A federal judge overseeing a challenge to Georgia's outdated voting system said that after years of inaction in the face of warnings about vulnerabilities, state officials have finally taken a solid step in the right direction.
A statewide organization dedicated to democracy reform presented a demonstration of a different type of voting system to interested residents in East Chattanooga Friday night.
What I know about babies is this: They pitch temper tantrums, they like to throw things and they spit. As they become older, they push, shove and bully others when they do not get their way.
A subdued Jeffrey Epstein listened passively in court Wednesday as a judge said he won't face trial on sex trafficking charges before June 2020, and more likely a few months afterward.
Despite legal challenges, Georgia is moving ahead with the purchase of a new $106 million voting system with touchscreen computers that print a paper record, the secretary of state announced Monday.
Republican U.S. Rep. Martha Roby of Alabama announced Friday that she will not run for reelection in 2020, making her the second House GOP woman to announce she will not seek another term.
In a federal court filing, lawyers for election integrity advocates accuse Georgia election officials of intentionally destroying evidence that could show unauthorized access to the state election system and potential manipulation of election results.
A Middle Tennessee Republican congressman said Thursday he won't be a candidate to succeed U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander in 2020 while a West Tennessee counterpart said he is getting encouragement to run.
A federal judge has ordered Georgia election officials to allow computer experts and lawyers to review the databases used to create ballots and count votes.
The case of whether hackers may have tampered with elections in Georgia has taken another strange turn.
It seems the forgotten tragedy of Donald Trump's election and the Mueller probe is that we know Russia interfered with our 2016 election, but our government isn't doing anything about it.
Alarmed by President Donald Trump's willingness to accept foreign dirt on a political opponent, House Democrats are accelerating their efforts to strengthen election security ahead of the 2020 campaign.
The United Auto Workers on Friday lost another vote of blue-collar workers at Chattanooga's Volkswagen plant as anti-union employees fought off a fierce bid to organize the factory.
Imagine that an Iranian spy posed as a political candidate running for office — and you didn't find out until after the election.
The Unity Group of Chattanooga says it hopes that the union election at the Chattanooga Volkswagen assembly plant will be held in strict accordance with international labor standards.
More than 1,700 Volkswagen workers go to the polls Wednesday through Friday as the United Auto Workers tries for a breakthrough in its drive to unionize a foreign automaker in the South.
A defense attorney for the 26-year-old woman charged in a shooting incident that injured a Chattanooga police officer and a civilian said Tuesday it was accidental.
The biggest victims of President Donald Trump's tariffs won't necessarily be Mexicans or Chinese or young urbanites who will have to pay more for avocado toast.
New York voters for years have experienced some of the longest wait times in the nation on Election Day. Attempts to fix the problem routinely became casualties of the divided politics of the state Legislature.
Nashville trauma surgeon Manny Sethi announced Monday he is running for the Republican U.S. Senate nomination to replace retiring Sen. Lamar Alexander of Tennessee.
Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee said today he hopes that workers at the Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga will vote down the union organizing campaign underway by the United Auto Workers.
A new union election has been set for Volkswagen production and skilled trades workers in Chattanooga, according to an attorney for a group of workers at the plant. A new union election is set for June 12-14 for Volkswagen production and skilled trades workers in Chattanooga, giving plant employees, the union, VW and others two weeks to make their cases.
State Reps. Mike Carter, of Ooltewah, and Patsy Hazlewood, of Signal Mountain, say they were among the 45 Tennessee House Republican Caucus members who voted earlier this week for a resolution stating members had "lost confidence" in GOP Speaker Glen Casada's ability to lead in the wake of a lewd text scandal and other controversies that enveloped the Williamson County lawmaker.
A lawsuit challenging Georgia's outdated voting machines and seeking statewide use of hand-marked paper ballots can move forward, a federal judge ruled Tuesday.
Conservative lightning rod Roy Moore of Alabama, narrow loser of a turbulent special election for Senate in 2017, is considering a fresh run next year. National Republican leaders are signaling they'll again try preventing their party from nominating the twice-removed state jurist whose campaign was battered by allegations of long-ago sexual harassment of teenagers.
Three schools in the Chattanooga region are among 11 statewide to receive a Tennessee STEM School Designation, according to state Department of Education officials.
Most polls show Americans are more severely split along partisan lines than ever before.
The United Auto Workers today asked the National Labor Relations Board to lift the hold that has been placed on its petition for a new union vote at Volkswagen's Chattanooga plant.
Over the last four months, Tennessee lawmakers pushed through bills that would create a two-county expanded education voucher program, seek federal permission to overhaul TennCare through block grant funding and allow online sports betting in the state.
Facing the possibility of fines for paperwork errors, organizers of voter registration drives and civil rights advocates are furious over a new Tennessee law that they said discourages them from getting minorities and college students to take part in American democracy.
Tennessee's governor signed GOP-backed legislation Thursday that would likely make his state the first to fine voter registration groups for turning in too many incomplete signup forms, prompting a federal lawsuit and protests by critics who said it would suppress efforts to register minorities and other voters.
Tennessee's GOP-led House on Monday gave final approval to a controversial bill that subjects paid voter registration groups to civil and even criminal penalties for submitting too many incomplete or inaccurate forms to election officials.
The Tennessee Senate on Thursday passed legislation that could subject some large groups involved in voter registration efforts to civil — and possibly criminal — charges as well as fines if they submit too many incomplete or incorrect registration and pay canvassers based on how many people they register.
Democrats, with good reason, have frequently chided deeply religious American Christians for voting for Donald Trump in 2016.
Tennessee lawmakers are expanding a pilot project that would allow more people to vote at any polling site inside their county.
The Republican-led Tennessee House on Monday night approved a controversial bill imposing new requirements on some voter registration groups that could subject them to civil and possibly even criminal penalties and fines in cases where they submit too many problematic registrations.
Democrats across the country try every trick in the book to elect more of their own to office.
A Tennessee Senate panel on Tuesday advanced a bill that could subject some large groups involved in voter registration efforts to civil and possibly even criminal charges as well as fines if they submit too many incomplete or incorrect registrations.
Amid growing national concerns about election security, Tennessee's three largest counties plan to begin using voting machines that produce a verifiable paper trail in time for the presidential primaries in March 2020, whether the Republican-led state requires it or not.
Kansas' solicitor general on Monday called on a federal appeals court to reinstate the state's law requiring people to provide proof of citizenship before they can register to vote, saying problems with how it was enforced during the three years it was in place are fixable.
Top Tennessee legislative leaders say they don't intend to resurrect a state Republican Party effort to require voter registration by political party after a bill to do just that did the political equivalent of a belly flop Wednesday and failed in a GOP-run House committee.
Georgia House lawmakers on Tuesday approved moving the state to new electronic touchscreen voting machines that print a paper ballot, a big step toward replacing the current outdated system that offers no verifiable paper trail.
Georgia voters could soon get new electronic touchscreen voting machines that print a paper ballot under fast-moving legislation approved Thursday by a House subcommittee and then by the full committee.
A Republican operative, who last year rounded up votes for a GOP candidate running for Congress, conducted an illegal and well-funded ballot-harvesting operation, North Carolina's elections director said Monday.
Rep. Chris Erwin finally won a seat in the Georgia legislature after a chaotic campaign in which a judge threw out the first election and ordered the vote to be redone in December. Now a court has ruled that illegal votes tainted the second election, removing Erwin from office Friday less than a month after he was sworn in and ordering him to run for the job a third time.
Any Georgian casting a ballot Tuesday will likely have a more impactful voice than usual.
Seventy-seven years after they turned their local government into a one-stop shop, Walker County voters moved back to a board of commissioners Tuesday night.
Election results for Tennessee, Georgia and the greater Chattanooga area.
Light sprinkles and lines greeted voters at precincts in Brainerd and East Ridge as polls opened Tuesday morning.
Problem signs that arose during weeks of early voting carried into Election Day as some voters across the country faced hours-long lines, malfunctioning voting equipment and unexpectedly closed polling places.
Councilman Brian Williams will be East Ridge's next mayor after a breezy victory Tuesday evening over his opponent.
Election Day 2018 is here, featuring white-hot governor races in Tennessee and Georgia and a Tennessee U.S. Senate race that could either cement or rock the Republican balance in that chamber.
The National Federation of Independent Business has endorsed Republican Bill Lee in the Tennessee governor's race.
Thursday is the last day to vote early voting for the midterm elections in Tennessee. Georgia residents also can vote early through Friday.
Tennesseans are continuing their blistering pace in early voting with the number of voters having cast ballots during the first three days in advance of the Nov. 6 election nearing 300,000, at the very least.
If Republican Marsha Blackburn were to win in November, the congresswoman would become the first female U.S. senator in Tennessee history. And yet women have been slow to embrace her campaign.
As chairman of the state Senate Finance, Ways and Means Committee, Bo Watson, R-Hixson, has occasion to help detail Tennessee's fiduciary story. Recently, he, Gov. Bill Haslam and others had the opportunity to do so in front of bond rating agency officials in New York City.
Tennessee's super red legislature has not had an original thought since Democrats became almost as scarce as dinosaurs in the General Assembly.
Mike Carter, our five-year incumbent state House District 29 representative from Ooltewah, faces Democratic opposition from 13-year Cleveland city middle school teacher Tammy Magouirk, 53, also of Ooltewah.
State Rep. Mike Carter is loyal to his constituents, his conservative ideals and his conscience, and, what's more, he likes his job.
In the race to fill the open state house District 30 seat, perhaps the most competitive race of all Hamilton County legislative seats up for election, East Ridge Councilwoman Esther Helton faces public policy nonprofit director Joda Thongnopnua.
Your vote for Tennessee House District 30 representative should be an easy lift: Democrat Joda Thongnopnua has the heart, the mind, the training and the temperament to help Tennessee's government find common ground for the good of all of its people.
In a state where voter turnout ranks consistently near the bottom, Tennesseans were on fire Wednesday during the first day of early voting in the 2018 midterm election, with numbers exceeding those in recent similar midterm elections.
Both the Democratic and Republican candidates in a North Georgia State Senate race said Thursday night they support HOPE scholarships for Dreamers.
The Tennessee House District 26 race has been Hamilton County's all-around surprise political contest.
Few Hamilton County state House candidates in recent memory have been as prepared to take a seat in the General Assembly as Republican Robin Smith in District 26.
Here's another turn-the-tables suggestion.
Tennessee is in a good place, says two-term District 27 state House Rep. Patsy Hazlewood, although some people may "not realize things are working" as well as they are.
Retiring state Rep. Jo Anne Favors is leaving an open seat in the large and diverse 28th district that covers parts of Brainerd, East Chattanooga, Alton Park, Murray Hills and even North Chattanooga, Red Bank and Harrison.
Why not hire the best person for the job? asks Republican District 28 state representative candidate Lemon Williams.
With a key U.S. Senate seat and a governorship up for grabs in Tennessee, it was clear the 2018 midterm elections wouldn't be the usual yawner.
Republican Bill Lee is hoping to do something no Tennessean has accomplished in nearly 60 years — be elected governor without having previously run for public office. We think he ought to be given that opportunity.
Getting the vote out this fall for Tennessee's tried and true Democratic gubernatorial contender Karl Dean is far more important for our state than just putting in office another candidate with a D beside his name.
We wish the race to replace Bob Corker as United States senator hadn't come to this. Indeed, we wish Corker were running for a third term.
Phil Bredesen is the clear choice for Tennessee's U.S. senate seat.
Dr. Danielle Mitchell is the medicine to help you never again have to vote for incumbent Republican U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann.
U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann, R-Tenn., told the Times Free Press in June he originally ran for Congress in 2010 because he wanted to fix things. He said he now had an "established record" that demonstrates his effectiveness in representing the people of Tennessee 3rd Congressional District.
Early voting for the midterm elections in Tennessee and some local municipal races begins Wednesday and continues through Nov. 1.
In the contests for Hamilton County's three open state House seats, Robin Smith in District 26 raised the most money but the two District 30 candidates were the biggest spenders.
Backed by the National Rifle Association, GOP Senate hopeful Marsha Blackburn pledged Monday to work to protect gun rights and warned that her opponent will support judges who could threaten an individual's right to have a firearm in their home.
Democrat Phil Bredesen is now battling not just Republican rival Marsha Blackburn but impressions left by three recent polls showing Congresswoman Blackburn leading the former two-term Tennessee governor in the state's open U.S. Senate race.
The Democratic candidate in the Tennessee House District 30 race has challenged his Republican opponent to appear at a debate he's organizing on Oct. 29.
A few hours before Republican Marsha Blackburn and Democrat Phil Bredesen are to meet tonight in their final U.S. Senate debate, Bredesen's campaign is releasing a new ad featuring a retired federal Drug Enforcement Agency investigator who criticizes U.S. Rep. Blackburn's role in a law blamed by some agency officials for helping fuel the nation's opioid crisis.
The independent candidate running in Tennessee's House District 30 race is tabling his bid and throwing his support behind Democrat Joda Thongnopnua.
I asked Sharon Alexander if she was a glutton for punishment.
If they haven't done so already, Tennessee and Georgia residents have two more days to register to vote.
The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga is celebrating the largest gift ever made to the university - $40 million - with the renaming of the Gary W. Rollins College of Business.
With the deadline to qualify finally passed, the candidates are set for East Ridge's and Collegedale's general elections to be held in November.
The field is set for the Nov. 6 Hamilton County general elections following the passing of the qualifying deadline Aug. 16, and most area municipalities will have contested races.
On Thursday, Tennesseans selected nominees for their next governor, United States senator and state legislators and made their final picks for county mayor, sheriff and school board, among other offices. Important stuff.
Polls across Hamilton County close in less than two hours, and despite the rainy weather, some precincts are seeing much higher voter turnout than in previous primary elections already.
State election records on early voting that ended July 28 show Hamilton County dead last in voter turnout, a significant drop in Republican balloting comparing 2014 and 2018 and an even more significant increase in Democrat balloting for the same four years.
Rep. JoAnne Favors' departure in District 28 has resulted in a five-candidate Democratic primary in Chattanooga with Dennis Clark, Yusuf Hakeem, Melody Shekari, Jackie Thomas and Brandon Woodruff running. The primary winner will face Republican Lemon Williams Jr. in November.
In an election season full of surprises, this may be the biggest one yet: At least several hundred Hamilton County residents have been voting in the wrong state legislative, county commission and school board races for the better part of a decade.
The Times Free Press has a policy of a 24-hour blackout of political campaign coverage before an election in an effort to avoid last-minute allegations designed to influence a vote.
In August general elections across Southeast Tennessee, voters will change the face of most county governments from the county commission level to the top county offices.
The political action committee affiliated with the Hamilton County Education Association released its recommendations for Hamilton County Commission candidates Tuesday.
Bradley County turnout took off in the second week of early voting for the Aug. 2 county general and state primary elections.
Hamilton County Assessor of Property Marty Haynes on Monday adamantly denied a campaign allegation that House District 30 Republican candidate Esther Helton got a property tax break because the two are close.
Saturday is the last day of early voting in the county general and state and federal primary elections.
Saturday is the last day of early voting in the county general and state and federal primary elections. In contested Tennessee federal, state and Hamilton County races, the Chattanooga Times page endorses:
We continue to be saddened by the tone of the Republican primary race for the District 30 seat in the state legislature and the back-and-forth allegations and meddling by influences outside of the district.
Georgia voters have a few key races to decide in runoff elections besides settling the Republican showdown for governor.
Five of the six candidates running for the House District 28 nomination and the two candidates competing for the Hamilton County Commission District 4 seat debated several issues Monday evening, with some taking more conservative stances on certain issues.
Move over, Ohio. Make room, Florida and Pennsylvania. Georgia wants in on the swing-state action.
A Chattanooga attorney will represent the Hamilton County Election Commission in a lawsuit filed by Tennessee Democrats over the state House District 26 election.
Bradley County's early voting numbers for the state primary and local general elections are on par with 2014 election figures.
Every day, Tennesseans return from their mailboxes with a strong desire to wash their hands.
Growth and development were among the many topics up for debate last week during a community-hosted forum between Tennessee House District 30 candidates at East Hamilton Middle/High School.
A debate among the five Democrats running for the House District 28 nomination Thursday night focused on how to overcome barriers to progress in the mostly poor, mostly minority community.
The evening before early voting began in Hamilton County, WTCI, the local PBS affiliate, broadcast school board debates featuring the 10 candidates running for the five open seats.
The Hamilton County Commission is the legislative and policy-making body of the county, but its nine members must be both accountable for overall taxpayer dollars and answerable to voters and their interests in their respective districts.
In the months leading up to the Aug. 2 state primary elections, the Times Free Press is running an "Election 2018 : Issues and Answers" feature, produced by the Tennessee Press Association, as part of an effort to educate readers and voters about key issues facing Tennessee and what candidates for U.S. Senate and governor have to say about them.
Chattanooga attorney Melody Shekari has announced her candidacy to represent the 28th District in the Tennessee House of Representatives.
Republican candidate for governor Diane Black will visit Chattanooga today to attend the Celebration of Valor Luncheon at the Chattanooga Convention Center, according to a campaign news release.
The results of two tight local elections in North Georgia did not change after recounts this week.
The midday sun beating, Chuck Harris sat in an oval swath of grass 150 feet from the Boynton voting precinct Tuesday, propping up his campaign sign.
She's a Yale-educated attorney and a romance novelist who served a decade in the Georgia Legislature. Now Stacey Abrams has gained a shot at becoming the first black woman elected governor in U.S. history.
Voters in Dade County again rejected a 1 percent sales tax increase that had been earmarked for roads, bridges and other transportation projects across the county.
Challenger Chuck Harris won the Catoosa County Commission District 2 race by eight votes, possibly unseating longtime incumbent Bobby Winters, according to unofficial election results Tuesday.
Ralph Van Pelt Jr. will remain Georgia's Lookout Mountain Judicial Circuit Superior Court judge after a nail-biting victory over his first opponent in 22 years.
Incumbent state Sen. Chuck Payne's decision to oppose a bill that would have created a separate driver's license for some immigrants did not end up costing him in the Republican primary.
Carried by his hometown, 24-year-old Colton Moore will join the Georgia Legislature, according to unofficial election results.
Republican voters picked their candidates in a handful of county elections that were on the ballot in Dade County on Tuesday.
Polls are now closed in Georgia.
Some Catoosa County voters are having a little hiccup with the machines at the polls today.
It's election day in Georgia, and the big question is whether the first competitive governor primary race in eight years will bring more voters to the polls.
As the midterm congressional primaries heat up amid fears of Russian hacking, roughly 1 in 5 Americans will be casting ballots on machines that do not produce a paper record of their votes.
Ann Pierre, a longtime community organizer and supporter, has announced her intention to run for the District 5 seat on the Hamilton County Board of Education.
A public meeting on the problem of voting access for people with disabilities is being organized by the League of Women Voters of Chattanooga.
Incumbent David Testerman and candidate Tucker McClendon squared off in the first of five school board debates hosted by UnifiEd and Chattanooga 2.0 Monday night.
A special judge will decide next month whether an indicted Hamilton County commissioner's comments to a now-defeated campaign opponent are protected political speech or grounds for a criminal extortion prosecution.
For the first time in 16 years, at least two women will be elected to the Hamilton County Commission.
We did it again, and the people have spoken.
Still aglow with his election win in Tuesday's Bradley County sheriff race, sheriff-elect Steve Lawson on Wednesday was already thinking about what needs to be done before he takes office in September.
One Hamilton County commissioner was grieving a loss, another celebrating a save on the morning after the county party primary election.
Across Southeast Tennessee, voters in rural counties picked incumbents in most offices contested in the Tuesday party primaries, with a couple of exceptions in Grundy County, where office holders fell to primary challengers.
Judge Kyle Hedrick will remain on the bench in Hamilton County Circuit Court after a landslide victory in Tuesday's Republican primary.
There's a new Bradley County sheriff coming to town.
A longtime Hamilton County commissioner was tumbled by a newcomer Tuesday night, while another handily fended off a challenge despite controversy and criminal charges.
The only two candidates in the race to be Hamilton County sheriff marched toward a general election showdown Tuesday night by breezing through their uncontested primaries.
Republican primary voters decided to keep half of the four embattled incumbents seeking re-election to the Bradley County Commission.
The stage is set for Hamilton County's register of deeds race in August, with state Rep. Marc Gravitt winning the GOP nomination with 7,085 votes over Randy Johnston's 4,981 votes in Tuesday's primary.
Aloyse Brown won the Democratic primary against George Ryan Love and the right to oppose Jim Coppinger in the upcoming election for Hamilton County mayor.
Polls closed at 8 p.m. May 1 in Hamilton County after voting in primary elections.
There were five seats in Hamilton County that went uncontested this election year, giving incumbents another four years because they didn't have a Democratic qualifier in the August general election.
Hamilton County residents who didn't make it to the polls for early voting still can make their voices heard today.
In contested races in Tuesday's Hamilton County primary election, the Chattanooga Times editorial page recommends these candidates:
In contested races in Tuesday's Hamilton County primary election, the Chattanooga Free Press editorial page recommends these candidates:
Early voters in the Bradley County primary are well on their way to outdoing their turnout from four years ago.
If the last seven days of early voting for the May 1 Hamilton County primary election duplicate the first seven days, more than 1,500 fewer voters will cast their ballots than they did in the 2014 Hamilton County primary election.
Cleveland voters will make decisions on several vacant local and state seats in the Bradley County election on Aug. 2.
Party primaries across Southeast Tennessee's rural counties outside of Hamilton and Bradley have hot races on the ballot for county mayor, sheriff, county commission seats and other county offices as early voting got underway last week.
Early voting began Wednesday, April 11, and continues until April 26 for the May 1 primary election in Hamilton County, Tenn.
Early voting starts Wednesday for Hamilton County primary elections and voters will see contests in three countywide races — for county mayor, a Circuit Court judgeship, and the register of deeds office — and four county commission races.
A Volkswagen pickup truck for the U.S. market, possibly based off the Chattanooga-made Atlas SUV, could make sense, an industry analyst said Monday.
An effort by Sen. Todd Gardenhire to move dates of municipal elections in Hamilton and Tennessee's three other largest counties to August primary and general election ballots stalled Wednesday in a state Senate panel.
The crisis-management playbook is pretty simple: Get ahead of the story, update authorities and the public regularly, accept responsibility and take decisive action. Crisis-management experts say that until Wednesday, Facebook was 0-for-4.
In the months leading up to the primary elections in August, the Times Free Press will run an "Election 2018: Issues and Answers" feature, produced by the Tennessee Press Association, as part of an effort to educate readers and voters about key issues facing Tennessee and what candidates for governor and U.S. Senate have to say about them.
Colton Moore sat in the balcony of the Georgia House of Representatives on Friday morning. Not much was going on, besides some lawmakers recognizing visitors to the state capitol. Still, he felt excited. He looked at the floor of the chamber and envisioned himself, standing there in 10 months.
Steve Foster qualified Friday to run for Congress in Georgia's 14th Congressional District.
Election officials will establish the May 1 primary ballot for Bradley County on Monday.
Democrats are barking up the wrong tree if they believe photo identification is responsible for the state's low voter turnout.
The ladies at our bank probably hate to see me coming.
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and the Bledsoe County Sheriff's Office are currently investigating 2 deaths in Pikeville, Tenn.
After 150,000 gallons of wastewater spilled into a creek because of two malfunctions in two months, the Trion, Ga., town council will vote at a special called meeting Thursday on whether to buy a new generator for the treatment plant.
Fifth-ranked Villanova walked into the locker room at halftime facing a double-digit deficit against Tennessee and several players battling foul trouble.
Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. across North Georgia today as voters will choose a new state representative, decide whether shoppers will pay a new sales tax and determine whether a school board can issue an $80 million loan to build a new facility.
With fanfare and a White House kickoff, House Republicans unfurled a broad tax-overhaul plan Thursday that would touch virtually all Americans and the economy's every corner, mingling sharply lower rates for corporations and reduced personal taxes for many with fewer deductions for home-buyers and families with steep medical bills.
A Signal Mountain committee concluded after about eight months of study that the town feasibly could pull out of the Hamilton County Schools and create its own district if it can overcome certain obstacles.
Like any nonrenewable energy source, our current tourist economy will one day run dry. Past economies prove this death-rebirth life cycle; from indigenous and Cherokee to pre-industrial to 20th-century factories, none last forever.
The 2017 Little Debbie IRONMAN Chattanooga triathlon is coming to Chattanooga this weekend, and with it comes heavy traffic and street closures.
Widespread threats from Hurricane Irma prompted Georgia's governor to declare an emergency Sunday for the entire state, where coastal Savannah was evacuated for the second time in less than a year and Atlanta faced its first-ever tropical storm warning.
The Chattanooga Lookouts open a five-game series with the Jackson Generals on Friday, Aug. 4, continuing through Tuesday, Aug. 8. All games are at 7:15 p.m., with the exception of Sunday, which starts at 2:15 p.m.
Chattanooga's efforts to relieve sewage overflows near Hixson Pike have tanked with local residents.
This was a weekend for scoreboards.
As Obamacare predictably collapses and the Senate decides how to vote on the House repeal, here is a column I wrote in March 2010:
Rep. JoAnne Favors, D-Chattanooga, on Thursday took her mandatory school bus seat legislation off notice for further consideration this year.
Standing before a federal judge more than a decade ago, Demetrus Coonrod knew she was about to lose everything — her job, her two youngest children, any hope at a career.
A girl playing with her parents' cigarette lighter accidentally caused a fire inside a bedroom in the Piney Woods area, the Chattanooga Fire Department announced in a release tonight.
It's been a tough week for markets on Market Street.
Mayor Andy Berke called on all Chattanoogans to help build the city's future during his second inauguration Monday.
Four fresh faces will be sworn in as members of the Chattanooga City Council on Monday, including one who weathered a media report about her history as a convicted felon the day after her election.
Despite winning the most votes in three- and four-way contests in the March 7 election, incumbents Chris Anderson and Yusuf Hakeem ultimately failed to secure their seats on the Chattanooga City Council when it came down to Tuesday's runoffs.
Chattanooga City Councilmen Chris Anderson and Yusuf Hakeem both lost their seats Tuesday night, upset by challengers Erksine Oglesby and Demetrus Coonrod in a runoff election.
Erskine Oglesby has unseated Chris Anderson in the runoff contest for the District 7 seat on the Chattanooga City Council.
Demetrus Coonrod has unseated Yusuf Hakeem in the runoff election for Chattanooga City Council District 9.
Early voting numbers for Chattanooga runoff elections.
Chattanooga voters in districts 7 and 9 have one more chance to decide who will represent them on the city council Tuesday — runoff election day.
Chattanooga City Councilman Yusuf Hakeem came under steady fire Monday after comments he has made about Demetrus Coonrod, his opponent in the Council District 9 runoff race.
An average of fewer than 50 people per day have shown up to vote early for the upcoming Chattanooga City Council runoff races in Districts 7 and 9.
Local Nation of Islam leader Kevin Muhammad has called on Councilman Yusuf Hakeem for remarks he has made about Demetrus Coonrod, his opponent in the Chattanooga City Council District 9 runoff race.
Demetrus Coonrod, runoff candidate for the Chattanooga City Council District 9 seat, says she's not "unhinged, a pathological liar and crazy," as opponent Yusuf Hakeem labeled her during a Sunday afternoon radio program.
So, the search firm hired to look for arguably the most important Hamilton County employee is having a hard time finding someone willing to take on the task of leading our public school system.
After taking the Chattanooga City Council District 4 seat in the March 7 elections, Darrin Ledford is hoping the appointment will give him a chance to advocate for reasonable solutions to some of the area's toughest problems.
Hamilton County election officials are right to look at moving Chattanooga's nonpartisan mayoral and City Council races to dates with larger county or presidential elections.
We all should be able to agree on one aspect of the possibility of aligning local election days.
In an upset, Anthony Byrd unseated Moses Freeman tonight on the Chattanooga City Council, and two other council races are headed to runoffs.
Andy Berke seized tonight the Chattanooga mayor's seat for the second time, coming out on top in a four-way race.
Mitchell, 62, the incumbent, has been on the city council since 2013. He is the council's vice chair and heads up the Human Resources Committee.
Chip Henderson won tonight's election for the District 1 Chattanooga City Council Seat.
Long-serving councilman Yusuf Hakeem will face Demetrus Coonrod in a run-off election April 11 for the District 9 seat on the Chattanooga City Council.
Anthony Byrd has claimed the District 8 Chattanooga City Council seat, defeating incumbent Moses Freeman.
Chris Anderson was not able to collect 50 percent of the vote tonight and will face Erskine Ogelsby in a runoff election for the District 7 Chattanooga City Council seat.
Carol Berz, Darrin Ledford and Ken Smith won their city council seats on Tuesday without facing any opposition.
Gilbert, the incumbent, has been in office since 2008. Among his accomplishments, he lists infrastructure improvements to Lightfoot Mill Road and Tunnel Boulevard.
Voting is underway for the Chattanooga city election.
The Chattanooga Free Press editorial page endorses these candidates in today's nonpartisan Chattanooga mayoral and City Council election:
The Chattanooga Times editorial page endorses these candidates in today's nonpartisan Chattanooga mayoral and City Council election:
And here we go again.
Early voting has ended for the Chattanooga city election, with a last-day surge bumping polling numbers up a little higher than they were four years ago. But the slightly increased turnout hasn't discouraged any of the candidate campaigns from knocking on doors, taking donations, buying advertisements or putting up yard signs until the very end.
Next Tuesday is Election Day in Chattanooga. While I'd be surprised if one or more sitting City Council members don't get knocked off, I won't shy away from betting Andy Berke wins a second term as mayor.
Mayoral hopeful and three-time former city councilman David Crockett would like to see a Chattanooga free and clear of Hamilton County, relieving city residents of their county taxes.
The mayor of Chattanooga and nine city council members will make more decisions affecting local residents than Donald Trump, Lamar Alexander, Bob Corker or Chuck Fleischmann. So why does it appear so few care?
Chattanooga voters might know about mayoral candidate David Crockett's stance on high-speed rail and economic development, but they don't know anything about his campaign finances — yet.
Early voting numbers for the Chattanooga city election are tracking closely to 2013 numbers, but they have a ways to go to surpass the 7,320 early votes cast four years ago.
The three candidates running against incumbent Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke attacked the mayor for failing to keep his promises, in a debate Monday evening.
Psst, not sure if you are aware but early voting started Wednesday for the upcoming city of Chattanooga elections.
Chattanooga is the only major Tennessee city to have never had a woman or a minority elected as mayor, and with four white men running in the March 7 mayoral election this year, that won't change for at least the next four years.
Mayoral hopeful David Crockett blames Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke for slowing the city's momentum to getting a high-speed rail connection to Atlanta.
Six out of nine Chattanooga City Council districts will be contested in the March 7 city election.
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The four candidates for Chattanooga mayor clashed over a variety of issues on Friday night during a forum at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.
Despite Mayor Andy Berke's claim of success Thursday in his pledge to end veteran homelessness in Chattanooga, data provided by the Homeless Coalition conflicts with the city's numbers.
One of Mayor Andy Berke's challengers claims a key initiative of the mayor's — creating affordable housing — has failed, producing only one affordable home since the mayor took office.
The Chattanooga mayoral leadership of Andy Berke has been a mixed bag, and we hoped a strong conservative candidate would emerge to engage him in his bid for a second term.
Chattanooga has made unmistakable progress in the four years that Andy Berke has been mayor.
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City Council Districts 8 and 9 have a wealth of good candidates this year, and if life was fair, all seven candidates seeking office or re-election would find themselves leading our city after the March 7 election.
Moses Freeman is the third Chattanooga city councilman in three terms to represent residents of the city's District 8 (after Leamon Pierce and Andraé McGary). It's a possibility after the March 7 municipal election there could be four in four terms.
District 8 needs the new eyes and perspective of Anthony Byrd.
John L. Kerns is a man who's done his homework on city issues, and he's the best choice for voters with fantastic choices in District 9 where Yusuf Hakeem is the incumbent council member seeking re-election. Two other candidates include an impressive, no-nonsense woman and ex-con who has turned her life around, as well the young whipper-snapper grandson of the late-council member Jack Benson.
As in District 8, we have sensed from residents in District 9 a frustration with the status quo, the feeling that current leadership is not bringing about the changes in neighborhoods that are needed and desired.
Chattanooga City Councilman Russell Gilbert is a glass-half-full kind of guy, and for that he is unapologetic.
Voters in Chattanooga's District 5 should re-elect Russell Gilbert Sr. to represent them on the City Council.
We have had our differences with outspoken Chattanooga City Councilman Chris Anderson and are certain we'll never agree with him on national politics, but we believe he offers the best opportunity to provide active and forward-thinking leadership for District 7 in the nonpartisan March 7 municipal election.
Chris Anderson in his first four years on the Chattanooga City Council has proven to be something of a lightning rod, but he has transferred that electricity to his district — and the improvements are unmistakable.
Chip Henderson was one of seven new Chattanooga City Council members elected in 2013.
Chip Henderson has grown a lot since he won the Chattanooga City Council seat for District 1 four years ago, and even he notices it.
We believe residents in Chattanooga's District 2 have enjoyed sound, pragmatic leadership from first-term Councilman Jerry Mitchell in the last four years, and we hope they'll allow him to continue representing them in the March 7 municipal election.
Jerry Mitchell, the 62-year-old incumbent in Chattanooga's District 2, is the clear and only choice for city voters on March 7.
Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke says opponent Larry Grohn is mistaking an employee's school homework for damning evidence of Berke's wider ambitions.
Nearly all the incumbents on the Chattanooga City Council hold the advantage in fundraising for the March 7 municipal election.
Chattanoogans who want to vote in the city's March 7 municipal election must register by Monday.
Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke dwarfs his challengers when it comes to raising money for the upcoming mayoral election.
Crime has topped the priorities lists of all four of Chattanooga's mayoral candidates, but each has a somewhat different vision on how to fix it.
Chattanooga mayoral candidate and three-time former councilman David Crockett says now is the time to strike for 30-minute high-speed rail connection to North Atlanta.
Chattanooga's four mayoral contenders shared the stage Wednesday morning in a candidate forum hosted by the Greater Chattanooga Association of Realtors.
Chattanooga's four mayoral contenders shared the stage today in a candidate forum hosted by the Greater Chattanooga Association of Realtors.
The Hamilton County Election Commission has shot down a request by the Chattanooga City Council to add two more early voting sites for the March 7 city election.
Manny Rico, a former city councilman, has announced his intention to retake the Chattanooga City Council District 7 seat.
The Hamilton County Election Commission has shot down a request by the Chattanooga City Council to add two more early voting sites for the March 7 city election.
The Hamilton County Election Commission has shot down a request by the Chattanooga City Council to add two more early voting sites for the March 7 city elections.
Chattanooga mayoral hopefuls David Crockett and Larry Grohn are slamming Mayor Andy Berke's $1 million pledge toward a new Erlanger Children's Hospital to honor of the Woodmore Elementary School bus crash victims.
Hamilton County election commissioners soon will consider increasing the number of Chattanooga's early voting sites in time for the March 7 election.
Business owner and architectural consultant Chris Long places personal integrity at the forefront of his bid to become Chattanooga's mayor.
Longtime educator Gail Francis has dropped out of Chattanooga's mayoral race to support Larry Grohn's bid for the seat.
The Hamilton County Election Commission has announced the candidates who have qualified to run for the Chattanooga mayor and City Council seats on the March 7 ballot.
The Hamilton County Election Commission has announced the candidates who have qualified to run for the Chattanooga mayor and city council seats on the March 7 ballot.
Chattanooga City Councilman Larry Grohn, a candidate vying for the mayor's seat, has called for a special independent investigation and audit of the city's Youth and Family Development department.
Businessman Jay Nevans has announced his candidacy for the Chattanooga City Council District 1 seat.
Mickey McCamish, executive director of the Epilepsy Foundation of Southeast Tennessee, has announced his campaign for the Chattanooga City Council District 2 seat.
Chris Anderson has announced he will seek re-election to the Chattanooga City Council District 7 seat.
Chris Anderson has announced he will seek re-election to the Chattanooga City Council District 7 seat.
Chattanoogans could see as many as 28 candidates between the city's mayoral and council races on the March 7 ballot.
Businesswoman Susan Miller has announced her candidacy for the Chattanooga City Council District 1 seat.
Chattanoogans could see as many as 28 candidates between the city's mayoral and council races on the March 7 ballot.
Demetrus Coonrod, franchise owner of JanPro and vice chairwoman of the Hamilton County Democratic Party, has announced her candidacy for the City Council District 9 seat.
Demetrus Coonrod, franchise owner of JanPro and vice chair of the Hamilton County Democratic Party, has announced her candidacy for the City Council District 9 seat.
Chattanooga businessman and property owner Anthony Byrd has announced intentions to seek the City Council District 8 seat.
Native Chattanooga businessman and property owner Anthony Byrd has announced intentions to seek the City Council District 8 seat.
David Crockett, a former three-term Chattanooga City Council member and Council Chairman, has announced he will run for the Chattanooga mayor's seat.
Chattanooga mayoral challenger Larry Grohn launched a broadside this week against Mayor Andy Berke's anti-crime plan, saying the 3-year-old Violence Reduction Initiative is actually making crime worse in Chattanooga.
While the November election gets in full swing, City Councilman Yusuf Hakeem has announced he will seek re-election to the District 9 seat in March.
Yusuf Hakeem has announced he will seek re-election to the Chattanooga City Council District 9 seat.
Rep. Gerald McCormick, has confirmed he intends to stay in the Tennessee Assembly and not enter the Chattanooga mayor's race.
Jerry Mitchell has announced he will seek re-election to the Chattanooga City Council District 2 seat.
The Chattanooga City Council District 7 seat will see a rematch between incumbent Chris Anderson and former two-time incumbent Manny Rico in the city's March 2017 elections.
Three former elected Hamilton County leaders, including former Mayor and Deputy Governor Claude Ramsey, have endorsed Joe Smith, the independent candidate seeking the County Commission District 3 seat.
Chip Henderson, a construction business owner, has announced he will seek re-election to the Chattanooga City Council District 1 seat.
Darrin Ledford, owner of a printing and graphic design company, has announced he will seek the Chattanooga City Council District 4 seat.
Dr. Carol Berz announced today that she will seek re-election to the City Council District 6 seat.