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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.

In less than a year the midsize city of Chattanooga listed at least 24 homicides and more than 90 shootings, many of them black-on-black crimes.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — The Bradley County Board of Education is considering recommendations for relieving traffic congestion around the Hopewell and Michigan Avenue elementary schools.

As President Barack Obama authorized the Pentagon to prepare National Guard and Reserve troops to potentially assist in the U.S. response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, the Nashville-based Guard unit uniquely equipped to respond to unprecedented civil emergencies said it is prepared to serve.

"The president already has too many White House staff 'czars' who are not accountable to Congress.

Window blind cords claim the life of a Hixson toddler, feds mull standards

One child is choked each month by window blind cords

On a completely normal Thursday afternoon, Erin Shero was watching TV in the basement of her Hixson home with her two toddlers.

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. — Republican U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander on Thursday added a new rule to his "Little Plaid Book" of 311 rules about running for office.

Plane engines will roar and crowds from all over the Southeast will cheer this weekend in Rome, Ga., at the Wings Over North Georgia's third annual airshow.

RINGGOLD, Ga. — Erlanger Health System pressured officials of Walker and Catoosa counties Thursday night.

About 50 people attended a meeting Thursday evening to hear the proposed plans for reconstruction of the Interstate 75/Interstate 24 interchange.

The Chattanooga-Hamilton County Regional Planning Agency wants to lead local communities in developing a master plan that makes the traffic-dense Third Street and Riverside Drive areas more pedestrian friendly and connected to the Tennessee Riverpark.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — After a couple weeks of tweaking plans, Cleveland City Schools and Tri-Con Construction have reached an agreement that will keep a new gym for Cleveland High School within its $11 million budget.

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