Caucuses planned for Hamilton County Commission vacancy

Published Aug. 24 2016

Hamilton County District 3 Republicans and Democrats will both caucus on Sept. 8 to put nominees forward to fill the...

Walker County property values going up; no decision on taxes

Published Aug. 23 2016

Property values in Walker County, Ga., are going up by about $50 million this year.

County commissioners divided on special event alcohol sales in parks

Published Aug. 18 2016

A proposal to allow limited alcohol sales at some Hamilton County parks has quietly hit a roadblock.

Beer sales in parks proposal quietly drowned by Hamilton County Commissioners

Published Aug. 17 2016

On Wednesday, the Hamilton County Commission could have voted whether to repeal a 1984 restriction on the sale and consumption...

No appointee planned for empty Hamilton County Commission seat

Published Aug. 15 2016

Hamilton County Commissioner Marty Haynes will leave an open seat when he assumes his new role as the county assessor...

Catoosa County mulling property tax hike this week

Published Aug. 15 2016

Catoosa County commissioners will debate this week whether to hike residents' property taxes by up to 13.7 percent.

Nearly a third of Hamilton County teachers rank among state's least effective

Published Aug. 14 2016

Nearly 30 percent of Hamilton County teachers are considered least effective by state measures, and many of these teachers are...

Campaign spending up, voter turnout down for area school board races

Published Aug. 13 2016

Although campaign spending ran unusually high in the Hamilton County Board of Education races this year, voter participation dropped significantly...

After political fight, North Georgia candidate requests police protection

Published Aug. 13 2016

There they were, on opposite ends of the sidewalk, two political rivals soaking up the sun and petty insults.

Atheist group is $41,000 richer after settling federal lawsuit with Bradley County

Published Aug. 12 2016

After weeks of litigation and thousands of dollars in legal fees, the Facebook squabble between Bradley County Sheriff Eric Watson...

School board considers adopting drug and suicide prevention policies

Published Aug. 12 2016

The Hamilton County Board of Education discussed adopting drug and suicide prevention policies and changing its existing policy regarding the...

Hamilton County eyes special event permits to allow alcohol sales at parks

Published Aug. 11 2016

Alcohol sales and consumption may come back to some Hamilton County park areas, at least during approved special events.

Georgia governor taps Doug Woodruff as Catoosa County solicitor

Published Aug. 10 2016

Catoosa County's state court is one step closer to opening.

City Council gives Chattanooga Whiskey the green light for distillery expansion

Published Aug. 6 2016

Chattanooga Whiskey Co. has received the City Council's blessing to build a larger downtown distillery facility.

Walker County GOP calls for change in local government

Published Aug. 5 2016

The Walker County Republican Party is calling for a binding vote to change the structure of the local government.

Updated: Hamilton County Board of Education election results

Published Aug. 4 2016

Hamilton County Board of Education election results.

Hamilton County adopts court-ordered victim services fee

Published Aug. 4 2016

A proposed $45 court-imposed fee, intended to help a pair of nonprofit victim services agencies, faced opposition from some Hamilton...

Chattanooga officials eye new social service provider proposals for Violence Reduction Initiative

Published Aug. 3 2016

Chattanooga leaders soon will consider new social service provider proposals for the Violence Reduction Initiative, the city's flagship gang deterrent...

Hamilton County GOP lodges complaint against Democrat candidate

Published Jul. 30 2016

The local Republican Party chairman has filed a campaign finance complaint against the Democratic candidate in the Hamilton County Assessor...

Hamilton County Commissioner's 57-page report takes aim at Water and Wastewater Treatment Authority

Published Jul. 28 2016

Commissioner Tim Boyd, a longtime critic of Hamilton County's Water and Wastewater Treatment Authority, has accused the agency of an...

Commissioner Tim Boyd publishes WWTA report

Published Jul. 27 2016

Commissioner Tim Boyd, a long-time critic of Hamilton County's Water and Wastewater Treatment Authority, has published a 57-report on the...


Rep. JoAnne Favors faces first primary challenger since 2012

Published Jul. 27 2016

Rep. JoAnne Favors, D-Chattanooga, faces her first primary challenger since redistricting pit her against Tommie Brown for the Tennessee House...

Council OKs purchase of improved body armor for Chattanooga police

Published Jul. 27 2016

The Chattanooga Police Department says its officers could have body armor capable of resisting rifle bullets in as little as...