Mark Pace, Times Free Press

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Chattanooga, TN, United States

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Past articles by Mark:

The 10 best overlooks in the Chattanooga area to see fall colors

It's fall, and that means the stunning overlooks in the Chattanooga area are at their best. → Read More

Rachel Held Evans: Best selling author remembered as supporting sister, leader at funeral service

Best selling author Rachel Held Evans was laid to rest in Chattanooga on Saturday after a brief illness. She leaves behind two children and a husband. → Read More

Chattanooga's 'Conservation Kid' adds to impressive year, publishes book about aquatic conservation, plastic pollution

Chattanooga nine-year-old Cash Daniels has made quite a splash in his year as an aquatic conservationist. → Read More

Girl falls off boulder near Signal Point Easter evening

Emergency personnel responded to one of the area's most popular hiking trails where a 12-year-old girl fell off a boulder and hit her head Easter evening. → Read More

Hamilton County creating first comprehensive master plan for its parks system

Hamilton County is in the midst of creating a master plan for its parks system, marking the first comprehensive overview as leaders look to get increased public input and open more funding opportunities to plan for the future of public space in the Chattanooga area. → Read More

New Sequatchie event will teach families overland skills to safely enjoy remote areas of Chattanooga region

A new event will teach families how to get off the grid and enjoy the unmarked beauty of the Chattanooga area, instilling outdoors skills while demonstrating the basics of enjoying a weekend in the wilderness away from paved roads or marked campsites. → Read More

Here's what likely caused the railing to collapse on the I-75 bridge in Chattanooga

A partial collapse of an I-75 bridge Monday morning in Chattanooga was likely caused by an illegally oversized load that hit the bridge. → Read More

Riverwalk will eventually expand north of the river, connecting Red Bank, others to trail system

Chattanooga's 25-mile paved trail system is expected to be fully connected by the end of the year, tying together decades of work that has led to a recreational trail that is widely used but has largely been disconnected from area residents. → Read More

Former Decatur, Tenn. officer charged following SWAT standoff

A former Decatur Police Department officer was charged following a SWAT standoff at his home Saturday evening. → Read More

Fire totally destroys Ooltewah family's home

A fire destroyed an Ooltewah family's home this afternoon at 6430 Paw Paw Trail, according to a release from Hamilton County Emergency Management and Homeland Security spokesperson Amy Maxwell. → Read More

25-year-old arrested on murder charges in Cleveland, Tennessee

A man was shot and killed early Sunday morning in east Cleveland, Tennessee, according to a release from a Bradley County Sheriff's Office spokesperson. → Read More

Chattanooga company returns from first trip to build largest Antarctic station; looking to hire locals for project

The first trip of a Chattanooga company's yearslong job to rebuild the largest station on the world's coldest continent featured whale and penguin sightings, a delayed shipment and 60-hour work weeks for a month and a half. → Read More

Chattanooga could be getting the Ironman 70.3 World Championships again

The Ironman 70.3 World Championships could be returning to Chattanooga, marking the first time the race has duplicated a world championship race venue for the event under the new format. → Read More

Fire destroys garage Sunday afternoon in Sale Creek

A garage was destroyed in a fire off Old Dayton Pike Sunday afternoon in Sale Creek. → Read More

Alabama man drowns while bowfishing in Jackson County

A Swearengin, Alabama, man died while bowfishing Friday night in the Stevenson Bridge area of Jackson County, according the The Clarion newspaper. → Read More

Chattanooga Zoo's giraffe exhibit scheduled to open later this year

The Chattanooga Zoo will add a giraffe exhibit that is scheduled to open in late-2019. → Read More

More than 500 turn out for free health clinic in Rhea County

EVENSVILLE, Tenn. — Most of the 500-plus people who attended a free health clinic at Rhea County Middle School this weekend were gone before its final hour Sunday. → Read More

Flash flooding expected in Chattanooga this week

Area residents will have to deal with heavy rain and flash flooding for much of this week. → Read More

Man shot early Sunday morning in Chattanooga

A man was shot early Sunday morning in Chattanooga. → Read More

Former Tennessee House candidate Brandon Woodruff arrested on gun, marijuana charges

Former District 28 state House candidate Brandon Woodruff and a female passenger were arrested on gun and drug charges Saturday night. → Read More