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Publisher is John Wilson, who was a staff writer for 28 years for the Chattanooga News-Free Press.

Those involved early included Chris Cairns, Michaela Miller, Xavier Cabezas, Shane Ashley, Jim Ashley, Irby Park and Tad Evearitt.

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Our regular contributors include a number of talented writers: Roy Exum, John Shearer  and others. Technical support is by Ed Sunder.

The Chattanooga firm threeHD (later NDP) has developed our unique redesign that we believe will serve as a blueprint for many similar full-service web-only daily newspapers around the United States and the world. Contact us concerning how we can help you set up a similar Internet newspaper in your city using our model.

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Fort Negley Residents To Get Parking System Similar To Fort Wood

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Woman's Body Found In Walker County On Tuesday


The City Council passed an ordinance on Tuesday allowing restricted on-street parking at Fort Negley on the Southside. Council Chairman Erskine Oglesby said parking has become at a premium ... (click for more)

A petition is seeking to keep Dollar General out of the New Salem community on Lookout Mountain. It comes as Stan Carnahan said a new Dollar General store as well as an event venue in a replica ... (click for more)

An unidentified body was found on Tuesday, about 115 feet off the roadway, in the 2900 block of Old Mineral Springs Road, Lafayette, according to Walker County Sheriff Steve Wilson. Preliminary ... (click for more)


Breaking News

Fort Negley Residents To Get Parking System Similar To Fort Wood

The City Council passed an ordinance on Tuesday allowing restricted on-street parking at Fort Negley on the Southside. Council Chairman Erskine Oglesby said parking has become at a premium in the neighborhood just south of the resurgent Main Street. He said many customers of nearby businesses park in the neighborhood for lengthy periods. He said the new system will require ... (click for more)

Petition Seeks To Keep Dollar General Out Of New Salem Community On Lookout Mountain As Dollar General Market, Ante-Bellum Event Venue Are Planned

A petition is seeking to keep Dollar General out of the New Salem community on Lookout Mountain. It comes as Stan Carnahan said a new Dollar General store as well as an event venue in a replica of an ante-bellum home are planned there. Mr. Carnahan said the projects are to go on a 10-acre tract across from the Canyon Grill. It is at the intersection of Highway 136 that ... (click for more)

Opinion

Why I Support Funding The Proposed Budget - And Response

Dear Commissioners of Hamilton County, I attended the District 3 community meeting with Commissioner Greg Martin and School Board Chairman Joe Wingate, who was filling in for District 3 Rep. Joe Smith. Commissioner Martin stated he had not made up his mind on how to vote for the tax increase at that time. He requested thoughtful input on why the citizens of his district wanted ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: VW Needs Big Repairs

The banner headline on Monday morning read, “Gov. Lee, top Republicans celebrate failed UAW bid to unionize Volkswagen,” and that’s the second-worst thing that the headline could have said. The worst, of course, is if the UAW had won, and the Detroit-based union that lost 35,000 members last year would be revived -- breaking a hole into the tight wall of foreign-owned auto assembly ... (click for more)

Sports

Taliaferro Helps Fairyland Beat Country Club, 405-402

The Fairyland Flash swim team lost by a whopping 201 points to the Country Club Wavemakers last Monday at Country Club’s pool, but Fairyland was without the services of some 19 point-scoring swimmers that night. It was a totally different story atop Lookout Mountain Tuesday night as the Flash took over sole possession of first place in the Chattanooga Area Swim League’s Red division ... (click for more)

CFC Leaps To The Top Of The Standings With 2-0 Victory At Asheville

With the game still scoreless, Alun Webb chased after a pass with nothing but open space in front of the Chattanooga FC forward. He quickly caught up with the ball, and the closest Asheville defender was merely a slight bother to Webb as he curved the ball into the box for a shot that held up in a 2-0 CFC victory in the North Carolina mountains. The ball found the opportunistic ... (click for more)