In light of a scathing audit released last week, the Bessie Smith Cultural Center's governing board will ask Executive Director Rose Martin to resign in the coming days, sources with knowledge of the situation said.

A nonprofit director who was leading Chattanooga's initiative to rehabilitate violent offenders and was fired in June for drug and alcohol charges was partially vindicated Friday.

Bessie Smith Cultural Center officials had no idea how much cash was coming in or going out during this year's Bessie Smith Strut, according to an independent audit that investigated the theft of tens of thousands of dollars after the annual blues-and-barbecue party.

Jasmine Akins didn't go out much, her family says. She wasn't a big partier.

A communal fear of not being understood by police exists in Chattanooga's Spanish-speaking community, Lorenzo Juarex Maldonado said through a translator.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation will decide whether a Chattanooga police officer broke the law when he contacted the victim of a rape he was investigating this summer.

Chattanooga police detective David Ray Catchings Jr., 34, is under investigation by internal affairs after being charged with drunken driving, according to an affidavit from the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office and a statement from the Chattanooga Police Department.

The Chattanooga City Council was at a stalemate Tuesday on how to appoint new board members to the city’s Industrial Development Board that faces public criticism and is in a legal brawl over a $9 million Black Creek tax-increment deal.

For the first time since it became federally protected in 2002, Moccasin Bend Archaeological District may be able to map out a 20-year building strategy.

The Hamilton County School District moved closer to its long-range goal to shut down Alpine Crest, DuPont and Rivermont elementary schools and replace them with a new, supersized elementary school where the Hixson Pike YMCA now stands.

A fowl-less animal control ordinance heads to the City Council today more than a year after officials killed a similar proposal.

Several lane and road closures are planned around the city for the next several weeks.

Members of the Chattanooga Public Library board stood behind Director Corinne Hill on Friday but said they would make sweeping policy changes after audit findings that officials mismanaged thousands of dollars during national and worldwide trips to promote the library.

Gerald Hubbard's driver's license was revoked because he's behind paying child support. He says he's behind because he has no transportation to a steady job.

In hopes of boosting the Scenic City's center core, Mayor Andy Berke on Thursday outlined how he has re-created a program to promote more affordable rental property downtown and commissioned a group to create a defined business district in which entrepreneurs and start-ups can grow.

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