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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.

Come November, Chattanoogans will make history.

State Sen. Jim Tracy has decided not to contest his loss to 4th Congressional District U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais in the Republican Primary.

Downtown motorists and two-wheeling college students are all about to get a little bit safer.

State Sen. Jim Tracy's campaign has only a few more days in which to concede or push for a recount in his race to unseat U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais in Tennessee's 4th Congressional District.

Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke has selected Justin Wilkins to serve as his deputy chief of staff.

Voters in four local municipalities will get to decide in November whether they want wine and cheese to be a one-stop shopping experience.

The city of Chattanooga will get $243,222 from the state department of transportation, according to Gov. Bill Haslam's office.

A day after the ISIS extremist group released a filmed execution of an American journalist, U.S. Sen. Bob Corker blamed ineffective U.S. foreign policy for helping create a power vacuum in Syria and Iraq and said President Barack Obama needs a clear objective in the Middle East.

U.S. Sen. Bob Corker called on Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce members Wednesday to seek a unity candidate with big vision for the 2016 Republican presidential primary — right before mentioning his ability to bring people together and make his decades-old vision of Chattanooga a reality.

A day after terror cell ISIS released a video claiming to show the beheading of U.S. journalist James Foley, U.S. Sen. Bob Corker today said conflicts in Iraq and Syria have been poorly handled, and President Barack Obama needs to develop a "clear objective" in the Middle East.

The Chattanooga City Council has given its first blessing on a controversial noise ordinance, and some music venues in the city's downtown and South Side may be able to keep the music playing — with the appropriate permits.

On first reading, the Chattanooga City Council has approved an amended version of a controversial sound ordinance that would designate an area that straddles downtown and the South Side as a "loud music zone."

An effort by City Councilman Yusuf Hakeem to reform the the city's Industrial Development Board died on the floor during an agenda session today.

The election is over, but Hamilton County Criminal Court Clerk Gwen Tidwell says it doesn't feel like it.

Residents at the back of Walden's Ridge will have to take the long way down the hill for the next month.

This month’s elections followed a 30-year trend: Republicans gained, Democrats lost and Hamilton County turned a deeper shade of red.

The long-awaited extension of the Tennessee Riverwalk that will connect downtown to St. Elmo is set to break ground next month, county officials say.

Hamilton County commissioners next week will vote whether to assign architects to four new school projects, send $26 million to the city's Industrial Development Board for the planned expansion at Volkswagen and confirm or deny a mayoral appointment to the Erlanger board of trustees.

Five counties out of the 16 in the 4th Congressional District could determine whether U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais' razor-thin lead holds up or whether state Sen. Jim Tracy can overcome.

The Tennessee Secretary of State's office said provisional ballots cast in the 4th Congressional District will be counted this afternoon. But U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais' campaign is declaring victory over challenger State Sen. Jim Tracy, again.

To defeat U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann in November, Democratic candidate Mary Headrick will need an army of support from the district's center — and that's what she hopes to get.

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.

Weston Wamp kept it civil the whole campaign.

The day after a narrow primary loss in Tennessee's 3rd Congressional District, Republican candidate Weston Wamp says he will bow out of politics — at least for now.

With a lead of just more than 1,400 votes, U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann kept his job in Tennessee’s 3rd District Thursday over Republican challenger Weston Wamp.

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.

With only a little more than a 1,000 votes ahead, Rep. Chuck Fleischmann kept his job in Tennessee’s 3rd District Thursday over Republican challenger Weston Wamp.

Area Republicans today will choose whether to back new blood in Congress or to give the incumbent another chance in November.

Roberts Mill Road will close later this month for up to 30 days for slope repairs adjacent to the road.

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

EPB's much-praised gigabit broadband system has earned attention from a Washington, D.C., think tank that's looking into the validity of government-owned networks.

Experts say the outcome of the Republican primary for Tennessee's 3rd Congressional District will depend entirely on voter turnout.

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