North Chattanooga Head Start/Early Head Start parents will ask area churches to provide English as a second language, behavior therapy and other services offered through their early childhood education program that is scheduled to close this month.
At least 150 teens from the city's poorest communities will be offered jobs through a host of employers assembled by the Alton Park Development Corp.
Q. Whatever happened to the Pleasant Garden Cemetery cleanup?
Greenwood Terrace Apartments is pretty nice, as far as public housing goes. It's tucked away on a hill in Eastdale.
As Pink's pop song "Perfect" played, pastors and leaders from several local organizations watched a video of a school-age girl get so distraught at not being accepted that she attempted to take her own life.
Where a child lives should not be a factor in determining his success, but it is, said Dr. Ken Chilton, president of the Ochs Center for Metropolitan Studies.
Jesse Davis Lawrence is determined to have a kids camp at East Lake Courts no matter what.
Several Latino mothers say their children were shy and did not speak before enrolling in the North Chattanooga Head Start/Early Head Start program.
When Herman Prater and his friends started playing baseball in the back of McCallie Homes in the early 1960s, the field was so rough and littered with rocks that they called it "Rocky Diamond."
Deborah Houston saw her drug lord father make tons of money and command respect for his ability to administer street justice.
The Westside Community Association is starting a petition drive to collect signatures from all public housing residents to oppose the Chattanooga Housing Authority's proposed increase in its late fee for rent.
Barbecue with a side of hope.
Troy Peco describes himself as just another guy who teaches automotive technology and enjoys it.
Villages at Alton Park homeowners saw a public notice in the Chattanooga Times Free Press this month that stated the city had awarded Habitat for Humanity of Greater Chattanooga $387,000 to build seven homes in their community on Canary Circle.
As long as money is available, no child at Brainerd High School will have to leave that school because his parents can't pay rent or utilities.
People brought truckloads of old cell phones, cathode ray tube television sets, tennis shoes, old appliances and tower computers to the corner of Fourth and Walnut streets on Monday in recognition of Earth Day.
For decades, Chattanooga public housing residents have been charged only a $5 penalty for late rent.
Carlene Melton clasped her hands together and posed Friday in anticipation of being named Athlete of the Year at the Area 4 Special Olympics competition at McCallie School today.
Chattanooga CARES founder Jim Samples, 67, never thought an openly gay man would be elected to public office in his lifetime.
National Coalition of 100 Black Women member Deborah Flagg said she is among many women in Chattanooga who want to show youth a path to success that does not include violence and gangs.
Being on a college campus makes it easy for students to share prescription drugs. But they don't know the consequences of taking Adderall to help them pass a test and then drinking alcohol to celebrate when they pass, said Tricia Henderson, assistant director at UTC's Counseling and Personal Development Center.
Evariste Simbananiye lives in a fully furnished apartment in Boynton Terrace but prefers squatting, as he did in his native Burundi, to sitting in a chair.
Fourteen-year-old Taylor Jones said she saw her mom be the victim of domestic violence and wants to make sure it doesn't happen again.
Nine-year-old Luka Hyde found no summer camps that would accept him in Knoxville because he had Down syndrome.
Giving a gang member a job isn't all it takes to make him a productive member of society. He still has to change his thinking, said the Rev. Alfred Johnson, father of 10 and founder of the House of Refuge, a nonprofit that helps at-risk men find work.
Tonya Rooks had not led anything before being elected president of College Hill Courts Residents Council, the largest and oldest public housing site in the city.
A local pastor is planning what he expects will be the city's largest anniversary celebration of the March on Washington and the Emancipation Proclamation.
Joe Clark lived in Ooltewah and operated JDF Sanitation service in Chattanooga for 45 years before moving to Boynton Terrace Apartments in the late 1990s.
I never missed the meat at Green Thumb Vegetarian Kitchen, even though the meatballs in my whole-wheat pita pockets were made from oatmeal and the cheese sauce on top was made from cashew nuts. It was still good.
Rachel Collins said her Oak Grove neighborhood is full of prostitutes, abandoned homes and boarded-up houses that attract drug dealers, gang activity and crime.
Eleven-year-old Andy Cooper reached his hand into water at the Tennessee Aquarium and touched a stingray.
Eighty-one-year-old Mary Graham has lived in the same home in historic Lincoln Park for more than 20 years.
Environmental Protection Agency staffers are coming to Chattanooga this spring with people like Eddie and Fannie Holmes on their minds.
Question: Whatever happened to Purpose Built?
Fifteen-year-old Brandon Spurling plunged a death's head cockroach into a glass of ice water to anesthetize it before performing surgery on the bug.
James Mapp, who led a 26-year lawsuit to end school segregation in Chattanooga, and John Franklin, the first black elected to city government, will be among a dozen residents honored tonight at the 50th anniversary celebration of the Tennessee Human Rights Commission.
Second Missionary Baptist Church is rounding up more than 50 students mostly from the inner city and taking them to college for spring break.
Getting a job was a big deal, but it was just the beginning for Kenyell Jefferson.
Students from six Hamilton County and North Georgia high schools will participate in the first African-American History Challenge Bowl sponsored by 100 Black Men this weekend.
East Lake resident Estella Jackson has been on the waiting list for Meals On Wheels for nearly four months and has hopes of becoming one of the 220 Hamilton County residents served in the home meal delivery program.
In the last few weeks schools have been talking about racial progress.
Growing Power's urban gardening provided more than 100 jobs in Milwaukee and delivered food for hundreds of people there who did not have access to fruits and vegetables.
City codes regulating housing should be updated to reflect changing needs, and a housing task force should be established to set goals and make sure housing needs for more people are met, according to a report by the Chattanooga-Hamilton County Regional Planning Agency.
The former executive director of the Chattanooga Regional Homeless Coalition gave herself an unauthorized raise of $280 per period, which led to $4,481 in unauthorized salary over 16 pay periods from November 2011 to July 2012, according to a forensic review.
Crime, government spending and jobs are chief concerns for District 8 residents, said City Councilman Andraé McGary
No vacant buildings will be boarded up on Glass Street next weekend.
Question: Whatever happened to the One Stop Shop?
State nutrition consultants stood at the front of the cafeteria line at Soddy-Daisy Middle School on Wednesday and watched students choose their lunches.
Glass House Collective launched block parties, neighborhood workshops and architectural design sessions to uplift the Glass Street community.
Some Chattanooga and North Georgia students are about to glimpse a piece of history rarely seen outside the nation's capital.