Joy Lukachick is the city government reporter for the Chattanooga Times Free Press
Since 2009, she's covered breaking news, high-profile trials, stories of lost lives and of regained hope and done investigative work.
Raised near the Bayou, Joy’s hometown is along the outskirts of Baton Rouge, La. She has a bachelor’s degree in mass communication from Louisiana State University. While at LSU, Joy was a staff writer for the Daily Reveille.
When Joy isn't chasing down stories, she is a full-time supporter of the LSU Tigers and the New Orleans Saints. She also loves cooking Cajun food.
Contact joy at 423-757-6659 or email@example.com
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Mayor Andy Berke announced a city-wide book drive today so residents can donate books across the city through April 9.
Councilman Chris Anderson's attorney pushed back today's hearing where a local judge was to decide whether to halt the recall effort until he rules on the lawsuit.
Chattanooga officials are trying to fix years of what police officers have called an unfair and confusing pay structure in which recently hired officers have the potential to make more money than their supervisors.
City Councilman Chris Anderson added Chattanooga and Tennessee to his lawsuit filed in mid-February to block an effort to recall him.
Councilman Chris Anderson added the city of Chattanooga and Tennessee to his lawsuit that was filed mid-February to block his recall effort.
For 11 years Jamani Greer has practiced softball at the city's Washington Hills Recreation Center. And since she was 6 years old the center's director, Dennis Leftwhich, has helped coached her.
In their grief, two mothers found kindred spirits in each other.
Of the 40 donors who gave Councilman Chris Anderson more than $100 for his Chattanooga City Council bid last year, just three live in his district.
Cities across Tennessee need to start paying school districts millions of dollars in unpaid mixed-drink taxes, the state attorney general says.
Before City Council members took their first vote on Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke's fire and police pension reform, the mayor publicly promised to use savings from the pension to fix years' worth of pay disparities within the police department.