It's Sunday morning, and Matt Nevels is at home again.
A shrinking pool of local money is forcing the city's nonprofits to rethink business as usual or close up shop, which hundreds have done.
Kevin Dowdy feels for pavement underfoot; through his eyes the world is black. He carries a long stick that can fold and fit into a backpack.
On Thursday afternoons the Yin Yang House on Frazier Avenue is full of people looking for a last resort.
Once upon a time, this was the wedding day little girls planned: Vows exchanged in the center aisle of a church. Billowing chiffon and satin. Red roses. Guests ushered to a fellowship hall for sherbet punch and crust-free sand
At the Gardner House, a group home for boys in state custody, a handful of teens sits around a dinner table and clips coupons together before their parents pick them up for the weekend. They wield the scissors with excitement.
Before people in the Tennessee Valley told stories of shingles rattling and roofs torn clean in half and children shivering in bathtubs for cover, before the long day of April 27, 2011, Paul Barys didn’t feel too appreciated.
Brainerd High Principal Charles Joynes offered a stern wake-up call to a group of self-described "white guys" Thursday night when he spoke to the Chattanooga Tea Party.
Brainerd High School Principal Charles Joynes, who has led the troubled school for three years and recently spearheaded an effort to reach young black men there, will be moved from his post this year.
In a 1,000-plus page biology textbook used to school Hamilton County students, the origin of human life takes up a mere chapter. The chapter, one of nearly 40, doesn’t show the well-known picture of a monkey evolving to man, but it does say primates evolved.
It took a room full of men and women to move the 212-pound, slimy mammoth into its new exhibit in the Tennessee Aquarium on Thursday morning. But he didn’t put up much of a fight, not even a wiggle.
School board members haggled over how to handle an unexpected $1.3 million addition to their budget for next year at Thursday night's board meeting.
Before age restrictions forced Ben Scott to retire from the Drug Enforcement Administration in 2010, the Chattanooga-area native traveled the world before settling as resident agent in charge of his hometown office.
Charles Boling Sr. didn’t drink alcohol before killing his wife, his son and himself, but a toxicology report shows he did have painkillers and possibly other opiates in his system.
The girls were called to the auditorium over the crackling public address system. Five minutes later the boys made their way to the gym. Neither group knew what was coming, but for Brainerd High School Principal Charles Joynes this was his moment to step in and father.
If you ask 17-year-old Jassiem Robertson when and why he started sagging his pants down low, he’ll tell you he doesn’t really remember. “I’ve been sagging since the cradle,” Robertson said, sitting outside Howard School of Academics and Technology, waiting for the bell to ring so he can shimmy his shorts a little lower than teachers will allow.
There is still some movement inside Trailer 84 on James Street in Rossville.
More than 100 homeless Chattanoogans are back on the streets tonight after the Chattanooga Community Kitchen closed its winter shelter service two weeks earlier than expected.
Midday sun comes through the windows of the Brunners’ family home on a back street in Clifton Hills, and the harsh glare hides a lot. It covers the signs of poverty. The cracks in the linoleum floor, trash on shelves, the streaks of dirt on the walls, the signs of want that alone are obstacle enough, but here aren’t even the worst thing.
Only a fifth of two-year college students get out of school with a degree, and for black men entering community college, the probability of dropping out is even higher, data shows.
About six months after Angel Food Ministries—once the nation's largest nonprofit food ministry—closed, a local church is trying to fill families' food needs.
The first lady of UTC and Chancellor Roger Brown’s wife, Carolyn Thompson, died Friday after an extended battle with bone marrow cancer. Thompson — known around campus for her humor and candor — was diagnosed with myelofibrosis last summer.
Erlanger Health System officials said the hospital’s command center is open to coordinate treatment of patients injured in this morning’s storms.
Bailey Morgan was shaking and a little clammy when he reached to the back of his car to get the ring he had bought for his 17-year-old sweetheart. He had thought for months about this moment, saving and scraping the money together to pay for the $1,500 diamond ring.
On the 99th day of Occupy Chattanooga's campout, protesters on the Hamilton County Courthouse lawn are fairly quiet. The ranks are thinning. The picket signs are stacked neatly inside a tent.
Every morning Robert Richelson makes a smoothie for his wife. “Sweetie?” he asks while she gets ready for work. “Do you want blueberries? Blueberries and banana? Strawberries and blueberries?”
Tucked away in the far recesses of the Internet, a strange black market for chicken pox has been forming in Tennessee and nationally by parents who fear that required vaccines will harm their children.
Students at UTC are being told to retake classes they may not need to repeat and, in some cases, fork over more money for the added courses.
Hamilton County public school teachers, administrators and support staff will be honored this spring in a new award program intended to highlight top-performing educators.
Before the neighborhoods and stores in Bradley and McMinn counties needed rebuilding, before insurance companies were on speed dial and chain saws buzzed sunrise to sunset, Connie Wright's life was fairly quiet.
Caleb Powell waited as long as he could before he bought "Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim." He knew what would happen to him once the video game was in the console. People were rumored to disappear for weeks in the game's world where they could do anything, be anyone and go anywhere.
In 11 days, Powerball tickets in Tennessee and Georgia will double in cost to $2 per play.
Eight months ago, Cotton Perry's Ringgold, Ga., mechanic shop, the one he worked to build for 32 years, was ripped apart by a tornado.
Parts of the two-story Mosaic church building on Market Street look like a church. A tall wall is hung with paintings of gold crosses, images of Jesus, messages from the Bible and dancing children. Chairs are set out in rows.
Family tumult and financial stresses during and after the holiday season force more children into state custody each year, and officials with Youth Villages in Chattanooga say there aren't enough families stepping up to be foster parents.
Next year the state will divvy out more than $2.6 million for eight infrastructure projects in Southeast Tennessee communities, officials said.
As consumers suffer from buyer remorse this holiday season and return more merchandise than ever before, retailers are scrambling to stop fraudulent returns, which also are up this year, a national report shows.
A conflict between two neighbors over a wood-chopping business in Catoosa County, Ga., has now escalated to two lawsuits, and both sides say they won't back down without a fight.
A hotel that was the subject of a Chattanooga Times Free Press investigation earlier this year is among 35 hotels in Tennessee being penalized by the U.S. Department of Labor for violating federal wage and hour laws.
State House Majority Leader Gerald McCormick was on an access road near the Chickamauga dam when his cellphone rang with a question from a reporter.
Elementary schools that don't integrate painting, dancing and acting into their curriculums are setting students up for faulty imaginations and lower test scores, arts activists say.
Half a million students across the country and thousands in Tennessee and Georgia could lose their federal Pell grants for college if a proposal in Congress passes during the next few weeks of Washington budget talks.
Early next year, a North Georgia jury will hear details about a night 19 years ago when an infant suffered a fatal skull fracture at the hands of someone in his family's home.
Afterward, when the baby was underground and the nursery door was shut, their thoughts swung back to the quiet moments of anticipation.
The Never Forgotten room is on a back hallway of the neonatal intensive care unit at Erlanger hospital, just far enough away from where the living newborns are being nursed and crying.
A local trail preservation nonprofit, Wild Trails, is giving $10,000 toward trail maintenance and tornado cleanup on some wilderness paths decimated by the April twisters.
Small businesses, often overshadowed by high-traffic malls and big-box retailers during the Christmas shopping season, are hoping for a buying blitz today.
As Tennessee families paused to give thanks around the dinner table Thursday, one of every six households was getting help from Uncle Sam.
During the holidays, when trinkets, toys and ornaments abound, a child's risk of choking increases significantly, and Erlanger officials say one of the biggest dangers this season could be button batteries.
On Saturday, in a private dining room at Memorial Hospital, a small group joined around a table to talk about life after a loved one's suicide.