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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.

The Chattanooga Police Department will start annually checking all employees for outstanding warrants and the status of their driver's licenses after discovering that one patrol officer was driving on a suspended driver's license.

Chattanooga Mayor and former Democratic state senator Andy Berke today will endorse Lenda Sherrell for the 4th Congressional District seat.

JASPER, Tenn. — When Alderman Steve Looney discovered there was a new part-time summer worker with the city's parks and recreation department, he couldn't remember when the Jasper Board of Mayor and Aldermen approved that.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — Brian Smith, a 32-year law enforcement veteran and a member of the Bradley County Commission, has been named as Sheriff-elect Eric Watson’s chief deputy.

NASHVILLE — Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke will endorse 4th Congressional District Democratic nominee Lenda Sherrell next week, the Sherrell campaign says.

Bradley County Sheriff-elect Eric Watson has announced two more members of his command staff.

For 30 minutes Tuesday, the City Council chambers sounded more like a music hall than a legislative meeting place.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. —  Sheriff-elect Eric Watson has named two members of his command staff, who will assume their new roles on Sept. 1.

Chattanooga's proposed sound ordinance was supposed to fix — or at least offer a legal solution to — the noise complaints associated with the popular music venue Track 29.

Like a kid ordering a new flavor of ice cream, Chattanooga police tried something new this weekend.

This has been her routine for nearly a decade. While her husband sleeps, she prepares to represent the good people, the taxpayers, of District 1 on the Hamilton County school board.

Thursday was a bitter loss for Weston Wamp. But political minds say it was an equally bitter win for his opponent, incumbent U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — In September, the Bradley County Commission will turn over fully half its 14 members.

NASHVILLE — Republican U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais and state Sen. Jim Tracy are now talking with lawyers as the two 4th Congressional District GOP primary foes prepare for a potential legal fight over the congressman's razor-thin victory in Thursday's race.

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