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The Cleveland-based Life Care Home Health, the sister company of Life Care Centers of America, has completed its previously announced sale of its 13 home health care agencies for $10 million.

Signal Mountain, which was just ranked No. 2 on Safe Choice Security's list of Tennessee Safest Cities, has seen a rash of home burglaries in the past few weeks.

The Obama administration announced today that Tennessee has received a one-year extension for flexibility from certain provisions of the No Child Left Behind Act.

A 34-year-old Harrison, Tenn., woman is charged with TennCare fraud involving “doctor shopping,” or using TennCare to go to multiple doctors in a short time period to obtain controlled substances, a news release states.

NASHVILLE - The Tullahoma-based University of Tennessee Space Institute (UTSI) is celebrating its 50th anniversary of its founding next week.

A man was stabbed during an attempted robbery in Chattanooga Thursday, according to a news release from the Chattanooga Police Department.

NASHVILLE — Three state lawmakers are urging the Haslam administration to consider reopening Taft Youth Development Center near Pikeville after mass escapes and a riot by teenage felons at a less secure facility in the middle of Nashville.

A recording of "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" was accidentally pressed instead of the national anthem Thursday night at Joe Davis Stadium, and it didn't get much better from there for the Huntsville Stars.

Chattanooga police said a 20-year-old man was wounded in a shooting Thursday morning at 204 Glenwood Drive.

A fugitive from Catoosa County, Ga., was arrested in Bradley County, Tenn., according to a news release from Sheriff Eric Watson, with the Bradley County Sheriff’s Department.

The pilot who died Wednesday in a plane crash in Collegedale, Tenn., has been identified as Don Edens, 44, from Lake City, now known as Rocky Top, Tenn.

Hamilton is among six counties statewide chosen to take part in a pilot project that gives drug court judges access to information in the Controlled Substance Monitoring Database to help ensure the success of program participants, according to a news release.

A teenager shot three times in Chattanooga this morning won't give police any details about the incident.

The Patten Performances series will kick off its 35th season with a concert by legendary composer, pianist and jazz artist Ramsey Lewis on Tuesday, Sept. 9, in the UTC Fine Arts Center.

Legendary Southern rock band Black Oak Arkansas is among 70-plus acts set for the Meltasia Music Festival this weekend at Cherokee Farms, 2035 Old Mineral Springs Road in LaFayette, Ga.

Southern rockers Remembering January — Brandon Singleton, Chris Deal, Cody Bunch and Tyler Southern, from left — will be among the bands entertaining Saturday, Sept. 6, for Freedom Rocks, an all-ages street festival celebrating American freedoms.

Marlow Drive will perform its blend of “Tennessee riverbank blues/rock” at Bud’s, 5751 Brainerd Road, Friday and Saturday, Sept. 5 and 6, at 9 p.m.

Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum officials have an extra reason to celebrate at Railfest this weekend. The annual festival of railroading will mark the return of TVRM’s iconic Steam Locomotive 4501 to operation.

Chancellor Pam Fleenor collapsed Wednesday during the first argument of her first case on her first day on the bench.

With its colorful and eclectic mix of produce and handicrafts, Chattanooga Market is typically a feast for the eyes, but early-bird visitors can take a different kind of scenic route around the market Sunday, Sept. 7.

The 150th anniversary reenactment of the Battle of Tunnel Hill, re-creating the Northwest Georgia clashes that preceded Union Gen. William T. Sherman’s March to the Sea, will be held this weekend in Tunnel Hill, Ga.

Artist Linda Thomas is highlighted in the September exhibit at In-Town Gallery, 26 Frazier Ave.

Live music, dancing, karaoke and bar scene happenings.

The women of Archer Paranormal Investigations will be special guests at Dalton Ghost Tours on Saturday, Sept. 6. Based in Atlanta, API is made up of two attorneys and a psychic flight attendant — each affected by supernatural experiences at an early age. The trio banded together to seek “better evidence and more in-depth analysis.”

The plant names alone should draw you in: Blue Stocking bee balm, Celeste fig, Bright Lights Swiss chard.

Concerts, recitals, jam sessions and more.

The former Graffiti Gallery at 505 Cherokee Blvd. will introduce its new name and open an exhibit during Gallery Hop on Saturday, Sept. 6.

Chattanooga is the 34th best city in America for biking, according to a new ranking of the cities by Bicycle magazine.

Theater, dance, visual art and film.

Exhibits, culture, outdoor fun and more around town.

The University Art Gallery in Sewanee, Tenn., will open its 2014-15 exhibition season on Friday, Sept. 5, with “David Southwood: N1 and Beach Boys,” two connected bodies of work by the internationally recognized South African artist.

It’s doubtful Lilith has ever been mentioned in Sunday School although the Dead Sea Scrolls mention her in a long list of terrifying dangers that includes “destroying angels, spirits, demons, Lilith, howlers.”

Ensemble Theatre of Chattanooga will skirt tradition — especially Shakespearean tradition — for its next production, William Shakespeare’s “Othello.”

Babbie Mason, an award-winning singer, songwriter, teacher and TV talk-show host, will be the special guest for “A Worship Service for Women,” scheduled 7-10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 5, at Peavine Baptist Church, 1089 Peavine Road, Rock Spring, Ga.

Efforts by family and friends to help Bridgett Payne-Coley in her battle against cancer continue Friday, Sept. 5, with a concert at Ringgold (Ga.) High School.

Want a look at the many varieties of art being created in Chattanooga?

A door-to-door scam involving people impersonating EPB Fiber Optics employees is occurring in the Chattanooga area, according to an EPB news release.

Two students at Dade County High School are being charged with felony vandalism in regard to the wide-spread vandalism that occurred at their school this past Monday, Trenton Police Detective Tim Mitchell said.

UPDATE: A single-engine plane crashed in a field at the 9500 block of Ooltewah Industrial Drive in Collegedale, Tenn., killing the pilot.

Covenant Transport Inc. has boosted its mileage rates and tuition reimbursement for drivers to help maintain and recruit workers as the shipping industry rebounds from the recession.

Back Valley Road at Highwater Road will be closed Sept. 4.

Volkswagen of America’s sales continued to slide last month, falling 12.8 percent in August over the same period a year ago, the company reported today.

NASHVILLE — Registered voters in 80 Tennessee towns and cities, including Chattanooga, will vote in November on whether to allow the sale of wine in retail food stores, the Red White and Food campaign said Tuesday.

The Tennessee Equality Project will honor Chattanooga Councilman Chris Anderson, AT&T Tennessee and Vanderbilt University as Champions of Equality at Olympus, which is the organization's annual gala event.

Jerry Harris has been located and is unharmed.

A four-month-old infant died this morning after arriving at the Gordon Hospital in Calhoun, Ga., according to a new release from the Calhoun Police Department.

A 63-year-old woman, reported missing on September 1, has been found in East Ridge.

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