Latest Chattanooga News

TVA moving forward with plans for smaller nuclear reactors

Aug. 07, 2022 09:34 AM EDT

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Nearly four decades after the Tennessee Valley Authority abandoned construction of more than half of the nuclear plants it once planned to build, the federal utility is moving forward again with plans to pursue the next generation of nuclear power. The...

Sam Gooden, founding member of The Impressions, has died

Aug. 05, 2022 18:11 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Sam Gooden, one of the original members of the Chicago soul group The Impressions and a member of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, has died. He was 87. His daughter, Gina Griffin, said Gooden died Thursday, a month shy of his 88th birthday, in his hometown...

Volkswagen starts US electric vehicle assembly in Tennessee

Jul. 26, 2022 15:02 PM EDT

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Volkswagen began production of its first electric vehicle assembled in the United States at a Tennessee plant Tuesday. In a news release, the German automaker said it plans to ramp up production in Chattanooga of the ID.4 electric compact SUV to 7,000 cars...

Authorities capture 4 Tennessee inmates

Jul. 24, 2022 11:31 AM EDT

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Four inmates who escaped from the Silverdale Detention Center in Tennessee have been captured, the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office said. Officers discovered that the inmates were missing during a headcount early Saturday in a minimum security housing...

Electronics repair company to locate hub in Tennessee

Jul. 20, 2022 04:02 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee on Tuesday announced that electronics repair company iFixit will establish an East Coast hub in Chattanooga. According to a news release, iFixit is expected to invest $24.2 million and create more than 200 jobs in Hamilton County over...

Truck driver charged after fatal wreck kills 2 in Georgia

Jul. 19, 2022 18:02 PM EDT

RINGGOLD, Ga, (AP) — An Atlanta truck driver is charged with vehicular homicide after a northwest Georgia wreck left two adults dead and three children injured. Joseph Chislom, 47, remained jailed without bail Sunday in Catoosa County after the Friday wreck. Chislom...

Coast Guard plans drill on Tennessee River in Chattanooga

Jul. 18, 2022 04:06 AM EDT

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard plans to conduct a large-scale drill this week involving a vessel on the Tennessee River in Chattanooga, officials said. The maritime incident readiness drill is scheduled for Tuesday morning at the Riverpark boat ramp in Chattanooga,...

Long volunteer effort clears creeks for paddlers

Jul. 16, 2022 11:48 AM EDT

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — After eight years of persistent, backbreaking work, the entire navigable length of the North, South and West Chickamauga creeks have been cleared for paddlers thanks to the work of local volunteers logging hundreds of hours on area streams. “We are all...

Chattanooga area wildlife rehabilitators care for animals

Jul. 10, 2022 09:34 AM EDT

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Now is a time of year when many species of wildlife are having babies, and it’s also a time when humans often encounter orphaned, sick or injured wildlife. “Really, this is our busy season, because baby season is when people tend to get out there...

Alton Brown named president of Chattanooga Times Free Press

Jul. 08, 2022 05:04 AM EDT

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — The owner of the Chattanooga Times Free Press has named Alton Brown as the newspaper's president. Nat W. Lea IV, president and chief executive officer of WEHCO Media Inc., announced Brown’s appointment Wednesday. Brown, 59, has served in...