Local Politics

Government watchdog Helen Burns Sharp spent more than $77,000, including tens of thousands of dollars out of her retirement account, fighting what she sees as a pattern of secret — and therefore illegal — decisions by a city board.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. -- Members of the Cleveland City Council want changes — and answers — pertaining to the city’s drug policy and related disciplinary procedures within the Cleveland Police Department that resulted in the firing of a 27­-year veteran of the force in mid-­August.

JASPER, Tenn. — City leaders have approved a change to North Pryor Cove Road, and now they're examining a similar situation elsewhere in Jasper.

For now, the joint city-county firing range on Moccasin Bend isn't going anywhere. But the Friends of Moccasin Bend are hopeful more discussion — and a lot of money — could change that.

SOUTH PITTSBURG, Tenn. — South Pittsburg City Administrator Sammy Burrows recently took a moment to address what he perceives as negativity directed toward the town’s leaders.

SOUTH PITTSBURG, Tenn. — While city leaders in South Pittsburg consider outlawing sagging pants, they're also moving to make it nearly impossible for adult-oriented businesses to set up inside the city limits.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Bradley County has been challenged by the recent death of a new board member and the shelter operations manager taking leave of absence.

After winning a hotly contested GOP primary, incumbent U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann's campaign trail has been pretty quiet.

After months of public debate, private discussions and recent litigation for millions of dollars, the city's Electric Power Board concedes that it overbilled Chattanooga more than $1.2 million for its streetlight energy.

There's discord in the ranks at the Soddy-Daisy Police Department.

The Chattanooga City Council on Tuesday rejected the easiest method to replace four members of the Industrial Development Board, opting instead for an arcane process that includes multiple committee meetings and drawing names from a hat.

JASPER, Tenn. — Issues with the Chinese ginkgo trees planted around Jasper’s downtown square have been brought to light once again, and this time, city leaders may have no choice but to address the developing problems.

Bebe Heiskell says she’s in the same boat as all Walker County residents.

JASPER, Tenn. — City leaders' attempt to sell some surplus property on Anderson Ridge has become somewhat muddled recently.

Charles Sharrock, ousted from the Fort Oglethorpe City Council in November 2012 after complaints of sexual harassment by city employees, filled out paperwork Wednesday to seek the seat again in November.

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