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Tennessee's first five days of early voting was down by nearly a third compared to the somewhat similar 2010 election, state figures show.

Area builders are chafing at a proposed city ordinance that would require them to hire acoustical engineers when building homes in or around Chattanooga's Amplified Music District.

U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann's campaign had until Monday to answer questions the Federal Election Commission raised over the congressman's July quarterly report, and a spokesman said late Monday all issues were addressed.

Hamilton County officials last week voted to clarify a policy that pays full health benefits for some retired county employees. But one commissioner said that policy needs to be examined, and possibly ditched.By Louie Brogdon

The second of three lectures put on by the Friends of Moccasin Bend and the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga is on for tonight.

With just more than a week before the two candidates seeking to represent Tennessee's 3rd Congressional District meet for a head-to-head debate, the candidates say they expect to stick to issues — and keep it clean.

With fewer than 20 days before the general election, U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais has been outraised and outspent by Lenda Sherrell, the Democrat challenging him for his 4th Congressional District seat.

With fewer than 20 days before the general election, U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais has been out-fundraised and out-spent by Lenda Sherrell, the Democrat challenging him for his 4th Congressional District seat.

U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann has out-spent and out-raised his Democratic opponent, Mary Headrick. But Headrick says money isn't everything, and she hopes people can change more minds than campaign dollars in Tennessee's 3rd Congressional District.

Polls open across Tennessee today for early voting in the Nov. 4 election, and local election officials and party chiefs are urging residents to get out and cast their ballots.

Hamilton County Trustee Bill Hullander said collecting business taxes on desk chairs, computers, tractors and other personal property can be a bear. And he and other trustees are considering going to the Legislature for help.

Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke continued pulling the national spotlight toward the Scenic City on Friday as he served on a panel in Boston to address issues facing urban communities.

Updated: Berke heads to Boston to shine national spotlight on local efforts [video]

Cities must solve their own problems, Chattanooga mayor tells Politico magazine

Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke visited New England to participate in Politico Magazine's "What Works: Boston" event, as part of a discussion on public safety, transportation and food.

An environmental assessment of the joint Chattanooga-Hamilton County firing range on Moccasin Bend indicates that the nearly 40 years of spent bullets at the site may be causing lead-laden surface water to flow into the Tennessee River.

For more than a decade, Tennessee's Eastern hemlock trees have been fighting a losing war against a tiny aphidlike insect — the hemlock woolly adelgid. And Signal Mountain has been a full-fledged combat zone.

Hamilton County commissioners next week will debate whether to relax the distance requirements between stores that sell beer and churches, schools and other public gathering places in the unincorporated county.

State highway officials are calling on residents for input as they go through an environmental assessment of changes to Tennessee's interstate gateway. But construction on the proposed $89 million retooling of the Interstate 75/I-24 interchange is not likely to start this year.

The public comment and response period for EPB's federal request to expand its broadband service beyond the Gig City's borders ended this week.

Republican U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann and challenger Mary Headrick shared a stage for the first time Thursday, along with three other candidates seeking state or federal office.

A majority of Hamilton County commissioners say they had no business entering the statewide debate over a controversial constitutional amendment to give the General Assembly power to regulate abortion.

U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann, R-Tenn., will share the stage with his Democratic opponent, Mary Headrick, for the first time tonight at a community forum.

Eligible but unregistered Tennessee residents who want to vote in the November election have only until Monday to sign up.

After much discussion, Hamilton County Commissioners voted to pass a resolution expressing support of the passage of Constitutional Amendment No. 1.

After an uncomfortably tight primary victory, U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann has severed ties with longtime political adviser and ally Chip Saltsman.

U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann, R-Tenn. and Democratic challenger Mary Headrick have agreed to a televised debate.

Voters in Tennessee's 3rd Congressional District will get to see their congressional candidates debate after all.

Hamilton County commissioners will decide next week if they will support a proposed amendment to the state constitution that aims to give legislators power to regulate abortions. But a group of residents is asking that commissioners not make political endorsements from the dais.

Chattanooga's City Council meeting Tuesday went along without much fuss. Every resolution and ordinance was passed without discussion.

Discussions got tense Tuesday during a strategic planning meeting for the Chattanooga City Council.

The C's have it.

Promises of transparency and free-flowing information that President Barack Obama made when he took office are falling flat, former CNN White House correspondent Dan Lothian told an audience of college students Monday.

Republican U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann is "evaluating options" about a debate with Democratic challenger Mary Headrick, a campaign spokesman said.

A former Chattanooga Industrial Development Board chairman says the City Council's recent move to take more responsibility for the development board doesn't go far enough.

For now, the joint city-county firing range on Moccasin Bend isn't going anywhere. But the Friends of Moccasin Bend are hopeful more discussion — and a lot of money — could change that.

After winning a hotly contested GOP primary, incumbent U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann's campaign trail has been pretty quiet.

With elections behind them, sitting Hamilton County commissioners have started pledging discretionary funds to various projects, but the two newest commissioners need some time before the money starts flowing.

  • Sept. 12th, 2014  |
  • By Staff Writer

Hamilton County Commissioners on Wednesday unanimously decided to let East Ridge Councilman Marc Gravitt start his new job as District 30 state representative early.

Hamilton County Commissioners unanimously voted today to name East Ridge Councilman Marc Gravitt to serve in the Tennessee House District 30 post left by Rep. Vince Dean.

For the first time since it became federally protected in 2002, Moccasin Bend Archaeological District may be able to map out a 20-year building strategy.

Relations between Capitol Hill and Moscow may be tense, but Chattanooga and Nizhny Tagil, Russia, are happily continuing a 15-year-old friendship.

DeKalb County, Ala., deputies worked more than 100 man-hours to track down a suspect after the discovery of a deteriorating body in a wooded area of Ider, Ala., on Sunday.

A 32-year-old Valley Head, Ala. man has been arrested in connection with a body found Sunday in a wooded area of Ider, Ala.

Hamilton County residents can rest easy. No backroom deal was cut to decide the new County Commission chairmanship. In fact, there was almost no deal at all.

Want to watch every sporting event going on in the entire world and have your pick of nearly 250 beers? Go to the newly redesigned Taco Mac — now T.Mac — downtown.

Hamilton County Commissioners voted today to announce the General Assembly vacancy left by former Rep. Vince Dean.

Commissioner Jim Fields was elected to lead the Hamilton County Commission after eight votes and two breaks.

The elections are over, along with the campaign hijinks and hurly-burly politics.

For Hamilton County Commissioner Fred Skillern, the meeting is adjourned.

Long time Hamilton County Commissioner Fred Skillern dropped the gavel for the last time today.

For a sixth go-round, builders, developers and Chattanooga officials will meet to talk about the weather — rain specifically.

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