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Chattanoogan.com was launched Sept. 1, 1999, as one of the first full-service web-only daily newspapers in the country. Since that date, it has proven to be a pace-setter in the rapidly-developing field of Internet news publishing and has drawn a wide following and readership.

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.

Other key members of Chattanoogan.com include sports writers John Hunt, Tim Evearitt, Randy Smith, Paul Payne, James Beach and Larry Fleming, sports editors and writers Greg and Sara Davick, and writers Judy Frank and Gail Perry. Editors include Marcy Bryant, Jenny Gienapp and Jana Hinton. Dennis Norwood and M.A. Locke are valued photographers. Many beautiful photos are contributed by Lawson Whitaker. Mark Herndon and Carmen and Patrick O'Hagan are regular contributors from the music scene.

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.

Chattanoogan.com does not have deadlines, but it is updated on a constant basis. When there is breaking news in Chattanooga, this is a source that provides the information – often within minutes and often with color photographs from digital cameras.

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To contact us:
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Latest Hamilton County Arrest Report

Mike Cameron Defeats John Deffenbaugh In GOP Runoff For Georgia House 1 Seat; Hullander Wins In Catoosa, Stultz In Walker

Longtime Home Of State Senator Ward Crutchfield Demolished


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Breaking News

Latest Hamilton County Arrest Report

Here is the latest Hamilton County arrest report: ADKINS, ROBERT E 7304 STARLING RD HIXSON, 37304 Age at Arrest: 31 years old Arresting Agency: Hamilton County Booked for Previous Charges or Other Reason(s) ----- APPLEBET, MICHAEL VERNARD 1718 JACKSON ST CHATTANOOGA, 37404 Age at Arrest: 61 years old Arresting Agency: Hamilton County VIOLATION OF PROBATION ... (click for more)

Mike Cameron Defeats John Deffenbaugh In GOP Runoff For Georgia House 1 Seat; Hullander Wins In Catoosa, Stultz In Walker

Former Walker County Republican Party Chairman Mike Cameron defeated former Georgia House 1 state representative John Deffenbaugh in a Republican runoff on Tuesday. Mike Cameron 2,857 John Deffenbaugh 2,213 Mr. Cameron, 60, spent 32 years in the health industry. He was a leader in the movement to change Walker County government from a sole commissioner setup. Mr. Deffenbaugh, ... (click for more)

Opinion

Best Wishes To HCDE's Tim Hensley In His Retirement

I have filed many open records requests over the years, and no open records administrator has performed as HCDE’s Tim Hensley. It is truly lala land seeking public records from governments and their agencies. There are many methods utilized to render public records unattainable to citizens, such as making the records cost prohibitive, government attorneys declaring their entire ... (click for more)

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You’ll remember the COVID crisis abruptly ended the 2019-20 school year in April and then followed a miserable four months where the flu effectively prohibited our children from seeing their friends, playing Little League baseball and being on the swim team. Our psychologists tell us the children have also suffered from “negative mental health issues.” Children need to begin catching ... (click for more)

Sports

Chattanooga Red Wolves Earn 2-2 Tie At North Texas

The Chattanooga Red Wolves earned a point in USL League One standings Saturday night with a 2-2 tie at North Texas. The Red Wolves are third in the standings behind Greenville Triumph and Union Omaha. Greg Hurst opened the scoring in the third minute. North Texas's Beni Redzic scored in teh 47th and the 87th minute to give the home team a 2-1 lead. Marky Hernandez tied the ... (click for more)

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