Since she took office in 2002, Circuit Court Clerk Paula Thompson's staff has been paid well for its work.
The great Tennessee whiskey war is over, and the wets won. But Hamilton County commissioners now are working to keep distilleries out of unincorporated areas.
Hamilton County employees who've been getting "exceptional" health insurance benefits will have lesser policies next budget year if county commissioners pass Mayor Jim Coppinger's proposed budget.
Unless commissioners vote next week to spend $6.75 million, Hamilton County might hear radio silence from surrounding counties and state and federal agencies during future emergencies, according to Human Services Administrator Don Allen.
A trend of lower property assessments for the nearly 148,000 properties in the county has triggered a significant drop in appeals coming to Property Assessor Bill Bennett's office.
Hamilton County commissioners say emission testing is a bitter pill everyone just has to swallow.
Ten million bucks may be a drop in Hamilton County's $643 million bucket, but officials say money generated by the county's five fee-collecting offices makes a big difference at budget time.
When it comes to budget proposals, Hamilton County Commissioner Fred Skillern has a simple measure for success: Start with last year's figure — and lower it if possible.
Fuel expenditures for Hamilton County government have risen by more than 40 percent in the past four years, and some officials are calling for fuel-efficiency standards for the county's fleet.
Paying someone to manage a prison gets pricey. But Hamilton County Mayor Jim Coppinger says paying to do it yourself is even more expensive.
Tammy Martin has lived on her farm at 8411 Providence Road for more than 20 years. For all that time, she and her family have enjoyed the quiet country life.
Hamilton County commissioners on Thursday appointed local attorney Rob Philyaw to succeed Suzanne Bailey as Juvenile Court judge.
When Hamilton County Commissioner Marty Haynes was campaigning for his District 3 seat, he called for commissioners' discretionary expenditures to be posted in real-time on the county's website.
Repairing wreckage left by flooding, hazardous material spills and other natural and man-made disasters isn't cheap.
Hamilton County commissioners heard from eight lawyers Tuesday wishing to fill two magistrate positions that will be vacated next month.