County commissioner floats plan to combine Dalewood Middle and Brainerd High to save CSLA

Published Mar. 30 2017

Hamilton County Commissioner Tim Boyd revealed Wednesday a "comprehensive action plan" to address an estimated $55 million in school facility...

Tennessee Supreme Court upholds death penalty

Published Mar. 29 2017

The Tennessee Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld the state's lethal injection protocols, potentially allowing executions to resume in the state.

Commissioner calls for moving Chattanooga School for the Liberal Arts to Dalewood Middle

Published Mar. 29 2017

Hamilton County Commissioner Tim Boyd claims $4.1 million in county budget cuts could pay for a Howard School sports complex,...

Bid to declare God as source of liberty resurrected in House

Published Mar. 29 2017

A previously defeated proposal to amend the state constitution to say that God is the source of Tennesseans' liberties has...

Funding future cloudy for Chickamauga Lock

Published Mar. 29 2017

Funding for the $755 million Chickamauga Lock Replacement Project has had an at-times shaky past and, with President Donald Trump's...

Chicago company wins bid to manage Tennessee higher education facilities

Published Mar. 29 2017

Chicago-based real estate giant Jones Lang LaSalle is the winning bidder of a potentially massive government outsourcing contract that could...

Chattanooga may establish special district for short-term vacation rentals

Published Mar. 29 2017

The Chattanooga City Council may take another crack at new regulations for short-term vacation rentals in April.

Georgia Senate backs guns on campus, setting up final vote

Published Mar. 29 2017

Georgians licensed to carry concealed weapons could take handguns onto college campuses under legislation approved Tuesday by the state Senate,...

Police brutality investigation bill passes Alabama committee

Published Mar. 29 2017

An Alabama committee passed a bill Tuesday establishing procedures for investigating law enforcement misconduct in Montgomery and will set up...

Near session's end, Georgia lawmakers rush on taxes, education bills

Published Mar. 29 2017

State lawmakers worked late into the evening Tuesday, rushing to pass legislation affecting Georgians' income taxes, treatment for opioid addiction...

Walker County raising water and sewer fees

Published Mar. 28 2017

Walker County residents will see their water and sewer bills go up by 36 percent to pay for the cost...

As Haslam gas tax bill clears another committee, sponsor says 'heavy lifting done'

Published Mar. 28 2017

Proponents of Gov. Bill Haslam's transportation plan jammed the revised legislation and its fuel tax increases through a House panel...


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Todd Pangle unanimously confirmed as first new Dalton, Ga., fire chief in decades

Published Mar. 28 2017

Deputy Fire Chief Todd Pangle will take over as the Dalton, Ga., fire chief next month, stepping into the shoes...

Georgia lawmakers ready to expand access to medical cannabis

Published Mar. 28 2017

Two years after Georgia legalized medical marijuana, lawmakers are opening the popular program to more patients.

Georgia lawmakers ban funding to 'sanctuary' campuses

Published Mar. 28 2017

Private colleges that don't cooperate with federal immigration authorities would lose state funding for scholarships and research under a bill...

White House eyeing $18 billion list of social program cuts

Published Mar. 28 2017

The White House is following up its longshot roster of budget cuts with a wish list of $18 billion worth...

Bill to exempt school systems from stormwater runoff fees washes out in Tennessee Senate

Published Mar. 28 2017

Sen. Todd Gardenhire's effort to exempt Tennessee school systems from paying local government stormwater runoff fees washed out Monday in...

State comptroller questions $12 million intended for hungry Tennessee kids

Published Mar. 28 2017

State auditors are questioning where more than $12 million intended to provide meals and snacks to low-income Tennessee kids went...

Bill that blocks marijuana decriminalization passes in Tennessee

Published Mar. 28 2017

The Legislature has passed a bill that would bar cities in Tennessee from decriminalizing possession of small amounts of marijuana.

UT trustees to consider bonuses, student code of conduct

Published Mar. 28 2017

The University of Tennessee board of trustees this week will consider changes to the student code of conduct at UT...

Georgia lawmaker criticized for proposing 'Confederate History Month'

Published Mar. 28 2017

A Georgia lawmaker on Monday defended his proposal asking House colleagues to recognize "Confederate History Month," but black lawmakers charge...

Khristy Wilkinson to head Hamilton County Democrats amid 'complete rout' of established leaders

Published Mar. 27 2017

The Hamilton County Democratic Party has elected Khristy Wilkinson to serve as its new chairwoman.

Chattanooga senator clashes with radio host over in-state tuition for undocumented children

Published Mar. 27 2017

State Sen. Todd Gardenhire on Friday appeared on WWTN 99.7 FM with host Ralph Bristol where the Chattanoogan heatedly defended...