What happens when a leader treats every opportunity for leadership, every decision and every strategic action as either a political event, an occasion for public relations, or a time to defend a failing agenda rather than identify an actual problem and propose solutions or strategies to solve it?

Our family dog, a spaniel-poodle mix named Boise, is a jealous boy.

Somewhere inside the Central Office, there is a multiyear strategy to alter — dramatically — the health insurance plans for all Hamilton County public school teachers and employees.

Donuts float in a heavenly sky at the corner of Broad and 20th streets in Chattanooga.

  • Aug. 24th, 2014  |
  • By By Erica Smith
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Most Chattanoogans are familiar with the story of Adolph Ochs, the young publisher of The Chattanooga Times who went on to establish a publishing dynasty at The New York Times.

  • Aug. 24th, 2014  |
  • By By Dr. Tim Ezzell
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Recently there have been some large main breaks across the nation which have made headline news.

  • Aug. 23rd, 2014  |
  • By By Deron Allen
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This morning, there's no breakfast.

"Women are made to be loved, not understood."

  • Aug. 22nd, 2014  |
  • By By Ron Hart
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Three weeks ago in this space we shared the story of Rich and Kelly, a young St. Elmo couple having trouble making ends meet.

During an otherwise pleasant evening, we stood up from the kitchen table, took our plates to the sink, walked outside and then -- as if this sort of thing was normal -- dumped five-gallon buckets of ice water all over our heads.

On the morning school was canceled, Henry Webb's mom did not tell him the whole truth.

Tennessee high school seniors now have an opportunity to change the future — for themselves and their families — and for our state.

  • Aug. 19th, 2014  |
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In 1919, the U.S. Congress voted to add these 39 words to the U.S. Constitution in the form of the 19th Amendment:

  • Aug. 18th, 2014  |
  • By By Robin Smith
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In 2011, one of our business reporters, Ellis Smith, had a hunch and launched an investigation into a wealthy local man who Smith believed was operating companies as a front for an unlicensed Internet payday loan empire.

A couple of weeks ago, I read on page one in this newspaper that my son's middle school is about to become a pilot site for BYOD.

Aaron Roden broke so much.

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