Sarah Grace Taylor (Reporter)

Phone: 423-757-6416
Sarah Grace Taylor covers Chattanooga and Hamilton County government for the Times Free Press.

City asks court to dismiss BID lawsuit amid week of obstacles for the controversial district [document]

Published Aug. 23 2019

The City of Chattanooga has asked the court to drop a lawsuit filed by property owners to prevent the formation...

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...


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...

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...

Chattanooga's new Neighboroots program launches to help celebrate neighborhoods' legacy

Published Aug. 14 2019

Last Tuesday, local residents brought their ideas for a new project to showcase Chattanooga neighborhoods' diverse history.

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...

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.

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...

Neighboroots program to fund preservation of culture in Chattanooga neighborhoods

Published Aug. 6 2019

The history and cultures of individual neighborhoods are being preserved through the city of Chattanooga's new Neighboroots initiative.

Five things to know before the Hamilton County Commission's revised 2020 budget vote

Published Aug. 6 2019

The Hamilton County Commission on Wednesday will vote on a revised version of the proposed Fiscal Year 2020 budget after...

Chattanooga City Council to address Airport District Plan, Neighboroots project Tuesday

Published Aug. 5 2019

After several weeks of contentious votes, the Chattanooga City Council will have a somewhat light voting meeting Tuesday, preceded by...

'Institution' Dr. Valerie Boaz retires from Chattanooga-Hamilton County Health Department

Published Aug. 1 2019

Not everyone can handle the pressure of being responsible for the health of more than 360,000 people, but calm resolve...

Ahead of revised budget vote, Hamilton County commissioners debate how to fund public education

Published Jul. 31 2019

One week before the vote on the revised fiscal year 2020 operating budget, Hamilton County commissioners spent the better part...

After second fiery hearing, Chattanooga City Council approves controversial Business Improvement District

Published Jul. 30 2019

In a move some believe will bring life to downtown, a controversial Business Improvement District in central Chattanooga was established...

Three things to know as the Hamilton County Commission prepares to vote on the revised budget

Published Jul. 30 2019

A dramatic Hamilton County budget season may come to a close next week as county commissioners consider a revised version...