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Jeremy Belk

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The Whitfield County Commission is set to make a decision Tuesday for the vacant county administrator position.

As forecasters say more snow could fall across the area Monday, road crews hope their salt supplies can hold out through another storm.

As many held their breath and looked to the sky Thursday night in anticipation of now-loathsome snow, forecasters warn of another possible winter storm Monday.

A note found at Chattanooga Christian School resulted in a school lockdown Tuesday afternoon while police searched the campus for a possible bomb. Nothing was found.

Birds of a feather

Cranes, people flock to Hiwassee Wildlife Refuge

As a flock of sandhill cranes glided through the sky at the Hiwassee Wildlife Refuge, the warble of the birds was drowned out only by the clicking shutters of cameras.

After several days of snow, ice and closed schools, many parents may be feeling frazzled, ready for their little ones to go back to class so their lives can get back to normal.

Snow and ice cut traffic at the Tennessee Welcome Center on Interstate 75 to a fraction of its usual pace Wednesday.

Drivers heading north on Interstate 75 throughout the day have said road conditions in Atlanta are “terrible.”

As area residents began digging out of the snow Tuesday, authorities warned that freezing temperatures could create havoc in the next few days as water ices on roads.

As of 7:30 this morning, Hamilton County dispatch said there have been no reported wrecks. However, they have had reports of icy conditions on several side roads throughout the county.

If you don't watch your step walking out of the fellowship hall at Birchwood Baptist Church, you could stumble over one of the many gravestones encircling the church.

As Pavlov's dog drooled when a bell rang, shoppers flocked to grocery stores Saturday with the prediction of 4 to 8 inches of snow falling from Sunday night through Monday.

The Hamilton County area may see some snowfall but little accumulation today. However, areas north and east of the county could receive as much as 5 inches.

ATHENS, Tenn. — Three men charged with tossing items off Interstate 75 overpasses in McMinn County and $100,000 in vandalism to construction equipment at the new Cleveland airport in Bradley County had a busy day in court Tuesday.

Three men suspected of vandalizing the new Cleveland, Tenn., airport to the tune of more than $100,000 and tossing items off Interstate 75 overpasses in McMinn County entered no pleas this morning in court.

A fire at 3962 Arkwright Drive claimed the life of an 81-year-old woman Thursday afternoon.

The delightful white Christmas is giving way to an icy day after.

The delightful white Christmas is giving way to an icy day after.

Chattanooga city employees who have take-home cars soon will have to pay for the privilege. Come mid-January, city workers living inside Chattanooga will be charged 20 cents a mile and those living outside the city will pay 30 cents a mile.

Martha Ramey isn't sure how long she lay on cold, wet ground on Dec. 16 before Kenneth Hicks found her and helped her inside, but she is glad he came along.

While many hit the shopping malls and superstores looking for those must-have wish list items, a blood donation could give the "gift of life" to someone this holiday season.

After wintry weather Sunday caused problems throughout the area, road crews are getting ready for the second wave expected to hit tonight.

A volunteer firefighter has been charged with arson in connection with 20 fires in LaFayette over the past five years.

Before a packed house of more than 1,000 people, area law enforcement and firefighters squared off Saturday night.

With headgear, boxing gloves and mouth guards in place, local law enforcement and firefighters will slug it out tonight for a good cause.

ALTAMONT, Tenn. -- By a unanimous vote Thursday night, the Grundy County Commission rescinded a plan passed last month to proceed with the issuance of a $10.5 million bond to fund a new jail and improve other county facilities.

A lot has happened to 2-year-old Caleb Brown in the two months since he was struck in the head by a rock at Fall Creek Falls and lost the ability to walk and talk.

Despite cold, breezy weather and some early rain, many came out Saturday to the MAINx24 festival on Main Street.

Katie and Rachel Seaton smiled and laughed Thursday during the tree-lighting ceremony at Erlanger hospital, tickled at all the attention they were receiving.

A Bradley County, Tenn., man has been arrested on child pornography charges and is accused of producing pornography with a local child.

Two former Soddy-Daisy commissioners who recently lost re-election received about $33,000 in pay they had chosen not to accept while in office.

For the Poteet family of Signal Mountain, and many throughout the area, the weekend after Thanksgiving is a time to pick out a tree to start the holiday season.

Despite a temperature of 38 degrees, thousands gathered at Ross's Landing on Friday to brighten up their holiday season with the Grand Illumination of the city.

By the time you read this, Michelle Soloman likely will be at Hamilton Place doing what she's done for years on Black Friday: looking for bargains.

As many head out early Friday for after-Thanksgiving Day sales, the criminally minded will use the busiest shopping day of the year as an opportunity to take advantage of the unsuspecting.

With 20 deaths this year on the roadways of McMinn County — seven in the last half of October — state and local officials are looking at ways to promote safety and reduce fatalities in the rural county.

There was singing, dancing and a whole lot of bell ringing Saturday at Hamilton Place mall as the Salvation Army hosted its "So You Think You Can Ring" competition.

Bullying has become a major issue across the country, and concerned residents of Glenwood learned Saturday how bullying happens and what they can do to stop it.

While Soddy-Daisy commissioners have served on the board forgoing their $300 monthly pay, one former commissioner has asked the city for back pay, and it could be costly to the city.

With artwork from Chinese artists on display at the UTC Fine Arts Center, university officials and city leaders met with a Chinese diplomat this week to promote friendship and the Sister Cities program.

Students visiting the Tennessee Aquarium Imax 3D Theater got the chance Wednesday to speak face-to-face with a meteorologist -- even though he was about 150 miles away.

More than $100,000 in damage was done Monday night when vandals commandeered a track hoe and went on a destructive joyride at the construction site for the new Cleveland, Tenn., airport, authorities said Tuesday.

The McMinn County School Board has been named the 2010 Board of the Year by the Tennessee School Boards Association.

A Southern Adventist University student has made it to the semifinals of the "Jeopardy! College Championship."

The Tunnel Hill Police Department seized 20 pounds of a designer drug Thursday in a traffic stop on Interstate 75, according to Police Chief Roy Brunson.

While many 12-year-old boys spend their free time with cartoons and video games, Tyrese Hatcher spends his working on story scripts and writing letters to the president of the United States.

East Ridge Mayor Mike Steele shut down discussion on a soon-to-be-vacant City Council seat, saying the next council will have to address the issue.

A sea of people converged on Riverfront Parkway on Saturday as boats snaked their way down the Tennessee River for the first day of the Head of the Hooch rowing regatta.

For 20 years, the Ronald McDonald House of Greater Chattanooga has offered a home away from home to families with critically ill children in the hospital.

As holiday music filled the air at Hamilton Place mall Friday night, four small children waded through the crowd to drop money into the Salvation Army Red Kettle just moments before the official kickoff of the organization's Christmas campaign.

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