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Past articles by Susan:

7 Chattanooga teenagers blazing the way to a brighter future

E.E. Cummings once said, "It takes courage to grow up and become who you are." → Read More

PBS travel host Samantha Brown visits Chattanooga and discovers why it’s a place to love

Chattanooga's scenic beauty is about to get some high-profile national attention in the new year. → Read More

Hot chocolate boards are the newest food fad, putting a sweet spin on the winter warmer

The latest food trend taking over social media is so simple you'll wonder, "Why didn't I think of that?" → Read More

Rossville country star Lauren Alaina releases new music Friday

Lauren Alaina released her anticipated EP, "Getting Good," Friday with five of its six songs written by the Rossville country star. → Read More

Restaurant Review: 1885 Grill brings coastal food, fun to Ooltewah

When writing multiple restaurant reviews each year, it's easy to become jaded. It's hard to find something new and exciting — it's easy to feel you've been there, eaten that. → Read More

Con Nooga in Chattanooga features sci-fi, fantasy, horror, comics, cosplay and more

The weekend following Valentine's Day always means it's time for Con Nooga in Chattanooga. → Read More

Here's a list of outside-the-candy-box Valentine's Day date ideas

This weekend, $4.3 billion will be spent on jewelry for Valentine's Day gifts, $2 billion on flowers, $1.7 billion on candy and $1 billion on cards, according to the National Retail Federation. → Read More

Lauren Alaina is rockin' her Rossville roots, opens tour with hometown shoutout

To borrow the lyrics in Lauren Alaina's current single, "Getting Good," her life is already good. In fact, it's pretty sweet to be the country star right now. → Read More

National tour of 'Cats' brings night of show-stopping 'mewsic' to the Tivoli

Eight shows a week, Keri Rene Fuller thrills audiences at "Cats" with the show-stopping ballad they've all come to hear: "Memory." Even theatergoers who know nothing else about the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical know that classic song. → Read More

Chattanooga Zoo will spotlight Luna the hedgehog on Groundhog Day

With the passing of the Tennessee Aquarium's Chattanooga Chuck in November, there won't be a local groundhog popping out to check for its shadow Sunday, Feb. 2. → Read More

Local Chattanooga chef beats Food Network's Bobby Flay with eggs Benedict dish

Chef Charlie Loomis took a taste of Southern brunch to New York and beat one of Food Network's most renowned chefs on Sunday night's episode of "Beat Bobby Flay." → Read More

Easter egg-citement: There are plenty of seasonal events to keep you hopping this weekend

The Easter bunny has a lot of appointments coming up in Chattanooga - enough to keep him hopping all weekend. → Read More

These Chattanooga area events will get you back to nature this weekend

Who didn't come down with a case of spring fever during this week's sunny days and mild temperatures? → Read More

Mac Powell and the Family Reunion bring new show Thursday to Walker Theatre

For 25 years, Mac Powell was the voice of Third Day, the Grammy-winning Christian rock band he founded. → Read More

Enjoy the spring weather! These Tennessee state parks are offering free, guided hikes this Saturday.

Longer daylight hours, wildflowers blooming and warmer temperatures signal spring has arrived, even if you didn't know the spring equinox was March 20. → Read More

Out & About Calendar

Exhibits, culture, outdoor fun and more around town. → Read More

Out & About Calendar

Exhibits, culture, outdoor fun and more around town. → Read More

Barbie turns 60 without aging a day

You know the old joke about turning 60: Your broad mind and narrow waist have traded places. → Read More

You've got one last chance to hear The McKameys

For 32 years, promoter Paul Belcher has presented Southern gospel concerts in Chattanooga, and The McKameys have appeared in at least one annually. → Read More

Will Chattanooga Chuck see his shadow Feb. 2? Find out at the Tennessee Aquarium

You might have seen this Facebook meme circulating: → Read More