Walker County GOP calls for change in local government

Published Aug. 5 2016

The Walker County Republican Party is calling for a binding vote to change the structure of the local government.

Updated: Hamilton County Board of Education election results

Published Aug. 4 2016

Hamilton County Board of Education election results.

Hamilton County adopts court-ordered victim services fee

Published Aug. 4 2016

A proposed $45 court-imposed fee, intended to help a pair of nonprofit victim services agencies, faced opposition from some Hamilton...

Chattanooga officials eye new social service provider proposals for Violence Reduction Initiative

Published Aug. 3 2016

Chattanooga leaders soon will consider new social service provider proposals for the Violence Reduction Initiative, the city's flagship gang deterrent...

Hamilton County GOP lodges complaint against Democrat candidate

Published Jul. 30 2016

The local Republican Party chairman has filed a campaign finance complaint against the Democratic candidate in the Hamilton County Assessor...

Hamilton County Commissioner's 57-page report takes aim at Water and Wastewater Treatment Authority

Published Jul. 28 2016

Commissioner Tim Boyd, a longtime critic of Hamilton County's Water and Wastewater Treatment Authority, has accused the agency of an...

Commissioner Tim Boyd publishes WWTA report

Published Jul. 27 2016

Commissioner Tim Boyd, a long-time critic of Hamilton County's Water and Wastewater Treatment Authority, has published a 57-report on the...

Rep. JoAnne Favors faces first primary challenger since 2012

Published Jul. 27 2016

Rep. JoAnne Favors, D-Chattanooga, faces her first primary challenger since redistricting pit her against Tommie Brown for the Tennessee House...

Council OKs purchase of improved body armor for Chattanooga police

Published Jul. 27 2016

The Chattanooga Police Department says its officers could have body armor capable of resisting rifle bullets in as little as...

Chattanooga Department of Transportation ready to start work on M.L. King corridor improvements

Published Jul. 20 2016

The Chattanooga Department of Transportation wants to launch a number of pedestrian-friendly improvements for East Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard...

After calls for change, Chattanooga mayor revises tax breaks for downtown developers

Published Jul. 20 2016

After months of critics calling for the city to halt its tax incentive program for developers downtown, Mayor Andy Berke...

Declining Walker County landfill bid, Commissioner Bebe Heiskell keeps political fight going

Published Jul. 20 2016

After its potential sale died, Walker County's landfill remained a political issue for this year's election.

Pork Report dings Tennessee Aquarium, Chattanooga Zoo and Hamilton County Commission for wasteful spending

Published Jul. 19 2016

A free-market think tank in Nashville included Hamilton County commissioners' $900,000 'discretionary funds' on its annual Pork Report list of...

Hamilton County school board to decide between five superintendent search firms

Published Jul. 14 2016

As the Hamilton County Board of Education nears the launch of a superintendent search, it is expected to begin conversation...

Hamilton County seeks applicants for new job helping veterans and their families

Published Jul. 10 2016

Hamilton County wants a veterans service officer to help veterans and their families make the most of their available benefits.

Understaffed Hamilton County Jail prompts sheriff to allow younger workers

Published Jul. 9 2016

People as young as 18 now can apply to become correctional officers at the Hamilton County Jail, Sheriff Jim Hammond...

Chattanooga City Council gives final approval to $80 million capital budget

Published Jul. 6 2016

The Chattanooga City Council voted unanimously Tuesday in favor of the final passage of the proposed $80 million capital budget...

Political Notebook: No 'ballot selfies' at polls

Published Jul. 3 2016

Early voting begins Tuesday in Georgia's general primary and nonpartisan runoff elections. Georgia voters may cast ballots in person or...

Hamilton County's 2017 budget does not include property tax increase

Published Jun. 30 2016

The record $679.6 million budget the Hamilton County Commission passed Wednesday does not include discretionary money, even though six commissioners...

Hamilton County's $679 million budget has no discretionary funds for commissioners

Published Jun. 29 2016

The Hamilton County Commission did not fight for discretionary funds for individual commissioners at all during the 2017 budget process.

Alton Park greenway connector divides Chattanooga City Council

Published Jun. 29 2016

While the City Council voted unanimously in favor of $310 million in budget proposals for 2017 on Tuesday, the body...


Contenders debate for District 2 school board seat

Published Jun. 29 2016

Voters got the chance to hear from candidates vying for the opportunity to represent District 2 on the school board...

City approves $230 million operations budget

Published Jun. 28 2016

Chattanooga's city council has unanimously approved $230 million operations budget for 2017.