Standing on tired grass growing between cracks in a Lincoln Park tennis court, 85-year-old Elijah Sanders listened Friday as Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke promised that the land under his feet would once again belong to the community.
Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke this morning announced plans to work with Erlanger Health System to preserve five acres of land the hospital owns in Lincoln Park that could be used as green space and historic park for the community.
Chattanooga is one step closer to adding more police officers on the streets and programs to boost reading scores and clean up neighborhoods.
With a 9-0 vote tonight, City Council members approved the first reading of Mayor Andy Berke’s $212 million budget.
The Chattanooga City Council has approved bolstering the paving road budget $700,000, making the total an all time high since 2004 at $2.5 million.
All roads lead somewhere. Chattanooga's tend to lead to complaints.
A former Murray County, Ga., judge accused of sexually harassing his female staff still may have to answer for the allegations, an attorney said.
A federal judge threw out a hostile work environment suit against a former Murray County judge who resigned in the middle of a state ethics investigation.
Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke has named an 18-board task force that will study how to make the city’s Police and Fire Pension fund more stable.
Chattanooga and Hamilton County officials dodged an upcoming state deadline to negotiate with property owners for land along a three and one-third mile extension of the Tennessee Riverwalk from Ross’s Landing to St. Elmo.
As city officials mull Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke's $212 million budget, one councilman grilled the administration about a city audit that revealed that nearly 30 percent of equipment such as flat-screen televisions, laptops and video game consoles were missing from the city's recreation centers.
Chattanooga officials denied a developer's plan to build a 260-apartment complex in East Brainerd and took steps to eliminate the project altogether.
During today's budget session, City Councilman Larry Grohn grilled the administration on why about 30 percent of the recreation center's inventory has been identified as missing or couldn't be accounted for.
Speed limits could be lowered, parking spaces added and more speed bumps installed in neighborhoods as part of Mayor Andy Berke's plan to improve transportation in Chattanooga.
Chattanooga has a long list of nonprofits that reach out to neighborhoods, pilot education-driven programs for parents and work to empower teens throughout the city.
Question: Whatever happened to Austin Whitten, the teenager who became a rallying point for his town after breaking his neck?
Chattanooga police and firefighters are fighting what they say are behind-the-scenes efforts by Mayor Andy Berke to get their unions to sign a prewritten letter criticizing their pension fund board.
Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke’s office sent emails to police and fire unions asking the members to sign a letter the mayor’s office had penned in support of the mayor’s task force to study the pension and to criticize their local pension board.
City Council members did not get the answers they wanted Tuesday as they dissected Mayor Andy Berke’s proposed $212 million budget, and they wanted to know why the mayor didn’t show how he will track the success or failure of new government programs as he promised.
Less than a week after Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke announced plans to buy the derelict Harriet Tubman housing development, City Council members gave him the green light to move ahead.
Chattanooga officials sent Mayor Andy Berke's proposed budget back today with multiple questions about why he doesn't outline how he will track the success or failure of his new public safety and economic programs.
Update: The City Council voted tonight to give Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke the green light to start negotiating to purchase the former Harriet Tubman housing complex.
Chattanooga City Council members are expected to vote tonight on one of Mayor Andy Berke’s key initiatives in his proposed 2014 budget: the purchase of an abandoned housing development for $1 million.
Under Chattanooga’s tough new stance on crime, a felon caught carrying a gun could receive 10 years in federal prison and a $250,000 fine instead of the possible jail term and $500 fine more commonly associated with the offense today.
After months of talking about tackling the growing number of shootings and gang violence in the Scenic City, Mayor Andy Berke unveiled a budget that bolsters the police force to its highest level in city history and gives officers a 1.5 percent raise.
Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke, who identified public safety as a top priority during his campaign and early days in office, wants to put 40 new police officers on city streets this year, according to his proposed 2014 budget.
As Chattanoogans recover from an Obama hangover today, they will get their first peek at Mayor Andy Berke’s proposed 2014 budget.
While Head Start programs across the country are in jeopardy because of federal sequestration, Chattanooga will continue partnering with day care centers across the city with only a slightly smaller federal grant.
After losing millions of dollars in the police and firefighters retirement fund from the 2008 stock market collapse, former Mayor Ron Littlefield created a task force to address how to put the pension plan on more secure footing.
Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke's office will lay out its budget on Wednesday because of President Barack Obama’s visit to the Scenic City.
After mounting criticism from local and national groups that the city's plan to enforce permits for dog breeders, rescue workers and shelters was vague and even unconstitutional, city officials killed the ordinance.
Chattanooga officials met today to talk about how Mayor Andy Berke’s new budget would be different from previous city government budgets, however, no details were revealed about details.
A controversial city animal control ordinance was taken off the table today.
The forks stopped clanking and people turned their chairs for a better view as Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke stepped up to the podium at the Chattanooga Convention Center on Thursday.
On day 94 in office, Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke stood before a packed Rotary Club crowd and took credit for 917 new jobs.
Chattanooga City Council members said they will work with Mayor Andy Berke to better regulate two East Chattanooga event halls where three people have been killed since April.
Chattanooga Council members revived an animal control ordinance fowl-free in Tuesday's council meeting, but it met with opposition when it came time to vote.
DeDe Johnson sat on the edge of a booth bouncing her son on her knee, hoping to get a chance to talk with Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke.
Chattanooga City Council voted unanimously to settle a 7-year-old discrimination lawsuit giving 10 police officers $725,000 to split.
The Chattanooga City Council passed the first reading of an animal control ordinance by a 5-3 vote.
Locals in the Brainerd community packed Armando’s, a popular burger joint, today in hopes of talking with Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke about their concerns and requests.
Athens, Tenn., police say an officer did his job when he told a local jailer that Robert Marshall needed a mental evaluation after he was found with a pistol and prescription pills in his truck and threatened to kill himself and his wife.
Two lawmen say a pamphlet that informed people of their Fourth Amendment rights cost them their jobs.
Until recently, those who ran afoul of the law in Chattooga County, Ga., could call on "Uncle Wiggy" for help.
ATHENS, Tenn. — Several hours after Theresa Daniel had sat with her son as he fiddled with his pistol and threatened to pull the trigger, an officer visited her.
Rainsville, Ala., city officials are mum on a notice sent out in late June warning that the police chief was going to sue his boss, Mayor Nick Jones.
The owner of Happy Valley Farms in Rossville and fire investigators will never know for sure what caused a devastating blaze on June 20 that killed 35 American Saddlebred horses.
On April 9, police found Johnathan Durden standing in his Dalton, Ga., driveway with a bloody knife in his hand.
A Georgia Supreme Court ruling could prompt a new trial for a Whitfield County man convicted of going on a shopping spree with a stolen credit card.
When a fourth Hays State Prison inmate was killed in February, Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal knew something had to be done.