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Chattanooga Ranked the Best City for Remote Workers

Chattanooga is considered the number city in the nation for people seeking to work from home or remotely.

Hiring and Retention Hurdles in Signal Mtn.

Public safety leaders of Signal Mountain address their struggles to attract and retain employees.

Will Chattanooga go carbon neutral by 2050

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF) - Over the past half-century, Chattanooga has experienced an environmental revitalization – going from being deemed the dirtiest town in America...

Educators Push for More Funding

Some educators are hoping that state legislators will invest a chunk of the state’s 40 plus million dollar budget into public schools.

New Tennessee Unemployment Claims Fall to 11,497

New unemployment claims in Tennessee fell to 11,097 last week.

Impacts of Minimum Wage Boost

Vandergriff say if Biden’s administration is successful, it will be the largest percentage increase we’ve ever had, “I think the concern is what it would do to small businesses.”

Job Openings for Home Instead Senior Care

Home Instead Senior Care is looking to hire people who are passionate about taking care of the elderly.

International company expanding their operations in Marion County

Valmont Industries plans to bring 65 more jobs to Jasper area.

Surge in Rural Area Hunger

The Chattanooga Area Food Bank says because of Covid-19, more than 50 thousand children in Tennessee do not know where their next meal is coming from.

Biden’s Administration Impact

The Biden administration may increase taxes for every economic class.

Over 1 Million New Unemployment Claims in Tennessee Since March 15

NASHVILLE, TN (WDEF) - The number of new unemployment claims in Tennessee since March 15, the start of the pandemic, topped the one million...

Local Businesses Pivoting to “Subscription Box” Services

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF) - As the pandemic forces many of us to adapt to the new normal, local small businesses have been adapting too. With...



Tim Kelly & Kim White neck and neck going into runoff

15 candidate field for Mayor is down to 2.

Mocs Coach Rusty Wright Still Trying to Navigate New Spring Football Season

Chattanooga-(WDEF-TV) Spring is in the air in Chattanooga, and so is the pigskin. UTC's spring football season kicked off last weekend with a win over...

Boys Region Semifinal Scores

CSAS    56 Oneida  55 Tyner      62 Red Bank 47 Howard  71 Loudon   62 Cleveland  68 White Co   53 Warren Co      75 East Hamilton  66

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...