Commission gets new leadership, expands county power and denies pension for school employees

Published Sep. 3 2015

Hamilton County commissioners on Wednesday elected new leaders, granted more power to county code enforcers and denied a request by...

The Hamilton County Commission has new leadership

Published Sep. 2 2015

The Hamilton County Commission has new leadership.

Bo Watson thinks Senate should investigate UT's gender-neutral pronoun 'ze' for 'he' and 'she'

Published Sep. 1 2015

A political backlash shows no signs of going away over the University of Tennessee's Office of Diversity and Inclusiveness' request...

Commissioners propose spending but decline retirement change for school workers

Published Aug. 27 2015

Hamilton County commissioners are considering using more than $33,000 of county tax dollars on discretionary spending, including giving money to...

Hamilton County Schools superintendent adds innovation position, promotes 2

Published Aug. 26 2015

Hamilton County Schools Superintendent Rick Smith said the school district can no longer neglect the importance of technology to classroom...

Cleveland councilman wants end to 'unacceptable behavior' by police officers

Published Aug. 26 2015

CLEVELAND, Tenn. -- Cleveland City Councilman Richard Banks says he is tired of the "unacceptable behavior" of city police officers...

New city employee rule book clears final council vote

Published Aug. 26 2015

Chattanooga Council members passed a final rule book for city employees Tuesday after weeks of debate and a final attempt...

Cleveland hits brakes on Paul Huff Parkway extension

Published Aug. 25 2015

CLEVELAND, Tenn. -- The Cleveland City Council has put a stop to the involvement of city employees and assets on...

Health centers' former board says Erlanger did not have right to dissolve panel

Published Aug. 24 2015

NASHVILLE -- Five former board members for two Chattanooga community health centers charge that Erlanger Health System CEO Kevin Spiegel...

Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke says he has no plans to run for governor

Published Aug. 23 2015

Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke says he's flattered that Tennessee Senate Democrats think he'd make a great governor, but he's strictly...

Chattanooga Tea Party changes venue for talk

Published Aug. 23 2015

The Chattanooga Tea Party has moved the venue for a talk by Dr. Bill Warner about the recent attack by...

Whitfield County Democratic Party hosts dinner

Published Aug. 23 2015

The Whitfield County Democratic Party will be hosting its 2015 Kennedy-Carter Dinner at 7 p.m. Saturday.

Sterling Jetton campaign for Hamilton County assessor of property kicks off

Published Aug. 23 2015

A kickoff breakfast for Sterling Jetton's campaign for Hamilton County assessor of property is set for 8:30 a.m. Saturday at...

Bob Corker warns 'dramatically changing' lives in response to Chattanooga shootings sends wrong signal

Published Aug. 20 2015

U.S. Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., says while the July 16 shootings here underscore the "new world we live in," Chattanoogans...

City Council employee says he'll take leave time for going to Ted Cruz rally

Published Aug. 19 2015

A Chattanooga City Council employee who went to a Ted Cruz rally last week on city time said he'll use...

Gay, transgender protections survive council's first vote on city rule book

Published Aug. 19 2015

A new rule book for Chattanooga city employees cleared its first vote, but not without another effort to remove "sexual...

Chattanooga City Council employee attends political rally, city asked to investigate

Published Aug. 18 2015

Chattanooga City Councilman Moses Freeman has asked the city attorney to investigate after a council employee attended a political rally...

Yusuf Hakeem misses nearly two months of Chattanooga City Council meetings after back surgery

Published Aug. 18 2015

Chattanooga's District 9 residents have gone unrepresented on the City Council for nearly two months, but Councilman Yusuf Hakeem says...

Political Notebook: Hamilton County official lauded by peers

Published Aug. 16 2015

Hamilton County Trustee Bill Hullander has been named Eastern District Trustee of the Year by his peers.

Erlanger Health System: Hospital fires top health centers' leaders

Published Aug. 13 2015

NASHVILLE -- Amid continuing financial losses at the Southside and Dodson Avenue community health centers, Erlanger Health System on Wednesday...

Anti-harassment rule debate returns as Chattanooga works on handbook

Published Aug. 12 2015

Chattanooga workers may be OK with the majority of a new proposed employee handbook. But the comprehensive rule set may...

Field of Cleveland police chief candidates will be narrowed to three finalists

Published Aug. 11 2015

CLEVELAND, Tenn. -- A field of 10 candidates for Cleveland's next police chief will be reduced to three finalists soon,...

Cleveland police chief search narrowed down to 10 candidates

Published Aug. 8 2015

CLEVELAND, Tenn. -- A field of 36 applicants has been narrowed down to 10 candidates in Cleveland's search for its...