Yusuf Hakeem to face Demetrus Coonrod in runoff for District 9 City Council seat

Published Mar. 7 2017

Long-serving councilman Yusuf Hakeem will face Demetrus Coonrod in a run-off election April 11 for the District 9 seat on...

Chris Anderson will face Erskine Oglesby in runoff for District 7 City Council seat

Published Mar. 7 2017

Chris Anderson was not able to collect 50 percent of the vote tonight and will face Erskine Ogelsby in a...

Ken Smith, Darrin Ledford, Carol Berz win unopposed

Published Mar. 7 2017

Carol Berz, Darrin Ledford and Ken Smith won their city council seats on Tuesday without facing any opposition.

Russell Gilbert wins re-election for District 5 City Council seat

Published Mar. 7 2017

Gilbert, the incumbent, has been in office since 2008. Among his accomplishments, he lists infrastructure improvements to Lightfoot Mill Road...

Today's city election: What you need to know about the candidates, polling places and issues

Published Mar. 7 2017

Voting is underway for the Chattanooga city election.

Bradley County Commission won't stand against state gas hike

Published Mar. 7 2017

Most Bradley County commissioners say they don't think it's their business as a body to tell state lawmakers how to...

Last-day surge leads to increased turnout for early voting in local election

Published Mar. 3 2017

Early voting has ended for the Chattanooga city election, with a last-day surge bumping polling numbers up a little higher...

Hamilton County Commissioners sidestep involvement in East Ridge deal

Published Mar. 1 2017

Hamilton County commissioners don't want to divide a pot of capital project money, and they sure don't want to get...

Hamilton County Commission nixes splitting bond money pot

Published Mar. 1 2017

Most Hamilton County commissioners don't want to split what's left of $900,000 in available capital bond money for their individual...

Streetlights spark debate over Andy Berke's handling of city contract

Published Mar. 1 2017

In 2013 when Don Lepard opened his new Global Green Lighting factory in Hixson, government officials heralded the radio-controlled LED...

Chattanooga City Council wary of water quality program rate study

Published Feb. 28 2017

The Chattanooga City Council wants to know if a hike is in store for its water quality fee, previously known...

Mayoral candidate wants Chattanooga to secede from Hamilton County

Published Feb. 28 2017

Mayoral hopeful and three-time former city councilman David Crockett would like to see a Chattanooga free and clear of Hamilton...

Mayoral candidate David Crockett to disclose campaign donations

Published Feb. 27 2017

Chattanooga voters might know about mayoral candidate David Crockett's stance on high-speed rail and economic development, but they don't know...

Chattanooga Public Library hosts People's Town Hall event

Published Feb. 24 2017

Emmett Gienapp reports from a People's Town Hall event today at the Chattanooga Public Library.

Fewer Chattanooga residents are registered to vote this year

Published Feb. 24 2017

Early voting numbers for the Chattanooga city election are tracking closely to 2013 numbers, but they have a ways to...

UPDATE: Walker County school board member resigns because of medical issues

Published Feb. 23 2017

A member of the Walker County board of education stepped down last week, said Superintendent Damon Raines.

Hamilton County commissioner texts board member demanding he support construction of new school

Published Feb. 22 2017

Before the Hamilton County school board voted last week to prioritize new school construction, County Commissioner Tim Boyd texted a...

Chattanooga City Council approves tax break for Highway 58 apartments

Published Feb. 22 2017

The Chattanooga City Council has given the green light to a 15-year tax break for the Flats at Fifty-Eight, a...

Chattanooga City Council considers Highway 58 affordable housing tax break

Published Feb. 21 2017

The Chattanooga City Council is expected to decide today if it should give a 15-year tax break to a rent-restrictive...

Challengers target Andy Berke in Chattanooga mayoral candidates' debate

Published Feb. 21 2017

The three candidates running against incumbent Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke attacked the mayor for failing to keep his promises, in...

Tim Boyd, Bob Doak spar over Chattanooga's tourism spending

Published Feb. 17 2017

Bob Doak, president and CEO of the Chattanooga Convention and Visitors Bureau, is firing back at Hamilton County Commissioner Tim...

Hamilton County awaits final details of $6 million GE settlement

Published Feb. 16 2017

Like their Chattanooga City Council counterparts, Hamilton County commissioners have delayed voting on a $6 million settlement from GE Power.

Chattanooga City Council approves $750,000 in tools for police intelligence center

Published Feb. 15 2017

The Chattanooga City Council approved $750,000 in cameras, software and video networking tools for the police department's Real-Time Intelligence Center...