After a Washington odd couple chose to offer support of prayers in public meetings in a U.S. Supreme Court case, two Hamilton County residents suing to stop public prayers locally say they were surprised but will continue to press on.
A recent decision to allow Hamilton County Register of Deeds Pam Hurst to charge a $2 fee for e-filing documents in her office could generate about $23,000 for the county -- and save residents $3 per filing.
While Hamilton County government has been in a period of self-proclaimed belt tightening, department heads and constitutional officers have been given nearly $6.6 million over the past five years to funnel raises, promotions and other pay increases to employees.
Put your pencils down — Hamilton County students showed general improvement in 2013 test scores, according to a news release by the Hamilton County Department of Education.
Hamilton County Circuit Court Clerk Paula Thompson said Thursday she would not seek re-election and plans to retire when her term ends Aug. 31, 2014.
Hamilton County government is changing the way it handles short-term debt after commissioners voted Wednesday to seek a $90 million credit line.
Commissioners today are expected to vote on opening a $90 million credit line, selling a half-million-dollar piece of property to a growing tractor company and spending nearly $200,000 on high-tech TVs for two new schools.
Commissioners voted Wednesday to replace a treacherous ceiling over six holding cells in the Hamilton County Justice Building, to update and digitize Juvenile Court's fingerprinting system and then held a closed-door meeting about pending litigation.
After short but heated debate Thursday, the Hamilton County Commission accepted Mayor Jim Coppinger's $665 million 2014 budget in a 5-4 split decision.
What began as a loose, unbudgeted plan to commemorate the Hamilton County Courthouse's centennial has turned into a full-blown, 100-year birthday bash.
A week after Mayor Jim Coppinger announced a proposed downgrade to the county's health insurance policy, officials are working to assuage employee concerns.
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.