As the crowd streamed from last week's Chattanooga City Council meeting, Collegedale Detective Kat Cooper stood on the lawn and faced a gathering group.
The Trust for Public Land is working with Chattanooga officials to identify which of the city's 71 parks or greenways need a makeover and the neighborhoods in need of a place for families to play outdoors.
Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke named a member of top leadership team Thursday to replace outgoing Andrew Kean as the city's chief operating officer.
Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke announced today that his Chief Innovation Officer Jeff Cannon will replace outgoing Andrew Kean and take over the city's day-to-day operations.
A Chattanooga judge is questioning the state's decision to close the county's only center that reinstates driver's licenses, saying it will lead to more unlicensed drivers on local roads.
The Chattanooga City Council unanimously voted Tuesday night to give Mayor Andy Berke nearly $100,000 to bring in a consulting firm to help implement the key part of next year's city budget.
After eight weeks of debate among residents over whether it's fair or immoral to extend benefits to partners of city employees in same-sex relationships, city officials announced a public hearing next week.
The first firm proposal put forth to stabilize Chattanooga's public safety retirement fund and rein in spiraling costs would save the city $126 million over the next 25 years.
Chattanooga City Council has called a special public hearing Nov. 5 to discuss legislation concerning expanding benefits to city employees in domestic partnerships, which would cover employees in same sex relationships.
Mayor Andy Berke is asking the City Council to spend $100,000 on a consulting firm to implement next year's budget, but some council members wonder why a third party is needed to perform one of the administration's primary responsibilities.
Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke's head of day-to-day operations is leaving after six months on the job. He is returning to the private sector.
Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke's head of day-to-day operations is leaving after six months on the job, the Times Free Press has learned.
Since a third-party vendor took over billing for sewer service in January, thousands of Chattanoogans have stopped paying their bills.
A unanimous vote from an Erlanger Health System committee has paved the way for the hospital and city to keep their promise to the community to turn five acres of Lincoln Park property into a historical park.
Chattanooga’s current fire and police pension quagmire has its roots in 1990s-era reforms aimed at pruning top-heavy management ranks.
When Chattanooga officials voted on the city’s $212 million budget, a handful of residents showed up to learn what their tax dollars were paying for. Yet an ordinance that hasn’t even been introduced is drawing crowds that pack the seats at City Council meetings with protesters and supporters.
Executive Director Karen Walsh has resigned from McKamey Animal Center.
Despite what finance experts say is a significant risk, cities across the nation continue to borrow money to bolster their employee retirement accounts.
Chattanooga City Council members unanimously voted Tuesday to hire a leading national criminologist for $240,000 to teach local leaders his strategy on reducing violence city-wide.
City Council members tonight threw unanimous support behind a key component of Mayor Andy Berke's public safety initiative when they approved a $240,000 expenditure to bring a nationally known criminologist to Chattanooga for help in implementing a new crime-fighting strategy.
Chattanooga workers began a $3.5 million road project Monday to extend Goodwin Road, create a new traffic circle to relieve congestion along Gunbarrel Road, and create a direct route for the new East Brainerd elementary school.
Despite an upcoming audit of the McKamey Animal Center, months of bickering among its board members and a questionable bonus for its director, one Chattanooga City Council member said the city is partly to blame for the center's operational troubles.
The city has prevailed in the first of two court actions being pursued in a bid to keep two fired police officers from being returned to duty.
Circuit Court Judge Neil Thomas sided with the city today granting a temporary restraining order to keep two former officers off their job until an appeal is heard.
Chattanooga attorneys have asked a local judge to issue a restraining order to block the city from having to rehire two fired police officers.
Chattanooga attorneys have asked a local judge to stay a court order that two police officers fired in 2012 over accusations of use of excessive force against a federal inmate must get their jobs back.
The bickering began where the sidewalks end.
For years Chattanooga officials and fire and police retirement board members have debated how to keep the city's benefits stable and city costs reasonable, but Monday night the pension board made the first move, offering to reinstate an age requirement to retire.
Chattanooga's mission from the state to open the doors of a Family Justice Center in three years is specific: Don't fail.
Crystal Limmons caught the CARTA bus every day from Hixson Pike to downtown until she began working the evening shift six months ago.
After months of bickering, a questionable bonus and three resignations from the McKamey Animal Center board, Chattanooga has asked its city auditor to put the nonprofit animal shelter under a microscope.
KNOXVILLE — Tennessee's efforts to curb domestic violence will be strengthened with the opening of three new facilities — one in Chattanooga, Nashville and Cookeville — that represent unified coordination of services among government agencies and nonprofit service providers, a top state official said today.
Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke has withdrawn his offer to purchase the former Harriet Tubman public housing site for $1 million.
Women trying to leave abusive relationships need a safe place to find shelter and support, make a police report, or seek a restraining order.
A year after a Murray County, Ga., deputy was fired for his part in a public corruption scheme, he has been sentenced to 10 months in federal prison.
A heated discussion over whether the city's sprinkler ordinance would hurt business or jeopardize public safety came to an end Tuesday night when city officials voted to approve changes.
Chattanooga City Council voted to approve changes to the sprinkler ordinance freeing most existing club and bar owners from installing sprinklers inside their buildings.
A mandatory sprinkler ordinance approved by the last City Council could force Chattanooga businesses to abandon downtown in droves rather than pay tens of thousands of dollars to comply, a group of bar owners claims.
Several Chattanooga police officers and firefighters questioned at the first pension task force meeting Monday night whether the board that governs their retirement plans will get a chance to speak.
How do you lose track of $11 million?
The mother of one of four prisoners killed at Hays State Prison in Trion, Ga., wants corrections officials held accountable for ignoring a "crisis in security" that her attorneys say led to her son's death.
A Chattanooga man and his son were ordered to sit down during a City Council meeting after they referred to gay rights as sodomy and called a councilman's plans for same-sex benefits "evil and wicked."
Three years ago, Chattanooga fire officials said the city's fire codes were outdated and officials had to address bar and club safety by requiring owners to install costly sprinkler systems.
Chattanooga City Council unanimously passed the first reading of an ordinance that would free most bar and club owners from installing sprinklers inside their buildings.
When Fantasy Johnson packed her clothes, pots and pans inside her car and drove off the Harriet Tubman public housing site two years ago, she thought her life would get better.
A 49-year-old Ooltewah man is in the Hamilton County Jail after crashing his ex-girlfriend's early morning Labor Day grilling party with his taxi.
A Chattanooga councilman wants to give city businesses a break by severely limiting which clubs or bars must have sprinklers.
An ordinance that would give city police authority to better regulate and potentially shut down an unruly event hall operating without a permit is one step closer to being on the books.
Chattanooga officials unanimously approved the $212 million budget which includes an increase in road paving and a rise in city police officers.
Chattanooga City Councilman Chris Anderson said he’s working on legislation that would likely give health insurance and benefits to city employees with same-sex spouses or domestic partners.