The Nashville contractor hired for $4.3 million in taxpayer dollars to demolish the former Harriet Tubman public housing site has hired 14 East Chattanooga residents so far for the project.

EPB officials confirmed on Tuesday that the utility has overbilled taxpayers for its streetlights' energy usage over a number of years, though they downplayed the extent of the overcharges ahead of a whistle blower lawsuit by a former city lighting contractor and settlement negotiations with the city.

A divided City Council resorted to name calling Tuesday over whether to restructure its staff and ask employees to reapply for their jobs. And those in favor of the plan were called "yahoos," "cowards" and part of a plot to fire the staff.

Lincoln Park residents publicly called for Mayor Andy Berke to stop a major road project that will connect downtown to Amnicola Highway because they believe the mayor has kept the public in the dark about preserving their park.

More than two decades after the Tennessee Aquarium opened and changed the face of the city, Chattanoogans need to think about the next big thing, tourism officials said Tuesday.

Members of Chattanooga's creative community are indeed interested in having a live work facility that would offer them affordable housing and a place to work, according to findings of a survey done last spring by Artspace Projects Inc.

Meg Backus, a top Chattanooga Public Library employee who resigned following a critical audit of the library, claims that she was given the option to resign in two months or be subject to public discipline and likely termination.

Chattanooga's City Council meeting Tuesday went along without much fuss. Every resolution and ordinance was passed without discussion.

Government watchdog Helen Burns Sharp spent more than $77,000, including tens of thousands of dollars out of her retirement account, fighting what she sees as a pattern of secret — and therefore illegal — decisions by a city board.

Chattanooga finally has a public report card -- or at least part of one.

If all goes as planned, Chattanooga’s first emergency family shelter for men, women and children will open in mid-December.

A former Chattanooga Industrial Development Board chairman says the City Council's recent move to take more responsibility for the development board doesn't go far enough.

Leann Crane does not care how UnitedHealthcare and Erlanger Health System reach a deal to keep the hospital in the insurer’s network.

The Chattanooga region’s largest hospital system may soon be out of network for thousands of patients with UnitedHealthcare insurance if a bitter dispute with Erlanger Health System over payment rates is not resolved by the end of the month.

For a fourth time, Chattanooga has been overlooked for a multimillion-dollar federal grant to replace the Wilcox Tunnel through Missionary Ridge that has been in disrepair for decades.

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