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Kim White concedes defeat to Tim Kelly

CHATTANOOGA, Tennessee (WDEF)- Back on March 2, 2021 there were 15 mayoral candidates. Then it became two, Tim Kelly and Kim White And now the next mayor is Tim Kelly. Kim White was one runoff election away from making history as…

Chattanooga City Council back in chambers

CHATTANOOGA, Tennessee- Chattanooga City Council has taken place virtually for almost the past year. Since April 7th of 2020, Chattanooga City Council meetings have been virtual. Tuesday however, it turned back into in person. "There’s something that’s just much more…

Collegedale Commissioners debate on park plans

COLLEGEDALE, Tennessee- Collegedale Commissioners are debating on how to move forward regarding a possible Little Debbie park. Park plans were set up between former city Manager Ted Rodgers for two years without the knowledge of commissioners. During this week's Commissioner…

Brush fire caused road closure

(WDEF)- A brushfire caused a road to be shut down. Highway 58 Volunteer Fire Department said Short Tail Springs and the intersection of Hunter Road and Short Tail Springs was closed due to the fire. Deputy Chief Stan Hardy said…

Foundation House Ministries upcoming luncheon

CLEVELAND, Tennessee- Foundation House Ministries is celebrating its 7th year open and aiding the community in May. The ministry is based out of Cleveland and provides financial, emotional, and physical support to mothers struggling with addiction for 13 surrounding counties. In…

City council approves Steep slope ordinance

CHATTANOOGA, Tennessee- A Chattanooga City Council ordinance handling vegetation requirements on steep slopes has been discussed for over a year now. "I think we've talked about it for over a year and I think did not pass it would be…

Chattanooga Lookouts looking for employees

CHATTANOOGA, Tennessee- Minor league baseball is back and that means the Lookouts are trying to add to their staff. The Chattanooga Lookouts held a hiring event Saturday at the AT&T stadium. There was an excellent turnout for the event. Despite…

Fire at Patten Apartment Homes

CHATTANOOGA, Tennessee- A fire at the Patten Apartment Homes sent one resident to the hospital with smoke inhalation and three firefighters were treated on the scene for minor burns according to the Chattanooga Fire Department. Just after 10:30 Saturday, there…

Tennessee sports betting ramps up for March Madness

CHATTANOOGA, Tennessee- For the first time ever people can legally bet in Tennessee on the NCAA college basketball tournament. March Madness is here with play-in games happening Thursday night and the full college basketball tournament gets underway starting Friday. Head…

Economic hope surrounding state title games

CHATTANOOGA, Tennessee- Chattanooga will play host to the state football championships for at least the next two years. Tennessee Secondary Schools Athletic Association (TSSAA) board of control voted 11 to 1 to move the BlueCross Bowl football championships from Tennessee Tech. Chattanooga Tourism Company's…

One year of COVID

(WDEF) Within 24 hours on March 12th of 2020, the impact of the coronavirus truly showed itself. The sports world had been put on hold as the NBA postponed the season the night before, the men’s and women’s college basketball…

‘Access’ to the COVID vaccine

HIXSON, Tennessee - It’s been one year since the World Health Organization classified the coronavirus disease as a pandemic. Medical experts have been trying to tackle this disease. "Starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel. CDC…

Marion County Teacher Suing School District

A teacher in Marion County is suing the Marion County school district claiming her first amendment rights were violated according to a lawsuit. English teacher Emily Bourque made a Facebook post about George Floyd and Black Lives Matter. In the…

Remembering the life of Jerry Levengood

RHEA COUNTY, Tennessee- Family, friends, co-workers and former students came to remember and celebrate the life of a Rhea County man Tuesday. "I’m going to follow your advice. I threw my papers down, I typically just talk straight from the heart…

Vehicle theft update

(WDEF) - One Chattanooga man has been arrested in connection to stolen vehicles according to the Chattanooga Police department. In an affidavit acquired by News 12, police said 22 year old Corey M. Fletcher, Jr. was found driving a stolen…

Resident complains about landfill smell

RHEA COUNTY, Tennessee- Donna Mcgainey said outside of the Rhea County Solid Waste Facility, there is usually an awful smell wafting through the neighborhood. "The debris on the road, the smell is horrendous," said Mcgainey. "Maybe we need to be…

COVID vaccine effectiviness could be linked to sleep

CHATTANOOGA, Tennessee- Sleep Medical Specialist Doctor Anuj Chandra said sleep is crucial for so many aspects of our lives and health. "Three things that are essential for life; good nutrition, exercise, and sleep. Without sleep, we cannot live," said Chandra. He…

Kim White part of Mayoral Run Off

CHATTANOOGA,Tennessee- There will be a run off for mayor between Tim Kelly and Kim White. Kim White supporters were buzzing with excitement as a late voting push lead to a run off. White trailed Kelly by less  than 300 votes,…