Opinion

An 18-year veteran sheriff's deputy and investigator in the Hamilton County Sheriff's Department is looking to unseat his boss as the county's sheriff.

Circuit Court Judge, Division 1: Catherine Cate White

The Clerk of the Circuit Court maintains clerical functions for Circuit and Sessions civil courts, and is responsible for management of all complaints, petitions, summons, orders and other documents.

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Sheriff Jim Hammond and his Republican primary opponent, Chris Harvey, have a difference of opinion on how the captain of the Hamilton County law enforcement ship should conduct himself.

  • April 17th, 2014  |
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The two contenders for Hamilton County Circuit Court judge, Division 1, bring vastly different experiences from the domestic and civil sides of the court's docket.

Commissioner Larry Henry believes the job of Circuit Court Clerk requires an effective manager but not necessarily someone who comes in with an insider's knowledge of the office.

  • April 15th, 2014  |
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I have a dream.

People like to say Tennessee has no income tax, but that's not true. Eighty-five years after it was imposed at the urging of Sen. Frank Hall on the eve of the Great Depression, the so-called Hall Income Tax continues to chip away at Tennesseans' nest eggs with an onerous tax on dividends and interest.

  • April 16th, 2014  |
  • By Sen. Mark Green
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Pay them not to come.

Today is Tax Day, and that means most Tennesseans have filed their federal tax returns, and many are eagerly awaiting their refund. But filing your tax return is about more than getting your money back from Uncle Sam -- it's a reminder of Washington's out-of-control spending and overreach.

  • April 15th, 2014  |
  • By Lamar Alexander
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Here's a short explanation of the Supreme Court's unlimited campaign donation decision: It legalizes government of the wealthy, by the wealthy, for the wealthy.

  • April 13th, 2014  |
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One thing we know for sure in the search from that missing 777: There sure is a lot of garbage in the sea.

As a taxpayer, I fear Republicans and Democrats more than I fear Putin.

  • March 30th, 2014  |
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It is regrettable that the Times Free Press took a sympathetic stance in the recent front-page article about TWRA and captive native wildlife.

  • April 17th, 2014  |
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The city of Chattanooga and Tennessee provided tax incentives estimated at $577 million to foreign-owned Volkswagen at a cost to taxpayers of $288,500 per position.

  • April 16th, 2014  |
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In November of 1863, hostile forces from the North invaded Chattanooga and placed the city under siege.

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