Wilcox Tunnel work now delayed until April, frustrating local businesses

Published Feb. 2 2016

The Wilcox Tunnel will not be complete this month as initially scheduled, but the city will offer financial support and...

Council wants a new USS Chattanooga to honor July 16 victims

Published Jan. 27 2016

The Chattanooga City Council is asking the U.S. Navy and Department of Defense to name a Navy warship the USS...

Hamilton County ratifies tax break for VW supplier Yanfeng

Published Jan. 20 2016

Hamilton County commissioners on Wednesday approved a tax break for a Chinese firm that will be a supplier for Volkswagen's...

Chattanooga City Council approves funds for July 16 first responders

Published Jan. 20 2016

Chattanooga police officers and other city employees will be allowed to accept $1,000 checks for the psychological trauma they suffered...

City Council approves tax break for Chinese auto parts firm

Published Jan. 20 2016

The Chattanooga City Council on Tuesday approved a tax break of a little more than $1 million over a period...

Bradley County road department asks for 'respect'

Published Jan. 20 2016

Bradley County Road Superintendent Sandra Knight Collins has called for "a little more respect" for her department after critical remarks...

Chattanooga to participate in challenge to build better buildings

Published Jan. 19 2016

Tuesday morning's news conference at City Hall to announce Chattanooga's participation in the U.S. Department of Energy's Better Buildings Challenge...

'Bridge plan' for Hamilton County deputies would cost $350,000 a year

Published Jan. 13 2016

An early retirement plan for Hamilton County deputies has both promise and pitfalls, county commissioners were told Tuesday.

Chattanooga City Council approves changes to pet licenses

Published Jan. 13 2016

The Chattanooga City Council changed the rules Tuesday to make it easier for dog and cat owners to get licenses,...

Security, broadband access among Cleveland State concerns

Published Jan. 9 2016

Campus security, improved broadband access and building needs have been cited as priority concerns by representatives of Cleveland State Community...

Commissioners take next step toward private jail operator

Published Jan. 6 2016

By an 8-1 vote, Hamilton County commissioners voted to go forward in their search for a private company that might...

Hamilton County prosecutor announces candidacy for Criminal Court judge

Published Jan. 5 2016

Boyd Patterson is running for Hamilton County Criminal Court judge.


Attorneys running for Criminal Court judge discuss their qualifications at forum

Published Jan. 4 2016

Three Republican attorneys running for the judicial seat in Hamilton County Criminal Court spoke before the Pachyderm Club today, with...

Commission voting on whether to invite private bids for new county jail

Published Jan. 4 2016

A private operator for Hamilton County's lockups could be chosen as soon as June or July if county commissioners vote...

Walker County pays back $10 million loan

Published Dec. 31 2015

Walker County, Ga., leaders paid back $10 million with two days to spare.

Berke: Don't cut city's share of sales tax revenues

Published Dec. 31 2015

Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke doesn't want state lawmakers messing around with the city's share of state sales tax revenues.

Over-budget elementary school additions stirs debate among county commissioners

Published Dec. 31 2015

The year-end conversation among Hamilton County commissioners Wednesday centered around an all-too-familiar topic of 2015: school expansions and stadiums.

Joe Graham strikes again on discretionary spending requests

Published Dec. 10 2015

Hamilton County Commissioner Joe Graham stood fast in his position on discretionary funding during a County Commission agenda session Wednesday,...

Discretionary spending debated in Hamilton County Commission agenda session

Published Dec. 9 2015

During a Hamilton County Commission agenda session this morning Commissioner Joe Graham maintained his position on discretionary funding, promising "no"...

Council approves contentious seven-story Southside apartment complex

Published Dec. 9 2015

After a spirited and sometimes confusing debate over height limits on Cowart Street, the Chattanooga City Council voted 7-1 Tuesday...

City attorney: Councilman Anderson didn't break ethics rules

Published Dec. 9 2015

City attorney Wade Hinton said Councilman Chris Anderson didn't break ethics rules when he failed to disclose the representative of...


Andy Berke named municipal leader of the year by American City & County

Published Dec. 8 2015

Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke was named American City & County's 2015 municipal leader of the year for what the magazine...

City Council strikes compromise on controversial seven-story apartments

Published Dec. 2 2015

The Chattanooga City Council postponed a vote on a proposed zoning change to allow a seven-story apartment building on Cowart...