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About Ashley Hopkins

Ashley Hopkins joined in 2011 as a content editor for the website's news, business and lifestyle articles. Ashley has a combined total of eight years of editing and newsroom experience, including reporting for The Post and Courier in Charleston, S.C.; editing the student newspaper, The Echo, at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga; writing content for; and editing a tri-annual academic journal called Education About Asia. Ashley has also edited dissertations and books, and she has had articles published in both academic journals and academic reference books. She is also a former adjunct instructor for Chattanooga State Community College, where she taught grammar, composition and literature. She has a bachelor's degree in communication and a master's degree in English and American languages and literature, both from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.


Time to change smoke alarm batteries

Seventy percent of fire fatalities in the state last year happened in homes with no working smoke alarms. ...

Local malls, fire departments will host trick-or-treaters Friday night

All 19 fire stations in Chattanooga will open Halloween night to give trick-or-treaters the opportunity to look at fire engines, chat with firefighters and—of course—get some candy. ...

THP issues traffic safety reminders as Halloween approaches, announces roadblocks

So far this year, 68 pedestrians have died in Tennessee—two more people than this time last year—and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate children are four times more likely to be counted in that grim statistic on Halloween than any other day. ...

Memorial changes name, logo

The change is part of a systemwide rebranding by Catholic Health Initiatives, Memorial's parent organization. ...

Technology, innovation center for kids coming to Market Street

TechTown will serve as both an economic development hub and a state-of-the-art technology center for kids 7–17. ...

Red Hare canned oatmeal stout to hit Tennessee store shelves

The oatmeal stout is made of oats and dark roasted malts, and company leaders said the beer has a full body with light sweetness and hints of chocolate and coffee. The ABV is 6.5 percent. ...
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