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Alice Sycamore is often embarrassed by her odd family.

Cumberland County Playhouse is extending the runs of two shows its producing.

When the feature film “The Giver” is released on Aug. 15, viewers will see how Lois Lowry’s award-winning book was condensed into an hour and a half.

Covenant Transportation Group, Inc., nearly doubled its second quarter net income from a year ago as the Chattanooga-based trucking firm cut expenses while still raising total revenue by 0.7 percent.

Reservations are due by Sunday, July 27, for a dinner benefiting Crabtree Farms.

The Creative Arts Guild in Dalton, Ga., has some uninvited art displayed on the walls of its Waugh Street facility, according to a news release from Bruce Frazier, public relations specialist with the Dalton Police Department.

Sheriffs deputies in DeKalb County, Ala., are looking for Stephanie Nicole Hamilton, 15, who reportedly ran away July 20.

The Bradley County Sheriff’s Office is offering a reward, up to $500, for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the thefts of exterior heat and air conditioning units at four rural churches.

Two Tennessee universities have made the "honor roll" of a publication's 2014 list of "Great Colleges To Work For."

Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn said that the multi-brand automotive group “urgently” needs higher profit to help fund future expansion, according to Reuters.

J.Ed. Marston, the Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce’s vice president of marketing and communications, is leaving to join EPB, where he will become vice president of marketing.

Astec Industries Inc. boosted earnings in the second quarter by 31 percent as sales of the Chattanooga-based paving equipment maker rose 12 percent this spring over the same period a year ago.

The Chattanooga Lookouts collected 13 hits and watched Montgomery commit three errors Tuesday night at AT&T Field, but they couldn't capitalize in a 7-6 loss to the Biscuits.

NASHVILLE — Conservative radio show host Laura Ingraham visited Nashville to endorse Joe Carr over U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander in the GOP primary.

CLEVELAND, TN - A local group of singers get to sing the national anthem at tonight's Atlanta Braves game.

Polls closed at 7 p.m. for Georgia's runoff elections.

A 77-year-old woman and her 79-year-old passenger had minor injuries this afternoon when their car crashed into Habitat for Humanity's ReStore, Cleveland, Tenn., police said.

Police in Cleveland, Tenn., said three men robbed the Hi-Tech gas station and convenience store at 2293 APD 40 this afternoon.

Reports of potential drug activity made to the DeKalb County Sheriff's office on July 17 led to the arrest of a DeKalb County, Ala. woman.

Chattanooga-based chef and restaurateur Daniel Lindley said today he plans to open his first restaurant in Nashville.

Possible listeria contamination has prompted a recall of peaches, nectarines, plums and pluots stocked in some local grocery outlets, CNN reports.

J.Ed. Marston, the Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce’s vice president of marketing and communications, is leaving to join EPB, where he will become vice president of marketing.

A man survived a fire at his Chattanooga apartment after neighbors threw a rock through his window to wake him up.

Regions Financial Corp., the parent company of one of Chattanooga's biggest banks, said today its second quarter income rose 12 percent to $300 million, or 21 cents per share. The results were in line with analysts projections.

SunTrust and Cornerstone banks reported higher earnings in the second quarter as the economy continued to mend.

The Chattanooga Lookouts lost their fifth consecutive game Monday night, dropping a 9-2 decision to Montgomery in the series opener at AT&T FIeld.

The top utilities for renewable energy sales in 2013 were:

NASHVILLE - Retired Tennessee Supreme Court Justice Mickey Barker of Signal Mountain charges in a new television ad that "out-of-state interests are trying to take over our Supreme Court."

Chattanooga police have identified the woman who was struck by a car Saturday afternoon while trying to cross East 23rd Street.

SunTrust Banks, Inc. said today it earned $387 million, or 72 cents per share. in the second quarter.

Chattanooga's two seven-inning games Sunday afternoon in Mobile were cancelled due to rain, and they will not be made up since the Lookouts and BayBears do not play again this season. Sunday became a doubleheader when Saturday night's second of two seven-inning games was postponed after the first one lasted 14 innings, with Mobile winning 3-2.

On the eve of Georgia's runoff election, two Republican U.S. Senate candidates were on a mad dash to garner support — and get people to the polls.

Two motorcyclists were killed in a crash on Rossville Boulevard Sunday evening.

One motorcyclist died Sunday and another is hospitalized in critical condition after an evening accident on Rossville Boulevard, police said.

At least two traffic accidents occurred on Signal Mountain today because of heavy fog, according to the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office.

• Ree Drummond, her four kids and husband, Ladd, live on an Oklahoma ranch that’s a 90-minute drive to the nearest smalltown grocery store.

The Chattanooga area had 21 players on the 2014 Tennessee Sports Writers Association high school all-state softball teams announced Saturday, with eight from the Division II-AA finalists.

MOBILE, Ala. — The Chattanooga Lookouts and Mobile BayBears were planning on two Southern League baseball games totaling 14 innings Saturday night, but it took 14 before the first one was decided — 3-2 for the home team.

Jason Taylor, who has served as president and general manager of the Chattanooga Times Free Press since 2007, is leaving the newspaper for a position with the Gannett Co.

Two Monroe County, Tenn., inmates escaped Thursday afternoon in a vehicle stolen from the site where they worked as trusties.

The Obedience Club of Chattanooga will hold registration for its next six-week session of dog obedience classes on Sunday, July 20, from 1-3 p.m.

The Chattanooga Beer and Wrecker Board dismissed a charge against a Market Street night club Thursday after deciding the club, RAW, did not overserve a customer who threw a beer bottle at a bartender.

Two Monroe County, Tenn., inmates escaped Thursday afternoon in a vehicle stolen from the site where they worked as trusties.

Four people have been arrested on drug charges in northern Alabama.

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