Barry Courter is staff reporter and columnist for the Times Free Press.
He started his journalism career at the Chattanooga News-Free Press in 1987.
He covers primarily entertainment and events for ChattanoogaNow, as well as feature stories for the Life section.
Born in Lafayette, Ind., Barry has lived in Chattanooga since 1968. He graduated from Notre Dame High School and the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga with a degree in broadcast journalism.
He previously was a news reporter at WDEF-TV 12. Barry has been married to Kelley since 1987. Their children are Jeff Soder, Jenny Mitchell, Carson Courter and Grace Courter.
Contact Barry at 423-757-6354 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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If you see a little ant about the size of a baby's freckle crawling around your kitchen, kill it (sorry, Buddhists).
MANCHESTER, Tenn. — Like a lot of people, Ashley Capps has those panic-attack moments of doubt and fear when planning a big event. But not everybody gets to invite 80,000 people to a party that will include Paul McCartney on the guest list.
LISA DENTON: Barry, I figure that, as long as we're in the habit of getting off the couch every night of the week thanks to Riverbend, we should keep that trend going.
MANCHESTER, Tenn. — Chattanooga City Judge Russell Bean, 72, drove up Friday just to see Paul McCartney at the Bonnaroo Music Festival.
MANCHESTER, Tenn. — Like most of the 80,000 or so fans at the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival in Manchester, Jack Johnson was here to see Paul McCartney, hang out with a few fellow musicians and maybe even sit in with one or two.
The word out of Gulf Shores, Ala., is that Moon Taxi did everything they could to steal the show at last month's Hangout Festival.
MANCHESTER, Tenn. — Bonnaroo on Thursday is a different place than it will be tonight when Paul McCartney headlines, and it's certainly a lot calmer than it will be by Saturday when all of the expected 80,000 fans have arrived and had time to trample the grounds.