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Corker: Volkswagen expansion in Chattanooga was off if UAW won

UAW says Chattanooga local at over 670 members

While the United Auto Workers says its Chattanooga local has signed up more than 670 Volkswagen workers, U.S. Sen. Bob Corker said Wednesday that the VW plant expansion would not have happened had the union won the factory's February election.

Collegedale Mayor John Turner said he "got knee-deep and dirty" 23 years ago when he and scores of other residents helped build the city's large wooden playground, named the Imagination Station.

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Walker County, Ga., Sole Commissioner Bebe Heiskell is proposing a 59-percent increase on county portion of property tax millage rates to generate money she says is needed to keep pace with increasing expenses and state requirements.

The Chattanooga City Council has given its first blessing on a controversial noise ordinance, and some music venues in the city's downtown and South Side may be able to keep the music playing — with the appropriate permits.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Bradley County has fired the second director of its private shelter, an action that prompted the immediate resignation of board member Charlotte Peak-­Jones, a Bradley County commissioner.

The required number of valid signatures has been collected in East Ridge to put the wine referendum on the November ballot.

The election is over, but Hamilton County Criminal Court Clerk Gwen Tidwell says it doesn't feel like it.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — Bradley County has received an improved protection classification from the Insurance Service Office and said goodbye — with honors — to a long-­serving member of the county’s fire board.

JASPER, Tenn. — A plan to upgrade and construct three lengthy sections of sidewalk in the downtown Jasper area has been delayed while a historical preservation survey is completed.

The Chattanooga Police Department will start annually checking all employees for outstanding warrants and the status of their driver's licenses after discovering that one patrol officer was driving on a suspended driver's license.

Chattanooga Mayor and former Democratic state senator Andy Berke today will endorse Lenda Sherrell for the 4th Congressional District seat.

JASPER, Tenn. — When Alderman Steve Looney discovered there was a new part-time summer worker with the city's parks and recreation department, he couldn't remember when the Jasper Board of Mayor and Aldermen approved that.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — Brian Smith, a 32-year law enforcement veteran and a member of the Bradley County Commission, has been named as Sheriff-elect Eric Watson’s chief deputy.

NASHVILLE — Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke will endorse 4th Congressional District Democratic nominee Lenda Sherrell next week, the Sherrell campaign says.

Bradley County Sheriff-elect Eric Watson has announced two more members of his command staff.

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