Local Politics

Area builders are chafing at a proposed city ordinance that would require them to hire acoustical engineers when building homes in or around Chattanooga's Amplified Music District.

A Chattanooga regulatory board reversed its previous decision when city officials pressured the board to pass more stringent requirements to stop raw sewage from flowing into the Tennessee River when it rains.

Monroe County, Tenn., officials have four months to fill the county sheriff’s position after Randy White’s August election was voided by a Chancery Court order.

JASPER, Tenn. — There is a tradition of deep-rooted rivalries and downright mistrust across Marion County, and cooperation among the various local governments hasn't always been popular.

Fort Oglethorpe's elections superintendent sent off November's election ballots to be printed with ousted former councilman Charles Sharrock's name on them without a second thought.

About 50 people attended a meeting Thursday evening to hear the proposed plans for reconstruction of the Interstate 75/Interstate 24 interchange.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — After a couple weeks of tweaking plans, Cleveland City Schools and Tri-Con Construction have reached an agreement that will keep a new gym for Cleveland High School within its $11 million budget.

U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann has out-spent and out-raised his Democratic opponent, Mary Headrick. But Headrick says money isn't everything, and she hopes people can change more minds than campaign dollars in Tennessee's 3rd Congressional District.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — A pair of subpoenas issued to Cleveland's city manager and police chief has taken the scrutiny surrounding the recent firing and rehiring of a 27-year veteran police officer to another level.

The Chattanooga Public Library's lax rules for travel reimbursement and leave time that the city auditor found led to suspected fraud have been eliminated.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. -- The Cleveland City Council has appointed a new vice mayor from its ranks: George Poe.

When Bradley County Sheriff-elect Eric Watson announced in August that Arnold Botts would be his director of administration, he spoke proudly of Botts’ law enforcement and administrative experience as a former Cleveland police chief.

Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke continued pulling the national spotlight toward the Scenic City on Friday as he served on a panel in Boston to address issues facing urban communities.

FORT OGLETHORPE — Elections Superintendent Orma Luckey sat above the rest of the crowd inside City Hall on Thursday morning listening to arguments about whether ousted Councilman Charles Sharrock can run for office again next month.

Before he can try to reclaim power, ousted Fort Oglethorpe City Councilman Charles Sharrock must defend his right to run for election during a hearing this morning.

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