Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke's first order of business Monday included a tour of the 911 Center and meetings with his team — acting department heads and senior staff members.
A bill that would allow Hamilton County to cremate residents whose families cannot afford burial costs has cleared the state Legislature, and Sen. Todd Gardenhire is asking the County Commission to return a favor.
With a new mayor, a mostly new City Council and with city department heads being replaced, the leadership of Chattanooga's City Hall changes Monday as much as in any time in modern history.
Hamilton County Democrats elected new leaders Saturday during their biennial reorganization.
Two high-priority Chattanooga department heads will be leaving office today, and at this point it appears there will be no immediate replacements.
Larry Grohn beat longtime Chattanooga Councilman Jack Benson on Tuesday night in a fight between former educators.
Now it's in the voters' hands.
Chancellor Frank Brown on Monday threw out a lawsuit filed by City Councilman Peter Murphy seeking a runoff election in the District 9 race.
Most of Chattanooga's department heads have decided they would like to work with incoming Mayor Andy Berke, WRCB-TV reports.
Chattanooga Mayor Ron Littlefield came into office eight years ago on a platform of restoring neighborhoods.
Two issues that have sparked drama at recent Fort Oglethorpe City Council meetings will show up again on the agenda Monday night.
Chattanooga Councilwoman Carol Berz announced Wednesday she will not be candidate for chairwoman when the new council gets organized April 16.
Depending on who Hamilton County commissioners appoint to be the next Juvenile Court judge, parents of truant children may see jail time, court may be held on Saturdays and reformed youths may determe punishments for new young offenders.
Chattanooga Mayor-elect Andy Berke will be holding a forum this week that will deal with youth development and education.
Georgia state Sen. Jeff Mullis, R-Chickamauga, introduced a resolution calling for the creation of a seven-person Fort Oglethorpe Charter Study Committee to look into recent controversial city actions.