Hamilton County commissioners said during Wednesday's agenda session that the 24,000-square-foot police firing range the county is building with Chattanooga needs to be slimmed down, built somewhere else or completely rebid.
After two months of public debate among residents across the Scenic City, members of the City Council spoke their mind en route to taking the first step toward making Chattanooga the third city in Tennessee to offer benefits to employees in same-sex and other domestic partnerships.
Sheriff Jim Hammond will return to the Hamilton County Commission today to again seek a $500,000 bump in funding for the joint city-county downtown police firing range -- and he might feel like he's wearing a target.
Life just got easier for some of Hamilton County’s less organized residents who try to register or sell their vehicles. County Clerk Bill Knowles can now instantly print duplicate car titles when residents lose track of them.
Minutes after Hamilton County Commission Chairman Fred Skillern spoke to a group of local GOP members, an opponent announced he would seek to unseat the veteran Soddy-Daisy Republican in the May 2014 primary.
Holding the county’s $272 million purse strings gives Hamilton County commissioners a great deal of influence, but commissioners have another seldom-used power that is less about rubber-stamping and more about making policy.
Hamilton County Commissioners have spent more than half a million dollars of discretionary money in the first quarter of this fiscal year, and they have nearly a million bucks left in the bank, according to the first round of expenditure reports.
If Hamilton County is going to pony up another $550,000 for the indoor police firing range it's building with Chattanooga, commissioners want three more weeks to learn what taxpayers would get for their money.
Sheriff Jim Hammond breathed a quiet sigh of relief after Hamilton County commissioners met Wednesday.
Hamilton County commissioners already have final say over which grants the county accepts. But after today, they may have the first word, too.
Hamilton County commissioners will vote today to appoint two judicial commissioners, but current Magistrate Larry Ables says he won’t be in the running.
Hamilton County commissioners are expected to vote next week to post annual discretionary spending information online, hire two judicial commissioners and give commissioners an added layer of control over what grants the county seeks.
For years, grand juries in Hamilton County have been calling for a new jail, saying the present one is antiquated and needs such upgrades as a mental health wing.
The federal government might be shut down, but Hamilton County elected leaders will be busy next week.
There is a hole in Hamilton County Sessions Court when it comes to domestic violence cases, and it costs about $130,000 a year to patch.