Two staffers are leaving Mayor Andy Berke's administration

Published Jun. 30 2017

Two staffers in Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke's administration will be returning to the private sector as Berke enters his second...

Chattanooga City Council votes 7-1 to establish short-term home rental district

Published Jun. 27 2017

Chattanooga will have a new special district for short-term home rentals in place on Oct. 1.

Council to vote on short-term vacation rental district

Published Jun. 27 2017

The Chattanooga City Council votes this evening on whether to establish a special district for short-term vacation rental businesses.

Vehicle registration fees to go up July 1

Published Jun. 27 2017

Tennessee's IMPROVE Act, recently signed into law by Gov. Bill Haslam, will raise vehicle registration fees beginning July 1.

Chattanooga Police Chief Fletcher reflects on his work ahead of retirement [photos, video]

Published Jun. 27 2017

It has been three years since Fred Fletcher was sworn in as Chattanooga's police chief, but in 11 short days...

Hamilton County Commission approves $691.5 million budget

Published Jun. 21 2017

The Hamilton County Commission has approved the $691.5 million budget for 2018.

County officials eye more scrutiny on Chattanooga Convention and Visitors Bureau spending

Published Jun. 21 2017

The Chattanooga Convention and Visitors Bureau wines and dines business clients at local restaurants as it woos them to choose...

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...


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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.


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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...