After two years of fruitless efforts to sell what was one of the largest public housing complexes in Chattanooga, the housing authority on Tuesday accepted the city’s offer of $2.6 million in cash.

Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke announced Monday the first citywide book drive to help put books in the hands of students served at the city's 17 youth and family development centers.

A hearing Monday to consider whether a recall effort to oust Chattanooga Councilman Chris Anderson should be halted until a judge rules on the merits of a lawsuit Anderson filed to block the recall will be rescheduled.

Chattanooga officials are trying to fix years of what police officers have called an unfair and confusing pay structure in which recently hired officers have the potential to make more money than their supervisors.

Among public hospitals throughout the country, Erlanger Health System provides the greatest amount of safety-net care for the least amount of local government funding, a national public hospital association has determined.

Most Hamilton County commissioners say they will keep an open mind about upping the county's contribution to Erlanger Health System to $5 million — and two say they support the idea.

City Councilman Chris Anderson added Chattanooga and Tennessee to his lawsuit filed in mid-February to block an effort to recall him.

For 11 years Jamani Greer has practiced softball at the city's Washington Hills Recreation Center. And since she was 6 years old the center's director, Dennis Leftwhich, has helped coached her.

The shooting of a man in broad daylight as he drove on Central Avenue last week made headlines.

Hamilton County Juvenile Court staff have studied, toured, called and met with multiple providers to form the county's first-ever juvenile drug court.

Before City Council members took their first vote on Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke's fire and police pension reform, the mayor publicly promised to use savings from the pension to fix years' worth of pay disparities within the police department.

A neighborhood coalition wants federal prosecutors to investigate the Chattanooga Housing Authority for a bidding process that for two years has failed to sell the city's second-largest public housing site.

When a handful of political groups fought to recall former Mayor Ron Littlefield in 2010, their reasons varied — some were unhappy that he raised property taxes and others bitter over a hike in sewer rates.

Going into negotiations with Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke's pension reform task force, Fire and Police Pension Board members fought against changes they said would force police and firefighters out the door.

As dozens of police and firefighters packed a meeting room for their last chance to publicly address proposed changes to their pension plan before today's scheduled vote, Fire Capt. Tim Zink questioned why the city is cutting his paycheck.

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