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Andrew Pantazi

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Chandler Smith walked up to the blue line, feet together, head back, hands crossed. In front of her, the biggest deal since she first listened to Justin Bieber.

With a list of increasing demands and a greater sense of urgency, about 200 people met with Occupy Chattanooga on Friday night at Miller Plaza, and by the end of the night, with about 50 people still there, they talked about whether the group should occupy the city.

A group of girls gathered Thursday at the Community Foundation on Market Street and showed off their work. Japanese characters. Pictures of tart desserts and stuffed chicken. Pennsylvania State University memorabilia.

Prepared for confrontation, the sides split.

A Fort Payne, Ala., man and his father were arguing Tuesday night because the father said he wanted to die.

In November, a Cleveland, Tenn., police detective signed out some evidence on a child-rape case.

Ringgold Middle School lost about 65 computers when the April 27 tornado tore through the school. On Tuesday, it got 56 more.

Rick and Bobbi Davis packed their RV last week, each grabbing a stuffed dog before leaving Niceville, Fla., for a vacation in Northwest Georgia and Tennessee that ends with the Tennessee-Georgia football game in Knoxville.

Rebekah Jenkins, who was visiting home in Rossville for the weekend from her college in Chicago, came to Miller Plaza on Friday night for the Occupy Chattanooga meeting. The size of the group already there shocked her.

A Soddy-Daisy man has been indicted by the Hamilton County grand jury on a charge of child rape.

RiverRocks, an 11-day festival celebrating Chattanooga's landscape and outdoor life, kicked off Thursday with major events starting Saturday.

The East Ridge City Council unanimously designated parts of the city as a new retail development district Thursday night in hopes of bringing new businesses and revenue.

Two men have been charged in connection with two home invasions in the same neighborhood, including one in which a gun was held against a toddler’s head.

A Red Bank man's death is believed to be related to a break-in and robbery at a house on a narrow street off Dayton Boulevard.

A homeless man crawled inside the abandoned building across the street from the Community Kitchen on Friday, waded through the ash and charred remains of the fire the night before.

The yellow brick building on 11th Street across from the Community Kitchen that the city bought for $775,000 was gutted by fire tonight.

LaFayette, a Georgia city about a 45-minute drive south of Chattanooga, offers visitors Civil War history, Southern small-town charm and mountainous surroundings.

The Tennessee Department of Health is analyzing thousands of pages of data to determine whether the defunct Velsicol Chemical plant in South Chattanooga is harming local residents.

A man called police Tuesday after he got hungry and discovered something missing.

Aundre Bush's son had his first birthday party on Saturday, just a few days after the toddler started walking.

Ever Flanigan has been listening to “A Prairie Home Companion” for years, so he says he wasn’t going to miss the opportunity to see storyteller Garrison Keillor live at Memorial Auditorium on Saturday.

A year and a half ago, Gervell Morgan told his track coach at Signal Mountain High School that after living in 10 foster homes since he was 4 he would no longer have a place to stay because he was turning 18.

ROCK SPRING, Ga. — The men walked into an office in Rock Spring, Ga., turned in their driver's licenses and put their names on the sign-in sheet when the announcement was made...

Sixty-six years later, Clarksville, Tenn., resident Ed Harrell and East Ridge resident Kayo Erwin Sr. still have the same flashbacks.

Cash-strapped college students are always looking for cheap, tasty meals.

After singing and joking as herself, 62-year-old actress and singer Vicki Lawrence transformed into her old stand-up gig as Mama for the main event of the Life boomers and seniors expo on Saturday.

For seven hours, Douglas Kerns and a fellow firefighter pedaled their bicycles up, down and around Lookout Mountain, planning to rack up 125 miles.

The Ronald McDonald House next to Erlanger hospital closed Monday after mold was discovered in four of its rooms.

An inmate at Hays State Prison in Trion, Ga., was killed early Saturday in a fight with at least one other inmate, authorities said.

A federal grant of almost $1 million will help get Riverwalk closer to St. Elmo Avenue.

The nonprofit group Tennesseans for the Arts is asking state residents to contribute their best designs for the group's specialty license plate contest.

South of the Walnut Street Bridge, the man and women who grew up together hugged and patted each other’s arms.

Fourth-grader A.J. Boyd takes the ball to the top of the key, goes left, then crosses over to the right. His opponent, third-grader Marcus Reed, snatches the ball away. Clearly an illegal strip, but that’s not what matters.

On Tuesday, high-school teacher Demetrius Leonard walked past a sign reading "Get Fit, Never Hit" and into the 9Round Gym at 7550 East Brainerd Road. It was his first visit, so he signed a waiver and immediately got to work.

A dozen Walker County residents and consultants gathered at the Walker County Civic Center on Tuesday night to discuss how the county and its cities will move into the future.

The kids, parents and teachers formed a line and waited for their turns at Educational Outfitters on Gunbarrel Road.

Two boys waved tie-dyed T-shirts at a gas station while signs instructed drivers to turn this way or that for great deals. Farther up U.S. Highway 127, about 150 volunteers prepared for their big yard sale Thursday.

Leondra Lloyd lives less than a mile from the South Chattanooga post office near St. Elmo and dropped by Thursday to mail a bill payment.

Past Battlefield Parkway, past the hundreds of cars, people and flags on the side of the road, a casket rested on a bier by an open grave.

Call it the Armored Segway, or perhaps the Wheeled RoboCop. Officially, they are Xtreme Green Police Mobility Vehicles, with bullet-resistant panels and electric motors.

A company with offices in downtown Chattanooga that now are home just to empty cubicles and three employees soon will hold about 20 more workers.

By lunch Thursday, about 30 teens and young adults had laid tarpaper and shingles on a roof, partially built a wheelchair ramp and filled in cracks in the stucco walls of a dilapidated 65-year-old house.

Chattanooga's going to get hotter, but not as brutal as a few states west.

Friends and family members were searching Elizabeth Carney’s trailer, hoping to find the woman who’d been missing for a few days.

A 40-year-old Bradley County woman, missing for the past few days, was found dead in her home Tuesday night.

Elizabeth Carney, a 40-year-old Bradley County woman, missing for the past few days, was found Tuesday night in her home dead.

A man, wearing a surgical mask and brandishing a gun, entered Dupont Community Credit Union on Hixson Pike this morning and took what he could from teller drawers, officials said.

Surrounded by friends, family and mementos including the Dale Earnhardt blanket that Scott Clayton had since he was a child, his parents and siblings reflected Saturday on the life he lived.

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