I am a Chattanooga dentist. I grew up in Chattanooga. I attended our public schools. I became a successful professional woman as a direct result of the integration of our public schools during the civil rights era. I am African-American and my family at the time was poor.by
Donald Trump has become quite the worldwide diplomat. We needed one. There was no place in the world the U.S. was better off after the Obama, Hillary Clinton and John Kerry era.by
I sat down Wednesday planning to write about how smart people can make supremely dumb mistakes on Twitter.by Jay Greeson
As a country, we observe Memorial Day by honoring those who have served their country and sacrificed so much. My father was only 22 as a young soldier in World War II, and on the anniversary of his death a decade ago, I wrote a Memorial Day poem in his honor.by
Do we reinforce mutual respect in our society? Do we, as an advanced civilization, model and teach behavior that equips the next generation with the skills to be self-reliant, productive, resilient, adaptive and healthy?by
Tourism spending in Chattanooga — $1.1 billion — is a big number with a big economic impact. What helps make that happen is even more impressive.by Jeff Deloach
As he does most Wednesdays, JaMichael Heathington, a teacher and coach at Calvary Christian School, began the evening's Bible study — he mentors a group of high school basketball players — by asking for prayer requests.by David Cook
Two years after the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified, a woman ran for and won a political office in Hamilton County. Sadie Watson took the oath to become the first female register of deeds on Feb. 1, 1922. Initially she was appointed to fill the term of Willard Springfield, who left to become county postmaster. Watson had been with the office for more than 25 years and chief deputy in the register's office for last three.by
If conservatives and liberals would listen to each other, they might discover they agree on a few things, the differences being only in the way of achieving them.
Keller Williams agents showed a lot of love to The Chambliss Center for Children recently when more than 200 joined together to do whatever work was necessary for this local organization.
Before our Pentecost services at St. Paul's last Sunday, my boss, Father Brad Whitaker, read a statement calling for action and prayer after yet another school shooting. My son leaned over to my wife and asked, "What happened?"by
The locale was different. Assuredly different.by Jay Greeson
Last Saturday morning, heard all across the country, "the royal wedding is on TV, the royal wedding is on," screamed by sons who could never quite throw a spiral.by
Quietly, in the solemn gray type of the obituaries pages, a proud generation of Americans is disappearing.by Mark Kennedy
The story from outside Syracuse, New York, is telling.by Jay Greeson
Over the weekend Starbucks announced a big corporate change.by Jay Greeson
The magnificent wild lands of Tennessee's Cherokee National Forest need champions to push for the protection of thousands of acres that are vulnerable to development.by
Overreaching. Merriam-Webster gives a simple definition of the term: to defeat oneself by seeking to do or gain too much.by
A few weeks ago, the Urban Institute released an online database that measures inclusion in 274 of the largest U.S. cities, along with an accompanying report "Inclusion Recovery in U.S. Cities."by David Cook
On a drive to school one morning last week, I asked our 11-year-old son if he's going to miss elementary school.by Mark Kennedy
Have you seen your teenager studiously staring at his or her laptop, with a long flash drive plugged into the side? Are you excited they are so serious about their school work that they can't look away? You might want to look again. That USB-style flash drive might well be a new e-cigarette device that is all the rage among teenagers.by
From the vision of one student who recognized the need almost two years ago, Chattanooga State Community College opened its Tiger Cupboard to students on March 20.
With World War II looming in the fall of 1941, the United States government purchased 6,200 acres to build a facility for the manufacture and testing of munitions. The resulting Volunteer Ordinance Works, later the Volunteer Arsenal, is now Enterprise South.by