Mountaineer Folk Festival at Fall Creek Falls

Photo by Sarah Cooksey

The 36th annual Mountaineer Folk Festival at Fall Creek Falls State Park commemorates a simpler time. The weekend starts the night of Sept. 5 and continues throughout the weekend to end on Sept. 7. The weekend consists of square dancing, music, crafts, food as well as storytelling. Vendors will sell and demonstrate folk art, bath […]

Local business employers tap into student interests

Photo by Mary Gower

Employers from CMC Publications, H & R Block, See Rock City, Inc. and other various businesses in the community came to the university to speak with UTC students about part-time job opportunities. The part-time job fair took place in the UC Chattanooga Room August 26 from 1-4 p.m. Many employers had applications on hand for […]

Riverfront Nights brings music to the water

Photo by Mary Gower

Southern Brewers Festival was held on Chattanooga’s riverfront where Riverfront Nights is held.

By Geno Campbell, Chattanooga, Tenn., – Riverfront Nights is a weekly, free music series from early August to mid-September produced by Friends of the Festival, who also organizes the annual Riverbend Festival. The organization has booked different artists for the musical line-up each Saturday night. The event highlights businesses that promote healthy lifestyles, sustainable business […]

Multi-fandom convention to bring Walking Dead cast members to Chattanooga


By Andi Clifton, Chattanooga, Tenn.– ConNooga is making a reappearance at the end of February located at the historic Chattanooga Choo Choo Hotel and the Chattanooga Convention Center. Staff of the only multi-genre fandom convention to appear in this area is planning last minute preparations for the event expected to attract nearly two thousand visitors. […]

Chattanooga satisfies need for coffee fix

Photo by Mary Gower

Joakim Roth, Chattanooga, Tenn. – In the past decade, Chattanooga has made great strides in making the city a good environment for local businesses and a place that culture and art can thrive. If art and business is the engine of Chattanooga, coffee is its gasoline. Chattanooga’s coffee scene on the south side of town features distinct environments […]

Bandcamp makes music profitable for bands


Eve Hermann, Chattanooga, Tenn. – Do-it-yourself and local music are now easier to create, listen, and share due to the development of technology and social media. Do-it-yourself or DIY bands do not work for a record label, instead they write and record their own music. Bands can upload their music to YouTube or to then share their music […]

Chattanooga outdoors promise breathtaking sights

By Joakim Roth, Chattanooga, TN –October and fall have finally arrived to Chattanooga, bringing along a slight breeze and the scenic color change. Chattanooga is known for its popular outdoor scenery; Sunset Rock, Ruby Falls, Rock City and Rainbow Lake to list a few. The Echo decided to highlight some of the best hiking trails […]

Local store weaves blue and gold ties

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By Heather Peckham, Chattanooga, TN –Monograms, embroidery, and engravings! Oh my! Charlotte’s Web Monograming and Gift, located in the heart of Riverview, at 1150 Hixson Pike, offers selections of various, personalized gifts: from homemade pompom fringe towels and handbags to engraved jewelry and embroidered T-shirts. The owner of Charlotte’s Web, Heather G. Corley, is a […]

UTC students attend national Scientific Environmental Journalism Conference

Photo by Kelli Findlay
UTC students attended the 23rd Scientific Environmental Journalism Conference on Oct. 1.

By Kelli Findlay, Chattanooga, TN–More than 450 scientific journalists gathered in Chattanooga’s Convention Center during the 23rd Scientific Environmental Journalism Conference. This is the second time Chattanooga has hosted this national conference. This conference was co-chaired by one of our own, Dr. David Sachsman, professor of the communication department on campus. Journalists from around the […]

“Made in Chattanooga” highlights connection between city and student

Photo by Cameron Morgan
The Market Street Bridge stretches across the Tennessee River between downtown Chattanooga and the Northshore District. The bridge was completed in 1917 at a cost of $1 million.

By Editorial, Chattanooga, TN—The student body’s decision to choose “Made in Chattanooga” as the homecoming theme for this year shows how strongly Chattanooga and UTC students are connected. Chattanooga always had pride in having UTC in its city, so it is time for UTC students to return the favor and show how much pride they […]