Chattanooga City Council incumbents draw more cash for election

Published Feb. 2 2017

Nearly all the incumbents on the Chattanooga City Council hold the advantage in fundraising for the March 7 municipal election.

Hamilton County Commission waives $772,764 city reappraisal bill for 2017

Published Feb. 1 2017

Hamilton County commissioners has waived $772,764 in reappraisal costs owed by the county's 10 cities.

Today is last day to register to vote for Chattanooga elections

Published Feb. 1 2017

Chattanoogans who want to vote in the city's March 7 municipal election must register by Monday.

Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke's re-election war chest exceeds $400,000

Published Jan. 31 2017

Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke dwarfs his challengers when it comes to raising money for the upcoming mayoral election.

Increased activity for Hamilton County Clerk's Office

Published Jan. 31 2017

Hamilton County Clerk Bill Knowles announced today his office continues to see increased activity for motor vehicle transactions, business licenses...

Crime tops Chattanooga mayoral candidates' concerns

Published Jan. 31 2017

Crime has topped the priorities lists of all four of Chattanooga's mayoral candidates, but each has a somewhat different vision...

Mayoral hopeful David Crockett says 'now is the time' for high-speed rail

Published Jan. 26 2017

Chattanooga mayoral candidate and three-time former councilman David Crockett says now is the time to strike for 30-minute high-speed rail...

Hamilton County Commission considers waiving $772,764 reappraisal billing for local cities

Published Jan. 25 2017

Hamilton County Commissioner Tim Boyd has asked his colleagues to waive $772,764 in reappraisal billing to the county's 10 cities.

Chattanooga City Council approves architect for Avondale community center

Published Jan. 25 2017

Chattanooga now has an architect on board for the construction of a new Youth and Family Development center for Avondale.

Cost-sharing plan could cost local cities more than $700,000

Published Jan. 24 2017

Hamilton County Property Assessor Marty Haynes wants to set the record straight about sharing reappraisal costs with the county's 10...

East Ridge forum buzzes over medical marijuana and gas tax hike legislation

Published Jan. 20 2017

A proposed gas tax hike and medical marijuana received some buzz at an East Ridge community forum hosted by a...

Hamilton County Commission explains decision to shoot down firing range proposal

Published Jan. 19 2017

The Hamilton County Commission shot down a proposed commercial firing range on Tuesday morning.

Looming sale of former East Brainerd School back in spotlight after Central track vote

Published Jan. 19 2017

The commission voted 5-4 to indefinitely table a resolution that would have authorized $500,000 in county credit to replace the...

Berke offers Chattanooga workforce plan

Published Jan. 18 2017

Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke today released a four-point workforce development plan that includes offering jobs services which target neighborhoods with...

Hamilton County Commissioners table motion for funds to replace Central track

Published Jan. 18 2017

The Hamilton County Commission voted Tuesday to table a motion that would have authorized $500,000 in bond funds to replace...

Proposal for commercial firing range shot down by county commission

Published Jan. 18 2017

The Hamilton County Commission shot down a proposed commercial firing range on Tuesday morning, citing location as the primary drawback...

Mayors call for continued workforce development

Published Jan. 18 2017

Mayor Andy Berke named workforce development as one of Chattanooga's biggest challenges.

Council eyes sewer relocation at former Harriet Tubman public housing site

Published Jan. 18 2017

Chattanooga might put another $1 million or more into the site of the former Harriet Tubman public housing site to...

Bradley County commissioners agree oversight at fault in credit card misuse

Published Jan. 18 2017

A raft of findings related to improper use of Bradley County credit cards isn't a policy problem, it's an oversight...

Chattanooga City Council expects state lawmakers to make final call on short-term rentals

Published Jan. 17 2017

Chattanooga City Council members believe state legislators will make the final call on short-term rental rules when they reconvene for...

Hamilton County cities push agreement waiving appraisal fees

Published Jan. 14 2017

Hamilton County's cities have never paid for property reappraisals, and they want to keep it that way.


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Mayor Andy Berke, Larry Grohn trade shots

Published Jan. 12 2017

Mayor Andy Berke has pushed back against allegations claiming the police department harasses gang members.

Watson named TN Senate Finance Committee chairman

Published Jan. 12 2017

Sen. Bo Watson, R-Hixson, will lead the Tennessee Senate's powerful Finance Committee as its chairman.