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Ansley Haman

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Hamilton County Mayor Jim Coppinger is now appearing solo on the airwaves and cable in his first-ever campaign ads.

Hamilton County voters heading to the ballot box Aug. 2 will have a choice for assessor of property for the first time in three election cycles.

Democrat Richard "Rick" Wilson and independent Richard Ford are challenging interim County Mayor Jim Coppinger for his second-floor office in the Hamilton County Courthouse.

A product of recent redistricting is arriving in mailboxes of many Hamilton County residents.

A month from today, Republican Marty Haynes and Democrat Mitzi Yates will battle at the ballot box for the chance to serve in Hamilton County Commission District 3 for the next two years.

While most locals took refuge from Sunday's record-tying 107 degrees in air-conditioned homes, malls and movie theaters or cooling lakes, Lisa Reason cranked up a push mower at her East Ridge home.

Two residents suing Hamilton County commissioners in federal court over prayers held during meetings amended their complaint Friday to include events from Thursday's meeting.

Two residents suing Hamilton County commissioners in federal court over prayers held during meetings amended their complaint today to include events from Thursday’s meeting.

Two camps of residents -- those asking Hamilton County commissioners to convert their invocation to a moment of silence and others imploring them to keep praying -- filled the commission meeting room Thursday morning.

Next year's $642.3 million budget unanimously sailed through the Hamilton County Commission on Thursday morning.

Hamilton County commissioners unanimously passed a $642.3 million budget this morning.

A federal judge has ordered a hearing to decide whether Hamilton County commissioners must temporarily halt prayers held during their meetings.

Hamilton County commissioners are set to vote today on a $642.3 million budget that includes a 3 percent across-the-board raise for county workers.

The true cost of the housing bubble could soon be felt by Tennessee's county governments, whose most important source of revenue is property taxes.

Two men who have filed a federal lawsuit to stop Hamilton County commissioners from praying before meetings want the invocations to stop even before the lawsuit is resolved.

At a recent meeting, Hamilton County Commissioners Tim Boyd and Joe Graham announced festivals in East Ridge and Lookout Valley for June 30.

Projected revenues for the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office are down by 62 percent this fiscal year from a decade ago and 38 percent since Sheriff Jim Hammond took office.

Two people who sued Hamilton County commissioners in federal court for holding regular Christian prayers during meetings led a small rally Wednesday morning and later addressed commissioners.

Hamilton County Sheriff Jim Hammond’s $275,000 deficit might be closer to $675,000.

Hamilton County commissioners have voted 7-1-1 not to approve a $275,000 increase for Sheriff Jim Hammond.

At least five Hamilton County commissioners who will decide today whether to approve Sheriff Jim Hammond's request for an extra $275,000 to keep the department in the black until June 30 agree on one thing.

Piles of boxes spilled out of the new Hamilton County District Public Defender's Office on the Tivoli building's third floor Friday as Ardena Garth and her staff unpacked into a new space.

Two residents took a dispute over prayers at the Hamilton County Commission to federal court Friday.

Two Hamilton County residents sued county commissioners and County Attorney Rheubin Taylor in federal court today for prayers the body holds before its meetings.

Hamilton County commissioners are now reviewing a $642.3 million budget proposal that includes a 3 percent pay raise for employees and no property tax increase. But County Mayor Jim Coppinger's budget does include a 45 perce

Hamilton County Sheriff Jim Hammond made his case to county commissioners Thursday that his department needs an extra $275,000 to finish the year in the black.

A new Ooltewah Elementary School received final approval Thursday, but not before Hamilton County commissioners questioned school officials about any possible surprises in the deal.

Hamilton County Mayor Jim Coppinger presented a $642.3 million budget to Hamilton County Commissioners this morning.

Hamilton County Mayor Jim Coppinger today will unveil next year's budget, which includes a 3 percent raise for county workers without a tax increase.

Hamilton County Sheriff Jim Hammond plans to ask county commissioners Thursday for an extra $275,000 to get him through the final two weeks of the fiscal year, which ends June 30.

A hurdle has been removed from a proposed three-way land swap among Chattanooga, Hamilton County Schools and the Chattanooga Housing Authority.

Chattanooga officials have worked out a deal with the Chattanooga Housing Authority to sell, rather than develop, any property they get in a three-way land swap at the East Brainerd Elementary site.

Hamilton County Attorney Rheubin Taylor opened Wednesday's commission meeting with a prayer in Jesus' name.

The consequence of a Wednesday vote by the Hamilton County Commission to halt architect selection for a new East Brainerd Elementary School will be overcrowding at the current school in two years, the school board chairman says.

Hamilton County Commissioners put the brakes on the new East Brainerd Elementary School in a 7-2 vote this morning.

After a "firestorm of resistance" from East Brainerd residents, a divided Chattanooga City Council deferred voting on its part of a three-way land swap.

Tommy Coleman plans to ask Hamilton County commissioners today to hold a moment of silence rather than a prayer before their meetings.

City Councilman Jack Benson said his phone began ringing at 6 a.m. today with questions about a proposed three-way land swap among the city, Hamilton County Schools and The Chattanooga Housing Authority.

A proposed three-way land swap among the city of Chattanooga, Hamilton County Schools and Chattanooga Housing Authority has county commissioners fuming and feeling as if they've been "hoodwinked."

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency wants to hold two deer hunts in Enterprise South Nature Park this fall.

Representatives of the proposed Black Creek Mountain development asked Hamilton County commissioners Thursday to approve tax increment financing for a road on Aetna Mountain.

Last year at this time, County Mayor Jim Coppinger and his staff were bracing for layoffs and $13 million in budget cuts.

On Tuesday, a committee will meet to whittle a list of architects seeking to build a new East Brainerd Elementary School.

The Freedom From Religion Foundation is challenging the Hamilton County Commission for holding Christian prayers before meetings.

As early as next week, the Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce plans to hire a coordinator for its new minority business outreach initiative.

Standing in an apron before her class of mostly high school seniors, Donna Taheri’s goal is to make sure her students can cook more than ramen noodles when they start college this fall.

Many who have wanted to be a candidate for elected office in Hamilton County have driven north past the Soddy-Daisy city limits sign and parked in a gravel lot outside Dixie Souvenirs.

A Chattanooga councilwoman's daughter has operated an informal refugee assistance and literacy program in a city building for more than a year, and she wants to formalize the arrangement next week.

Hamilton County corrections officer Jonathan Walker says he knew he might be laying his job on the line Wednesday when he appeared before county commissioners to ask for a raise for the department's officers.

Hamilton County Corrections Officer Jonathan Walker appeared before county commissioners this morning to ask for a raise — something most of the department’s staff hasn’t had in four years.

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