Hamilton County Schools will be getting a bit more law and order -- but officials say they could use more.
Hamilton County Clerk and Master Lee Akers says he will retire at the end of his current term, which ends late next year.
U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais, R-Tenn., says the 2014 elections could be a turning point for the county, and he hopes to be on the winning side.
Two weeks into the qualifying period for Hamilton County's 2014 elections, nearly 40 people have picked up petitions to seek office, and seven already are locked in to run.
Hamilton County commissioners accepted a federal grant that will put eight officers in county schools for the next four years. But the deal wasn't as good as commissioners first thought.
Hamilton County Commissioners today accepted a federal police grant that will add eight school resource officers to the county's police force over the next four years.
With more than 80 government posts slated for ballots across Hamilton County, next year's election will be the biggest in years -- eight to be exact. And nearly 40 people say they want to be in charge of making it happen.
Hamilton County residents who need to reinstate their licenses no longer have to travel out of town.
Thousands of scientists have been working to determine the ultimate effect of carbon on our climate, but a University of Tennessee at Knoxville professor just got $880,000 to find out what it's doing in the dirt.
A vote -- and likely a debate -- over whether Hamilton County will pitch in more cash for the over-budget police firing range it's building with the city of Chattanooga was nixed Wednesday.
Hamilton County commissioners today pulled an agenda item seeking an additional $550,000 for the joint city-county downtown police firing range.
Strike one race off the contested list for the local May 6, 2014 Republican primary.
Hamilton County commissioners will decide today whether the county will pay $550,000 extra for the indoor police firing range the county is building with Chattanooga's government.
Hamilton County School Board Chairman Mike Evatt announced today he would not seek the Republican nomination for Hamilton County Circuit Court Clerk.
Next year could bring big changes to the political landscape in Hamilton County — and the state.
Hamilton County commissioners are expected to vote next week whether to pay $90,000 to a former county employee who claims Register of Deeds Pam Hurst fired her and discriminated against her for a medical disability.
East Ridge City Councilman Marc Gravitt said this week he will not leave his local post if he's elected to a state seat. He will just do both jobs.
Hamilton County commissioners said during Wednesday's agenda session that the 24,000-square-foot police firing range the county is building with Chattanooga needs to be slimmed down, built somewhere else or completely rebid.
Hamilton County Commissioner Joe Graham says the county commission should rebid the joint city-county firing range project, saying the initial contract with Franklin Architects is null and void.
Sheriff Jim Hammond will return to the Hamilton County Commission today to again seek a $500,000 bump in funding for the joint city-county downtown police firing range -- and he might feel like he's wearing a target.
Days after Rep. Vince Dean, R-East Ridge, announced he was leaving his District 30 seat in favor of a local post, he introduced a Republican who will seek to fill his shoes.
Planned improvements to Manufacturers Road have been welcomed as a step in cleaning up the last vestiges of downtown's dirty past, but residents who drive the road daily are concerned beautification efforts may have unintended consequences.
Life just got easier for some of Hamilton County’s less organized residents who try to register or sell their vehicles. County Clerk Bill Knowles can now instantly print duplicate car titles when residents lose track of them.
The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments Wednesday in a New York prayer lawsuit that will greatly influence the outcome of a similar case locally.
State Rep. Vince Dean is saying goodbye to state politics and getting back to the local scene.
An $8.5 million tax agreement for a Canadian automotive supplier has cleared the Hamilton County Commission and next moves to the Chattanooga City Council next week.
Minutes after Hamilton County Commission Chairman Fred Skillern spoke to a group of local GOP members, an opponent announced he would seek to unseat the veteran Soddy-Daisy Republican in the May 2014 primary.
Hamilton County Commission Chairman Fred Skillern is set to face opposition in the May primary.
Holding the county’s $272 million purse strings gives Hamilton County commissioners a great deal of influence, but commissioners have another seldom-used power that is less about rubber-stamping and more about making policy.
Hamilton County Commissioners have spent more than half a million dollars of discretionary money in the first quarter of this fiscal year, and they have nearly a million bucks left in the bank, according to the first round of expenditure reports.
If Hamilton County is going to pony up another $550,000 for the indoor police firing range it's building with Chattanooga, commissioners want three more weeks to learn what taxpayers would get for their money.
Hamilton County Commissioners chose to defer discussion about spending an additional $550,000 on a joint indoor firing range with the city of Chattanooga.
Hamilton County Commissioners voiced approval today for a payment in lieu of tax agreement with Woodbridge Chattanooga Formed Plastics, an automotive supplier. The company plans to make a two-stage expansion that is expected to bring 200 jobs to the area.
As the Tennessee Valley Authority cranks up the 18-month processes to decide how it will generate power for the next 20 years, officials say renewable energy -- namely wind -- will play a big role.
Renaissance Park, the downtown waterfront, Coolidge Park and Manufacturers Road: One of these things is not like the other.
Hours after an explosion at a small metal recycler in Alton Park injured six workers Friday, bulldozers were back to moving large piles of scrap metal, and office staff members were back to work.
Chattanooga police and firefighters responded to Designed Alloy Products at 3033 Alton Park Blvd. just after 7:30 a.m. today after reports of a fire and an explosion, according to Chattanooga Fire Department Spokesman Bruce Garner.
Time marches on, but its path is often lost to history. That's not the case at Moccasin Bend National Archaeological District, where an historic trail has been rediscovered.
U.S. Sen. Bob Corker says the six-story, 12,000-square-foot climbing wall in downtown Chattanooga doesn't really compare to the mountain he'll have to climb in Washington over the next few months. But he's confident Republicans and Democrats will find common ground.
U.S. Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., stopped in the Scenic City today to tour The Block, the downtown Chattanooga climbing gym owned by High Point Climbing and Fitness.
It's rare for a power utility to gets kudos from an environmental group, but Chattanooga's EPB on Monday earned the praise of the Sierra Club of Tennessee.
Starting this week, Hamilton County commissioners will step into the 21st century -- at least most of them.
Hamilton County Commissioner Marty Haynes can put a check mark on his 2012 campaign to-do list.
Sheriff Jim Hammond breathed a quiet sigh of relief after Hamilton County commissioners met Wednesday.
Hamilton County Commissioners voted down a measure that would require constitutional officers to seek prior approval from the commission before applying for grants that would require a county match.
Hamilton County Commissioners will vote next week to consider posting discretionary fund expenditures online. The online information will only cover expenditures for the current fiscal year.
Hamilton County Commissioners elected Ron Powers and Nathaniel Goggans to be the next Judicial Commissioners, or magistrates as they are commonly called.
Hamilton County commissioners already have final say over which grants the county accepts. But after today, they may have the first word, too.
Hamilton County commissioners will vote today to appoint two judicial commissioners, but current Magistrate Larry Ables says he won’t be in the running.