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Chattanooga city attorneys asked the City Council on Tuesday to decide if 13 revisions should be made to the sound ordinance by casting what appeared to be a secret vote.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — The Bradley County Commission is planning to re-evaluate aspects of its $80,000 annual agreement with the private, no-kill animal shelter operated by the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Bradley County.

Chattanooga City Council voted 8-1 to approve a payment-in-lieu-of-taxes, or PILOT, agreement for developers building housing downtown.

One Chattanooga businessman has a plan to encourage millennials to head to the polls this week — throw them a party.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — Attorney George McCoin was the Cleveland City Council's unanimous choice Monday to serve as the interim city judge until early September, filling the role of the late Bill Moss, who was found shot to death July 14.

Grundy County, Tenn., sheriff candidate Russell Baker's run for office has been clouded with questions about his residency and qualifications for the ballot.

The Tennessee Forum, a group working to oust three state Supreme Court justices in Thursday's election, last week linked spending by the three to "Washington, D.C., Democrats."

Saturday's rain did not stop early voters from traveling to the Brainerd Recreation Center to cast their ballots.

NASHVILLE — Dismissed as burnt toast after a scandal over affairs and abortions in late 2012, is it possible Republican U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais could pull off a victory in his 4th Congressional District GOP primary with Jim Tracy?

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.

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