Local Politics

It has been 14 years since Georgia voters have elected a Democratic senator, and next week's election has more at stake than the state converting from red to blue. Georgia has emerged as a key battleground state for Democrats fighting to pick up additional seats and thwart the GOP's push for a majority.

Grundy County has been slammed by the Tennessee comptroller's office for not correcting purchasing procedures, poor record-keeping and policy and organizational problems for two years.

A lawyer says Fort Oglethorpe's election superintendent abused her power and violated Georgia's constitution.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — Several Bradley County commissioners have expressed dismay over how Commissioner Dan Rawls addressed a 15-year-old boy's concerns that he brought before that panel Monday night.

JASPER, Tenn. — A disagreement over Jasper's responsibilities as a sponsor of local Cub Scout Pack 3058 could lead to an end of that partnership.

Walker County Sole Commissioner Bebe Heiskell agreed to give the local tax assessor's office $170,000 more this year after the office failed to accurately assess property values.

A Tennessee Comptroller's Office investigation report uncovered problems in Meigs County's finance and school departments.

NASHVILLE — Feathers are flying in Tennessee's U.S. Senate race in the form of $46,000 in unpaid fees at a South Carolina resort and how a $1 option to buy into a newspaper later turned into a $620,000 personal profit back in 1981.

Area builders are chafing at a proposed city ordinance that would require them to hire acoustical engineers when building homes in or around Chattanooga's Amplified Music District.

A Chattanooga regulatory board reversed its previous decision when city officials pressured the board to pass more stringent requirements to stop raw sewage from flowing into the Tennessee River when it rains.

Monroe County, Tenn., officials have four months to fill the county sheriff’s position after Randy White’s August election was voided by a Chancery Court order.

JASPER, Tenn. — There is a tradition of deep-rooted rivalries and downright mistrust across Marion County, and cooperation among the various local governments hasn't always been popular.

Fort Oglethorpe's elections superintendent sent off November's election ballots to be printed with ousted former councilman Charles Sharrock's name on them without a second thought.

About 50 people attended a meeting Thursday evening to hear the proposed plans for reconstruction of the Interstate 75/Interstate 24 interchange.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — After a couple weeks of tweaking plans, Cleveland City Schools and Tri-Con Construction have reached an agreement that will keep a new gym for Cleveland High School within its $11 million budget.

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