City Council prepares to vote on short-term vacation rental rules

Published Sep. 13 2016

The City Council will vote on new short-term vacation rental rules for Chattanooga this evening.

Chattanooga launches website to guide convicts through expungement, voting

Published Sep. 13 2016

The city of Chattanooga on Monday launched a website aimed at helping people with criminal histories regain the right to...

No Democrat to run for District 3 Commission seat

Published Sep. 9 2016

When the polls open on Nov. 8, Hamilton County voters in District 3 will decide who will represent them on...


Hamilton County Commission pay saga takes strange turn

Published Sep. 8 2016

An effort to boost pay for the Hamilton County Commission's chairman and vice chairman didn't work out quite as planned...

County Commission taps bond fund for Ooltewah High paint-striping machine

Published Sep. 7 2016

A question whether to dip into the county's line of credit to buy a paint-striping machine for Ooltewah High School...

Chattanooga Mayor Berke focusing on education, jobs, safety in re-election bid [video]

Published Sep. 7 2016

Saying he wants to focus on early learning, economic development and getting guns off of the streets, Chattanooga Mayor Andy...

Critics ask for a seat at the table in planning controversial tax break program

Published Sep. 7 2016

Hours before the City Council was set to vote with no prior public discussion on a tax incentive program that...

City Council delays controversial tax break vote for two weeks after outcry

Published Sep. 6 2016

The City Council voted to defer for two weeks voting on the controversial tax break program after critics claimed the...

Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke announces re-election bid [video]

Published Sep. 6 2016

Before Tuesday's campaign kickoff, the mayor sat down with the Times-Free Press to talk about his first term in office...

Chattanooga City Council eyes using hearing officer to fight neighborhood blight

Published Sep. 6 2016

Chattanooga may bring an administrative hearing officer on board this fall to combat neighborhood blight.

Critics want City Council to delay vote on controversial tax break program

Published Sep. 6 2016

City leaders aren't giving the public ample time to talk with their elected officials publicly before tonight's scheduled vote on...

Hamilton County commissioner questions discretionary spending

Published Sep. 4 2016

Hamilton County Commission Chairman Chester Bankston wants to use the county's line of credit to help pay for an athletic...

Federal grant pays for 14 new Chattanooga firefighters

Published Sep. 1 2016

City officials will use a $1.8 million federal grant to hire 14 new firefighters for at least two years, officials...

Carol Berz seeks new City Council term

Published Sep. 1 2016

Dr. Carol Berz announced today that she will seek re-election to the City Council District 6 seat.

Joe Smith to make independent run for open Hamilton County Commission seat

Published Sep. 1 2016

Joe Smith, director of mission advancement of the YMCA of Metropolitan Chattanooga, has announced an independent campaign for the open...

Hamilton County Commission to consider pay increase for chairman

Published Sep. 1 2016

The Hamilton County Commission could significantly boost the pay of its chairman and chairman pro tempore next week, when it...

New short-term vacation rental rules receive positive public response

Published Aug. 31 2016

New rules for short-term vacation rentals went over pretty well at a Chattanooga City Council public hearing on Tuesday.

Larry Grohn kicks off campaign for Chattanooga mayor

Published Aug. 31 2016

City Councilman Larry Grohn has officially announced his campaign to run for mayor of Chattanooga in March 2017.

Short-term vacation rental operations may require $125 certification fee

Published Aug. 30 2016

Possible ordinance changes could allow short-term vacation rentals to operate in Chattanooga neighborhoods under certain conditions, including the payment of...

Pat Benson announces candidacy for City Council District 9

Published Aug. 30 2016

Pat Benson Jr., the telefund coordinator for the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, has announced his candidacy for the Chattanooga...

Caucuses planned for Hamilton County Commission vacancy

Published Aug. 24 2016

Hamilton County District 3 Republicans and Democrats will both caucus on Sept. 8 to put nominees forward to fill the...

Walker County property values going up; no decision on taxes

Published Aug. 23 2016

Property values in Walker County, Ga., are going up by about $50 million this year.

County commissioners divided on special event alcohol sales in parks

Published Aug. 18 2016

A proposal to allow limited alcohol sales at some Hamilton County parks has quietly hit a roadblock.