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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

Watching World Cup soccer feels like a third date.

Reaction to Monday's Supreme Court decision that employers with religious objections can refuse to pay for contraception was swift and emotional. Here is a small sample of comments posted on the Times Free Press Facebook page after the story broke:

The passing of Howard Baker allows us to reflect on the immense quality of his contributions. Never before has a senator been so multifaceted and so skilled in overall leadership.

  • July 1st, 2014  |
  • By David Abshire
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Most of us have experienced some form of panic tied to a loss of data. Ranging from misfiling documents to a complete shutdown of an operating system, legitimate electronic "bugs" and glitches exist.

  • June 30th, 2014  |
  • By By Robin Smith
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Steve Bebb, district attorney for Bradley, McMinn, Monroe and Polk counties, resigned today — two months before the end of his term and not a moment too soon.

  • June 30th, 2014  |
  • By By Sen. Brian Kelsey
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The words flickered across my phone: "Man in Arkansas."

They called her a sweathog pig.

Diners in the chic Urban Stack restaurant may not realize they are in one of the oldest buildings in Chattanooga.

  • June 29th, 2014  |
  • By By Mary Helms
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We are ministers serving the Presbyterian Church USA churches in the Chattanooga area.

  • June 28th, 2014  |
  • By By Laura Becker and Clay Thomas
  • 39 comments  |

Coty Allen wasn't at the ceremony on Thursday, when the doctors and nurses cheered for him, saying to anyone who would listen: We've never had a patient like him.

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