Federal grant pays for 14 new Chattanooga firefighters

Published Sep. 1 2016

City officials will use a $1.8 million federal grant to hire 14 new firefighters for at least two years, officials...

Carol Berz seeks new City Council term

Published Sep. 1 2016

Dr. Carol Berz announced today that she will seek re-election to the City Council District 6 seat.

Joe Smith to make independent run for open Hamilton County Commission seat

Published Sep. 1 2016

Joe Smith, director of mission advancement of the YMCA of Metropolitan Chattanooga, has announced an independent campaign for the open...

Hamilton County Commission to consider pay increase for chairman

Published Sep. 1 2016

The Hamilton County Commission could significantly boost the pay of its chairman and chairman pro tempore next week, when it...

New short-term vacation rental rules receive positive public response

Published Aug. 31 2016

New rules for short-term vacation rentals went over pretty well at a Chattanooga City Council public hearing on Tuesday.

Larry Grohn kicks off campaign for Chattanooga mayor

Published Aug. 31 2016

City Councilman Larry Grohn has officially announced his campaign to run for mayor of Chattanooga in March 2017.

Short-term vacation rental operations may require $125 certification fee

Published Aug. 30 2016

Possible ordinance changes could allow short-term vacation rentals to operate in Chattanooga neighborhoods under certain conditions, including the payment of...

Pat Benson announces candidacy for City Council District 9

Published Aug. 30 2016

Pat Benson Jr., the telefund coordinator for the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, has announced his candidacy for the Chattanooga...

Caucuses planned for Hamilton County Commission vacancy

Published Aug. 24 2016

Hamilton County District 3 Republicans and Democrats will both caucus on Sept. 8 to put nominees forward to fill the...

Walker County property values going up; no decision on taxes

Published Aug. 23 2016

Property values in Walker County, Ga., are going up by about $50 million this year.

County commissioners divided on special event alcohol sales in parks

Published Aug. 18 2016

A proposal to allow limited alcohol sales at some Hamilton County parks has quietly hit a roadblock.

Beer sales in parks proposal quietly drowned by Hamilton County Commissioners

Published Aug. 17 2016

On Wednesday, the Hamilton County Commission could have voted whether to repeal a 1984 restriction on the sale and consumption...

No appointee planned for empty Hamilton County Commission seat

Published Aug. 15 2016

Hamilton County Commissioner Marty Haynes will leave an open seat when he assumes his new role as the county assessor...

Catoosa County mulling property tax hike this week

Published Aug. 15 2016

Catoosa County commissioners will debate this week whether to hike residents' property taxes by up to 13.7 percent.

Nearly a third of Hamilton County teachers rank among state's least effective

Published Aug. 14 2016

Nearly 30 percent of Hamilton County teachers are considered least effective by state measures, and many of these teachers are...

Campaign spending up, voter turnout down for area school board races

Published Aug. 13 2016

Although campaign spending ran unusually high in the Hamilton County Board of Education races this year, voter participation dropped significantly...

After political fight, North Georgia candidate requests police protection

Published Aug. 13 2016

There they were, on opposite ends of the sidewalk, two political rivals soaking up the sun and petty insults.

Atheist group is $41,000 richer after settling federal lawsuit with Bradley County

Published Aug. 12 2016

After weeks of litigation and thousands of dollars in legal fees, the Facebook squabble between Bradley County Sheriff Eric Watson...

School board considers adopting drug and suicide prevention policies

Published Aug. 12 2016

The Hamilton County Board of Education discussed adopting drug and suicide prevention policies and changing its existing policy regarding the...

Hamilton County eyes special event permits to allow alcohol sales at parks

Published Aug. 11 2016

Alcohol sales and consumption may come back to some Hamilton County park areas, at least during approved special events.

Georgia governor taps Doug Woodruff as Catoosa County solicitor

Published Aug. 10 2016

Catoosa County's state court is one step closer to opening.


City Council gives Chattanooga Whiskey the green light for distillery expansion

Published Aug. 6 2016

Chattanooga Whiskey Co. has received the City Council's blessing to build a larger downtown distillery facility.

Walker County GOP calls for change in local government

Published Aug. 5 2016

The Walker County Republican Party is calling for a binding vote to change the structure of the local government.