Mark Kennedy, Times Free Press

Mark Kennedy

Times Free Press

Chattanooga, TN, United States

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Past articles by Mark:

Kennedy: The case of the imperfect vase

When our 16-year-old son is feeling down, you can tell immediately. → Read More

Kennedy: UTC women to start College Cleaners housekeeping service

Brooke McFarlin, 18, and Alayna Grover, 19, are unlikely business partners. → Read More

Kennedy: Have a beloved garment that’s ripped or torn? Sewanee artist has a solution

A few years ago, Sewanee, Tennessee, artist Jessica Wohl had an idea for an art exhibit. → Read More

East Brainerd man turns heads with adorable fire truck that speaks Japanese

Commercial airline pilot Barry Twitchell told his wife and daughter in October he was going to Seattle to retrieve a vehicle he purchased online. → Read More

Chattanooga’s Cherie Martinez, a retired United Airlines pilot reflects on life and loss

Cherie Martinez, a retired United Airlines pilot, turned 65 (the mandatory retirement age) in March 2020, just as COVID-19 hit the United States. The virus spread so quickly she had to cancel her retirement party. → Read More

Opinion: Who remembers Minnie Pearl’s Chicken and Shakey’s Pizza?

Our kids grew up on fast food, although there is no evidence it stunted their growth. → Read More

Opinion: Negotiating traffic with a 15-year-old behind the wheel

At some point, our 15-year-old son became confident he could drive in city traffic. → Read More

Chasing a $10 lunch: UTC students review reasonably priced lunches in Chattanooga

You've probably heard the saying: There's no free lunch. → Read More

Chattanooga's Best Places to Work 2022: Text Request

* Year established: 2014 * Employees: 30 (global) * Milestones: Like most successful start-ups, Text Request started with founders who identified a need and bottled a solution. As the story goes, co-founders Brian and Jamey Elrod, husband and wife, were eating at a restaurant one day with a fretful young child. When the time came to ask for a check, the server proved elusive. "Why can't you just… → Read More

Opinion: Smiling dogs, dishwasher bliss and other observations from two years of remote work

It was two years ago last month when newsroom employees at the Times Free Press were sent home due to COVID-19. → Read More

Celebrity trick dogs cheer up students after their bus hit a ditch

Chrissy Joy has embraced her last name as a life hack. → Read More

You gotta be joking: Chattanooga has improbably become a Southern base camp for New York comedians

An odd result of the pandemic is that Chattanooga's comedy-club scene got a shot in the arm. A joke jab, so to speak. → Read More

95-year-old Ooltewah resident makes amazing miniature rooms

Wilma Cale, 95, has designed more interiors than Rooms to Go. → Read More

Opinion: When did work anniversaries become the new birthdays?

The internet has invented a new celebration: work anniversaries. → Read More

Opinion: UTC course explores the origins of our fears

Is it really a mean and scary world? Or, do our media-saturated brains make us nervous Nellies? → Read More

Kennedy: East Brainerd couple follows call to share Christmas with children

What began as an East Brainerd family's quiet decision to share their Christmas has become much more. → Read More

Opinion: Ten 1970s Christmas traditions we'd like to forget

I was born in 1958, so my most vivid childhood Christmas memories cluster around the late 1960s and early 1970s - basically, the Nixon years. → Read More

Chattanooga mother-daughter team provides spark for good works

When 16-year-old Chloie Marshall was younger, she had a special desk at home she called her "thinking zone." → Read More

Kennedy: Ooltewah minstry aims to draw men together

When a member of the Ooltewah-based Christian ministry Blueprint for Men saw a woman's online appeal for help getting a wheelchair, he sprang into action. → Read More

Kennedy: East Brainerd man shares birthday with Free Press

Don Tucker of Chattanooga said he waited two years to telephone the newspaper with a story idea. → Read More