Local Politics

NASHVILLE — Republicans running against each other in Tennessee's 3rd and 4th Congressional District primaries agree on at least one thing.

Sequatchie County's ballot is filled with nonpartisan contested races for sheriff, county executive, County Commission, road superintendent and constable.

Experts say the outcome of the Republican primary for Tennessee's 3rd Congressional District will depend entirely on voter turnout.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — A Bradley County commissioner has called for an end to the county's $80,000 contract with the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Bradley County, the agency that provides animal sheltering services for all county residents.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — The Cleveland City Council will hold a special meeting Monday to establish the application process for the city judgeship and to consider an interim appointee to replace Judge Bill Moss, who was found dead in a downtown parking lot in the late morning hours of July 14.

The Rossville Public Library will be open only 18 hours a week starting Monday, compared to 30 hours at its sister libraries in Chickamauga and LaFayette.

A swelling crowd Tuesday night supported a move at the Chattanooga City Council in support of revamping the city's sound ordinance to breathe new life into the music and entertainment options downtown.

Chattanoogans will soon see more Tennessee Highway Patrol cars in the city.

If people in Chattanooga do nothing to prevent the mentally ill from going to jail, the city will end up like larger cities across the country where jails become unequipped caregivers.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Bradley County wants to reset rescue networking attempts for its no-­kill shelter and heal divisions within the organization.

NASHVILLE — Tennessee officials are warning the state's 475 Democratic and Republican county election commissioners that they will get bounced off the local panels if they cross over and vote in the opposite party's primary during the Aug. 7 election.

Neal Pinkston, unopposed Republican candidate for district attorney in Hamilton County, will be the guest speaker today monday at the Pachyderm Club.

Randy White, Republican candidate for sheriff in Monroe County, Tenn., could face charges after a POST Commission ruling that he didn't meet requirements for police certification.

The Hamilton County district attorney will have to decide whether a recent absentee ballot flap in the Hamilton County Commission District 6 race was a misguided attempt at being helpful by a campaign volunteer or an intentional effort to manipulate election results.

After Hamilton County Schools officials celebrated what they felt was a win for the system and City Council members had patted themselves on the backs for settling the liquor taxes lawsuit, one county commissioner tried to bring the $11.7 million agreement to a halt.

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