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Irish dominant in district finale

timesfreepress.com — Players doused Notre Dame football coach Charles Fant with the contents of an ice bucket Thursday night. They didn't know T-shirts would be available for them or the coach after they beat Grundy County 68-13 in their District 7-AA finale. The shirts said, "2014 Notre Dame District Champions."

UT Vols' Hurd back to hard-running form

timesfreepress.com — KNOXVILLE - Jalen Hurd was back to his old self. Well, the self he was about a month ago. As the Tennessee tailback did during a 119-yard performance at Georgia in late September, Hurd seemed to be running with extra verve against Alabama last week, and the freshman finished the game against the Crimson Tide with 86 yards on 22 touches.
Oct 30, 2014

Jalen Hurd was back to his hard-running self against Bama, but is the freshman the type to clamor for more carries? bit.ly/1wipTf7

5-at-10: SEC items of interest, Fab 4 picks, Giants accomplishment

timesfreepress.com — Gang, remember the mailbag. It's that time of the week. From the "Talks too much" studios, believe in yourself. Or don't. 1. Eliminator Auburn goes to Ole Miss, and each team is among the top four of the inaugural college football playoff committee's poll.
Oct 30, 2014

Today's 5-at-10: SEC items of interest, Fab 4 picks, Giants accomplishment, Rushmore of Pranks | Times Free Press timesfreepress.com/news/2014/oct/…

Wade gets other Mocs coaches involved

timesfreepress.com — UTC basketball coach Will Wade, right, directs player Duke Ethridge during practice. What a difference a year makes. University of Tennessee at Chattanooga basketball coach Will Wade spent his first year controlling practices and doing most of the correcting and instructing on his own.

Stop-the-violence meeting set in Chattanooga for today

timesfreepress.com — When: 3 p.m. today Gang members are stepping into the anti-violence dialogue in Chattanooga today - days after three people were killed and seven were injured by a spate of gun violence throughout the city.
Oct 30, 2014

Gang members want face-to-face meeting with Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke | Times Free Press timesfreepress.com/news/2014/oct/…

Chattanooga Christian advance to A/AA semifinals

timesfreepress.com — MURFREESBORO, Tenn. - Freshman Olivia Hoffman scored a goal in the 26th minute, and the Chattanooga Christian soccer team advanced to the Class A/AA state tournament semifinals with a 1-0 victory over fifth-ranked Hume-Fogg Wednesday at the Richard Siegel Soccer Complex.
Oct 30, 2014

State soccer: Chattanooga Christian advance to A/AA semifinals | Times Free Press timesfreepress.com/news/2014/oct/…

Notre Dame cruises into A/AA soccer semis

timesfreepress.com — MURFREESBORO, Tenn. - The Notre Dame soccer team built an early lead and cruised to the semifinals of the Class A/AA state tournament Wednesday, defeating ninth-ranked Spring Hill 4-0 at the Richard Siegel Soccer Complex in Murfreesboro.
Oct 30, 2014

State soccer: Notre Dame cruises into A/AA semis | Times Free Press timesfreepress.com/news/2014/oct/…

Kennedy: The great history hunt

timesfreepress.com — Until last week, I had never heard of "aspies." Aussies, yes. ESPYs, yes. But aspies, no. Aspie, I have since learned, is a term for people with Asperger's syndrome. Asperger's is an autism spectrum disorder that makes it hard to understand the nuances of language and to show emotion.

Chattanooga Mocs brace for winter weather at Western Carolina

timesfreepress.com — 96.1 FM Ultimately the game will be decided by the men on the field. But Mother Nature might also have a say in the outcome of this weekend's Southern Conference showdown in the mountains of North Carolina.

Big plays hurting Tennessee's defense

timesfreepress.com — KNOXVILLE - Tennessee's defense cut down on the number of big plays allowed during the first half of the season. The issue that plagued the Volunteers in the past two seasons reared its ugly head the past two weeks.
Oct 29, 2014

Why big plays have hurt #Vols D the past two games + Bajakian on Dobbs, Worley update, black jerseys and more. bit.ly/1q15GV6

Serious problems remain uncorrected in Grundy County

timesfreepress.com — Grundy County government leaders need to fix numerous problems detailed in a new audit report from the Tennessee Comptroller of the Treasury. The annual audit resulted in 14 findings, 10 of which were also identified in last year's audit report, according to a news release from the comptroller's office.

Bama performance 'huge' for UT Vols maligned O-line

timesfreepress.com — KNOXVILLE - The numbers suggested it was the best. Whether it was or not might be immaterial for Tennessee's offensive line. The Volunteers' most maligned unit benefited from a couple of personnel changes and the introduction of a mobile quarterback in Josh Dobbs against Alabama's stingy defense, as Tennessee piled up 181 rushing yards while allowing just two sacks in the loss to the Crimson Tide.
Oct 29, 2014

Did Tennessee's O-line have its best game of the season vs. Bama? Either way it was "huge" for the maligned group. bit.ly/1yIEYG5

Tennessee American Water set to hike rates more than 5 percent

timesfreepress.com — Tennessee American Water is set to increase water rates by 5.61 percent, or an average increase of $1.21 per month, according to a news release. The increase comes on the heels of large hikes over the past few years, in which the company aggressively sought double-digit rate increases, and was strongly opposed by the Tennessee Consumer Advocate as well as Chattanooga's city attorney.
Oct 29, 2014

Tennessee American Water set to hike rates more than 5 percent | Times Free Press timesfreepress.com/news/2014/oct/…

CBL profit up in third quarter

timesfreepress.com — CBL & Associates Properties Inc. today reported higher third-quarter profit as the company's focus on upgrading tenant merchandising mix and redeveloping underperforming locations has improved its growth rate. The Chattanooga-based shopping center developer and operator said that adjusted funds from operations of $93 million increased 5.8 percent to 55 cents per share in the third quarter over a year ago.

Downtown Chattanooga’s Walnut Commons selling for $15 million

timesfreepress.com — The owner of Walnut Commons, a 100-unit apartment complex that opened last year in downtown Chattanooga, is finalizing a deal to sell it for a reported $15 million to a Nebraska company. John Clark, a partner in seller Walnut Commons LLC, said today that the ownership group plans to move onto other opportunities.
Oct 29, 2014

Downtown Chattanooga’s Walnut Commons selling for $15 million | Times Free Press timesfreepress.com/news/2014/oct/…

Unum boosts quarterly profits

timesfreepress.com — One of the Unum office buildings is seen from the Lookout Street parking garage in downtown Chattanooga. Photo by John Rawlston. Unum Group boosted third quarter earnings 11.5 percent over a year ago but net income was 3 cents short of the average projection by industry analysts for the company for the three-month period.

Decosimo to merge with Elliott Davis

timesfreepress.com — Headquarters: Greenville, S.C. Founded: 1925 2013 reveneues: $64.1 million Managing partner: Rick Davis Decosimo Headquarters: Chattanooga Founded: 1971 2013 revenues: $38.2 million Managing partner: Nick Decosimo Chattanooga's biggest accounting firm will merge with South Carolina's biggest CPA firm in January to create one of the South's biggest accounting firms with more than 800 employees and more than $108 million in revenues.
Oct 29, 2014

Chattanooga-based Decosimo to merge with Elliott Davis | Times Free Press timesfreepress.com/news/2014/oct/…

Oct 29, 2014

Chattanooga-based Decosimo to merge with Elliott Davis | Times Free Press timesfreepress.com/news/2014/oct/…