Wyatt Massey, Times Free Press

Wyatt Massey

Times Free Press

Chattanooga, TN, United States

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Recent articles by Wyatt:

5 things to know about COVID-19 in the Chattanooga region for the week ending July 3

Every week, the Times Free Press will publish essential things to know about the coronavirus pandemic in the Chattanooga region. → Read More

In Chattanooga, faithful persevere as coronavirus, tornadoes hit

These are not normal times, and the institutions that hold together life in Chattanooga are searching for their footing during this pandemic. → Read More

Hamilton County reports 11 COVID-19 cases at Chattanooga meat processing plant

Hamilton County Mayor Jim Coppinger announced Thursday there are 11 cases of COVID-19 now linked to the Koch Foods meat processing plant in Chattanooga. → Read More

Chattanooga giving group launches grant program to help black-owned small businesses survive COVID-19 pandemic

In an effort to help Chattanooga's black-owned businesses survive the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and its economic impacts, the Sankofa Fund for Civic Engagement launched a grant program for small businesses this week. → Read More

Chattanooga churches struggle to stay afloat, keep serving their communities amid coronavirus crisis

The house of God needs help. → Read More

Church and COVID-19: Livestreams, empty pews and the few Chattanooga places that kept their doors open Sunday

Doug Plumlee stepped to the podium on Sunday, as he has each week for decades. He prayed. He read from his Bible. He delivered his sermon. He encouraged the faithful. → Read More

Ministry with Bible allegedly producing oil shuts down, but continues to defend its work

In the days since the Times Free Press published its investigation into the His Name is Flowing Oil ministry in Dalton, Georgia, the team behind the Bible allegedly producing oil continues to defend its ministry, despite admitting its leader bought mineral oil and canceling all future prayer services. → Read More

Religious Questions: Making sense of 'Reverend,' 'Elder' and other church job titles

While some titles are interchangable, the words surrounding a church leader's name signify her or his duties in their house of worship. → Read More

Follow live as Mike Bloomberg kicks of Tennessee early voting with rally in Chattanooga

Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg will make a campaign stop in Chattanooga Wednesday afternoon to kick off early voting in the state. → Read More

Religious questions: What does the Third Temple symbolize?

Question: I am curious on the different interpretations of whether a Third Temple will be rebuilt in Jerusalem as one of the critical signs of the Messiah's imminent arrival. → Read More

Hackers impersonated Chattanooga's rabbis and targeted Jewish congregations in elaborate email scam

This month, Jewish residents across Chattanooga received vague emails from their rabbis. → Read More

Prayer remains important part of student life in Chattanooga area, even with its controversial history in the region

Prayer in schools remains a controversial issue here in Chattanooga and surrounding areas. → Read More

Tennessee prisons fail multiple safety, health standards for inmates and staff

In the past two years, the Tennessee Department of Correction repeatedly failed to provide medical care for inmates, properly investigate sexual abuse and maintain necessary staffing levels, according to an audit released Friday by the Tennessee comptroller's office. → Read More

What the Maps of Hate Groups in America Reveal

New research offers clues to stop the spread of organized hate groups in the U.S. → Read More

Iowans Unite to Stop Hog Farms From Polluting Their Community

Families in the Hawkeye State are joining together to stop the spread of large-scale farms that they say are polluting the environment and destroying their way of life. → Read More

Iowans Unite to Stop Hog Farms From Polluting Their Community

Families in the Hawkeye State are joining together to stop the spread of large-scale farms that they say are polluting the environment and destroying their way of life. → Read More

Locals Unite to Stop Hog Farms From Polluting Their Community by Wyatt Massey —

More than 40 families in Iowa are fighting to contain the spread of concentrated animal feeding operations. → Read More

Why President Trump’s comments don’t reflect the Haiti I have come to know

An assessment of a country’s living conditions says nothing about the people who live in those conditions. → Read More

Your Uncle Said What? How to Talk About Social Justice With Your Family During the Holidays by Wyatt Massey —

Finding connection and engaging face to face is important social change work—especially during holiday gatherings. → Read More

The spirituality of the Sunday run

“The Church of the Long Run” has become an important practice for Christians across denominations. → Read More