David Cook





David Cook is the award-winning city columnist for the Times Free Press, working in the same building where he began his post-college career as a sportswriter for the Chattanooga Free Press. Cook, who graduated from Red Bank High, holds a master's degree in Peace and Justice Studies from Prescott College and an English degree from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. For 12 years, he was a teacher at the middle, high school and university levels. A Marshall Memorial Fellow, Cook published in magazines (The Sun, Utne Reader, Geez), academic journals, an anthology on homelessness ("Personal Struggles, Professional Lives: Ethics and Advocacy in Research on Homelessness" — Lexington Press) and an anthology on grandparents and grandchildren ("Grandparenting with Heart" — North Atlantic).

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The doctor was supposed to bring her good news.

I'm tickled pink to report that the Avondale bus stop isn't going anywhere.

Walker County, Ga., authorities are still chasing down the saboteurs who dumped tacks and oil on the Ironman Chattanooga race course last month.

It was date night for Tom and Marilyn Phelps. They went to see a romantic comedy.

In the last three weeks, my colleague Kevin Hardy has written three news reports about the questionable practices of Chattanooga State President Jim Catanzaro. I've written two — now three — columns.

For Luther

Members of our city's Concerned Citizens for Justice have just returned again from Ferguson, Mo.

There is a thin line between innovation and recklessness, between leadership and self-promotion, between vision and fantasy.

A few weeks ago, Bart Wallin conducted an experiment.

How’s this for a game-changer?

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