A trend of lower property assessments for the nearly 148,000 properties in the county has triggered a significant drop in appeals coming to Property Assessor Bill Bennett's office.
Hamilton County commissioners say emission testing is a bitter pill everyone just has to swallow.
Ten million bucks may be a drop in Hamilton County's $643 million bucket, but officials say money generated by the county's five fee-collecting offices makes a big difference at budget time.
When it comes to budget proposals, Hamilton County Commissioner Fred Skillern has a simple measure for success: Start with last year's figure — and lower it if possible.
Fuel expenditures for Hamilton County government have risen by more than 40 percent in the past four years, and some officials are calling for fuel-efficiency standards for the county's fleet.
Paying someone to manage a prison gets pricey. But Hamilton County Mayor Jim Coppinger says paying to do it yourself is even more expensive.
Tammy Martin has lived on her farm at 8411 Providence Road for more than 20 years. For all that time, she and her family have enjoyed the quiet country life.
Hamilton County commissioners on Thursday appointed local attorney Rob Philyaw to succeed Suzanne Bailey as Juvenile Court judge.
When Hamilton County Commissioner Marty Haynes was campaigning for his District 3 seat, he called for commissioners' discretionary expenditures to be posted in real-time on the county's website.
Repairing wreckage left by flooding, hazardous material spills and other natural and man-made disasters isn't cheap.
Hamilton County commissioners heard from eight lawyers Tuesday wishing to fill two magistrate positions that will be vacated next month.
There are more than 4,000 properties in Hamilton County for which no tax dollars are collected, and nearly 70 percent are within Chattanooga.
Hamilton County commissioners opted to pull the plug Wednesday on legislation to reform Erlanger Health System's governing body.
Hamilton County commissioners had a clear message for Circuit Court Clerk Paula Thompson during their Wednesday meeting: Cut your staff and get your finances in order before budget time.
Most Hamilton County commissioners say they will be colorblind while selecting a Juvenile Court judge to replace Suzanne Bailey — but some say race might be important in a court that serves at-risk youths.