Local Politics

East Ridge Mayor Brent Lambert was re-elected to a second term Tuesday night, but he said before the victory that his contest wasn’t the most talked-about item on the city’s ballot this month.

Tuesday's election in Georgia will draw national attention as Republican candidates find themselves in a dogfight with legacy liberals in what is usually a Republican stronghold.

Jim Catanzaro seems to have nine lives.

Chattanooga State President Jim Catanzaro is the heaviest spender among Tennessee’s four largest community colleges.

JASPER, Tenn. — The Marion County Commission is considering joining the AirMedCare Network, which could eliminate the enormous costs associated with air ambulance flights for county residents.

CHARLESTON, Tenn. — Bradley County leaders would like the state to make safety improvements at the Walker Valley Road intersection with Lauderdale Memorial Highway, part of the State Route 308 corridor.

It has been 14 years since Georgia voters have elected a Democratic senator, and next week's election has more at stake than the state converting from red to blue. Georgia has emerged as a key battleground state for Democrats fighting to pick up additional seats and thwart the GOP's push for a majority.

Grundy County has been slammed by the Tennessee comptroller's office for not correcting purchasing procedures, poor record-keeping and policy and organizational problems for two years.

A lawyer says Fort Oglethorpe's election superintendent abused her power and violated Georgia's constitution.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — Several Bradley County commissioners have expressed dismay over how Commissioner Dan Rawls addressed a 15-year-old boy's concerns that he brought before that panel Monday night.

JASPER, Tenn. — A disagreement over Jasper's responsibilities as a sponsor of local Cub Scout Pack 3058 could lead to an end of that partnership.

Walker County Sole Commissioner Bebe Heiskell agreed to give the local tax assessor's office $170,000 more this year after the office failed to accurately assess property values.

A Tennessee Comptroller's Office investigation report uncovered problems in Meigs County's finance and school departments.

NASHVILLE — Feathers are flying in Tennessee's U.S. Senate race in the form of $46,000 in unpaid fees at a South Carolina resort and how a $1 option to buy into a newspaper later turned into a $620,000 personal profit back in 1981.

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