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Gary, Bender lead Mercer over Chattanooga 85-80

Feb. 22, 2020 11:37 PM EST

CHATANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Jeff Gary and Maciej Bender scored 17 points apiece as Mercer narrowly beat Chattanooga 85-80 on Saturday. Kamar Robertson added 16 points and 11 rebounds for the Bears. Djordje Dimitrijevic had 12 points, six rebounds and six assists for Mercer (15-14, 9-7 Southern Conference)....

Tenn. university to offer tuition discounts in 9 states

Feb. 16, 2020 12:56 PM EST

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee university plans to offer discounted tuition starting this fall to students from nine surrounding states. University of Tennessee at Chattanooga officials said the goal of the new regional tuition program is to attract and retain diverse talent in the area as well as...

Democratic presidential candidate former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg pauses as he speaks to supporters at a primary night election rally at Nashua Community College, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020, in Nashua, N.H. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Buttigieg's rocky record on race gets a closer look

Feb. 13, 2020 3:45 PM EST

Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg is facing a more intense spotlight on his past leadership on issues of race and policing as he tries to translate his strong showing in Iowa and New Hampshire into support in more diverse states. Buttigieg, who spent eight years as mayor of South Bend, Indiana, has...

FILE - In this Feb. 3, 2020, photo, Democratic presidential candidate and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, right, talks with supporters during a campaign stop in Sacramento, Calif. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

Bloomberg once blamed end of 'redlining' for 2008 collapse

Feb. 13, 2020 11:59 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — At the height of the 2008 economic collapse, then-New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg said the elimination of a discriminatory housing practice known as “redlining” was responsible for instigating the meltdown. “It all started back when there was a lot of pressure on...

Democratic presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg speaks during a rally at the Bessie Smith Cultural Center, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, in Chattanooga, Tenn. (C.B. Schmelter/Chattanooga Times Free Press via AP)

In South, Bloomberg aims to move past stop-and-frisk remarks

Feb. 13, 2020 6:04 AM EST

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Michael Bloomberg sought to move past newly resurfaced years-old comments in which he defended the controversial “stop-and-frisk" policing tactic that has been found to disproportionately affect minorities. The billionaire former New York City mayor, who is now seeking the...

Vila scores 23 to lift Chattanooga over VMI 86-67

Feb. 12, 2020 10:00 PM EST

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Ramon Vila had 23 points as Chattanooga beat VMI 86-67 on Wednesday night. Vila made 9 of 10 shots. Matt Ryan had 17 points for Chattanooga (16-10, 7-6 Southern Conference). David Jean-Baptiste added 11 points and seven rebounds. Stefan Kenic had 10 points. Kamdyn Curfman had 13...

FILE - In this Jan. 27, 2020, file photo, Democratic presidential candidate and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg speaks to supporters at a campaign office, Monday, Jan. 27, 2020, in Scarborough, Maine. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)

The Latest: Bloomberg says he's prepared to take on Trump

Feb. 12, 2020 8:54 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the 2020 presidential primary campaign (all times local): 8:50 p.m. Michael Bloomberg says none of the other candidates in the Democratic primary field had answers when asked in last week’s debate why they’re better prepared than he is to take on President...

Tennessee county suspends policy to destroy records requests

Feb. 8, 2020 2:40 PM EST

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee county has paused a policy to destroy public records requests after a newspaper highlighted the practice. The Chattanooga Times Free Press reports Hamilton County officials on Friday suspended the policy after public pressure from the County Commission and a proposed...

Boyd III carries E. Tennessee St. over Chattanooga 80-64

Feb. 5, 2020 9:51 PM EST

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Tray Boyd III had 18 points to lead five East Tennessee State players scoring in double figures as the Buccaneers beat Chattanooga 80-64 on Wednesday night. Bo Hodges added 16 points for the Buccaneers. Daivien Williamson chipped in 14, Lucas N'Guessan scored 12 and Isaiah...

In a Wednesday, April 17, 2019 photo, Hamilton County Attorney Rheubin Taylor speaks during a County Commission meeting in the County Commission assembly room at the Hamilton County Courthouse in Chattanooga, Tenn. Officials in Hamilton County have destroyed public records that were being sought by a reporter from a newspaper in the state, according to the reporter and managers at the newspaper.  (C.B. Schmelter/Chattanooga Times Free Press via AP)

Tennessee county destroys records sought by reporter

Feb. 3, 2020 4:56 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Officials in a Tennessee county have destroyed public records that were being sought by a newspaper. Chattanooga Times Free Press reporter Sarah Grace Taylor was trying to see whether the Hamilton County attorney's office was denying public records requests without a good reason,...