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Everyday Journeys Beyond The Headlines In “Life Stories”

Mark Kennedy
Chattanooga Times Free Press
Mark Kennedy

The other day, we brought you a conversation with Mark Kennedy, a reporter and columnist for The Chattanooga Times Free Press - about the “Remember When?” feature that began in early 2020.Mark is also the author of the “Life Stories” column in the Times Free Press - and here, we talk about that.

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