The Hamilton County Criminal Court Clerk's post is not a political job. The clerk makes no policy, wields no real power and largely performs administrative work.

A judge's ruling Monday may not be the final word in a dispute over wording of a referendum that will go before voters on Aug. 7, but this much is clear:

Republican voters in Tennessee House District 27 may be able to make their Aug. 7 decisions based squarely on issues.

Chattanooga officials want a judge to decide immediately what language should be on the August ballot for voters deciding whether city employees' domestic partners should have city benefits.

Chattanooga City Council voted to sue the Hamilton County Election Commission over the ballot question related to the same-sex ordinance.

A letter supporting Criminal Court Clerk Gwen Tidwell's re-election may end up marring the 20-year incumbent's campaign.

Hamilton County General Sessions Court Judge Christie Mahn Sell faced four opponents to win her first eight-year term back in 2006. This time around she faces one.

Four organizations are vying for the position to lead the community piece of Mayor Andy Berke’s crime fighting plan to reduce shootings and killings in Chattanooga.

The ballot won't show it, but there is a contest for Hamilton County's District 1 commission seat.

A political newcomer is seeking to continue 32 years of Republican reign in Hamilton County Commission District 7, but a Democratic pastor from Knoxville is seeking to tilt the political scales in the county's southeastern corner.

Hamilton County Mayor Jim Coppinger's new $672.5 million budget could add eight new officers to the county jail and put 30 more patrol cars on the road, although Sheriff Jim Hammond says his department would continue to lag on both fronts.

Even after voting this week to give Hamilton County more control over Erlanger Health System’s board of trustees, county leaders aren’t ready to boost local financial support for the public hospital.

Chattanooga is a great place to be an auditor. The Scenic City has fast Internet, cheap office space and more than enough work to go around.

Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke has moved to get ahead of an ongoing investigation by city auditor Stan Sewell into billing mistakes at city-owned EPB, pushing the utility to publicly release the information sought by the city's internal watchdog.

Hamilton County Schools can proceed with their lawsuit against Chattanooga without involvement of the state or county government.

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