Local Politics

Derek Rogers is Fort Oglethorpe's newest city councilman — effective immediately.

Hamilton County Auditor Bill McGriff says the county constitutional officers are basically doing a good job managing the public's money.

More than a dozen candidates in the May 6 primaries are expected to speak and meet the public at a candidate forum Thursday hosted by the Chattanooga Tea Party.

A 25-year-old corrections officer seeking the Republican nod for the county register of deeds post says an internal investigation against him at the Hamilton County Jail started as a "personal issue that was taken too far." And he says the findings of the investigation have nothing to do with his ability to oversee deed filing for the county.

Tom McCullough says he is dropping out of the four-way GOP primary in the state House District 27 race.

Fewer than half of the candidates running for state and local offices in Hamilton County met Thursday's deadline for filing first-quarter campaign funding reports. But those who did show they've amassed more than $900,000 combined to get elected.

The United Auto Workers is serving subpoenas on 24 people, including Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and U.S. Sen. Bob Corker, for a planned hearing on its appeal of February's Chattanooga Volkswagen plant vote.

A month after Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke's milestone fire and police pension reform was approved, a group of retired officers and firefighters has challenged the legality of the changes.

The hotly debated ordinance that would enable pedicab owners to allow drinking on their pedal-powered machines passed its first reading.

Hamilton County Mayor Jim Coppinger is seeking his first full term as the county’s executive, but he won’t enjoy a walk-in election like 13 other incumbent county officials.

Only three of the 11 incumbent local judges who qualified Thursday for the Aug. 7 election face challengers in their races.

The list of candidates for Chattanooga police chief has been narrowed to fewer than 20, and Mayor Andy Berke's blue-ribbon panel is interviewing some of them in person this week.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — Three out of seven of the Bradley County Commission's two-seat district races will be settled in the Republican primary.

Whether 15 people should have the freedom to strap a cooler of beer to the back of a pedal-powered pedicab and ride across downtown Chattanooga is in the hands of the City Council.

Potential candidates for nonpartisan elected offices in Sequatchie County, Tenn., have until noon Thursday to file qualifying papers to run on the August ballot, election officials said.

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