Paul Leach (Reporter, Photographer)

Phone: 423-757-6481
E-mail: pleach@timesfreepress.com
Bio:
Paul Leach is a reporter for the Chattanooga Times Free Press. Leach covers government in the Chattanooga area. He previously covered Bradley County.

Harrison on track for new landfill despite community's concerns

Published Oct. 18 2017

The Harrison community may have its second landfill by this time next year.

UPDATE: Hamilton County Commission approves landfill proposal

Published Oct. 18 2017

The Hamilton County Commission decides today whether to open the door for a second landfill in the Harrison community.

Chattanooga City Council derails temporary staffing vote

Published Oct. 18 2017

The Chattanooga City Council has sidestepped an up or down vote to hire a temporary staffing company it set aside...

Chattanooga City Council declines to vote on temporary staffing agreement

Published Oct. 17 2017

The Chattanooga City Council reconsiders this evening whether to include MSi Workforce Solutions in a $1.8 million blanket contract agreement...

Council may ask UTC, Chattanooga State to squash facility outsourcing

Published Oct. 17 2017

The Chattanooga City Council will weigh in today on a statewide outsourcing plan that could affect more than 160 local...

Bradley County offices set up temporary homes

Published Oct. 16 2017

Bradley County is back in business if you need to pay property taxes or renew license tags.

Medal of Honor recipient Desmond Doss remembered for 'unconditional love'

Published Oct. 12 2017

Collegedale Academy students learned today what made Congressional Medal of Honor recipient Private First Class Desmond Doss risk his own...

Hamilton County Commission listens to proposed Birchwood landfill developer, opponents

Published Oct. 12 2017

Harrison residents continue to fight against a proposed 25-acre construction and demolition landfill in Birchwood.

Harrison community against new Birchwood landfill

Published Oct. 11 2017

Harrison community members say they don't want a new 25-acre construction and demolition landfill in Birchwood.

Personal bankruptcies off limits in Chattanooga recommendation on temporary staffing provider

Published Oct. 11 2017

A Chattanooga City Council agenda error has pushed back a vote whether to hire MSi Workforce Solutions, a temporary staffing...

Philip Hyman brings 22 years of firefighting experience as next Chattanooga fire chief

Published Oct. 10 2017

Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke has appointed Philip Hyman to serve as the city's next fire chief.

Mayor Andy Berke appoints Philip Hyman as Chattanooga fire chief

Published Oct. 9 2017

Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke has appointed Philip Hyman as the new fire chief.

Chattanooga City Council revisits temporary staffing decision

Published Oct. 9 2017

Reservations about a proposed temporary staffing provider for the city continue to linger with some members of the Chattanooga City...

Chattanooga fire chief search down to four candidates

Published Oct. 8 2017

City officials say Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke soon will appoint a new fire chief.

Hamilton County Commission votes to keep Confederate bust on courthouse lawn [photos]

Published Oct. 5 2017

The Hamilton County Commission's decision to keep the bust of Confederate Lt. Gen. Alexander P. Stewart on the courthouse lawn...

Hamilton County Commission's resolution to remove Confederate bust fails

Published Oct. 4 2017

The Hamilton County Commission decides today if it wants to ask the state's permission to remove the bust of Confederate...

Chattanooga City Council clarifies urban agricultural zone rules

Published Oct. 4 2017

The Chattanooga City Council has tweaked a number of amendments to urban agricultural zoning regulations.

Fire puts Bradley County Courthouse out of action until early 2018

Published Oct. 2 2017

Several Bradley County, Tenn., offices displaced by Saturday's courthouse fire are looking for temporary homes.

Hamilton County eyes former Chattanooga Gas Company building

Published Oct. 1 2017

Hamilton County may move some of its governmental operations to the former Chattanooga Gas Co. building.

Hamilton County officials consider fleet leasing program

Published Sep. 29 2017

Hamilton County officials hope to save on vehicle costs by growing a fleet leasing program in coming years.