Cash cow or money pit?: Walker County Commissioner Bebe Heiskell betting big on Mountain Cove Farms

Published Jul. 5 2015

KENSINGTON, Ga. — This was the greatest moment of her career, Walker County Commissioner Bebe Heiskell told the crowd.

Political Notebook: Georgia lawmakers named to panels

Published Jul. 5 2015

Two North Georgia state lawmakers have been named to study committees by House Speaker David Ralston, R-Blue Ridge.

Marion passes budget on time; property taxes unchanged

Published Jul. 5 2015

JASPER, Tenn. — If the Marion County Commission has ever passed a new budget before the July 1 deadline, it...

Kimball approves TDOT's roads policy

Published Jul. 5 2015

KIMBALL, Tenn. — When an accident occurs on a Tennessee roadway, state and local agencies all have a role to...

Chickamauga Lock funding restored, work to resume with leftover funds

Published Jul. 2 2015

Three years after work stalled on a new lock at the Chickamauga Dam, construction should resume on the $860 million...

Obama urges bipartisanship in Medicaid expansion efforts

Published Jul. 2 2015

NASHVILLE — President Barack Obama said Wednesday that he'd like to see "some good sense spring forth" as Tennessee lawmakers...

Commissioners query top attorney over discretionary funds

Published Jul. 2 2015

The battle's over. Hamilton County commissioners have their discretionary funds back. But now they are trying to figure out how...

Council member says city ordinance could let men enter female restrooms

Published Jul. 1 2015

City Councilman Chip Henderson is concerned that a proposed ordinance goes further than just restricting bullying and discrimination. he says...

Two more tax break deals unanimously passed by Hamilton County Commission

Published Jul. 1 2015

The Hamilton County Commission has unanimously passed tax break deals for a housing development on Chestnut Street and for a...

Ordinance to forbid city employees from harassing colleagues stalls

Published Jun. 30 2015

A proposed ordinance to bar city employees from harassing colleagues based on their sexual orientation or gender identity has been...

Insure Tennessee supporters renew push for Medicaid expansion

Published Jun. 30 2015

NASHVILLE -- Fresh off last week's U.S. Supreme Court ruling that upheld one key provision of the federal Affordable Care...

Zach Wamp to lead Marco Rubio's Tennessee campaign

Published Jun. 30 2015

Presidential candidate and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio has tapped former U.S. Rep. Zach Wamp to lead his campaigning efforts in...

South Pittsburg preparing for free income tax assistance program

Published Jun. 29 2015

SOUTH PITTSBURG, Tenn. — South Pittsburg is preparing to bring the Internal Revenue Service's Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program to...

So, say you're a gay couple and you want Gov. Haslam to perform your marriage ceremony ...

Published Jun. 28 2015

NASHVILLE — So, two guys with their newly-issued marriage license stroll into Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam's Capitol office suite in...

Last public meeting dates set on proposed 1-cent Jackson sales tax hike

Published Jun. 28 2015

SCOTTSBORO, Ala. — With a vote looming in August, two more public meetings are set in the Jackson County, Ala.,...

Confederate banner still flying high in Trenton, Ga.

Published Jun. 26 2015

TRENTON, Ga. — As controversies brew around them, the leaders of Trenton, Ga., believe their city will be spared complaints...

Discretionary money can't be spent on schools, Hamilton County attorney says

Published Jun. 26 2015

A day after Hamilton County commissioners defeated a budget veto and kept $900,000 in commission discretionary funds in the 2016...

County Commission's controversial discretionary funds can't be spent on schools, attorney says

Published Jun. 25 2015

A day after Hamilton County Commissioners defeated a budget veto to keep $900,000 in commission discretionary funds, they learned that...

Hamilton County Commission overrides budget veto

Published Jun. 25 2015

Hamilton County's 2016 budget battle is over, and commissioners won. But the body's relationship with the mayor's office was a...

Hamilton County Commission overrides mayor's veto of 2016 budget

Published Jun. 24 2015

The Hamilton County Commission has spoken.

State officials target Confederate symbols; critics see knee-jerk attempt to change history

Published Jun. 24 2015

NASHVILLE -- Republican Gov. Bill Haslam said Tuesday he favors removing the bust of Confederate Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest, a...

McCormick: Replace Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest bust with Davy Crockett

Published Jun. 23 2015

House Majority Leader Gerald McCormick, R-Chattanooga, today asked State Capitol Commission members to recommend removal of a bust of Confederate...

County mayor vetoes budget, says commission decision 'fiscally irresponsible'

Published Jun. 23 2015

Hamilton County Mayor Jim Coppinger drew a line in the sand Monday.