Another VRI leader leaves Chattanooga

Published Mar. 11 2016

Chattanooga's Public Safety Coordinator Paul Smith is leaving his position to take a job with the National Network for Safe...

School board meets for first time since deciding not to buy out Rick Smith's contract

Published Mar. 10 2016

The Hamilton County Board of Education met today at 4 p.m. for the first time since voting 5-4 Monday not...

Mayor Berke promotes Lacie Stone to senior adviser

Published Mar. 10 2016

Mayor Andy Berke has promoted his communications director, Lacie Stone, to a role as senior adviser.

Walker County Commissioner drops GOP to run as independent

Published Mar. 9 2016

After winning four terms as a Republican, Walker County Commissioner Bebe Heiskell will run for re-election this year as an...

101 Dalmatians are safe: Councilman drops effort to limit number of dogs Chattanoogans can own

Published Mar. 9 2016

If you were planning on re-creating the brood from Walt Disney's "101 Dalmatians," you can go right ahead — provided...

Mayor Berke creates task force to boost minority businesses in Chattanooga

Published Mar. 7 2016

Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke is setting up a task force to boost minority businesses in the city, the mayor's office...

Rhea incumbent road chief loses, incumbents elsewhere in region victorious

Published Mar. 2 2016

Rhea County saw an upset in the race for road supervisor with the defeat of a longtime incumbent, while incumbents...

Sales tax gets thumbs up from voters in Dade and Catoosa counties

Published Mar. 1 2016

While the nation watched the Republican and Democratic presidential primary races on Super Tuesday, two counties in North Georgia made...

Bills tweaking Tennessee's Hall Income Tax get through subcommittee

Published Feb. 28 2016

While there is a strong inclination among Republican legislators to do something toward reducing or eliminating the state's tax on...

Marco Rubio gaining GOP endorsements in Tennessee despite being massively outspent by Ted Cruz

Published Feb. 25 2016

Republican Gov. Bill Haslam endorsed GOP presidential hopeful Marco Rubio Thursday and is featured in the U.S. senator from...

Georgia Senate approves bill to boost minimum HOPE scholarship

Published Feb. 24 2016

The Georgia Senate voted to approve a bill on Wednesday that would increase the minimum amount of money doled out...

Police officers stand up and applaud Hamilton County's new early retirement plan

Published Feb. 24 2016

A roomful of uniformed officers stood and applauded Wednesday morning when Hamilton County commissioners voted 5-3 to adopt an early...

Some City Council members say DA not doing enough to target gang members

Published Feb. 24 2016

Several Chattanooga City Council members are insisting Hamilton County District Attorney Neal Pinkston come before them to explain why, they...

Proposed state-of-the-art private firing range in Hamilton County hung up on paperwork

Published Feb. 19 2016

The first hearing date for a Hamilton County resident seeking a permit to operate an outdoor shooting range on a...

Hamilton County Democratic Party honors its first female leader

Published Feb. 18 2016

The Hamilton County Democratic Party released a statement Thursday honoring its first female leader, Rita Fehring, who died of cancer...

Chattanooga mayor looking for walking buddies on Friday

Published Feb. 15 2016

Chattanooga mayor Andy Berke wants walking buddies on Friday.

Monument proposed for North Shore park named after Medal of Honor recipient

Published Feb. 10 2016

The Chattanooga park named for Medal of Honor recipient Charles Coolidge could someday house a monument to him and others...

City Council approves aid for businesses hurt by Wilcox Tunnel closure

Published Feb. 10 2016

Small business owners affected by the closing of the Wilcox Tunnel are a step closer to getting some help from...

Recruitment firm chosen for Cleveland city manager search

Published Feb. 10 2016

An executive recruitment firm has been selected and a citizen advisory committee has been created as part of Cleveland's search...

Mark Siedlecki alone in Democratic primary for assessor post

Published Feb. 8 2016

Mark Siedlecki has announced he is running for Hamilton County Assessor of Property as a Democrat in the March 1...

County candidates tangle, discuss views during Chamber of Commerce forum

Published Feb. 4 2016

With early voting fast approaching, the judicial candidates for Hamilton County Criminal Court Judge are gathering today to discuss their...

City purchases 250 food vouchers for East Chattanooga residents

Published Feb. 3 2016

People in Chattanooga are hungry and the city of Chattanooga wants to help.

Bradley County to renew private animal shelter agreement at $135,000 a year

Published Feb. 3 2016

Bradley County is on track to significantly boost funding in a proposed renewal of its animal sheltering agreement with the...