Local Politics

State Rep. Vince Dean, R-East Ridge, will resign his District 30 post Aug. 31, according to letters he sent to Gov. Bill Haslam and the Hamilton County Commission.

Long time Hamilton County Commissioner Fred Skillern dropped the gavel for the last time today.

City and county officials have abandoned plans to move the local law enforcement firing range from its decades-old home on Moccasin Bend to a proposed $5 million indoor shooting range on East 12th Street.

The Chattanooga City Council voted Tuesday to keep future retirees who are re-employed by the city from dipping into their current retirement while contributing to a new city pension.

For a sixth go-round, builders, developers and Chattanooga officials will meet to talk about the weather — rain specifically.

JASPER, Tenn. — The Jasper Public Library is in need of two costly upgrades, and city leaders are examining the potential costs.

Come November, Chattanoogans will make history.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — The Cleveland City Council is attempting to save the career of Lt. Steve Tyson, a 27­-year veteran of the Cleveland Police Department, after listening to supporters of the officer in a standing­-room-only meeting.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — Attorney Barrett Painter has been appointed to serve as the Cleveland Municipal Court judge.

Sequatchie County, Tenn., property owners will have to pony up almost 10 percent more in property taxes after a vote to increase the rate by 21 cents.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — After more than two years of turmoil and investigations into the 10th Judicial District Attorney's Office, the new man in the job's to-do list is as much about rebuilding the office and regaining public trust as it is about putting bad guys in jail.

Catoosa County, Ga.'s, proposed property tax increase had several taxpayers asking for a tightening of the government's belt in a public hearing Thursday night that boiled down to political ethics over dollars.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — Two candidates want to be Cleveland's next city judge: attorneys Andrew Morgan and Barrett Painter.

Corker: Volkswagen expansion in Chattanooga was off if UAW won

UAW says Chattanooga local at over 670 members

While the United Auto Workers says its Chattanooga local has signed up more than 670 Volkswagen workers, U.S. Sen. Bob Corker said Wednesday that the VW plant expansion would not have happened had the union won the factory's February election.

Collegedale Mayor John Turner said he "got knee-deep and dirty" 23 years ago when he and scores of other residents helped build the city's large wooden playground, named the Imagination Station.

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