Local Politics

For 30 minutes Tuesday, the City Council chambers sounded more like a music hall than a legislative meeting place.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. —  Sheriff-elect Eric Watson has named two members of his command staff, who will assume their new roles on Sept. 1.

Chattanooga's proposed sound ordinance was supposed to fix — or at least offer a legal solution to — the noise complaints associated with the popular music venue Track 29.

Like a kid ordering a new flavor of ice cream, Chattanooga police tried something new this weekend.

This has been her routine for nearly a decade. While her husband sleeps, she prepares to represent the good people, the taxpayers, of District 1 on the Hamilton County school board.

Thursday was a bitter loss for Weston Wamp. But political minds say it was an equally bitter win for his opponent, incumbent U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — In September, the Bradley County Commission will turn over fully half its 14 members.

NASHVILLE — Republican U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais and state Sen. Jim Tracy are now talking with lawyers as the two 4th Congressional District GOP primary foes prepare for a potential legal fight over the congressman's razor-thin victory in Thursday's race.

Weston Wamp kept it civil the whole campaign.

Longtime legal colleagues as well as recent rivals for a federal judgeship say Chattanooga Chief of Staff Travis McDonough is qualified for the spot. But some opponents in a recent city legal battle question the likely nominee's future fairness.

Incumbents in Bledsoe’s sheriff and county mayor races were a mixed bag against their foes on Thursday’s ballot.

Retired state economic director Patsy Hazlewood is the Republican nominee for House District 27.

Randy Fairbanks' name was the only one on the ballot, but write-in competition from Rhonda Thurman posed a threat for the County Commission seat in District 1.

Three out of five incumbents in court offices lost their long-held seats Thursday night.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — Dan Howell has won the Republican primary for the District 22 seat of the Tennessee House of Representatives and Republican Sandra Donaghy defeated Democrat Judge Amy Reedy in her re-election bid to serve as Criminal Court Judge for the 10th Judicial District.

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