Local Politics

After months of public debate, private discussions and recent litigation for millions of dollars, the city's Electric Power Board concedes that it overbilled Chattanooga more than $1.2 million for its streetlight energy.

There's discord in the ranks at the Soddy-Daisy Police Department.

The Chattanooga City Council on Tuesday rejected the easiest method to replace four members of the Industrial Development Board, opting instead for an arcane process that includes multiple committee meetings and drawing names from a hat.

JASPER, Tenn. — Issues with the Chinese ginkgo trees planted around Jasper’s downtown square have been brought to light once again, and this time, city leaders may have no choice but to address the developing problems.

Bebe Heiskell says she’s in the same boat as all Walker County residents.

JASPER, Tenn. — City leaders' attempt to sell some surplus property on Anderson Ridge has become somewhat muddled recently.

Charles Sharrock, ousted from the Fort Oglethorpe City Council in November 2012 after complaints of sexual harassment by city employees, filled out paperwork Wednesday to seek the seat again in November.

Hamilton County Commissioners on Wednesday unanimously decided to let East Ridge Councilman Marc Gravitt start his new job as District 30 state representative early.

A communal fear of not being understood by police exists in Chattanooga's Spanish-speaking community, Lorenzo Juarex Maldonado said through a translator.

The Chattanooga City Council was at a stalemate Tuesday on how to appoint new board members to the city’s Industrial Development Board that faces public criticism and is in a legal brawl over a $9 million Black Creek tax-increment deal.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — A 50 percent turnover on the 14-member Bradley County Commission has led to major changes in the makeup of its numerous committees for 2014-15.

KIMBALL, Tenn. — Kimball Park has grown exponentially in recent years, but a couple of minor issues have caused city leaders to start from scratch on some planned upgrades.

Not even no-kill shelters can keep from killing some animals.

LaFAYETTE, Ga. — The mood at a public hearing Thursday in Walker County to discuss a proposed property tax hike was angry on the part of the taxpayers, defensive on the side of Sole Commissioner Bebe Heiskell.

Chattanooga has unveiled a plan to offer free Wi-Fi across the city.

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