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The Tennessee Valley Authority is considering shutting down another two coal-fired units in Kentucky

An attorney for House Speaker Mike Hubbard says the powerful politician has been arrested on felony charges accusing him of several ethics violations.

Larry Henry was elected to Circuit Court Clerk in 2014. Prior to that, voters elected Henry to the Hamilton County Commission in 2002, 2006 and 2010.

Sabrena Smedley represents District 7, which includes East Brainerd, Westview and the Southeast corner of the county.

Vince Dean was elected as Criminal Court Clerk in 2014.

Chattanooga's Transportation Department will hold two public input meetings Thursday to discuss design plans for bicycle lane projects on Broad Street and in St. Elmo.

TVA's oldest nuclear plant, rated by regulators as one of the most troubled for operations four years ago, has been removed from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission watch list.

David Testerman represents district 8, which includes East Ridge and parts of Brainerd.

Steve Highlander represents District 9, which includes Ooltewah and Birchwood.

Vice Chairwoman Donna Horn represents District 7, which includes East Brainerd, Westview and the Southeast corner of Hamilton County. Voters elected her in 2012.

Joe Galloway represents District 6, which includes which includes Lookout Valley, Lookout Mountain and parts of North Chattanooga.

Karitsa Mosley represents District 5, which includes Summit, Bonny Oaks, Woodmore and Dalewood.

Seven years after its last East Brainerd store shut down, a new Ethan Allen Design Center will open near Hamilton Place Mall next spring.

Almost every day, passengers in Chattanooga attempt to board a plane with contraband ranging from pocketknives to inert grenades stuffed into their pockets, luggage and person.

Michael Wurzel has been named executive director for Friends of Moccasin Bend, the advocacy group that supports the ongoing development of a national park on the historic site.

DANIELSVILLE, Ga. — Northwest Whitfield continued its hope of three-peating as Class AAAA state champion with a 1-0 victory over Madison County in which BriLeigh Baggett pitched a three-hitter and the Lady Bruins made a hitless first-inning score hold up.

At a roundtable, Lamar Alexander criticized Obama's choice to appoint a Ebola czar, saying it was "not what I had in mind."

The advocacy group asking the Chattanooga and Hamilton County governments to move their joint police firing range on Moccasin Bend and pass the land on to the National Park Service just got a new leader.

The Lookout Mountain Incline Railway attraction is closed for seasonal repairs until the second week in November, according to a news release.

The parent company of First Tennessee Bank reported better-than-expected third quarter earnings today from both greater loan volume and more cost controls.

A federal grand jury in Knoxville returned a two-count indictment against two medical doctors, two physician’s assistants and five nurse practitioners for conspiring to distribute oxycodone, morphine, oxymorphone, and alprazolam, by writing prescriptions for controlled substances which were not for legitimate medical purposes.

Two people out on bond from previous drug charges have been arrested again.

The Chattanooga Boys Choir and Ladies of Lee at Lee University will combine for a concert on Sunday at 6 p.m. in McEwen Chapel of First Baptist Church, 401 Gateway Ave.

Ever wondered what it would be like to camp in downtown Chattanooga?

With a nod to Halloween, a North Georgia theater company is delving into darkness for its next stage production. Back Alley Productions will present “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” in five performances over the next two weekends.

A 14-member Chattanooga cast will offer a musical version of “The Color Purple” in two performances Saturday, Oct. 18, at the Chattanooga Choo Choo.

Tennessee Together film series, Amendment 1 rally - Oct. 17-18

Screening of 'Inequality for All' looks at economic disparity

Six cities across the state are hosting the Together Tennessee film series this week to educate citizens about Question 3, one of four amendments on the November ballot.

Instructor Lynne Looney is leading paint parties from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. CDT every Friday in October at the CATS Gallery in the Crossville Outlet Center, 228 Interstate Drive, Crossville, Tenn.

Halloween fun runs the gamut — from family-friendly to scream-inducing — at haunted attractions opening around Chattanooga this weekend.

A Nashville film production company has scheduled a Chattanooga screening of its new movie, complete with a red-carpet premiere with the cast in attendance.

The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds and the Geico Skytypers airshow team, above, will be among the highlights of the Wings Over North Georgia Airshow in Rome this weekend.

The Tennessee Association of Dance will present its 2014 Tennessee Dance Festival in Chattanooga this weekend, Oct. 17-19.

Live music, dancing, karaoke and bar scene happenings.

Concerts, recitals, jam sessions and more.

Theater, dance, visual art and film.

Exhibits, culture, outdoor fun and more around town.

Just 200 seats remained earlier this week for tonight’s concert featuring platinum-selling country singer Kip Moore.

String Theory at the Hunter begins its sixth season tonight, Oct. 16, with a concert by the Fleisher Duo, husband and wife pianists Leon Fleisher and Katherine Jacobson. They will perform works by Bach, Kirchner, Scriabin, Chopin, Debussy and Ravel.

The Ruth Moody Band, fronted by a two-time Juno Award-winning singer/songwriter from Winnipeg, Manitoba, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 17, at The Arts Center in Athens, Tenn.

A Rhea County man has been charged for the second time this month with TennCare fraud involving “doctor shopping,” or using TennCare to go to multiple doctors in a short time period to obtain controlled substances.

Velma Street between Kent Street and Cherokee Boulevard will be closed on Thursday and Friday from 8:15 a.m. until 4 p.m. each day as needed for utility work, weather permitting.

Bradley County, Tenn., authorities are investigating the death of a 25-year-old man who was found dead at 1048 15th St. this afternoon.

JACKSON, Tenn. -- The brother of the man suspected in Holly Bobo's murder has been indicted on two counts of rape in connection with Bobo's case.

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