Lynda Edwards


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Lynda Edwards has covered just about every beat there is while working for The Associated Press, PBS as a Frontline and Nightly Business Report associate producer, Gannett in the heart of Louisiana Cajun country as well as newspapers in Miami, Tucson AZ, Colorado and Arkansas.

She has freelanced for The New York Times, NPR, Washington Post, Vogue, Rolling Stone and The Washington Monthly. While at the ABA Journal, she won a Fourth Estate Award, Lisagor Award for Exemplary Reporting and tied a seven-man Wall Street Journal team in the Barlett & Steele Investigative Business Journalism awards, the first and only time the ABA Journal won any national journalism award.

She also won a National Association of Black Journalists prize for excellence, an Association of Alternative Newsweeklies prize for features and a Society of American Business Editors and Writers prize for deadline reporting while working in Tucson.

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No matter how your shopping acquisitions go on Black Friday, Chattanooga Presents has something to offer that night that kids love as much as toys: fireworks.

Between Halloween and Christmas, the Hallmark Channel is broadcasting 1,800 hours of holiday programming, a schedule that includes 12 brand-new Hallmark Christmas movies.

Chattanooga artist Sandy Boone was thinking of Leonard Cohen — poet and singer for the beautiful losers — when she entered into the flow, a trance-like state that athletes call "The Zone."

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Mail Chimp grins at Beth Kirby, who’s unsure whether the primate is taunting or reassuring her on the computer screen.

British, Russian and German critics have called Aleksey Scherbak one of Europe’s most exciting new playwrights — and he’s won plenty of international prizes to prove that he’s worthy of the praise.

Thanks to the keen acoustics of the mountains around the tiny village of Tshene, you can hear death coming.

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'Rabbi. Reformer. Gamer. Sci-fi/fantasy nut.'

Local man now serving in one of New York’s biggest temples

During his high school days at the Chattanooga’s Center for Creative Arts, Jim Stoloff’s love of clarinet and guitar prepared him for a music degree from the University of Memphis.

Chris Dortch was sitting in Champy’s Chicken in downtown Chattanooga when he heard an elderly man nearby declare in a Southern drawl: “This is a good a** piece of chicken.” Suddenly, Dortch had the perfect name for his annual film festival.

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