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The Chattanoogan
The School’s Search BeginsJonathan Welch, the chairman of the Hamilton County School Board, had no idea h
The School’s Search Begins
The Chattanoogan / Posted 2 days ago
Jonathan Welch, the chairman of the Hamilton County School Board, had no idea he would be giving himself a well-deserved treat some months ago when he promised his son they would go on a mission trip together. This week has to be the first time his... Read more
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The Chattanoogan
Evil Will Not Stay HereOne of the brightest reactions to the tragic bullying on the Ooltewah basketbal
Evil Will Not Stay Here
The Chattanoogan / Posted 3 days ago
One of the brightest reactions to the tragic bullying on the Ooltewah basketball team last December is that good people have brought noted expert Paul Coughlin in for what is being called “A Courageous Community Conference.” Coughlin is here for... Read more
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Officer.com
Tennessee 'Blue Lives Matter' Billboard Stirs DebateCHATTANOOGA, Tennessee -- A billboard on Brainerd Road that proclaims "Blue Liv
Tennessee 'Blue Lives Matter' Billboard Stirs Debate
Officer.com / Posted 5 days ago
CHATTANOOGA, Tennessee -- A billboard on Brainerd Road that proclaims "Blue Lives Matter" and features the badges of the Chattanooga Police Department and the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office has spurred debate among locals. Some say the message,... Read more
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Chattanooga Times Free Press
Judge sends Hamilton County jailer who posed as surgeon to steal narcotics to Drug CourtRyan Epperson, the county jailer who posed as a surgeon to steal narcotics from
Judge sends Hamilton County jailer who posed as surgeon to steal narcotics to Drug Court
Chattanooga Times Free Press / Posted 10 days ago
Ryan Epperson, the county jailer who posed as a surgeon to steal narcotics from Chattanooga's three major hospitals, was sent Wednesday to Drug Court after pleading guilty to several charges. Hamilton County Criminal Court Judge Don Poole accepted a... Read more
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Chattanooga Times Free Press
Hamilton County jailer who broke into hospital's will receive sentenceThe county jailer who posed as a surgeon to steal narcotics from Chattanooga's
Hamilton County jailer who broke into hospital's will receive sentence
Chattanooga Times Free Press / Posted 11 days ago
The county jailer who posed as a surgeon to steal narcotics from Chattanooga's three major hospitals is expected to be sentenced today. Ryan Epperson will appear in Criminal Court before Judge Don Poole to agree to a plea deal, his attorney Bill... Read more
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Chattanooga Times Free Press
"Blue Lives Matter" billboard on Brainerd Road stirs local debate | Times Free PressA billboard on Brainerd Road that proclaims "Blue Lives Matter" and features th
"Blue Lives Matter" billboard on Brainerd Road stirs local debate | Times Free Press
Chattanooga Times Free Press / Posted 16 days ago
A billboard on Brainerd Road that proclaims "Blue Lives Matter" and features the badges of the Chattanooga Police Department and the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office spurred debate among locals Thursday. Some say the message, featured on a digital... Read more
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WSMV Nashville
UPDATE: Ooltewah coaches, asst. principal charged for not reporting assault of 4 players Two Ooltewah basketball coaches and the school's Athletics Director have...
UPDATE: Ooltewah coaches, asst. principal charged for not reporting assault of 4 players
WSMV Nashville / Posted 24 days ago
Two Ooltewah basketball coaches and the school's Athletics Director have... Read more
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WRCB Chattanooga
Ooltewah coaches, assistant principal charged in rape case for not reporting assaultUPDATE: UPDATE: Two Ooltewah basketball coaches and the school's Athletics...
Ooltewah coaches, assistant principal charged in rape case for not reporting assault
WRCB Chattanooga / Posted 24 days ago
UPDATE: UPDATE: Two Ooltewah basketball coaches and the school's Athletics... Read more
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Chattanooga Times Free Press
'Bridge plan' for Hamilton County deputies would cost $350,000 a yearAn early retirement plan for Hamilton County deputies has both promise and pitf
'Bridge plan' for Hamilton County deputies would cost $350,000 a year
Chattanooga Times Free Press / Posted 25 days ago
An early retirement plan for Hamilton County deputies has both promise and pitfalls, county commissioners were told Tuesday. On the plus side, officers with 25 years of service could retire at age 55 with a significant pay bump until they reach 62,... Read more
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Chattanooga Times Free Press
County officials break silence in Ooltewah sexual assault caseTwenty days after Hamilton County Schools Superintendent Rick Smith learned a m
County officials break silence in Ooltewah sexual assault case
Chattanooga Times Free Press / Posted 26 days ago
Twenty days after Hamilton County Schools Superintendent Rick Smith learned a member of Ooltewah High School's basketball team was reportedly raped and assaulted by his teammates, Smith transferred the coach out of the school. In a news conference... Read more
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WRCB Chattanooga
Superintendent, sheriff hold presser on Ooltewah rape caseStanding in front of reporters and community leaders, Hamilton County Superinte
Superintendent, sheriff hold presser on Ooltewah rape case
WRCB Chattanooga / Posted 26 days ago
Standing in front of reporters and community leaders, Hamilton County Superintendent Rick Smith reflected upon his regrets surrounding how he handled the Ooltewah rape case. "There were things that needed to be said, I wanted to be very careful at... Read more
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Chattanooga Times Free Press
Local woman charged with aggravated child abuseLyndsey Cheyenne Brock Hamilton County authorities have arrested a 19-year-old
Local woman charged with aggravated child abuse
Chattanooga Times Free Press / Posted 26 days ago
Lyndsey Cheyenne Brock Hamilton County authorities have arrested a 19-year-old local woman in connection with life-threatening injuries sustained by an infant in September. Lyndsey Cheyenne Brock is being held on $250,000 bond after she was taken... Read more
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Chattanooga Times Free Press
Ooltewah basketball coach reassigned based on new factsOoltewah basketball coach Andre Montgomery has been reassigned to another area
Ooltewah basketball coach reassigned based on new facts
Chattanooga Times Free Press / Posted 27 days ago
Ooltewah basketball coach Andre Montgomery has been reassigned to another area of the district, according to Hamilton County Schools Superintendent Rick Smith. Montgomery was coach at the time when a group of older players allegedly raped and... Read more
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Chattanooga Times Free Press
Sheriff Hammond says no 'hotbed of problems' after Ooltewah basketball rapeHamilton County Sheriff Jim Hammond told a group gathered at the local Pachyder
Sheriff Hammond says no 'hotbed of problems' after Ooltewah basketball rape
Chattanooga Times Free Press / Posted 27 days ago
Hamilton County Sheriff Jim Hammond told a group gathered at the local Pachyderm meeting today that charges are not pending against any adults here in Hamilton County in connection with the alleged assault and rape of an Ooltewah High School freshman... Read more
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Yellow Springs News
Yellow Springs Year in Review: Village LifePerhaps not surprisingly, issues of social justice and environmental sustainabi
Yellow Springs Year in Review: Village Life
Yellow Springs News / Posted a month ago
Perhaps not surprisingly, issues of social justice and environmental sustainability captured the attention of many villagers in 2015. The local chapter of Black Lives Matter, launched in autumn 2014, continued its activities during 2015, seeking to... Read more

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