Local Politics

U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais, R-Tenn., today announced he has been diagnosed with early stage cancer in his neck. He said in a news release he will undergo radiation and chemotherapy and is expected to make a full recovery.

As the Scenic City continues to get national recognition as an outdoor sports-friendly city, Chattanooga officials have funneled funds to fix two of the bridges that runners, cyclists and walkers cross daily on their regular routes.

The Hamilton County Criminal Court Clerk's post is not a political job. The clerk makes no policy, wields no real power and largely performs administrative work.

Eleven months after Mayor Andy Berke stood on the eroded tennis court at Lincoln Park and promised the land under his feet would once again be a city park, Chattanooga officials took the first step to make it happen.

Councilman Chris Anderson plans to begin hosting community meetings by next month to start developing a 10-acre park that could range from athletic fields to a playground in Alton Park.

A judge's ruling Monday may not be the final word in a dispute over wording of a referendum that will go before voters on Aug. 7, but this much is clear:

More than half of the Chattanooga Police Department will get raises in their next paychecks as Mayor Andy Berke's plan to fix a decade of unequal pay on the force takes hold.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — Bradley County’s proposed $33.7 million 2014-15 budget — which includes a 2 percent raise for full-time employees, a 1.6 increase in revenues and expenditures and no property tax increase — is now official.

JASPER, Tenn. — Some Marion County residents want repairs to parts of Hargiss Cove Road and a bridge leading to an old cemetery there, but county leaders said state law forbids it.

Both candidates in the Collegedale city judge race know the numbers; they're small, so the saying is true — every vote counts.

A judge will decide Monday whether to issue a temporary restraining order allowing Chattanooga to trump the Hamilton County Election Commission in the wording of ballot referendum on the city's domestic partner ordinance.

The two longtime educators vying for the District 8 school board seat agree on many issues.

It's settled once and for all. It's not OK to campaign at the courthouse or any county property — except 101 feet or more from polling locations.

Round 4 of the fight how to word a ballot question regarding benefits for Chattanooga city employees' domestic partners is set for 8 a.m. Monday -- just four hours before the ballots are supposed to be printed.

Washington Hills residents said they’ve been talking with city officials for five years about how dangerous it is for their children to walk to the neighborhood recreation center on Oakwood Drive.

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