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Hamilton County commissioners spent about a third of their Tuesday meeting congratulating Assessor Bill Bennett on his lifetime achievement award from the Tennessee Association of Assessing Officers.

Just before a 5-4 vote Thursday to fill a recently vacated spot in the Hamilton County Commission office, Commissioner Jim Coppinger asked Chairman Curtis Adams whether he had gotten approval for the position from the county Human Resources Department.

Attorney Gary Starnes, who represents Hamilton County Residents Against Annexation, accused City Council members Tuesday night of not having read 1,018 pages of annexation information released by the city that morning.

A Friday search for Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce lobbyist Hayes Ledford’s Facebook profile turned up no results.

The Chattanooga City Council approved applying for a federal grant Tuesday night that could bring up to $40 million in rail and traffic improvements to the area in and around Enterprise South industrial park.

Mayor Ron Littlefield told City Council members Tuesday that the city did not receive any award from the federal Community Oriented Policing Services grant, or COPS.

Todd Womack, chief of staff of U.S. Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., is being talked about as a potential Chattanooga mayoral candidate in 2013, said City Councilman Manny Rico.

The CARTA board of directors endorsed a grant proposal to the U.S. Department of Transportation on Thursday that could bring in millions of dollars to the Enterprise South industrial park.

Members of Hamilton County's Health and Safety Board came to the County Commission on Wednesday to ask for help finding ways to get people to clean up debris cluttering their yards.

Chattanooga officials on Tuesday discussed just what they're going to have to do to comply with their own rules regarding how streets are named.

As about a dozen interested residents looked on, Hamilton County commissioners voted Wednesday to take no action on a resolution that would have abandoned Aetna Mountain Road, a dead-end road in Lookout Valley.

I’ve got to admit, I was no Paula Deen fan before going into today’s interview. Something about Paula Deen, easily the most widely known person I’ve ever interviewed, just didn’t sit well with me.

Several Hamilton County commissioners said Wednesday that the goal posts at the old Hixson Middle School football field should be put to use but had some trouble agreeing on where they should go.

Thursday's Hamilton County Commission meeting began a little later than usual because Mayor Claude Ramsey and nearly all of the county commissioners were at a ceremony announcing a major Volkswagen supplier was coming to Chattanooga.

The number of rising sixth-graders transferring from public schools to private schools is declining, Hamilton County Commissioner Richard Casavant said Wednesday.

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