Hamilton County judge frustrated at slow pace of mental health system

School vandalism suspect still awaiting evaluation

A man accused of vandalizing Westview Elementary School will have to wait more than a month for a mental health evaluation, a Hamilton County judge said Tuesday.

Donna Sims quit smoking when she found out that she was pregnant at age 16.

Hamilton County commissioners on Wednesday agreed to spend $540,000 for three new volunteer fire halls, to settle a claim by a county resident struck by a bicycle and to narrow zoning in parts of the Flagstone subdivision in Ooltewah.

In the 27 years that Capt. Corliss Cooper has been with the Chattanooga Police Department, she's seen a significant shift in the city's demographics.

For the first time since it became federally protected in 2002, Moccasin Bend Archaeological District may be able to map out a 20-year building strategy.

The Hamilton County School District moved closer to its long-range goal to shut down Alpine Crest, DuPont and Rivermont elementary schools and replace them with a new, supersized elementary school where the Hixson Pike YMCA now stands.

Hamilton County residents can rest easy. No backroom deal was cut to decide the new County Commission chairmanship. In fact, there was almost no deal at all.

The elections are over, along with the campaign hijinks and hurly-burly politics.

For Hamilton County Commissioner Fred Skillern, the meeting is adjourned.

Long time Hamilton County Commissioner Fred Skillern dropped the gavel for the last time today.

City and county officials have abandoned plans to move the local law enforcement firing range from its decades-old home on Moccasin Bend to a proposed $5 million indoor shooting range on East 12th Street.

Hamilton County commissioners on Wednesday unanimously approved nearly $3 million in contracts with four architects for design work at four schools.

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

Hamilton County commissioners next week will vote whether to assign architects to four new school projects, send $26 million to the city's Industrial Development Board for the planned expansion at Volkswagen and confirm or deny a mayoral appointment to the Erlanger board of trustees.

Chattanoogans will soon see more Tennessee Highway Patrol cars in the city.

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