Hannah Smith





Hannah Smith is a staff reporter for the Times Free Press.

She previously worked as a Pulliam Fellow at the Indianapolis Star and as a Middle East news reporter at the Global Post in Boston. She has also spent time in broadcast, interning at Channel 13 WTHR in Indianapolis, and radio, as a reporter for American Student Radio.

Hannah graduated with honors from Indiana University in May with degrees in journalism and Arabic. There she served as a reporter and managing editor at the Indiana Daily Student.

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Hamilton County commissioners on Wednesday agreed to spend $540,000 for three new volunteer fire halls, to settle a claim by a county resident struck by a bicycle and to narrow zoning in parts of the Flagstone subdivision in Ooltewah.

In the wake of a 3-mill property tax increase in Walker County, a group of county residents is putting together a petition asking for a vote on whether to dump their sole commissioner form of government.

Kristi Duffy, a patient at Memorial Hospital, had accepted the fact she wouldn't be able to attend her youngest daughter's wedding.

  • Sept. 14th, 2014  |
  • By Staff Writer

Managers at the Texas Roadhouse on Shallowford Road hoped to be serving drinks and grilling steaks as soon as today, one day after a pickup truck crashed through the restaurant wall and into the dining area.

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Brooks Ward, 25, said God saved him today at the Texas Roadhouse on Shallowford Road, when a truck crashed through the wall and into the booth where he sat reading his daily Bible devotionals.

Hours before President Obama was scheduled to address the country regarding his plan to "degrade and ultimately destroy" ISIS, Chattanoogans were divided on what the president should do to stop the terrorist group that has seized control of large swaths of Iraq and Syria.

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