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2:13pm

Fri July 31, 2015
Community

Start It Up Episode 32: Angel Summit To Bring Investors to Chattanooga

Leslie Jump is the Founder of Startup Angels, an organization that promotes angel investing in cities throughout the U.S.  As part of this mission, Leslie has also created an annual conference called The Angel Summit.  In October, the third Angel Summit will be held in Chattanooga, TN.  Previous gatherings were held in Dallas and Madrid.

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12:21pm

Wed July 29, 2015
Community

Thousands Line Funeral Procession Route for Petty Officer 2nd Class Randall Smith

People lined up along the route to the Chattanooga National Cemetery, and fire trucks raised a large American flag over the gates.
Credit Michael Edward Miller

The last of the funerals for the five Chattanooga shooting victims happened on Tuesday.  U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Randall Smith was interred in the Chattanooga National Cemetery, where soldiers and sailors have been buried for about 150 years.  It’s the same cemetery where another victim of the shootings, Marine Staff Sergeant David Wyatt, was laid to rest last Friday.

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12:55pm

Sat July 25, 2015
Community

First Chattanooga Shooting Victim Is Laid To Rest

Hours before the funeral procession arrived, people began gathering outside the Chattanooga National Cemetery gates to demonstrate their support for Marine Staff Sgt. David Wyatt's family.
Credit Michael Edward Miller

12:08pm

Sat July 25, 2015
Around the Region

Can The South Carolina GOP Get Rid Of Its Confederate Ghosts?

Originally published on Sun July 26, 2015 10:38 am

An honor guard from the South Carolina Highway Patrol lowers the Confederate battle flag, removing it from the Capitol grounds on July 10.
John Bazemore AP

The controversy over the Confederate battle flag has cast a pall over the South Carolina GOP primary for decades.

Now, after the flag was finally removed from the state House grounds last month, Republicans are hoping the political football that's long tripped up White House hopefuls is gone.

But the bipartisan accord in the wake of the murder of nine African-Americans at a Charleston church hasn't translated to all GOP voters in the first-in-the-South primary, many of whom say the flag should have been left flying.

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4:40pm

Wed July 22, 2015
Community

Listen: New Details Emerge About 7/16 Shootings in Chattanooga

Authorities still aren't saying much about why 24-year-old Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez went on a shooting spree at two military centers in Chattanooga that killed 5 service members.  But at a press conference in Chattanooga, FBI Special Agent Ed Reinhold explained more about what happened that tragic Thursday morning.

Read more about what was revealed, and listen to the full, unedited audio of the press conference above.

In order, the speakers were:

-United States Attorney Bill Killian

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6:37pm

Mon July 20, 2015
Community

Hundreds of Bikers Participate in Memorial Ride for Chattanooga Shooting Victims

Bikers gather in the Sportsman's Warehouse parking lot on Lee Highway.
Credit Michael Edward Miller

It began on Facebook--a call for bikers to come pray for Chattanooga.

More than 300 bikers adorned their motorcycles with American flags and lined up in a strip mall parking lot across the street from a Naval recruitment center, which was the first of two mass shooting sites in Chattanooga.

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5:08pm

Mon July 20, 2015
Community

Restaurant Sets An Empty Table For Chattanooga Shooting Victims

Outside one of the crime scenes in Chattanooga, the community has created a memorial for the military men who died in Thursday's shooting. Nearby is another tribute, in an unexpected place.

TRANSCRIPT:

RACHEL MARTIN, HOST:

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12:01am

Sun July 19, 2015
Community

Chattanooga Gunman's Family Says He 'Suffered From Depression'

The family of the gunman who allegedly killed five military personnel in Tennessee are extending their sympathy toward the victims’ families, and saying the gunman suffered from depression.  The family of Mohammod Youssuf Abdulazeez released the following statement Saturday:

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10:28am

Sat July 18, 2015
Community

As Chattanooga Mourns, Residents Struggle To Find Meaning In The Killings

Flags and balloons sit near the entrance to the Amincola Highway site where the second round of shootings happened.
Credit Michael Edward Miller

Shock continues to ripple through Chattanooga, Tenn., as residents try to cope with Thursday's attack. Rabbit Zielke of WUTC reports on the community's reaction.

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10:55am

Fri July 17, 2015
Community

Chattanoogans Find Killings Of Four Marines 'Incomprehensible'

Officials are trying to piece together why a man shot the Marines yesterday in a rampage at two military facilities. As details emerge, people in Chattanooga are asking how this could happen there.

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3:52am

Fri July 17, 2015
Community

Chattanooga: A 'Great City With a Broken Heart' After Marines Murdered

A vigil was held at The Basilica of Sts. Peter and Paul in downtown Chattanooga.

Two shooting incidents at Chattanooga military facilities killed four Marines, injured three other military personnel and injured one police officer.  The alleged gunman, 24-year-old Mohammod Youssuf Abdulazeez, also died.  Officials are not yet revealing whether police or military personnel killed Abulazeez or whether he committed suicide.

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3:08am

Fri July 17, 2015

12:30pm

Fri July 10, 2015
Start It Up!

Start It Up Episode 31: Robyn Carlton Focuses Lookout Mountain Conservancy on Community

Robyn Carlton moved from Atlanta to Chattanooga on a dare, but that move continues to pay dividends today.  As Executive Director of the Lookout Mountain Conservancy (LMC).  Robyn has guided the organization's efforts to conserve nature, develop trails, and connect people to the land.  However, it is her relationship with Howard School and its students that has distinguished LMC's work and has formed lasting ties to the community.

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12:10pm

Fri July 10, 2015
Community

Crash Pad & Greenspaces Invite Public to Celebration of Next-Gen Green Homes

Greenspaces is developing eco-friendly next-generation homes that could allow residents to never pay an electric bill.  Through solar panels, the homes could produce more energy than the homeowners consume.  The first will be built at 631 Hamilton Avenue on Chattanooga's North Shore.

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5:29pm

Wed July 8, 2015
Community

Objective Perspective Series Facilitates 'Awkward' Discussion on Important Topics

Shawnessey Keith Cargile joins us to talk about the 5-week Objective Perspective series, which will happen at various locations in Chattanooga and feature live music, poetry, art, and opportunities for people to have an honest dialogue about (sometimes uncomfortable) subjects such as race and politics.

OBJECTIVE PERSPECTIVE series

part 1. July 13th

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