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Jeff LaFave

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This May, 3.3 million high school seniors are expected to graduate in the United States. Most of their college applications are due by midnight tonight.

Dr. E. Grady Bogue, who served UTC as interim chancellor in the past year, died Wednesday as a result of complications from cancer. He was 77.

Its price has nearly doubled, and test-takers who haven't finished will have to start all over again. The new GED exam doesn't look good on paper -- and it's not even a paper test anymore.

State Sen. Mark Green, R-Clarksville, only wanted to become a doctor when a sudden esophagus rupture nearly killed his father. The heroics of saving everyday people inspired him to pursue the stethoscoped career.

It's difficult to say, and even tougher to get rid of. It didn't even exist in the United States five years ago.

Although UT system administrators say 2014 is going to be a brutally challenging fiscal year, the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga earned some welcome praise Friday.

As a student reporter, Davan Maharaj used to have issues with the fax machine.

After 16 days of the government shutdown, students attending Middle Tennessee State University on GI Bill benefits were left wondering if they could make November's rent.

Brainerd High School is anything but “Snakes on a Plane.”

With eyes focused on buying the decommissioned Chattanooga State Office Building, UTC administrators hope that a new approach to dorm life could be the secret weapon to keeping students on pace to graduate.

Guy Bilyeu was the face of "Paws in the Park" for its first 11 years, but Sunday's installment was about him.

The 521-year-old ships couldn’t have come at a better time.

Countless people mistake Lisa Ling's celebrity as Charlie's Angel lookalike Lucy Liu, but the international news icon may as well be a secret agent.

One deadline for appeal has passed but Chattanooga officials said they will file their challenge next week seeking to overturn a judge's order reinstating two police officers fired over accusations of excessive force.

Lightning never strikes in the same place twice. Sometimes, it strikes three times.

The DeKalb County (Ala.) Sheriff's Office has classified the disappearance of Felicia Ann Lindsey, 54, as a homicide after further details emerged in a murder-suicide investigation involving two Alabama residents.

Community support can be difficult to find, but easy to notice through the senses: the sound of children laughing. A neighbor firing up the grill. A bounce house filled with parents and grade schoolers.

Tennessee is one of the nation's best states when it comes to managing student debt, according to a new study, but a stunning amount of the state's graduates still struggle to find economic security.

They sat untouched in the Ocoee River for thousands of years. But next month, they'll be trophies.

DALTON, Ga. — Hours after the U.S. Senate in Washington played host to a national Affordable Care Act funding debate, a smaller discussion took place outside the Whitfield County Courthouse in Dalton.

Chattanooga's public information soon will be much easier to find thanks to a $50,000 grant from the Knight Foundation.

Police divers were searching South Chickamauga Creek on Sunday night for two 11-year-old boys who went swimming and didn’t come out.

As the Internet has made researching a point-and-click breeze — and plagiarizing even easier — the stakes have never been higher for instructors to maintain classroom integrity.

Tennessee's roads aren't paved with money. But Gov. Bill Haslam is spending $21.1 million to make them safer.

Those prone to watery eyes and itchy skin beware: Chattanooga now ranks as a top-10 city for fall allergies.

Forget Silicon Valley and Brooklyn. David Littlejohn and Andrew Clark want Chattanooga to be the next creative juggernaut.

Zoe McDonough's legacy lives on through colorful dust clouds, costume afro wigs and acts of heartfelt charity.

DALTON, Ga. — Be sure to drive carefully through the Cedar Valley Cathedral of Praise's parking lot. Most visitors have tears in their eyes.

Whether it's plentiful self-storage or an abundance of maids, Chattanooga likes to keep things clean.

In 1980, CIA operative Tony Mendez saved six American hostages during the Iranian Hostage Crisis with the use of an elaborate film crew hoax. The set-up, which depicted the group as the crew of a nonexistent sci-fi film called "Argo," fooled the Iranian government and brought the hostages home.

As President Barack Obama faced the nation to justify a potential targeted strike against Syria, he also reached out to Congress to delay a vote authorizing the use of U.S. military action in hopes of pursing diplomacy.

As Gov. Bill Haslam unveils specific details of his Drive to 55 program across the state, Hamilton County and Tennessee at large are getting a glimpse at what could be the next 12 years of the education system and job market.

It took McCallie only two minutes to make a statement on the way to a 48-7 victory over Pope John Paul II at Spears Stadium.

Where did summer go? Forget that — how long was it here?

While Chattanooga's IronMan competition sold out in three minutes, many online registrants-to-be say site issues prevented them from securing their position at the starting line.

Pete McDonald has been named president of Georgia Northwestern Technical College, the state board that oversees the Technical College System of Georgia said Thursday.

While Chattanooga’s IronMan competition sold out in 3 minutes, many online registrants-to-be say site issues prevented them from finding their marks at the starting line.

As more than 150 million Americans enjoyed a Labor Day without work, a tight-knit community of Red Bank barbecue enthusiasts held true on their dedication to assisting schools.

When Bob Colby and his family were trapped in their collapsed house, he could only describe the sound of incoming chain saws as “sweetness.”

OCOEE, Tenn. — The third major rock slide in four years along U.S. Highway 64 is leaving Polk County somewhere between a rock and a hard place.

It's a day one art lesson: Combining blue and yellow makes "green."

The husband of a Cleveland, Tenn., woman who has been missing since 2009 was arrested Monday after a grand jury charged him with first-degree murder.

After Rob Turan examined a nondescript bottle lost among the carnage of Hurricane Katrina on Sept. 21, 2005, he found a note tucked inside and kept it for daily inspiration.

The husband of a Cleveland, Tenn., woman who has been missing since 2009 was arrested today after a grand jury charged him with first-degree murder.

The Ocoee River claimed another life Sunday, the second in two days at the popular commercial rafting venue and former Olympic whitewater course.

While panhandling is a daily problem for Chattanooga's downtown merchants, workers and visitors, other cities have found ways to deal with the issue.

Although the smoke has since cleared, the search is on to determine what caused a school bus fire in East Ridge on Sunday evening.

It's the perfect storm of charity and guilt.

So many students are seeking housing at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga that some are temporarily being put up at the Chattanooga Choo-Choo hotel and convention center. It's the fourth consecutive year that students overflowed the dorms and spilled over into the hotel, but the problem has existed for longer than that.

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