Local Politics

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — The Cleveland City Council is attempting to save the career of Lt. Steve Tyson, a 27­-year veteran of the Cleveland Police Department, after listening to supporters of the officer in a standing­-room-only meeting.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — Attorney Barrett Painter has been appointed to serve as the Cleveland Municipal Court judge.

Sequatchie County, Tenn., property owners will have to pony up almost 10 percent more in property taxes after a vote to increase the rate by 21 cents.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — After more than two years of turmoil and investigations into the 10th Judicial District Attorney's Office, the new man in the job's to-do list is as much about rebuilding the office and regaining public trust as it is about putting bad guys in jail.

Catoosa County, Ga.'s, proposed property tax increase had several taxpayers asking for a tightening of the government's belt in a public hearing Thursday night that boiled down to political ethics over dollars.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — Two candidates want to be Cleveland's next city judge: attorneys Andrew Morgan and Barrett Painter.

Corker: Volkswagen expansion in Chattanooga was off if UAW won

UAW says Chattanooga local at over 670 members

While the United Auto Workers says its Chattanooga local has signed up more than 670 Volkswagen workers, U.S. Sen. Bob Corker said Wednesday that the VW plant expansion would not have happened had the union won the factory's February election.

Collegedale Mayor John Turner said he "got knee-deep and dirty" 23 years ago when he and scores of other residents helped build the city's large wooden playground, named the Imagination Station.

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Walker County, Ga., Sole Commissioner Bebe Heiskell is proposing a 59-percent increase on county portion of property tax millage rates to generate money she says is needed to keep pace with increasing expenses and state requirements.

The Chattanooga City Council has given its first blessing on a controversial noise ordinance, and some music venues in the city's downtown and South Side may be able to keep the music playing — with the appropriate permits.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Bradley County has fired the second director of its private shelter, an action that prompted the immediate resignation of board member Charlotte Peak-­Jones, a Bradley County commissioner.

The required number of valid signatures has been collected in East Ridge to put the wine referendum on the November ballot.

The election is over, but Hamilton County Criminal Court Clerk Gwen Tidwell says it doesn't feel like it.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — Bradley County has received an improved protection classification from the Insurance Service Office and said goodbye — with honors — to a long-­serving member of the county’s fire board.

JASPER, Tenn. — A plan to upgrade and construct three lengthy sections of sidewalk in the downtown Jasper area has been delayed while a historical preservation survey is completed.

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