Local Politics

Eight months ago, Chattanooga City Council members rejected an out-of-town developer’s plan to build a 260-apartment complex in East Brainerd after neighbors complained it would add to Gunbarrel Road’s congestion.

Meigs County Mayor Garland Lankford, a Republican, will not be running for re-election in 2014, leaving his seat open to one of four candidates vying for the county's top office.

The NRA is disputing Bradley County, Tenn., Sheriff Jim Ruth's claim he has its endorsement for the upcoming election.

Pitching ideas, discussing their views and exchanging a handful of jabs, the candidates for the District 7 Hamilton County Commission seat gathered Saturday at Christ United Methodist Church to debate the issues facing the district.

The Republican primary for county mayor leads the ballot in Franklin County, Tenn., where three men are vying for the GOP slot to take on the Democratic incumbent.

A Hamilton County Schools lawsuit demanding nearly $12 million from the city of Chattanooga in unpaid liquor taxes won't be filed just yet, as the two sides have agreed to meet over the dispute.

A citywide initiative to build more sidewalks and bicycle lanes that is part of Mayor Andy Berke's plan to expand access to public transportation squeaked by the City Council on Tuesday night.

Ten months after taking office, Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke signed a new agreement with the public services workers union that proponents say will offer employees a bigger voice in city affairs, though one city councilman expressed worries.

Every parent and student at East Ridge High School knows who Curtis D. Adams is. His name is on the arts building.

Barring an unlikely late campaign by a write-in candidate, the McMinn County, Tenn., mayor and sheriff's races will be decided on May 6 in the primary election.

The dispute between Hamilton County Schools and the city of Chattanooga over unpaid liquor taxes will now move to the court system.

A 25-year-old corrections officer is challenging a five-term incumbent for the Republican nod for the Hamilton County register of deeds post.

Backers of an effort to oust Chattanooga City Councilman Chris Anderson have 19 days to collect 1,454 more signatures on a petition to force a recall of the first-term councilman.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — The Cleveland Planning Commission has recommended creating a special “Inman Street East Zoning District” as a way to encourage redevelopment of the city’s historic eastern gateway.

Candidates for county mayor and sheriff in Bledsoe County, Tenn., will lead the biggest contests on the local ballot in May when voters head for the polls to decide four contested county primaries.

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