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News 12 Then: Riverbend before the Tennessee Aquarium

Riverbend changed the entrance to get ready for construction of the new Aquarium next year.

News 12 Then: Looking back at 1988 Bessie Smith Strut

This story originally aired on WDEF TV in June of 1988.

News 12 Then: 1993 Armed Forces Day Parade

Watch our story from 1993 of a Vietnam War Veteran who paraded in a cage.

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...

Remembering the Blizzard of 1993

Stories from the archives of News 12 Now

News 12 Then: Looking back at Billy Graham’s Tennessee Valley connections

CHATTANOOGA (WDEF) - Over a 60 year career evangelizing the world, Billy Graham made several stops along the way here in the Tennessee Valley. But...

News 12 Then: Don’t Talk To Strangers

This story originally aired in Feb, 1993.

News 12 Then: The snowstorm of 1988

"There is something about the great snowstorm of 1988 that will make people tell their kids and grandkids about it."

Throwback Thursday: New Year’s Polar Plunge from 1993

This story originally aired on January 1st, 1993

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