Chattanooga City Council District 7's diverse constituency pretty much guarantees whoever takes the seat March 5 will need to have flexibility as a key character trait.

Chattanooga mayoral candidate Andy Berke released a plan that he says will make city government more accountable.

Early voting for the Chattanooga mayor and City Council election starts Wednesday, but it's anybody's guess how many people will cast ballots.

WASHINGTON — Last October, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor didn't just get an "A" rating from the National Rifle Association.

A Chattanooga mayoral hopeful who has complained about a lack of attention to his campaign got plenty at a public forum Friday when he made a comment about Jews and said he would not help rehabilitate criminals.

In the race for Chattanooga mayor, this is what former state Sen. Andy Berke has in his favor: $674,000, 300 volunteers, four paid staff and wealthy donors.

Convenience costs in Chattanooga.

Crime is too prevalent in Chattanooga, and the next mayor needs to help clean up the streets, Democratic candidate Andy Berke believes.

NASHVILLE — As chairman of the state Senate Education Committee, Republican Delores Gresham sometimes worked with Sen. Andy Berke and sometimes fought with him over a GOP agenda minority Democrats thought went too far.

Chattanooga Council Chairwoman Pam Ladd said this week a flier found by a neighbor with Ladd's name attached to it is "deceitful" and "mean-spirited."

A handful of Chattanooga City Council candidates appeared before the Chattanooga Tea Party on Thursday night and demanded that government get its act together.

As the first state representative living in Dade County, Ga., in about 50 years, John Deffenbaugh, R-Lookout Mountain, likes to remind his colleagues in Atlanta of the county's location in Georgia's extreme northwest corner.

A stream of political ammunition from the pro-gun lobby accompanies — and perhaps informs — local congressional lawmakers' resistance to changing weapons policy in the wake of several mass shootings in America.

The quest for the chairmanship of the Tennessee Democratic Party became a two-man race Friday after Chattanoogan Jane Hampton Bowen dropped out of the contest.

A prominent conservative blog and a well-financed family values group are calling for U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais' ouster, adding to the national voices wanting new representation in Tennessee's 4th District.

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