHVILLE — Republican U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander's campaign spent $1.34 million, much of it on television broadcast and cable ads, during the first 18 days of July as he ramped up his GOP primary effort for early voting in Tennessee, his disclosure shows.

After a super PAC supporting Tennessee 3rd Congressional District candidate Weston Wamp dropped an additional $193,000 on a campaign ad this week, his rival's camp is again calling on Wamp to denounce the political action committee.

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. — Appalachia has frequently been the target of negative media attention.

  • July 30th, 2014  |
  • By Johnson City Press

ATLANTA — The last surviving member of the crew that dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, hastening the end of World War II and forcing the world into the atomic age, has died in Georgia.

VALDOSTA, Ga. — The parents of a South Georgia teenager found dead inside a rolled-up gym mat at school filed a wrongful death lawsuit against local school administrators Monday.

TULLAHOMA, Tenn. — Authorities say four adults and seven children were injured when their van blew a tire on Interstate 24 in Coffee County.

LEXINGTON — The case against a man charged with accessory after the fact and tampering with evidence in the Holly Bobo case was sent to the grand jury today after a preliminary hearing.

WASHINGTON — A bipartisan deal announced Monday would authorize about $17 billion to help veterans avoid long waits for health care, hire more doctors and nurses to treat veterans and make it easier to fire executives at the Department of Veterans Affairs.

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