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Many of the Republicans and Democrats who want to be the next governor of Georgia today discussed the state’s future at a candidates’ forum sponsored by the Georgia Chamber of Commerce.

A permanent successor needs to be named for retired police Chief Freeman Cooper in the next 80 days, according to City Code.

NASHVILLE — He once considered running for Congress himself, but Monday, state Rep. Gerald McCormick, R-Chattanooga, became the first local lawmaker publicly to declare his support of Robin Smith in her 3rd Congressional District bid.

City Councilman Manny Rico told his colleagues Tuesday he is running for the position of chairman for next year, and Councilwoman Carol Berz said she wants to be considered for vice chairwoman.

“As I sit in the lobby of the school we use for a clinic, I can see the sunrise …"

Developer Julian Bell came before the Hamilton County Commission on Wednesday to see if he could get some help running a convicted sex offender out of a house his company built.

Hamilton County Commissioners Jim Coppinger and Richard Casavant have made it official that each would like to serve another four-year term in office.

The Hamilton County Commission decided Wednesday to delay a vote on spending almost $50,000 for a radio frequency identification system for the county jail because the equipment had not been put out for bid and additional information came at the last minute.

Hamilton County Commissioner Greg Beck, a Democrat, has announced he plans to run again for his 5th District commission seat.

Hamilton County commissioners on Wednesday approved a rezoning case that had been held up over a question of who owned the property.

After some City Council members said they thought someone else could do his job, the Rev. Mike Feely's contract as a personal liaison for the city between the Hispanic and homeless communities was barely renewed.

Hamilton County Commissioner Warren Mackey said Thursday that he is definitely running next year to represent the county’s 4th District again.

Mike Carter, attorney for the Hamilton County Water and Wastewater Treatment Authority, told county commissioners Wednesday that the authority may have to hire a contractor to do some work for them.

Hamilton County commissioners were all set to vote Thursday on accepting a $5.9 million building from Life Care Centers of America, but decided to hold off a week because a guarantee title wasn't available.

Audience members at Thursday’s Hamilton County Commission saw commissioners in a whole different light. That’s because the lights that usually illuminate the dais where commissioners sit were out.

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