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Residents who live near the Harriet Tubman demolition can breathe easy, city officials say.

Meigs County Chancery Court Clerk and Master Timothy Ned Proffitt was arrested Tuesday on a grand jury indictment charging him with falsifying a hotel receipt that he turned in for reimbursement.

Two days before Lisa Haynes formally interviewed for a top administration job at Chattanooga State, the college initiated the process to secure a visa that would allow her to work in the United States.

When Hamilton County passed its 2014-15 budget this year, some conservative commissioners and good government groups lauded changes to the $900,000 in funds handed out annually for commissioners to spend on local projects.

A rash of break-ins on Signal Mountain has some residents there wishing the city would follow in the footsteps of Lookout Mountain, Tenn., and install cameras to record the license plate of every vehicle that comes through town.

A Chattanooga State instructor says top administrators tried to intimidate teachers to vote in support of college President Jim Catanzaro during the faculty's recent vote of no confidence.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — Effective Jan. 1, the shelter operated by the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Bradley County no longer will adhere to its original "no-kill" mission.

After more than two years of debate between city officials and residents, officials in Chattanooga now can begin enforcing rules concerning animal permits.

Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke is keeping up his and the city's profiles in the nation's capital.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. -- Bradley County Sheriff Eric Watson has been joined by state Rep. Dan Howell, R-Georgetown, and several local officials in calling for quick action to deter traffic accidents occurring in the vicinity of Walker Valley High School.

Hamilton teachers may share $13 million funds hike

State committee's report calls for increase but obstacles remain

A new report that calls on Tennessee to increase teachers' pay shows that the state shortchanges school districts right out of the gate.

Ringgold, Ga., attorney McCracken Poston took to Facebook last week to express how much he hates his town's electronic sign.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — Teachers and school administrators packed a meeting room Thursday evening to voice worries over how the Bradley County Board of Education will pay for up to $3 million in capital needs.

Walker County, Ga., Sole Commissioner Bebe Heiskell said Friday that she is not on the hook for an environmental fine against the county that is snowballing every day.

WASHINGTON — Congress inched closer Friday to a possible showdown with President Barack Obama over the Keystone XL oil pipeline as the Republican-controlled House approved the project.

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