Chattanooga to pay county trustee's office more to handle collection of hotel-motel taxes

Published Jun. 21 2017

For 15 years, Chattanooga has paid the Hamilton County Trustee's Office $30,000 a year to handle the collection of the...

Catoosa County Commission extends curfew for a local speedway

Published Jun. 21 2017

The Catoosa County Commission pushed back the curfew for a local speedway Tuesday night.

Bradley County commissioner blasts local paper as 'PR outlet for the sheriff's department'

Published Jun. 21 2017

The Bradley County commissioner who has long been at odds with the sheriff's department on Monday tore into a reporter...


Hamilton County Schools superintendent finalist named to U.S. Department of Education

Published Jun. 20 2017

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced today her intent to appoint Arthur Wayne Johnson as the chief operating officer...

Familiar names appear among applicants for Chattanooga police chief

Published Jun. 20 2017

With just hours to go before the final application deadline, several familiar faces are among the 43 applicants for Chattanooga...

Bradley County commissioner lashes out at lack of progress on nursing home

Published Jun. 20 2017

Since strong local commitment over the years hasn't been enough to get a long-planned veterans nursing home built in Bradley...

Malfunction causing delays with vehicle renewal forms

Published Jun. 14 2017

The Hamilton County Clerk's Office has announced a mechanical mailroom malfunction may be to blame if you haven't received a...

Commissioner calls for Chattanooga Convention and Visitors Bureau to adopt county expense policies

Published Jun. 14 2017

Hamilton County Commissioner Tim Boyd would like to see the Chattanooga Convention and Visitors Bureau use county procurement and travel...

City Council punts on Airbnb rules as school officials raise concerns over child predators

Published Jun. 13 2017

After nearly a year of struggling, the Chattanooga City Council almost voted on new regulations governing short-term vacation rental operations...

Hamiton County Commission receives 2018 budget proposal

Published Jun. 8 2017

The Hamilton County Commission has voiced little enthusiasm for hiking property taxes in any way, shape or form.

Hamilton County budget again has no property tax hike for school funding

Published Jun. 7 2017

Hamilton County Mayor Jim Coppinger will formally present the 2018 budget proposal to county commissioners today.

Hamilton County Schools superintendent candidate says community involvement is key

Published Jun. 7 2017

When it comes to education, Stuart Greenberg believes the community and school district must work as partners.

Chattanooga City Council approves rezoning for Alton Park apartments project

Published Jun. 7 2017

The Chattanooga City Council voted Tuesday to pave the way for a $40 million apartment development in Alton Park.

Dade County Commission votes to put referendum on sales tax for transportation upgrades on ballot

Published Jun. 7 2017

Dade County and Trenton, Ga., residents will vote this year on whether to add a sales tax for transportation improvements.

No Hamilton County property tax increase proposed in 2018 budget

Published Jun. 6 2017

The proposed Hamilton County budget for 2018 does not include a property tax increase.

Candidate for Hamilton County Schools chief touts business background

Published Jun. 6 2017

Arthur Wayne Johnson said he's the most qualified candidate to lead Hamilton County Schools because his background is not in...

Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke: I'm committed to Paris climate pact goals

Published Jun. 2 2017

Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke said Friday he stands with his fellow mayors nationwide in support of the Paris Climate Accord.

Miller Park renovations are scheduled to begin July 1

Published May. 31 2017

Renovations to downtown's Miller Park are scheduled to begin July 1, City Councilman Erskine Oglesby said during Tuesday night's Chattanooga...

Proposed Chattanooga short-term vacation rental district is up for review

Published May. 30 2017

Olivia Karavatakis just wants fair rules when it comes to regulating what she describes as her passion: renting her home...

Hamilton County Clerk's Office generated $1.4M in excess fees in 2016

Published May. 26 2017

Hamilton County Clerk Bill Knowles announced today his office remitted over $1.4 million in excess fees to the county general...

Chattanooga City Council gives public more time to speak

Published May. 24 2017

Anyone who wants to publicly address the Chattanooga City Council at the end of its Tuesday evening meetings now has...


Hamilton County school board wraps up its first round of superintendent interviews

Published May. 23 2017

The Hamilton County school board interviewed the last three superintendent candidates Monday, and plan to select five finalists from the...

Ringgold, Ga., mayor says he didn't know his own city's charter had changed

Published May. 23 2017

Ringgold, Ga.'s mayor wants to undo a charter change that he says he didn't know about.