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Shelly Bradbury

Stories by Shelly

Thick poplar trees covered the Tennessee Valley a hundred years ago. But they were steadily cut down and used as lumber, and now the old-growth wood is nearly impossible to find.

A Chattanooga coffee business is opening a second coffeeshop in downtown's not-quite-finished climbing and retail attraction on Broad Street.

City planners approved a proposal to build a 19-home subdivision on almost six acres in North Chattanooga at the Chattanooga-Hamilton County Regional Planning Commission meeting on Monday.

After 16 years as a teacher, Sophia Campbell realized that some students were following through the cracks, especially when it came to reading skills.

Project: Cheddar's restaurant. Owner/Contractor: Greer Companies. Location: Gunbarrel Road at Hamilton Village, across from entrance to Hamilton Place.

City codes are changing to make way for beer in Cleveland, Tenn.

Chattanoogan Jarret Kinder owns four early Ford Broncos, but only one is making the 2,000 mile trip from Tennessee to Las Vegas for four days of unabashed car show glory.

Miller Industries' sales jumped by more than a third this summer but profits were down slightly for the Chattanooga-based tow truck manufacturer.

The contraptions look like tables on wheels. With roofs. And bar stools. And pedals.

A private developer is building a new five-story apartment building at the corner of Vine and Lindsay streets designed specifically for college students.

A chicken sandwich takes three days to make at Kitchen at Union Square, a new downtown Chattanooga restaurant that opens Monday in the basement of the Krystal building.

Steve Combs filled out about 300 tax returns last year -- just because he wanted to.

The Woodbridge Group's new manufacturing plant in Chattanooga will employ 70 full-time workers, the Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce announced Tuesday.

A new six-story hotel opens in East Brainerd today at Hamilton Place Mall, adding 134 rooms to the nearly 2,ooo hotel rooms now available within a mile of the mall.

Selma Tillich paused in the hallway outside the sprawling auditorium and remembered the day she was saved.

Project: The Bridge at Ooltewah. Owner: Managed by Century Park Associates. Location: Snow Hill Road, next door to the Life Care Center of Ooltewah, a 120-bed rehabilitation facility.

Chattanoogan Katie Knight dresses up for Halloween every year and usually buys her costume. But this year, she's pinching pennies and getting crafty.

Tennessee Occupational Safety and Health officials are investigating Chattanooga's Wrigley Manufacturing plant after a 34-year-old woman died Monday.

One person has died after an accident Sunday afternoon at the Wrigely Manufacturing plant in Chattanooga, state officials confirmed Friday.

Two new businesses that hope to marry great coffee with great food are opening in a shared space in North Chattanooga.

A local primary and urgent health care provider is expanding in the Chattanooga region with a sixth location in North Chattanooga.

A more stable Middle East and slowing demand have pushed crude oil prices down to about $100 per barrel, and that's translating into cheaper gas prices at the pump in Chattanooga.

Pull out your steins, Chattanoogans. Craft beer is on the rise in the Scenic City.

Iraq war veteran Josh Wallin shook hands and collected business cards and looked for work.

The Chattanooga City Council backed down from a promise to a group of East Brainerd neighbors after realizing the move to block a proposed apartment complex may not be legal.

When the business planning course asked would-be entrepreneur John Nelson to describe his potential customers, he had to pause and really think.

Project: The Harper Homes. Owner and contractor: Collier Construction. Location: 400 Harper St.

If it's up to River City Co., downtown Chattanooga will look drastically different in 20 years.

Chattanoogans pondered everything from a Venice-like extension of the Tennessee River through downtown to a network of rooftop gardens connected by high-flying pathways at a public brainstorming session hosted by River City Co. on Monday night aimed at mapping out a plan for downtown's future.

The Market will house the Bistro Express serving fresh yogurt, chicken, milkshakes and salads, and an automatic car wash with a variety of options, including waxes.

A Chattanooga arts foundation is offering grants to artists in an attempt to fill some of the many empty storefronts that line Chattanooga's Glass Street.

Dish Network subscribers can breathe a sigh of relief: the Georgia-Tennessee football game will be available on Saturday.

Bradley Johnson makes pizza dough dance.

An Illinois-based rehabilitation company that owns 262 clinics in 10 states has purchased a local eight-clinic practice.

The Bulldogs and Vols square off Saturday on CBS, but a down-and-dirty contract dispute between Dish Network and provider Morris Network may mean that Chattanooga Dish subscribers won’t get the big game.

Change ‘N’ Go takes oil changes to customers. Mechanics meet each customer at his or her workplace and change the vehicle’s oil in the parking lot.

Julie Watters was driving down a narrow road in England listening to the radio Friday when the impact of the U.S. government's possible shutdown on Tuesday really hit her.

Project: Hamilton on Hunter North. Owner: Bell Development. Location: Hunter Road, Ooltewah.

There's a difference between a steak and a Big Mac — and that's the logic owners of a local health club franchise are banking on as they plan to add three new Chattanooga locations in the next 12 months.

A worldwide digital ink manufacturer opens a new production facility in Soddy-Daisy today.

Drivers hit the pumps Wednesday as Chattanooga gas prices dropped under $3 in parts of the city.

Bill Holt, Marla Merritt and Tina Mead are sort of like the three musketeers — they’ve been in business together for 25 years, sharing lows and highs and battles.

McLEMORE'S COVE, Ga. — Jeff McIntire walked over to hang his damp blanket out to dry at the Union camp's treeline Saturday night. As he did, he heard the rumble of distant artillery and counted the seconds between the flashes and booms to figure out how far away the fight was.

One of the prime gateways to downtown Chattanooga will be developed as a mixed-use apartment and retail building, according to property owner River City Company.

Bonnie Pinkerton drove 220 miles from Bowling Green, Ky., to the 150th anniversary reenactment of the Battle of Chickamauga on Saturday and promptly got stuck in the mud.

Project: Iron Horse subdivision. Owner: Legends Holdings, LLC. Location: 5983 and 5987 Winding Lane, Hixson.

Q. Whatever happened to the historic North Chattanooga fire hall that was up for sale in June?

Does downtown need more parking spaces? Do one-way streets help or hurt? What's the solution for the city's empty office spaces and old buildings?

A furniture manufacturer headquartered in Cleveland, Tenn., has added 50 new jobs in Cleveland and is opening two new plants in Mississippi to meet growing demand.

A new, multicolored apartment complex on North Market Street in Chattanooga that drew ire from neighbors now sports a slightly tweaked final color scheme that still includes eight bright hues.

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