Hamilton County commissioners leaning against school tax increase

Published Mar. 22 2015

School board member Donna Horn and County Commissioner Sabrena Smedley share the same East Brainerd constituents, but they're divided over...

Councilman Smith starting early on re-election fundraising

Published Mar. 22 2015

Chattanooga Councilman Ken Smith is getting started early.

Hoarding claim offends Hamilton County Schools officials

Published Mar. 22 2015

Hamilton County schools officials took offense Thursday at a county commissioner's claim that the school district was "hoarding" money in...

Lamar Alexander blasts Anthem for delayed response to data breach affecting 770,000 Tennesseans

Published Mar. 18 2015

Tennessee Sen. Lamar Alexander sharply criticized leaders of the large insurer Anthem on Wednesday, decrying the company's delayed response to...

Riverfront Parkway overhaul clears first hurdle in City Council

Published Mar. 18 2015

After fending off a surprise opposition vote, the Chattanooga City Council took a pricey first step toward a major overhaul...

Chattanooga City Council renews contract of group behind city's violence reduction plan

Published Mar. 18 2015

Chattanooga City Council members on Tuesday agreed to re-hire the national organization behind Chattanooga's Violence Reduction Initiative and will pay...

Hamilton County considers changes to housing PILOT program

Published Mar. 16 2015

It doesn't look like Hamilton County will break ties with Chattanooga's tax incentive program to bring workforce housing downtown. But...

After three-month delay, Choo Choo tax freeze deal clears first hurdle

Published Mar. 11 2015

After three months of starts and stops, an agreement that will freeze taxes for more than a dozen years on...

Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke, local business leaders hope to take advantage of Obama's high-tech training initiative

Published Mar. 10 2015

WASHINGTON — Chattanooga is at the front lines of a White House push to boost the nation's high-tech workforce.

Fire fees first step in making Chattanooga's permit system more user-friendly

Published Mar. 10 2015

A vote today to restructure Chattanooga's fire inspection fees will be a first step in a larger effort to make...

Dismantling of decrepit barge on Chattanooga's riverfront may start this month

Published Mar. 4 2015

The city's biggest riverfront eyesore may soon start shrinking, instead of sinking.

Tax data shows $26 million waived for businesses; Hamilton County officials defend breaks

Published Mar. 3 2015

A tax break watchdog is calling for more public oversight after compiling Hamilton County Trustee records that show $26 million...

Chattanooga, county taxpayers gave $26 million to corporations in 2014, records show

Published Mar. 2 2015

After researching Hamilton County and municipal tax records, local public interest advocate Helen Burns Sharp says taxpayers have forgiven $26.2...

Hamilton County taking closer look at how River City Company oversees housing PILOTS

Published Feb. 25 2015

The Hamilton County Commission is going to take a closer look at how River City Company oversees housing PILOTS.

City board inventory nearly complete; new system to be in place soon

Published Feb. 25 2015

The city of Chattanooga almost has a handle on the membership needs of its nearly 40 appointed boards, city officials...

'Vengeance is mine,' swears battle-ready Bradley County school board member

Published Feb. 25 2015

CLEVELAND, Tenn. -- A Bradley County school board member, parents and teachers declared war against the majority of the seven-member...

Company asks City Council to allow antique car tours of Chattanooga

Published Feb. 24 2015

A company hoping to offer downtown Chattanooga tours in historic vehicles is asking for a an exemption in city code,...

Cleveland urges increased funding for county ambulance

Published Feb. 24 2015

CLEVELAND, Tenn. -- Cleveland leaders would like to see their counterparts on the Bradley County Commission increase funding to the...

Commissioners decide how to spend money from sale of East Brainerd Elementary School

Published Feb. 18 2015

Hamilton County Commissioners have voted to split the future proceeds of the sale of East Brainerd Elementary School across the...

Chattanooga City Council votes to create new land authority

Published Feb. 18 2015

The city of Chattanooga may soon have more to say over its economic future.

UnifiEd continues push for easier public comment at Hamilton County school board meetings

Published Feb. 18 2015

A group that wants to make it easier for the public to comment at Hamilton County school board meetings is...

Bradley County Commission quiet on schools director

Published Feb. 18 2015

CLEVELAND, Tenn. -- A planned vote by the Bradley County Commission on whether to issue a statement publicly supporting Johnny...

Commission to vote on formal support of director of Bradley County Schools

Published Feb. 16 2015

CLEVELAND, Tenn. -- The Bradley County Commission is expected to vote today whether to make a public statement of support...