Yolanda Putman


phone: 423-757-6431




Yolanda Putman has been a reporter at the Times Free Press for 11 years. She covers housing and previously covered education and crime.

Yolanda is a Chattanooga native who has a master’s degree in communication from the University of Tennessee and a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Alabama State University. She previously worked at the Lima (Ohio) News.

She enjoys running, reading and writing and is the mother of one son, Tyreese.

She has also received the Media Award from the Unity Group.

Contact Yolanda at 423-757-6431 or yputman@timesfreepress.com.

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The Rev. Alfred Johnson marched down Alton Park Boulevard on Wednesday belting the spiritual "I Want Jesus to Walk with Me," and nearly 50 other people from at least four different church congregations walked, sang and clapped with him.

Thirty-five year-old Danielle Frykman lives with her parents because she doesn't earn enough money in the profession she loves in order to be self-supporting.

For the first time in more than a decade, the Chattanooga Housing Authority has updated its emergency operations plan.

Two men in red Ace Hardware T-shirts stood on ladders on opposite sides of a building, one drilling holes to anchor a board and the other nailing hangers.

Sixty-nine year old Mary King-Russell doesn't have the money or the robust health needed to repair her own home. So Habitat for Humanity of Greater Chattanooga is doing it for her.

A steady flow of antique motorcycles rumbled through downtown Chattanooga yesterday as riders from around the world met for the pre-1937 Motorcycle Cannonball Endurance Run, a race in which all riders drive motorcycles built before 1937.

Gerald Hubbard's driver's license was revoked because he's behind paying child support. He says he's behind because he has no transportation to a steady job.

Disproportionately high levels of poverty and crime plague public housing sites nationwide, but this summer the Chattanooga Housing Authority exposed its residents to more positive possibilities.

Lincoln Park residents thought getting their historic park onto the National Register of Historic Places would guarantee that the proposed Central Avenue connector road wouldn't go through it, but a representative with the Tennessee Historical Commission told residents on Tuesday that isn't true.

A helicopter is not something one would likely expect to see on the road in front of them.

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