Hamilton County Commission reverses Business Improvement District agreement

Published Aug. 21 2019

The Hamilton County Commission has reversed its agreement with the city of Chattanooga to offer collection services for the controversial...

Hamilton County Commission to study, then vote on proposed additional meetings

Published Aug. 21 2019

A proposal for more Hamilton County Commission meetings has been tabled until the county's legal committee can do a study...

Catoosa County commissioners want more time to consider public comments

Published Aug. 21 2019

Catoosa County, Georgia, residents who want to make public comments at commission meetings will now be encouraged to take extra...

Ringgold, Georgia, working to mitigate sewer rate increase, issues raised by Chattanooga

Published Aug. 21 2019

Ringgold City Manager Dan Wright said last week he continues to discuss the proposed sewer rate increase from the city...

Robocall, anonymous survey continue to stir racial controversy in Hamilton County Schools [audio]

Published Aug. 20 2019

A robocall accusing the Hamilton County Schools system of having a "liberal agenda" is concerning community members as the controversy...

Chattanooga City Council makes final appointments to police advisory committee

Published Aug. 20 2019

With the appointment of members from Districts 3 and 7, the Chattanooga City Council filled its recently formed police advisory...

Hamilton County doubles-down on records charge, despite expert opinions

Published Aug. 19 2019

The Hamilton County Attorney's Office has doubled-down on its decision to charge more than $700 for the inspection of records...

TBI investigation into alleged body-cavity search by Hamilton County deputies back in district attorney's hands

Published Aug. 19 2019

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has finished its investigation into an alleged body-cavity search by Hamilton County sheriff's deputies and...

Additional trail and path connectivity most important for future of Hamilton County parks, residents believe

Published Aug. 15 2019

Additional trail and pathway connectivity in Hamilton County is the most important need for the future of county parks, according...

Hamilton County school board member proposes policy change after 'white privilege' presentation controversy

Published Aug. 15 2019

Two Hamilton County school board members squared off Thursday night over a proposed policy change requiring the district to vet...

How did Hamilton County students perform on TNReady tests this year?

Published Aug. 15 2019

A day after Hamilton County Schools officials announced "historic, unprecedented" growth in student academic achievement, the Tennessee Department of Education...

Hamilton County school board meets day after announcing 'historic' student progress

Published Aug. 15 2019

Superintendent Bryan Johnson is slated to give a deeper look at this year's TVAAS and TNReady scores at tonight's school...


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School districts across Tennessee making gains in student academic achievement

Published Aug. 15 2019

Students in more than half of Tennessee's 144 school districts showed growth in academic achievement, according to 2018-19 TNReady test...

Hamilton County Commission considers additional evening meetings for issues of public interest

Published Aug. 14 2019

The Hamilton County Commission may soon hold evening meetings to give the public an opportunity to be heard on major...

Tennessee abortion rights defenders vow to sue state if near-total ban enacted

Published Aug. 13 2019

In a marathon, sometimes emotional hearing Tuesday, abortion rights advocates warned Tennessee Republican senators they will sue the state and...

Mayor's office announces upcoming 'Chattanooga Dream' economic mobility plan

Published Aug. 13 2019

Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke's office announced progress toward its economic mobility plan this week, laying a foundation for Berke's stated...

Some Chattanooga City Council members suggest leaving, altering 911 agreement amid HR concerns

Published Aug. 13 2019

Some members of the Chattanooga City Council want to reassess the city's agreement with the Hamilton County 911 Emergency Communications...

Bledsoe County Commission approves 18-cent property tax hike

Published Aug. 13 2019

Commissioners in Bledsoe County, Tennessee, last week approved their second shortfall budget for the coming fiscal year, but this one...

Hamilton County has 'willfully' violated multiple open records laws in recent weeks, according to experts

Published Aug. 12 2019

Experts suggest the Hamilton County Attorney's Office "willfully" violated open records law by suppressing multiple recent public records requests.

Catoosa County commissioners to take first vote on proposed 2020 budget after Monday public hearing

Published Aug. 12 2019

The Catoosa County Board of Commissioners' proposed budget for fiscal year 2020 is an increase over last year's, but property...

Six property owners sue city of Chattanooga to nullify BID ordinance [lawsuit included]

Published Aug. 9 2019

Six owners of property in the controversial Business Improvement District filed suit against the city of Chattanooga early Friday to...

Hamilton County Commission approves revised 2020 budget

Published Aug. 7 2019

After a dramatic budget season, the Hamilton County Commission voted to approve a revised Fiscal Year 2020 budget Wednesday.

Hamilton County commissioners spar over Chattanooga Business Improvement District fee collection agreement

Published Aug. 7 2019

Amid a hectic vote to pass the Fiscal Year 2020 budget, the Hamilton County Commission narrowly voted Wednesday to participate...