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.

Short-term rentals rules on tap for state lawmakers

Published Feb. 18 2017

State lawmakers have set the stage to grapple with the contentious issue of home-based short-term rental operations this legislative session,...

Hamilton County awaits final details of $6 million GE settlement

Published Feb. 16 2017

Like their Chattanooga City Council counterparts, Hamilton County commissioners have delayed voting on a $6 million settlement from GE Power.

Chattanooga City Council approves $750,000 in tools for police intelligence center

Published Feb. 15 2017

The Chattanooga City Council approved $750,000 in cameras, software and video networking tools for the police department's Real-Time Intelligence Center...


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$6 million Alstom settlement vote delayed

Published Feb. 14 2017

The Chattanooga City Council will postpone its decision on a $6 million settlement from GE Power.

Chattanooga City Council to consider $6 million settlement from GE Power

Published Feb. 14 2017

The Chattanooga City Council decides today if it will accept a $6 million settlement from GE Power in connection to...

Mayoral hopeful claims Mayor Andy Berke stifled bullet train steam

Published Feb. 12 2017

Mayoral hopeful David Crockett blames Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke for slowing the city's momentum to getting a high-speed rail connection...

Early voting begins with 6 out of 9 City Council seats contested

Published Feb. 12 2017

Six out of nine Chattanooga City Council districts will be contested in the March 7 city election.

Andy Berke faces three challengers for Chattanooga mayor's seat as early voting begins

Published Feb. 11 2017

Chattanooga residents can cast their vote for one of four mayoral candidates today, Feb. 15, when early voting starts for...

Chattanooga City Council delays Tubman sewer project vote

Published Feb. 8 2017

The Chattanooga City Council wants more information before it lets the city ask for state grant money to partially pay...

Mayoral candidates offer plans to address Chattanooga crime

Published Feb. 8 2017

Crime has topped the priorities lists of all four of Chattanooga's mayoral candidates, but each has a somewhat different vision...

Chattanooga may seek grant for sewer line reroute at Tubman site

Published Feb. 5 2017

Members of a citizen public policy advocacy group want more answers about a proposed sewer relocation project for the former...

Hamilton County cities off the hook for reappraisal billing -- for now

Published Feb. 2 2017

The Hamilton County Commission has waived $772,764 in reappraisal costs owed by the county's 10 cities.


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Chattanooga City Council incumbents draw more cash for election

Published Feb. 2 2017

Nearly all the incumbents on the Chattanooga City Council hold the advantage in fundraising for the March 7 municipal election.

Hamilton County Commission waives $772,764 city reappraisal bill for 2017

Published Feb. 1 2017

Hamilton County commissioners has waived $772,764 in reappraisal costs owed by the county's 10 cities.

Today is last day to register to vote for Chattanooga elections

Published Feb. 1 2017

Chattanoogans who want to vote in the city's March 7 municipal election must register by Monday.

Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke's re-election war chest exceeds $400,000

Published Jan. 31 2017

Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke dwarfs his challengers when it comes to raising money for the upcoming mayoral election.

Increased activity for Hamilton County Clerk's Office

Published Jan. 31 2017

Hamilton County Clerk Bill Knowles announced today his office continues to see increased activity for motor vehicle transactions, business licenses...

Crime tops Chattanooga mayoral candidates' concerns

Published Jan. 31 2017

Crime has topped the priorities lists of all four of Chattanooga's mayoral candidates, but each has a somewhat different vision...

Mayoral hopeful David Crockett says 'now is the time' for high-speed rail

Published Jan. 26 2017

Chattanooga mayoral candidate and three-time former councilman David Crockett says now is the time to strike for 30-minute high-speed rail...

Hamilton County Commission may waive assessor bill to local cities

Published Jan. 26 2017

Nearly half of the Hamilton County Commission voiced support for waiving $772,764 in reappraisal costs owed by the county's 10...