Jim Tanner


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Jim Tanner has worked as assistant sports editor at the Times Free Press since late 2006.
He started at the Times Free Press in 2001 and worked as a news copy/design editor from 2001 through 2006. In addition to working as a night and weekend editor producing local and national sports coverage for print and online readers, Jim occasionally writes local sports and outdoors stories.
Jim grew up in Ringgold, Ga., and is a graduate of McCallie School in Chattanooga. He earned an associates degree from Oxford College of Emory University and attended Emory University before earning his bachelor’s degree from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Prior to joining the staff at the Times Free Press, Jim worked as a sports copy editor at the Chattanooga Times and was news editor at the Dalton (Ga.) Daily Citizen.
Jim lives in the Ferger Place community near downtown Chattanooga.

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After falling behind early, the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga softball team erupted on offense Friday for a 9-3 nonconference win over Middle Tennessee State at Jim Frost Stadium.

Baseball pitcher Jeff Burke from Baylor School has been chosen to receive Boston College's Timothy M. Padulsky Award on April 28 as the sophomore who has "mentored and encouraged other students to develop effective skills in inclusive leadership and teamwork," according to the school release.

ATLANTA — When Hank Aaron launched Al Downing's pitch over the wall in left-center field at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium at 9:07 p.m. 40 years ago Tuesday, he did more than break Babe Ruth's all-time home run record. He helped bring a city and a region together.

Atlanta Braves relief pitcher and former Rhea County standout Cory Gearrin announced Tuesday that he will have season-ending Tommy John surgery on his right elbow to repair a ligament damaged during spring training.

ATLANTA — The Atlanta Braves entered from center field for their home opener, running down a red carpet to the cheers of 47,144 fans before their game against the New York Mets.

Atlanta Braves relief pitcher and former Rhea County standout Cory Gearrin announced Tuesday that he will have season-ending Tommy John surgery on his right elbow to repair ligament damage suffered during spring training.

The offense put on a show Sunday as the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga softball team crushed Elon 12-2 in five innings to win two of three in a weekend Southern Conference series.

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga softball team swept a nonconference doubleheader against Tennessee Tech on Wednesday winning 12-1 and 3-1 at Jim Frost Stadium.

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