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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.

A drone filmed this footage of a house burning down in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

A Jackson County Jail inmate who walked away from a work detail on July 1 is back in custody, according to the sheriff's office.

CALHOUN, Ga. — The Gordon County Sheriff's Office arrested 22 people and seized $25,000 worth of illegal drugs during an undercover investigation called "Operation Summer Thunder."

Old Chicago Pizza & Taproom plans to extensively remodel the former Shane's Rib Shack at the Northgate Mall.

Chattanooga-based U.S. Xpress Enterprises has filed a breach of contract lawsuit in Pennsylvania against the Florida-based Phoenix Freight for losing 3,503 boxes of diapers on 40 shrink-wrapped pallets on May 30.

BlueCross has awarded Erlanger a $1 million award to help fund a new team to bring down the number of emergency room “frequent fliers” — high-risk, elderly patients with no primary care doctor who use the ER to get treatment.

Samantha Griffith defeated Linda Carter 4 and 3 in the championship-flight final of the 2014 Chattanooga Women's City golf tournament.

SUMMERVILLE, Ga. — The Chattooga County Sheriff’s Office arrested a man Monday for allegedly sending a photo of his penis to a 13-year-old girl.

Tennessee jobless rate rises to 6.6 percent

State rate above 6.1 percent U.S. rate in June

Tennessee shed 2,600 jobs across the state last month, boosting the state's unemployment by two tenths of a percent to 6.6 percent.

Three people were arrested on drug and gun charges at the Chattanooga Choo Choo Hotel Wednesday night after police found a revolver, more than $15,000 in cash, 94.3 grams of methamphetamine and an assortment of other drugs in a pair of rooms on the second floor.

What should Volkswagen call the new SUV that will be produced in Chattanooga starting in late 2016?

BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee has awarded the Erlanger Health System $1 million for "innovation initiatives" meant to bring down the number of high-risk patients who make repeat visits to the emergency room.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and McMinn County deputies this morning arrested three people accused of a burglary and homicide in Athens on July 4, according to a news release.

Volkswagen has held talks with owners of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles about buying the Italian carmaker, German monthly magazine Manager Magazin reported on its website today, citing unnamed sources.

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Barnes & Noble plans monthlong celebration of books, graphic novels, movies, TV shows, music, toys, games, collectibles.

Barnes & Noble plans monthlong celebration of books, graphic novels, movies, TV shows, music, toys, games, collectibles.

The JulyFest Art & Music Festival, presented by the Mentone Area Arts Council, is scheduled this weekend in Mentone, Ala. Hours are 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday, July 19, and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, July 20 (all times Central).

Two staples of the nationally syndicated "Tom Joyner Morning Show," heard locally on Groove 93, WMPZ-FM 93.5, will bring their comedic perspectives on life and their take on the latest celebrity gossip to Chattanooga on Friday, July 18.

Merchandise from New Leash on Life has found a new lease on life with the opening of Wally's Friends Thrift Store July 24.

The Peach Truck's inaugural Small Town Peach Tour swings back through Hamilton and Bradley counties on Monday, July 21. Stops in Coffee County follow in the next two weeks.

The Singing Echoes, a Grammy-nominated family of Southern gospel singers and musicians, are celebrating their 44th anniversary this week by hosting the annual Blue Springs Valley Singing at home base, Singing Echoes Park in Cleveland, Tenn.

Counting its original Broadway run and two revivals, an 11-time Tony Award winner is coming to the Ensemble Theatre of Chattanooga stage starting tonight, July 17. "La Cage aux Folles" will run the next two weekends at the Eastgate Town Center.

Everything's coming up roses in Crossville, Tenn., as the Cumberland County Playhouse brings one of the greatest American musicals to the stage. "Gypsy," loosely based on the 1957 memoirs of famed striptease artist Gypsy Rose Lee, opens Friday, July 18, for a seven-week run.

Ryan Court and Nate Samson drove in runs in the bottom of the eighth inning to propel Mobile to a 4-3 victory over the Chattanooga Lookouts in the Southern League series opener.

Chattanooga's East Ridge 18 is among select theaters nationwide scheduled for the live broadcast of Glenn Beck's "We Will Not Conform," a call to action against Common Core education standards.

Exhibits, culture, outdoor fun and more around town.

Theater, dance, visual art and film.

Live music, dancing, karaoke and bar scene happenings.

Jim McKenzie, a 13-year banking veteran who joined FirstBank as a commercial relationship manager in 2009, has been promoted to city president for FirstBank in Chattanooga.

Concerts, recitals, jam sessions and more.

A former Grundy County, Tenn., sheriff's department captain has been indicted by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation on theft charges after allegedly stealing handguns from the department's evidence room.

A 69-year-old woman has died from injuries sustained in a crash Tuesday morning on Highway 153 in Chattanooga.

A woman died Tuesday night in a two-vehicle accident on North Lee Highway in Bradley County, authorities said.

70-year-old arrested after 100 marijuana plants found

18 total arrested on drug charges

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

The wheels of a tractor trailer caught fire at Biggs Trucking Company in Chattanooga this morning.

Bryan College will be allowed to hire replacements for the two professors suing to get their jobs back.

The charges against a man accused of burglarizing the Bessie Smith Cultural Center after this year's Bessie Smith Strut were sent to a Hamilton County grand jury Tuesday.

KNOXVILLE — A 27-year-old Dandridge, Tenn., woman was sentenced today to 151 months in federal prison after pleading guilty to conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine.

Sola Salon Studios is entering the Chattanooga market with a new studio scheduled to open this fall at the Hamilton Corner shopping center near Hamilton Place.

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