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  Posted: Oct 14, 2013 3:55 PM FEED
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A carpet of fall leaves surround a tree in Chickamauga National Military Park.

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Spain's @jgomeznoya, right, and America's @benkanute celebrate on the podium after finishing first and second, respectively, in the #Ironman703 #worldchampionship. #IM703wc #noogagram #mychatt #chattanooga #onassignment
Wonder what these two were talking about...
#TFPVols. #VFL
The Times Free Press is on the ground here in Atlanta for the #CFAKickoff Game. It is #TENNvsGT and it's football time in Atlanta!

Follow #TFPVols for coverage through the game.
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Tennessee defensive back Baylen Buchanan (28) takes the field at Mercedes-Benz Stadium to warmup before facing off against Georgia Tech in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game on Monday, Sept. 4, in Atlanta, Ga.
Members from various Chattanooga area churches came together to #pray at Historic Engel Stadium this evening. | New Hope Missionary Baptist Church Pastor Wayne Johnson, center, prays during his turn with the microphone at a community-wide prayer event at Historic Engel Stadium on Wednesday, Aug. 23, in Chattanooga, Tenn.
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The solar eclipse totality is seen on Monday, Aug. 21, 2017, in Spring City, Tenn. Thousands traveled to the small town, which is in the immediate path of the eclipse, to view the solar event from the heart of the totality.
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It's football time in Tennessee!

Be sure to check out @timesfreepress for more photos, stories and scores from #BestOfPreps Week 1!

#Cleveland's @flickner_78 lunges in to help teammate @loganstutz9 stop #RheaCounty's @christian_simon22 for no gain at Rhea County's Eagle Stadium on Friday, Aug. 18, in Evensville, Tenn.

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Stay dry out there in the #ScenicCity today. Dark clouds roll in behind the peaks of the Tennessee Aquarium downtown.
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Dolores Harvey, right, dries her hair and Joan Ihrig waits while at the Beauty Clinic on Wednesday, July 26, in Chattanooga, Tenn. Cara Duffy, owner of the salon, is closing shop at her North Shore location after more than four decades and moving to the Magic Mirror in Red Bank. Ihrig had had her hair done earlier and was waiting because Duffy, her neighbor, was also her ride because her car was in the shop.
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Caroline Cook, owner of Palette 2 Palate Paint Studio and Gift Shop, paints one section of the mural Thursday, July 20, 2017, on the front of Rivermont Elementary School in Chattanooga, Tenn. The mural across the front of the school will incorporate different aspects of the STEAM program.
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Posted: Jun 11, 2017 1:35 AM
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Lead guitarist Cody Hyde performs with The Band Antle from inside the crowd, photographed by @doug.strickland on the second night of the Riverbend Festival at Ross's Landing on Saturday, June 10, 2017, in Chattanooga, Tenn. Hip hop artist Ludacris headlined the evening. #mychatt #chattanooga #nooga #noogagram #noogaband #localmusic #riverbend
Posted: Jun 9, 2017 2:53 PM
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Staxon Drury came into the world to a YouTube audience of hundreds.

His mother, Lindsey, is one of an estimated 200 pregnant women who will give birth at home annually in Chattanooga, but Lindsey wanted to do so in the most public way possible. She had talked about giving birth in a park, or in the food court at the mall. She settled on YouTube, and she allowed Times Free Press photographer @doug.strickland to follow her and document her pregnancy and her son's birth.

Already a mother of two girls, who were both born at home, Lindsey wanted challenge people's preconceptions about a universal but often taboo human experience.

She also represents a slowly growing movement of expectant mothers seeking natural births outside of hospital settings, despite healthcare provider warnings about potential dangers of the practice.

The YouTube video of Staxon's birth has now been viewed more than 60,000 times.
#MyChatt #Chattanooga #Nooga #Noogagram #homebirth #homebirthing #naturalbirth #naturalchildbirth #photojournalism #documentary #photojournalist #documentaryphotography #photostory
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Luis Pedro follows behind Rachael Summers on a scooter as she walks her great dane Phillip in Highland Park on Tuesday, June 6, 2017, in Chattanooga, Tenn. Staff photo by @doug.strickland #nooga #noogagram #mychatt #chattanooga
It's baseball season again! Chattanooga Lookouts head groundskeeper Joseph Brooks pours dirt on the field in preparation for an exhibition game Tuesday, April 4, 2017. Staff photo by @photogal8675309 | ©Times Free Press
Ian Davidson, center, and other volunteers move wood to build new fences during Park Day at the Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Military Park on Saturday in Ft. Oglethorpe, Ga. The annual Park Day is a volunteer preservation effort focused on historic battlefields and sites from the Civil War, Revolutionary War, and War of 1812. Photo by staff photographer @doug.strickland | © Times Free Press
Posted: Jan 20, 2017 12:50 PM
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Two-year-old Zoey Duncan played with her wheelchair while at her family's apartment on Thursday, January 7, 2016. One year before a gunman opened fire in a College Hill Courts apartment, killing a 20-year-old woman and wounding three others, including 1-year-old Zoey Duncan, who barely survived. Zoey was paralyzed from the waist down. A year later, she moved around in a tiny toddler-sized pink wheelchair. Zoey's mother, Bianca Horton, was later shot and killed in 2016, possibly because she was to testify against her daughter's accused shooter, and a witness fund was set up for witnesses of crime in Horton's honor. Staff photo by Dan Henry @biciphoto We're revisiting the photographs captured by Times Free Press photojournalists that defined Chattanooga and its surrounding region in 2016. These are photos that show the people, spirit, and resilience of our community. Share yours with the tag #MyChatt
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Ahmya Calloway was given an EKG during one of her regular checkups to monitor her new heart at Vanderbilt Children's Hospital on Thursday, June 30, 2016, in Nashville, Tenn. Almost two months after receiving a heart and kidney transplant, Ahmya was told she could transition to once-weekly checkups and return home to Chattanooga. Staff photo by @doug.strickland This week, we're revisiting the photographs captured by Times Free Press photojournalists that defined Chattanooga and its surrounding region in 2016. These are photos that show the people, spirit, and resilience of our community. Share yours with the tag #MyChatt