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Can you identify our News 12 staff Back to School photos?

Compare the School Days photos with our Work Days photos, can you match them up?

News 12 Then: Remembering the first version of the Scopes Trial play

Watch an early version of the play at the Rhea County courthouse where the Scopes Trial took place.

News 12 Then: The Worm Burger Rumor of 1978

This story from the summer of 1978 tackles the rumor going around that

News 12 Then: Easter Egg hunt in 1980

CHATTANOOGA (WDEF) Do you remember the Easter Egg hunts when you were a child? Years ago, the hunts would happen after church on Easter Sunday. You...

News 12 Then: Easter Services in 1980

CHATTANOOGA (WDEF) - Have Easter services changed much over the last 40 or so years? Well, their certainly wasn't a SonRise Easter Pageant extravaganza back...

News 12 Then: The Easter Chicken from 1980

CHATTANOOGA (WDEF) - In 1980, we found a local farmer who had an Easter Chicken. This wasn't someone in a costume. It was a South American...

News 12 Then: a strange Easter Bunny tradition in 1980

CHATTANOOGA (WDEF) We aired this story in the week leading up to Easter in 1980. Reporter Tom Hogue caught a bank "holdup" in the act. But...

Chattanooga Underground

Explore the history of Chattanooga as Jamal Williams and Kay Blevins go beneath the streets of downtown to find Underground Chattanooga.

Hanukkah in the Scenic City

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF) - Hanukkah starts tomorrow! This annual eight-day "Festival of Lights" is celebrated all over the world, including right here in Chattanooga. Rabbi Shaul...

Costume recommendations for last minute Halloween shoppers

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF) - With Halloween only a day away, News 12 took a trip to Halloween Express in Hamilton Place to prepare for...

Looking back at the Total Solar Eclipse on social media

CHATTANOOGA (WDEF) – Let’s take one more look at the total solar eclipse across the Tennessee area. In Cleveland, Tennessee.. Just a TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE. No...

Chip Chapman Raises Most Donations for Make A Wish Foundation

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF) Congrats to our very own Chip Chapman for winning the local news talent competition to raise the most money for the Make...



Lee Flames Win Home Opener Over Shorter 70-60

(leeuflames.com) After five road games and three home postponements the Lee men's basketball team finally got back on its home court inside Walker Arena,...

Local coalition concerned about coronavirus testing

DALTON, Ga. (WDEF) - "These are elected officials and they serve the people. They do not serve corporations. They do not serve their political...

Officials back Tennessee Guard amidst inauguration loyalty concerns

"If anyone challenges your loyalty, it is unfortunate."

Cold Shooting Night Dooms the 6th Ranked Vols Against Florida

(utsports.com) GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Offensive struggles and a difficult night on the boards were too much for the sixth-ranked Tennessee basketball team to overcome, as...