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MONTEAGLE, Tenn. — The Highlander Folk School on Monteagle Mountain is steeped in some of the most important times in American history, figuring prominently in organized labor efforts in the South and as a training ground for leaders of the civil rights movement.

The most memorable quotes in the Chattanooga Times Free Press for Nov. 16-21.

  • Nov. 23rd, 2014  |

ATLANTA — Jason Carter took an optimistic view of his 8-point loss to incumbent Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal during an interview last week in Atlanta, two weeks after the Nov. 4 election that delivered a blow to Georgia Democrats’ hopes of getting power back in a state they once dominated.

Former Chattanooga Police Chief Bobby Dodd claims that a change in the city's pension fund will cost him thousands of dollars over the course of his retirement.

Fights aren't common at Ooltewah Elementary School, but if one occurs, chances are that Principal Thomas Arnold can see who started it by reviewing footage from one of the school's security cameras.

When Hamilton County passed its 2014-15 budget this year, some conservative commissioners and good government groups lauded changes to the $900,000 in funds handed out annually for commissioners to spend on local projects.

Chattanooga leaders don't think there's reason to worry about asbestos in the rubble of the Harriet Tubman development.

It was belaying-room only in Urban Rocks Gym as more than 80 high school students from across the region ascended gray-blue climbing walls patterned with colorful handholds for a Chattanooga Area Interscholastic Climbing League event.

A thousand beetles were flown all the way from Washington state in hopes that they'll be able to save hemlock trees in Tennessee.

The man charged in Marion County, Tenn., with the June 2012 battering death of his infant son finally waived his extradition rights this week in Whitfield County, Ga., allowing his return to Tennessee to face murder charges.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — Four families have ushered in new chapters in their lives as part of the Southgate Hills subdivision, which is part of the Habitat for Humanity of Cleveland community and located on South Lee Highway.

A high-speed police chase that happened in Rhea County, Tenn., in early November ended with no suspect caught.

A Geraldine, Ala., man has been arrested on a charge of child sexual abuse, according to DeKalb County Sheriff Jimmy Harris' office.

The Appalachian Trail Conservancy now is accepting applications for grants under the 2015 Appalachian Trail Specialty License Plate grant program.

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