Chattanooga City Council gives public more time to speak

Published May. 24 2017

Anyone who wants to publicly address the Chattanooga City Council at the end of its Tuesday evening meetings now has...

Hamilton County school board wraps up its first round of superintendent interviews

Published May. 23 2017

The Hamilton County school board interviewed the last three superintendent candidates Monday, and plan to select five finalists from the...

Ringgold, Ga., mayor says he didn't know his own city's charter had changed

Published May. 23 2017

Ringgold, Ga.'s mayor wants to undo a charter change that he says he didn't know about.


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Hamilton County Commissioner Jim Fields is keeping two-term limit promise

Published May. 22 2017

Jim Fields says it's really no secret he will not seek a third term on the Hamilton County Commission in...

HomeServe receives jobs expansion tax break from Hamilton County

Published May. 18 2017

HomeServe USA has secured a five-year tax break for its $5.7 million East Brainerd expansion plan.

Hamilton County Commission approves tax break for HomeServe expansion

Published May. 17 2017

The Hamilton County Commission approved a tax break today for HomeServe USA's East Brainerd $5.7 million expansion plans.

Chattanooga City Council approves tax break for HomeServe

Published May. 17 2017

HomeServe USA has scored a five-year tax break from Chattanooga for its East Brainerd expansion, and looks for a similar...

Tax increase required to fund all budget requests, says Hamilton County's mayor

Published May. 16 2017

While he said he did not believe such a tax increase would become reality, he said it was important for...

Transportation Coalition of Tennessee launches statewide tour in support of Haslam plan

Published May. 16 2017

Advocates of the IMPROVE Act, Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam's signature road-funding and tax-cutting legislation, have launched a statewide media tour...

Five down and three to go in Hamilton County school board's superintendent candidate interviews

Published May. 16 2017

The Hamilton County Board of Education interviewed another batch of candidates Monday as it works to find the district a...

Hamilton County Mayor Jim Coppinger presents case for more school funding

Published May. 10 2017

Hamilton County Mayor Jim Coppinger on Tuesday said local public schools need more funding, but he has not signaled whether...

Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke seeks continuation of current budget

Published May. 9 2017

Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke is seeking to continue under the fiscal 2017 budget, which ends June 30, while the city...


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Hamilton County Black Caucus campaigned for change, but supported no Chattanooga City Council candidates

Published May. 7 2017

It started in 2016 when Westside Baptist Church pastor Timothy Careathers sat in the audience at a Chattanooga City Council...

Catoosa County Commission investigates financial records of Ringgold Youth Sports Association

Published May. 6 2017

In a dispute over a travel basketball team, the Catoosa County (Ga.) Commission has asked to review the Ringgold Youth...

Hamilton County property assessor to save overtime with new technology

Published May. 4 2017

An $85,000 technology investment in the Hamilton County Assessor of Property Office is expected to yield more than double that...

City may appoint former Judge Walter Williams to help fight neighborhood blight in Chattanooga

Published May. 3 2017

Chattanooga is on the cusp of bringing in a former city judge, Walter Williams, 64, as a key player in...

Demetrus Coonrod rises from convict to councilwoman

Published May. 2 2017

Standing before a federal judge more than a decade ago, Demetrus Coonrod knew she was about to lose everything —...

Lincoln Park residents oppose road, seek historic preservation protection

Published Apr. 26 2017

Lincoln Park neighborhood residents rallied Tuesday to oppose a road they say threatens their neighborhood and to urge the city...

New wastewater projects on tap for Chattanooga

Published Apr. 26 2017

The Chattanooga City Council gave the green light Tuesday to more than $10 million in wastewater control expenses.

Commissioner says three big businesses could come to Walker County, bring 450 jobs

Published Apr. 26 2017

Walker County Commissioner Shannon Whitfield said he is in "serious talks" with three new companies that could bring 450 jobs...

Chattanooga City Council to consider short-term vacation rental district boundaries

Published Apr. 24 2017

The Chattanooga City Council plans to hash out the boundaries of a proposed special district for short-term vacation rentals on...

Attitude shift cited in Chattanooga election turnovers

Published Apr. 23 2017

A number of local political leaders and activists see recent changes on the Chattanooga City Council and Hamilton County Board...

Hamilton County school board considering these 14 candidates for superintendent post

Published Apr. 21 2017

Fourteen candidates are vying to be the next superintendent of Hamilton County Schools, according to documents emailed to the Hamilton...