Last-day surge leads to increased turnout for early voting in local election

Published Mar. 3 2017

Early voting has ended for the Chattanooga city election, with a last-day surge bumping polling numbers up a little higher...

Hamilton County Commissioners sidestep involvement in East Ridge deal

Published Mar. 1 2017

Hamilton County commissioners don't want to divide a pot of capital project money, and they sure don't want to get...

Hamilton County Commission nixes splitting bond money pot

Published Mar. 1 2017

Most Hamilton County commissioners don't want to split what's left of $900,000 in available capital bond money for their individual...

Streetlights spark debate over Andy Berke's handling of city contract

Published Mar. 1 2017

In 2013 when Don Lepard opened his new Global Green Lighting factory in Hixson, government officials heralded the radio-controlled LED...

Chattanooga City Council wary of water quality program rate study

Published Feb. 28 2017

The Chattanooga City Council wants to know if a hike is in store for its water quality fee, previously known...

Mayoral candidate wants Chattanooga to secede from Hamilton County

Published Feb. 28 2017

Mayoral hopeful and three-time former city councilman David Crockett would like to see a Chattanooga free and clear of Hamilton...

Mayoral candidate David Crockett to disclose campaign donations

Published Feb. 27 2017

Chattanooga voters might know about mayoral candidate David Crockett's stance on high-speed rail and economic development, but they don't know...

Chattanooga Public Library hosts People's Town Hall event

Published Feb. 24 2017

Emmett Gienapp reports from a People's Town Hall event today at the Chattanooga Public Library.

Fewer Chattanooga residents are registered to vote this year

Published Feb. 24 2017

Early voting numbers for the Chattanooga city election are tracking closely to 2013 numbers, but they have a ways to...

UPDATE: Walker County school board member resigns because of medical issues

Published Feb. 23 2017

A member of the Walker County board of education stepped down last week, said Superintendent Damon Raines.

Hamilton County commissioner texts board member demanding he support construction of new school

Published Feb. 22 2017

Before the Hamilton County school board voted last week to prioritize new school construction, County Commissioner Tim Boyd texted a...

Chattanooga City Council approves tax break for Highway 58 apartments

Published Feb. 22 2017

The Chattanooga City Council has given the green light to a 15-year tax break for the Flats at Fifty-Eight, a...

Chattanooga City Council considers Highway 58 affordable housing tax break

Published Feb. 21 2017

The Chattanooga City Council is expected to decide today if it should give a 15-year tax break to a rent-restrictive...

Challengers target Andy Berke in Chattanooga mayoral candidates' debate

Published Feb. 21 2017

The three candidates running against incumbent Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke attacked the mayor for failing to keep his promises, in...

Tim Boyd, Bob Doak spar over Chattanooga's tourism spending

Published Feb. 17 2017

Bob Doak, president and CEO of the Chattanooga Convention and Visitors Bureau, is firing back at Hamilton County Commissioner Tim...

Hamilton County awaits final details of $6 million GE settlement

Published Feb. 16 2017

Like their Chattanooga City Council counterparts, Hamilton County commissioners have delayed voting on a $6 million settlement from GE Power.

Chattanooga City Council approves $750,000 in tools for police intelligence center

Published Feb. 15 2017

The Chattanooga City Council approved $750,000 in cameras, software and video networking tools for the police department's Real-Time Intelligence Center...

$6 million Alstom settlement vote delayed

Published Feb. 14 2017

The Chattanooga City Council will postpone its decision on a $6 million settlement from GE Power.

Chattanooga City Council to consider $6 million settlement from GE Power

Published Feb. 14 2017

The Chattanooga City Council decides today if it will accept a $6 million settlement from GE Power in connection to...

Hamilton County District 5 community meeting highlights success, challenges facing schools

Published Feb. 14 2017

Karitsa Mosley Jones highlighted the successes and challenges facing the schools she represents on the Hamilton County school board during...

Women comprise 40 percent of city boards, but only 10 percent of Chattanooga's corporate boards

Published Feb. 12 2017

Chattanooga is the only major Tennessee city to have never had a woman or a minority elected as mayor, and...


Early voting begins with 6 out of 9 City Council seats contested

Published Feb. 12 2017

Six out of nine Chattanooga City Council districts will be contested in the March 7 city election.

Andy Berke faces three challengers for Chattanooga mayor's seat as early voting begins

Published Feb. 11 2017

Chattanooga residents can cast their vote for one of four mayoral candidates today, Feb. 15, when early voting starts for...