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I don't like resignation letters. Never have.

Nov. 24, 1863, at Chattanooga was a rainy, cloudy, misty, disagreeable day.

The rough weather this past winter resulted in substantial road damage which we have all had to navigate. But by the end of summer the pot holes will be filled and most roads will be patched, giving us the false sense that our highways have been fixed. Nothing could be further from the truth.

  • July 13th, 2014  |
  • By Jim Hall
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Forget Argentina. You want somebody to root for?

One day in May, Lynne Humphries, a retired schoolteacher, visited Books-A-Million on Highway 153 to gather reading material for her Memorial Day weekend.

It's been almost a year and City Hall still cannot produce any official report on the $7 million spent on its budgeting for outcomes pilot program.

Dirtiest city.

Over the last few months, Chattanooga's city government has heard comments, held meetingsand watched Mayor Andy Berke end a contract for technologically advanced street lights for the city.

  • July 7th, 2014  |
  • By By Robin Smith
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Before the outbreak of the Civil War, Leonidas Polk, the Episcopal bishop of Louisiana, felt that the South needed a top notch university.

  • July 6th, 2014  |
  • By By Dr. R. Smith Murray
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Here's the version of the question that the city wants to appear on the Aug. 7 ballot.

The "Spirit of Chattanooga" was a term coined in 1917 by local attorney/historian Henry Martin Wiltse in "High Lights of Chattanooga History."

  • July 5th, 2014  |
  • By By Roger Smith
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Nine weeks ago, Brother Ron Fender and I drove out to Ruth Cofer Cemetery, the 42-acre plot off Jenkins Road where our county buries its poor and homeless.

Never in our country’s history has an administration used “our government” so aggressively against its enemies.

  • July 4th, 2014  |
  • By By Ron Hart
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Fifty years ago, when President Lyndon Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act of 1964, I was in elementary school and had no clue about the law that would drastically change daily life for African-Americans.

  • July 3rd, 2014  |
  • By By Roy Herron
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It's been nearly a month since the arrest of Richard Bennett, the founder of A Better Tomorrow.

Alabama is a low-tax state, but 37 percent of the state's government revenues are federal funds. Similarly, 46 percent of Mississippi's state revenues are federal funds, while in Louisiana the federal gift is 44.3, in Tennessee it's 41.3, in Missouri 40.8, while Georgia ranks eighth at 38.9 percent.

  • July 2nd, 2014  |
  • By David K. Bean

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