Tue November 18, 2014

66 Year Old Fitness Instructor Battles Cancer And Keeps Teaching

Roseann Grandy has been teaching fitness classes for more than 36 years.
Credit OpenLines Communication

Roseann Grandy has been a fitness instructor for 36 years and continues to teach while she is battling cancer.

Read more


Mon November 17, 2014

VITA Program Provides Free Tax Preparation Assistance

The Urban League's Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program prepares Federal and State Tax Returns for families with low and moderate incomes, and there is no cost for the assistance.

"The VITA program saves the taxpayer on an average $250 in tax preparation fees," says Val Palmer, Area Coordinator of the VITA Program.  It returns $1.2 million in federal tax dollars to the local community, according to Palmer.

Read more


Fri November 14, 2014
Start It Up!

Start It Up Episode 3: Exploring Caterers, Accountants, and Folk Culture

Amanda Varnell and Sarah Hooper's Recipe for Success

Local caterers Amanda Varnell and Sarah Hooper were friends before they were business partners. They have turned their desire to share "food love" into a thriving catering business, Dish T' Pass.

Paul Beckmann of Decosimo Offers Advice By the Numbers

While Decosimo is better known for advising large clients, Paul Beckmann has always taken pride in helping small businesses. Paul reveals how a good accountant can contribute to a startup's success.

Read more


Thu November 13, 2014

New Plans for the Chattanooga Zoo Giraffe Exhibit

Credit Chattanooga Zoo

The Chattanooga Zoo Strategic Plan includes a new exhibit housing giraffes and lions. 

Read more


Mon November 10, 2014

WUTC Invites Public to Record Stories for Oral History Project on 11/13

On November 13 from 3 to 6 p.m., WUTC FM 88.1 will set up a mobile recording site on the third floor of the Chattanooga Public Library.  The public is invited to come share their memories and stories of life in Chattanooga as we celebrate the city’s 175th birthday.  These recordings will be archived and included in a time capsule to be buried on Saturday, November 15.  Excerpts of the interviews will also be aired on WUTC 88.1 FM.

Potential story topics could include:

Read more


Fri November 7, 2014
Start It Up!

Start It Up Episode 2: Chattanooga Loves Argentinian Wine and CO.STARTERS Grows Like Wildfire

Local Wine Importer Highlights His Argentinian Heritage

When Mariano Cebrian moved to Chattanooga, it immediately reminded him of home. The only thing missing were the wines produced by his family and their friends. Mariano and his partners founded Panoram Imports to celebrate the wines and culture of his beloved Argentina.

Co.Starters: Where Every Business Can Get A Great Start

Read more


Thu November 6, 2014

UTC Community Honors Luther Masingill

Dr. Betsy Alderman, Head of the UTC Department of Communication, remembers local broadcasting legend Luther Masingill. Known simply as “Luther,” Masingill began his decades-long career at Engel Stadium and was on air during both the attacks on Pearl Harbor and on September 11. He passed away at the age of 92 on October 20, 2014. Alderman holds a professorship at UTC named after Masingill.  Watch the video to hear remarks.


Wed November 5, 2014

View Hamilton County Election Results Here

The Hamilton County Election Commission has put together an interactive guide to the winners and losers in November 4th's elections.  You can see which candidates, referendums and amendments won by visiting  the election commission's Web site.

A few of the top races:


Tue November 4, 2014

Author Melanie Young Pens Her Second Book

Melanie Young's second book is titled Fearless Fabulous You

Read more


Mon November 3, 2014

On Election Day, TN Voters Will Decide on 4 New Amendments features an election guide where voters can type in their addresses and get personalized ballot information.

On Tuesday, November fourth, Tennessee voters will approve or reject four new amendments to the state constitution, along with choosing candidates in various elections.'s David Morton joins us to talk about the amendments and what a yes or no vote on each one could mean.

Read more


Fri October 31, 2014

Start It Up! Episode One: 3D Printed Shoes & $100 Startups

The debut episode of Start It Up! features two interviews:

Southern California Entrepreneurs Move to Chattanooga to Start Feetz

Lucy Beard, the founder of Feetz, came to Chattanooga from Southern California to compete in this year’s GIG Tank. They fell in love with the Chattanoog’s start-up community and the overall quality of living. Now they call Chattanooga home and are focused on growing their unique business making custom 3D printed shoes.

Read more


Mon October 27, 2014

Nearly 500 Years After Protestant Reformation, Area Catholics and Lutherans Eye Reconciliation

When Martin Luther posted his 95 theses to a church door in the year 1517, he started a revolution that split mainstream Christianity into Catholics and Protestants.  But in the last few decades, Catholics and Lutherans around the world have worked toward reconciliation, and congregations in the Chattanooga area will come together for a special service on October 31st to commemorate the 497t

Read more


Mon September 15, 2014

Student Veterans Organization Brings Veterans Together at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga encourages veterans and their families to get involved with campus life through the Student Veterans Organization (SVO). 

Read more


Wed September 10, 2014

Could Alcohol Abuse Cause Dementia?

Researchers from the University of Exeter Medical School tracked thousands of American adults for about 20 years.  They found that middle-aged adults with a history of alcohol abuse are at increased risk of developing severe memory impairment later in life.

Dr. Michael Osborne joins us to talk about the potential link between drinking and dementia.  He's a Chattanooga psychiatrist who has a board certification in addiction psychology.

Read more


Tue September 9, 2014

UTC's Interior Design Deptartment Partners With Cornerstone Historic Preservation

Students from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga have created concept designs to refurbished dilapidated buildings downtown.

From our news partners at

For the first time, UTC’s interior design department teamed up with Cornerstones Inc. for a senior project focusing on historic preservation in downtown Chattanooga.

Read more