Corker calls $1.4 trillion budget bill 'grotesque'

Published Mar. 22 2018

U.S. Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., today slammed the massive $1.4 trillion spending bill.

Retirement incentives, Opportunity Zone staffing on Hamilton County school board agenda tonight

Published Mar. 22 2018

The Hamilton County Department of Education will pay out slightly more than expected in retirement bonuses this year, with 178...

Hamilton County Sheriff Jim Hammond to talk to board about improving school security

Published Mar. 22 2018

Hamilton County Sheriff Jim Hammond is scheduled to speak with members of the Hamilton County Board of Education today as...

Hamilton County attorneys grill former magistrate who says she was fired for being gay

Published Mar. 22 2018

Hamilton County attorneys pushed back Wednesday on a former Juvenile Court magistrate's claim that she was fired in 2014 for...

Elizabeth Baker seeks District 2 seat on Hamilton County Commission

Published Mar. 22 2018

Elizabeth Baker is seeking the Democratic nomination for the District 2 seat on the Hamilton County Commission.

M.L King reopens through Miller Park today

Published Mar. 21 2018

M.L. King Boulevard will reopen through Miller Park today.

Innovation District plan includes greater UTC presence downtown, housing, research opportunities [photos]

Published Mar. 21 2018

A new vision for Chattanooga's Innovation District calls for a better University of Tennessee at Chattanooga presence downtown, adding affordable...

Chattanooga City Council gets first peek at panhandling revision

Published Mar. 21 2018

Chattanooga City Council members, getting their first glimpse Tuesday of a proposed citywide ordinance regulating panhandling, also got a look...

Under threat of lawsuit, Catoosa County approves cell tower

Published Mar. 21 2018

After rejecting a proposal to build a 160-foot cell tower last year, the Catoosa County commission agreed Tuesday night to...

8th District dispute: Lambert defends campaign contributions from developers; Boyd says they 'stink'

Published Mar. 21 2018

As candidate questions go, the last one was a doozy.

New front opens in battle against homelessness in Chattanooga [photos]

Published Mar. 20 2018

Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke said Monday the city is taking a "tremendous step forward" by forming a new interagency council...

Hamilton County Commissioner Randy Fairbanks seeks re-election in District 1

Published Mar. 20 2018

Incumbent Hamilton County Commissioner Randy Fairbanks is seeking re-election to the District 1 seat.

Attorney: Former Hamilton County magistrate discriminated against, fired for being gay

Published Mar. 20 2018

A former Hamilton County magistrate was demoted, treated differently and fired without explanation because she's openly gay and her boss...

Jasper, Tenn., officials warn residents about third-party city bill payments

Published Mar. 20 2018

One of the main reasons city leaders began offering online bill pay on Jasper's official website last June was a...

Infrastructure, governmental relations are top topics with Bradley County Commission candidates

Published Mar. 19 2018

Candidates seeking election to a District 4 seat on the Bradley County Commission call for better partnerships with Cleveland and...

South Pittsburg, Tenn., leaders consider revamping downtown streetscape

Published Mar. 19 2018

Residents of South Pittsburg have developed a love-hate relationship with the downtown streetscape project that was completed in the mid-1990s.

Election 2018 Issues and Answers: Infrastructure

Published Mar. 18 2018

In the months leading up to the primary elections in August, the Times Free Press will run an "Election 2018:...

Five things to know about Hamilton County Schools' Future Ready Institutes

Published Mar. 16 2018

Hamilton County Schools is launching its Future Ready Institutes — small, career-themed learning communities embedded in the district's traditional high...

Massive effort launched to prepare Hamilton County students for workforce

Published Mar. 15 2018

A new effort aims to prepare area students for life after high school.

Dennis Clark seeks District 28 House seat

Published Mar. 15 2018

Dennis Clark says he is running for the District 28 House seat coming open with the retirement of JoAnne Favors.

Respected Hamilton County judge, lawyer Vann Owens dies at 86

Published Mar. 15 2018

Vann Owens, a former Hamilton County judge, family man and respected lawyer who once asked the pilot of a plane...


Partnership could halve jail pharmacy costs in Hamilton County

Published Mar. 15 2018

Hamilton County might be able to cut its jail pharmacy costs in half through a new partnership.

Attorneys: Emails show Hamilton County Schools' slow response in Ooltewah rape case

Published Mar. 14 2018

Hamilton County Schools administrators talked for the first time about helping the victims of the 2015 Ooltewah High School rape...