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Hamilton County officials last week voted to clarify a policy that pays full health benefits for some retired county employees. But one commissioner said that policy needs to be examined, and possibly ditched.By Louie Brogdon

There is no Ben & Jerry's in jail. No Netflix, no recliners.

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — In a ramshackle campaign headquarters just off the town square here, Democrat Lenda Sherrell last week was firing up the troops in her bid to unseat the most controversial congressman in modern Tennessee history.

Air gunner in the U.S. Army. Experienced janitor. Been to culinary school. These titles and training weren't enough to land a local Gulf War veteran a job after he returned home.

Cars traveled with their windows down on an unpaved road under a canopy of changing leaves on their way to the 38th annual Ketner's Mill Country Fair on Sunday afternoon.

All things German — and Italian and Mexican, too — were featured at the last day of the 13th annual Chattanooga Oktoberfest festivities, the oldest and largest such celebration in the region.

The second of three lectures put on by the Friends of Moccasin Bend and the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga is on for tonight.

SOUTH PITTSBURG, Tenn. — A section of Raulstontown Road is sliding off the side of South Pittsburg Mountain, and the city has gotten a grant to find out why and possibly fix the problem.

LYERLY, Ga. — Herbert Morehead couldn't drive past that house at the end of his street without some sort of argument.

Chattanooga's Public Library is shedding books by the thousands.

They no longer share plates or eat communally in Liberia as was the custom.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — Cullen Fewell, 17, had been preparing for this day for 18 months.

When Steve Smith talks of how he envisions the Hamilton County Public Defender's office might look in the coming months, a simple analogy is best: He wants it to look like a private law practice.

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