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Tents are going up near the U.S. Highway 27 construction site, the Community Kitchen is handing out water by the fistful and the Salvation Army's wait list for fans is 200 people long as the area prepares for a week that could break several Chattanooga heat records.

For Chattanooga's newest school administrator, many important educational moments don't happen in a classroom.

After spending the past two days being honored for founding a support group for people living with oral, head and neck cancer, Jeanna Richelson meets today with Tennessee Sen. Bob Corker to discuss the rare forms of cancer.

The founder of a local support group for people with rare cancers is visiting Washington, D.C., this week to represent the area in the national Jefferson Awards ceremonies.

Brewers, butchers and woodworkers at the Chattanooga Market enjoyed good business Sunday as scores of families brought their dads out to the third annual Brew and Bluegrass event in honor of Father's Day.

Lauren Alaina was full of nervous, excited energy as she took the Coca-Cola Stage at Riverbend on Saturday night.

After days of discussing a three-way land swap involving city of Chattanooga, Chattanooga Housing Authority and the school board property, the city counsel and CHA have decided to move forward alone.

For Mike Huckabee, the former Arkansas governor who became a health celebrity after losing 110 pounds upon being diagnosed with diabetes, getting America fitter isn't going to happen on the back of government edicts.

After months of teasing, Bike Chattanooga riders hit the streets Friday to kick off a testing phase for the sharing program that officials planned to get rolling back in April.

A Dalton man accused of shooting his mother and sister recently was arrested for threatening to kill his mother and himself when they tried to break him of a prescription drug addiction, records show.

When vandals broke into the Westside Recreation Center last summer, they dumped nearly all of its children's books into a pile and poured cleaning solution over them.

Neighbors have wildly different opinions of Doug Parker. Some say he was kind, personable and helpful; others were downright afraid of him.

A seriously injured man was pulled from his crashed vehicle Sunday afternoon below the railroad bridge on U.S. Highway 27 near the Manning Street exit.

A seriously injured man was pulled from his crashed SUV Sunday afternoon below the railroad bridge on U.S. Highway 27 near the Manning Street exit.

RINGGOLD, Ga. — A Catoosa County family facing a double tragedy — their 11-year-old daughter fatally shot by her 12-year-old brother — was in seclusion Saturday.

A 32-year-old woman faces a charge of criminal homicide after the death of an elderly man she confessed to beating more than two months ago.

Charles Matthews had flown solo since he was 14 and, at 22, he was the youngest pilot ever at the Virgin Islands Seaplane Shuttle, his father-in-law said.

Kids raced around the new aquatic obstacle course at Warner Park while a fleet of boats sailed the Tennessee River in the Saturday heat as locals celebrated Memorial Day weekend and the unofficial start of summer.

Clad in his red, white and blue kilt, Rob Hatch chucks a rock bigger than his head and hurls hammers across the fields behind Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in East Ridge.

Signal Mountain Middle/High School parents, alumni and others in the community are circulating a petition asking Hamilton County Schools Superintendent Rick Smith to lift his suspension of Principal Tom McCullough.

The five Signal Mountain Middle/High School employees who faced having their teaching licenses suspended for one year in connection with drinking on a senior class trip to the Bahamas have received less strict sentences from the Tennessee State Board of Education.

Signal Mountain High School parents, alumni and others in the community are circulating a petition asking Hamilton County Schools Superintendent Rick Smith to lift his suspension of principal Tom McCullough.

The five Signal Mountain Middle/High School employees who were to have their teaching licenses suspended for one year in connection with drinking on a senior class trip to the Bahamas have received less strict sentences from the Tennessee State Board of Education.

A group of about 40 students sits in the East Lake Academy library, eating cake with teachers and parents while classical music plays in the background.

Brenda Kessler arrived at Sewanee: The University of the South at 10:30 on Friday night to camp out for one of 400 tickets to receive free medical care from the Remote Area Medical Clinic. Uni

Start writing the Pledge of Allegiance by hand. Now tap your pinkie on the desk. Cross out and rewrite every third word (tap, tap); they don't look right.

The Southern Democrat respects his parents and so fights for Social Security, 3rd Congressional District candidate Bill Taylor said.

Days after a student falsely claimed that she was raped at East Ridge Middle School, law enforcement and education officials answered questions from concerned parents about safety and gang activity at the school, emphasizing that though there are gang members in East Ridge and even some gang activity in schools, the problems at the school are minor and no different from those all middle schools face.

In a back room in the McKenzie Arena, Red Bank High School Principal Gail Chuy gave her gowned seniors one last pep talk.

A small group of cyclists gathers near Moccasin Bend, and while veteran riders talk and joke before heading out, leader John Meek goes over safety tips with a new member of the beginners ride.

As seniors around the region prepare to don their caps and gowns, their excitement at finishing high school is tinged with apprehension of the unknown world of college or a full-time job and of leaving old haunts behind.

Community members, many of them children, laid 10 white roses at the table -- one for every Georgia law enforcement officer killed in the line of duty since they gathered last year.

Gregg Deneweth and Terri Bonfiglio trudged through the Sunday afternoon heat in their neighborhood, taping notices on doors as they passed.

Ten aspiring school principals wrapped up a year of intense training and mentorship as the second class to graduate from the Principal Leadership Academy, a partnership among the Public Education Foundation, the Hamilton County Department of Education, the Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce and the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.

Gov. Bill Haslam says he was led to run for governor by his faith, which gave him a sense of responsibility.

DALTON, Ga. — Between bouncing sessions in the inflatable castles, Dalton kids petted Vince the Tunnel Hill K-9 dog, sat in the driver's seat of a fire engine and toured the mobile command center used by Whitfield County Emergency Services.

The house sits at the highest point on Dude Street, at the top of the hill on the looping road. Down one side of the hill, children play in shady yards as their mothers look on from porches; down the other, small boarded-up houses lie abandoned.

Meigs County officials spent hours on Sunday evening trying to pull a light aircraft from the Hiwassee River after a crash.

Flashbulbs cut through the darkness deep within the Tennessee Aquarium where children gawk at stingrays bigger than they are. Muscular arapaima and a ripsaw catfish born during the Eisenhower administration drift through the 88,000-gallon freshwater tank that houses the aquarium’s new River Giants exhibit, which opened to the public Saturday.

A casting agency with the Jackie Robinson biopic “42” is seeking local extras to appear in the movie and will hold another open casting call Saturday.

A seven-year veteran of the Dade County Sheriff’s Office has announced his intent to run the department. Ray Cross said that, under his watch, deputies in Dade would be more visible to residents.

Two men face criminal homicide charges in connection with a man found dead in a boat on the Tennessee River in Birchwood on Wednesday, authorities said.

For survivors of criminal tragedy, the initial shock of dealing with sexual assault or the murder of a family member is only the beginning of an ordeal involving frustratingly long trials and trying to heal.

Kneeling over the injured police sergeant, Lorin Johnston shielded his fellow officer with his body after suffering gunshot wounds to his own back and leg.

Anthony Henderson is hitting the music circuit this summer, but instead of Bonnaroo and Lollapalooza, he'll be in the United Kingdom studying pipe and drum players and visiting Scotch-Irish folk museums.

If the food you're eating won't rot, don't eat it. That's the advice noted food author Michael Pollan gave a packed house at the Tivoli Theatre on Thursday evening.

After being ousted in 2004 after 20 years as Dade County's sheriff, Philip Street has thrown his hat back into the ring. He could face current sheriff Patrick Cannon, the same man who received 57 percent of the vote in the 2004 Democratic primary to unseat Street.

The 14-year-old called his mother from a Mapco parking lot off Interstate 75 in Tunnel Hill, Ga., telling her that he needed gas and, if her credit card wouldn't work, his gun surely would.

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