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Cliff Hightower

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Shooting basketballs and swimming used to be the standard for Chattanooga's recreation centers.

Chattanooga's bike share program faces an uncertain future if it can't earn enough to pay its bills.

Chattanooga Police Officer Bakari Welles used to have a membership to The Rush. But no more.

A Hamilton County commissioner said Wednesday he has no apologies for admonishing his Chattanooga counterparts that the county won't overspend on construction of a jointly owned indoor firing range.

Supporters of backyard chicken coops may have something to crow about if Chattanooga City Council members approve a new animal ordinance that allows chickens within city limits.

A six-month venture into a regional water and sewer authority came to an abrupt halt Tuesday when Chattanooga Mayor Andy eliminated it.

Supporters of backyard chicken coops may have have something to crow about if Chattanooga City Council members approve a new animal ordinance that allows chickens within city limits.

Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke announced today his administration would eliminate the Moccasin Bend Cleanwater Authority.

Chattanooga police Officer Lorin Johnston could receive a settlement of more than $32,000 if Chattanooga City Council members approve it today.

James McClellan III doesn't much care that city workers are about to start shoring up the side of Missionary Ridge above his home on Glenwood Parkway.

Nathan Reisinger uses the city's bike share program so much that employees at Bike Chattanooga know him by name. He's logged more than 230 trips, more than any other bike share member.

On Thursday, Andy Berke went where no Chattanooga mayor has gone before.

Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke sat in today for half an hour taking 311 calls and handling Chattanooga resident’s questions and complaints.

Too many people drive alone in their cars in Southeastern Tennessee and North Georgia, and a new program hopes to change that, a Chattanooga transportation official said.

Hamilton County is now footing half the bill on an indoor firing range.

The Chattanooga City Council voted 9-0 today to approve letting Hamilton County have 50 percent ownership of a new indoor firing range.

A 1.7-mile stretch of St. Elmo Avenue soon will start receiving repairs that residents say are needed badly.

Residents of East Lake have convinced their Chattanooga city councilman that they support construction of a $1.5 million fire hall in their neighborhood.

Early projections show growth could bring Chattanooga at least $4 million more in revenue in the fiscal year beginning July 1.

Anita Ebersole, longtime deputy to former Mayor Ron Littlefield, has been removed as 311 director and the position has been dissolved, according to Mayor Andy Berke's office.

Chattanooga Councilman Chris Anderson and Fire Chief Lamar Flint plan to make some visits this week.

The Chattanooga City Council voted 9-0 tonight to defer for a week approving almost $1.5 million to build a new fire hall in East Lake.

Two Chattanooga City Council members together are drawing close to $100,000 in city salaries and pensions, causing heartburn for the city's pension board.

Takobe O'Neal sat at a computer at Carver Recreation Center and switched letters around to make words.

Some Chattanooga City Council members said they'd like to see $5 million allocated to road work in next year's budget.

Chattanooga City Councilman Larry Grohn spent several minutes Tuesday night talking about the life of the city's landfill and whether a search should start to find a new one.

Several City Council members walked the roof of Memorial Auditorium today to see if it needs to be replaced.

The mayors of Chattanooga and Hamilton County talk to each other nearly every day, but one topic is off the table.

Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke made it clear to his staff his first week in office what the goal would be — don't unnecessarily spend money.

Chattanooga taxpayers paid more for city office supplies over the last three years because former Mayor Ron Littlefield ordered that a local company get the contract, an audit shows.

Something needs to be done to stem losses at the city-owned Memorial Auditorium and Tivoli Theatre, some Chattanooga City Council members said Wednesday.

Wilcox Tunnel is getting the old college try as Chattanooga tries a second time for a federal grant to fix the old passage through Missionary Ridge.

The Chattanooga City Council approved Wade Hinton as city attorney tonight but not without one councilman saying he is leery of the choice.

Council Chairman Yusuf Hakeem said the time for talk about fixing the old Wilcox Tunnel is almost over.

A company under fire from the Chattanooga City Council for its contract to provide a wireless network to the city has a few more weeks to explain its position.

A local company that has netted more than $6.9 million from the city over the past five years is at risk of losing its contract.

A dancing attorney may have waltzed into a new position as Chattanooga's city attorney.

Wade Hinton, attorney for Volkswagen, has been named Chattanooga city attorney.

Chip Henderson wants to save Chattanooga some dollars and cents.

Chattanooga's City Council vice chairman said Wednesday he wants to see as little government control as possible if chickens ultimately are allowed within city limits.

The Chattanooga budget is going to be delayed for two months because of Mayor Andy Berke's restructuring of city government and the shuffling of money for new departments.

The city's new parking enforcers go about their work like a customer takes on one of street food vendor Jim Hubbard's hot dogs — with relish.

Q. Whatever happened to the big pink deodorant blocks put in downtown sewers?

Chicken advocates who flocked to the Chattanooga City Council on Tuesday night will have to wait two months before having an answer on if they can own fowl in city limits.

Two Chattanooga City Council members said Monday an ordinance to allow chickens within city limits needs to be vetted by the Animal Control Board before the council takes up the proposal.

Chattanooga City Council members approved the appointment of three new city administrators Tuesday night, but signaled their interest in the transportation department headed by Blythe Bailey.

The $10 million price tag of a proposal to build boat docks on the Tennessee River prompted Chattanooga's newest elected officials to back away from the plan for now.

A younger, more corporate staff put together by Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke is being paid less than his predecessor's staff, records show.

A former high school principal and football coach, a painter and an architect will lead three departments in Mayor Andy Berke's administration.

Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke today announced that Lurone Jennings will be his administrator of the Department of Youth and Family Development and Blythe Bailey will lead the Department of Transportation.

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