Proposed cigarette tax aired at Hamilton County Commission

Published Oct. 29 2015

A pitch to tax cigarette sales to pay for arts projects in Hamilton County included a little jousting among county...

Group raises almost $30,000 for Judge Greenholtz's campaign

Published Oct. 21 2015

One week after announcing his candidacy for Hamilton County Criminal Court Judge, Tom Greenholtz's finance committee has raised close to...

Police chief tells City Council firing range needs $300,000 in improvements

Published Oct. 14 2015

Chattanooga Police Chief Fred Fletcher told the Chattanooga City Council on Tuesday the Moccasin Bend police firing range needs $300,000...

Chattanooga Tea Party to host discussion

Published Oct. 14 2015

The Chattanooga Tea Party will host a discussion Thursday on constitutional solutions to what a tea party news release called...

Cleveland police chief who resigned under controversy awarded service gun

Published Oct. 13 2015

City Council members in Cleveland, Tenn., decided Monday to postpone adapting the city's personnel rules and regulations in their regular...

Area mayors unite in campaign against smoking in public

Published Oct. 13 2015

Hamilton County Mayor Jim Coppinger said it was easy deciding where to focus his attention for a new countywide health...

Hamilton County commissioners blow through $95,000 in 12 minutes

Published Oct. 7 2015

It took less than 12 minutes during Tuesday's meeting for Hamilton County's commissioners to spend $95,750 in discretionary money.

Bradley County says 'no' to animal pickup again

Published Oct. 7 2015

CLEVELAND, Tenn. -- The Bradley County Commission has reaffirmed the stance it took on animal pickup services back in December...

Political Notebook: Hurst to address Pachyderms

Published Oct. 4 2015

Hamilton County Register of Deeds Pam Hurst is the guest speaker today at the Pachyderms' weekly luncheon.

Court says pro wrestler can't run for Ringgold mayor

Published Oct. 1 2015

Paul Lee, the professional wrestler who was running for Ringgold mayor, will not be on the Nov. 3 ballot.

Democratic women celebrate anniversary

Published Sep. 27 2015

The Greater Chattanooga Democratic Women's Club will hold its 40th anniversary celebration luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct....

Bradley County sheriff selected to serve on two Sheriff's Association committees

Published Sep. 25 2015

Bradley County Sheriff Eric Watson has been selected to serve on the Mental Health Transport Committee and Legislative Committee of...

Hamilton County Commissioner Boyd sets agenda for finance committee

Published Sep. 24 2015

In his inaugural meeting as the Hamilton County Commission's finance committee chairman, Tim Boyd presented fellow commissioners with a list...

Bradley County to consider animal control services

Published Sep. 22 2015

CLEVELAND, Tenn. -- The Bradley County Commission will consider at least two proposals for animal control services at its Sept....

Jasper board approves three road-paving projects, another delayed until spring

Published Sep. 20 2015

JASPER, Tenn. -- Repaving roads is a constant and costly chore that most small-town governments have to keep on their...

Political Notebook: Alexander brags on state's college opportunity

Published Sep. 20 2015

U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander said last week Tennessee high school students have "the best opportunity in history" to earn a...

Haslam appoints Tom Greenholtz to fill vacancy left by Rebecca Stern

Published Sep. 19 2015

NASHVILLE -- Gov. Bill Haslam on Friday appointed attorney Tom Greenholtz of Ooltewah as 11th Judicial District Criminal Court judge,...

Chattanooga's chief operating officer resigns

Published Sep. 18 2015

Brent Goldberg, chief operating officer for the City of Chattanooga, is leaving his post at City Hall to become...

Hamilton County commissioners wanted to use returned discretionary funds

Published Sep. 17 2015

Hamilton County commissioners Joe Graham and Marty Haynes will be allowed to return their combined $200,000 in discretionary funds —...

Walker County gets OK to pay off loan with $15 million bond issue

Published Sep. 16 2015

LaFAYETTE, Ga. -- A group gathered in a Walker County courtroom Tuesday morning, expecting to voice their opinions.

Patterson, Little pick up qualifying petitions to run for Hamilton County Criminal Court vacancy

Published Sep. 16 2015

NASHVILLE -- Republican Gov. Bill Haslam has until Monday to name one of six nominees from two panels to fill...

Stormwater board postpones action on exemptions

Published Sep. 16 2015

The Chattanooga Stormwater Regulations Board voted Monday to postpone action on two agenda items, including the issue of water-quality fee...

Commissioner Haynes joins Graham in decision to return discretionary money

Published Sep. 15 2015

At least one Hamilton County commissioner is responding in the wake of Joe Graham's plea.