Mayor Andy Berke asks council to freeze property taxes for many elderly Chattanooga homeowners

Published Aug. 1 2017

Chattanooga property taxes may be going up for most homeowners next year, but the city plans to hold the line...

Man sent to psychiatric hospital after 2010 mass shooting in Georgia

Published Aug. 1 2017

A man accused of killing four people and wounding a fifth in a 2010 Georgia workplace mass shooting has been...

Hamilton County Register of Deeds Pam Hurst won't seek re-election

Published Aug. 1 2017

Hamilton County Register of Deeds Pam Hurst has announced she will not seek re-election.

Red Bank to begin vetting new police chief candidates

Published Aug. 1 2017

The Chattanooga Police Department isn't the only local law enforcement agency in need of a new chief: Red Bank city...

Chattanooga City Council considers new rules to limit off-road vehicle noise

Published Aug. 1 2017

Chattanooga may curb off-road vehicle noise in the near future.

Fort Oglethorpe, Ringgold officials pitch sewer upgrades

Published Aug. 1 2017

City leaders for Fort Oglethorpe and Ringgold made pitches Monday night for the importance of upgrading their sewer systems.

Rep. Dan Howell named to Ocoee River board

Published Jul. 31 2017

State Rep. Dan Howell, R-Georgetown, has been named to the Ocoee River Recreation & Economic Development Board.

Hamilton County commissioner named to National Association of Counties' Board of Directors

Published Jul. 28 2017

Warren Mackey has been named as a member of NACo's Board of Directors.

UPDATE: Tennessee judge rescinds inmate sterilization-for-freedom program

Published Jul. 27 2017

A Tennessee judge has rescinded his controversial program that sought to encourage drug-dependent female and male inmates to cut their...

Hamilton County assessor's office certifies lower property tax rates, but cities don't have to abide

Published Jul. 27 2017

Property values are up in Hamilton County, from an average of 12.4 percent at the high end in Red Bank...

Chattanooga City Council votes to request more time on plan for struggling schools

Published Jul. 26 2017

The Chattanooga City Council, for the most part, has backed a public stance on giving Hamilton County Schools some time...

Fearing for her family's safety, Varnell, Ga., city councilwoman resigns

Published Jul. 25 2017

One elected official resigned; another said she had a family emergency. And just like that, Tuesday's city council meeting was...


Corker calls for Obamacare repeal 'after reasonable transition'

Published Jul. 20 2017

U.S. Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) today released the following statement regarding the Senate health care debate.

Hamilton County backs down on new nonprofit financial oversight rules

Published Jul. 19 2017

The Hamilton County Commission has made an about-face on new rules it implemented last month which would require certain nonprofits...

City Council delays vote on stance about whether state should intervene in struggling schools

Published Jul. 19 2017

The Chattanooga City Council postponed Tuesday a vote on its stance about whether the state should intervene in five of...

Catoosa County Commission renews inmate work agreement

Published Jul. 19 2017

The Catoosa County Commission renewed its contract to receive prison labor for some local projects.

Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce is nationally recognized

Published Jul. 18 2017

The Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce won 2017 Chamber of the Year for midsize cities at the Association of Chamber...

Chattanooga City Council to delay vote on state oversight of struggling schools

Published Jul. 18 2017

The Chattanooga City Council will delay a vote concerning its position on state oversight plans for five struggling Hamilton County...

Hamilton GOP chairman to seek county judge appointment

Published Jul. 14 2017

Hamilton County Republican Party Chairman Joe DeGaetano has announced he will step down from his post so he can seek...

Hamilton County nonprofit oversight rules spark response from Dallas Bay Fire Department

Published Jul. 12 2017

The Dallas Bay Volunteer Fire Department just wants to clear the air about Hamilton County's new financial oversight rules for...

'Small cell' technology expected to fast-track Chattanooga's broadband connectivity

Published Jul. 12 2017

Chattanooga is on its way to laying down ground rules for expanding the city's wireless infrastructure.


Alton Park greenway connection on Chattanooga City Council table

Published Jul. 9 2017

Chattanooga hopes to create a $2.2 million Alton Park greenway connection from a stretch of abandoned CSX rail line.

Hamilton County says Humane Educational Society still has to play by new money oversight rules

Published Jul. 5 2017

Hamilton County says the Humane Educational Society is still on the leash for new county financial oversight rules for certain...