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5:51pm

Thu August 28, 2014
Community

Chattanooga Library Audit Raises Concerns

From our news partners at Nooga.com:

Two Chattanooga Public Library employees were reported to the Tennessee comptroller’s office for potentially fraudulent activity after an investigation by the city auditor’s office questioned their use of paid leave and lax record keeping.

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12:13pm

Wed August 20, 2014
Around the South

Salesman By Day, Medieval Swordsman On The Weekend

Originally published on Wed August 20, 2014 11:52 am

Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

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DAVID GREENE, HOST:

We recently called up a man named Franklin Slaton. He's from Birmingham, Alabama. I guess the question is who is his Excellency - is it Cynred of Gwent? - Do I have that right?

FRANKLIN SLATON: Cynred with a...

GREENE: Cynred.

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11:59am

Wed August 20, 2014
Community

How Low Impact Design Challenge Winners Would Transform Northgate Mall

Winning designs can be viewed at GreenspacesChattanooga.com

The Resource Rain Low Impact Development (LID) Design Challenge asked teams of engineers, architects and designers to come up with innovative, greener ways to manage stormwater runoff.  Teams created concepts for four sites around Chattanooga: Broad Street, Cherokee Boulevard, Bonny Oaks and Northgate Mall.  The teams who created the top design for each location were awarded $10,000 each.

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5:10pm

Tue August 12, 2014
Community

Teaching Swim Lessons Keeps Young Woman's Budget Afloat

Originally published on Wed August 13, 2014 10:11 am

Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

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STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

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1:46pm

Mon August 11, 2014
Community

Poverty-Free Chattanooga Meetings Begin

Chattanooga Organized for Action is working to reduce poverty in the area with a new campaign, Poverty-Free Chattanooga.  The group wants community input and seeks to work with city and county officials on social inequality.  Twenty-seven percent of residents live below the poverty line, and 42% of children live in poverty, which is twice the national average, according to a report cited by Perrin Lance, the group's leader.  Lance joins us for an interview.  In early August, the group began having monthly meetings with the public.

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4:28pm

Fri August 8, 2014
Community

Lost Any Luggage? It Might Be Close to Chattanooga

About an hour’s drive from Chattanooga, the Unclaimed Baggage Center is a massive retail outlet—it’s 40,000 square feet, and about one million people visit it every year.  It sells electronics, clothing, books, and all kinds of odds and ends left behind by passengers who were traveling on airlines, buses, trucks and trains.

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11:26am

Fri August 8, 2014
Community

Electric Bicycles Can Help With Commute or Just Make Riding More Fun

Certified Electric Bike Specialists is the only electric bicycle shop in Chattanooga and they are excited about the possibilities electric bikes bring to the community.

Garnet Caldwell (left) and Chandlee Caldwell (right) are co-owners of Certified Electric Bike Specialists.Credit Florence BromfieldEdit | Remove

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4:24pm

Thu August 7, 2014
Community

Images of Africa: Molly Gardner Photographs Kenyan Refugees

One of the women Molly Gardner photographed in Kenya.
Credit Molly Gardner Photography

Chattanooga photojournalist Molly Gardner traveled to Nairobi, Kenya and photographed refugee women who live there. The women work for Amani Ya Juu, a fair-trade nonprofit that helps the women create and sell clothing and other goods to earn a living. Amani has several locations in Africa, as well as a distribution center in Chattanooga.

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2:07pm

Wed August 6, 2014
Community

Hamilton County Election Day is 8/7. Here's How to Get Informed.

Nooga.com features an election guide at http://election.nooga.com/

August 7th will feature both Democratic and Republican primaries and will give Hamilton County residents a chance to vote on state and local judges, the Hamilton County Mayor, and more. The ballot has so many choices, it can be overwhelming. Here's how to get informed:

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10:32am

Tue August 5, 2014
Community

Best Job Ever - Research Analyst

Emily Bartlett discovered a passion for analyzing data while in graduate school. 

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11:30am

Mon August 4, 2014
Community

On the Road with the Chattahooligans

Credit Chattanooga Football Club

As the Chattanooga Football Club prepared to travel to Red Bull Arena to face the New York Red Bull U23 team in the National Premiere Soccer League Championship, the supporters for the team filled a bus with Chattahooligans to cheer on their home team. 

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10:27am

Mon August 4, 2014
Community

A Service Dog Can Change Your Life

Ryan and Nestor

Ryan Galloway did not need the assistance of a service animal until he was 36 years old. 

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10:12am

Mon August 4, 2014
Community

Best Job Ever - Knitting Instructor

Dana Chadwell, knitting instructor at Genuine Purl.
Credit Rabbit Zielke

Dana Chadwell teaches knitting at Genuine Purl on Market Street, just north of the Market Street Bridge.  

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1:11pm

Thu July 24, 2014
Community

Consumer Watch's Ellen Phillips Is In Your Corner

Ellen Phillips writes the Consumer Watch column for the Chattanooga Times Free Press, which appears on Sundays.  She's also written two books: Shocked, Appalled, and Dismayed!: How to Write Letters of Complaint That Get Results and Fight Back and Win!

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3:36pm

Fri July 18, 2014
Community

Velo Coffee Turns to Kickstarter to Fund New Roaster

Velo Coffee Roasters has been on Chattanooga's Main Street for almost five years, selling coffee by the cup and delivering bags of beans by bike to businesses across the city. Their original business plan was for slow but steady growth, but now they’re ready to take a big step forward. The coffee roaster they’ve been using is too small and they’d like to replace it.

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