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Dear Chattanoogans, Companies worldwide are clamoring to establish a presence in Tennessee.

  • July 26th, 2014  |
  • By By Sen. Bob Corker
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Russian-backed Ukrainian separatists, bent on getting the old USSR band back together, shot down a Malaysian airliner. Rivaled only by Obama, Putin is adept at blaming others. He did so in this case, but since he shot down a plane full of Europeans, he might have angered more than Americans.

  • July 25th, 2014  |
  • By By Ron Hart
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By the time he was 10 years old, Thomas Rumph was selling bags of peanuts and popcorn on the side of the road in Toombs County, Ga.

The question of Israel’s troubled relationship with the Palestinians is one I’ve grappled with on and off since I was a child. During my current trip in Israel in which I’ve taken shelter from rocket fire in basements, stairwells and inside public sculptures, it’s been a lot more on than off.

  • July 23rd, 2014  |
  • By Thomas P. Balázs
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Each week for almost 27 years, with the exception of a period of time I ran for Congress, I have facilitated a Bible study class at my church in Hixson.

  • July 21st, 2014  |
  • By By Robin Smith
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In the nearly dozen years that I've worked at the Chattanooga Times Free Press, I've never seen so many of my newsroom colleagues receive journalism awards for the work they do.

My sons, ages 12 and 7, are experts at the art of negotiating with wishy-washy parents.

You're ordering the banana pancakes, and the guy out in the parking lot is ordering two ounces of cocaine.

Ballot results were trickling in on election night November 1936, as President Franklin Roosevelt looked for a second term.

  • July 20th, 2014  |
  • By By Dr. Anthony Hodges
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My little girl was nervous. Like two outs, Game 7 nervous.

The U.S. soccer team did the impossible — the players briefly got Americans interested in soccer.

  • July 18th, 2014  |
  • By By Ron Hart
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Shelbee Jordan, 9, of Ocoee, Tenn., says there is a risky moment in her solo dance routine when she holds her breath.

The good news is that VW will build its SUV here, adding an estimated 5,600 more jobs -- direct and indirect -- to the region.

It is one thing for me to criticize Tennessee's new gun law, which allows almost anyone and everyone to now carry a loaded firearm -- shotgun, rifle or handgun -- in their car.

A few years back, I encountered a group of folks in blue golf shirts with the logo of a security company walking in a Chattanooga neighborhood.

  • July 15th, 2014  |
  • By Robin Smith
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Facebook has endured. I thought the social networking phenomenon would have cooled off after everyone got to look at that sandwich I had for lunch or the family pictures from Dollywood I posted last year. But I was wrong. Perhaps I will post pictures from my upcoming trip to Euro-Dollywood, which I think is in Louisiana.

  • July 14th, 2014  |
  • By Ron Hart
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