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Hamilton County Commission Chairman Fred Skillern says he's happy with the current set of judicial commissioners, and he thinks they should be able to stick around -- without having to re-apply for their jobs.

Former Hamilton County Election Commission attorney Chris Clem was appointed today by State Election Commissioner Judy Blackburn of Morristown to fill the seat being vacated by Tommy Crangle. Crangle is seeking the Tennessee House District 27 post being vacated by state Rep. Richard Floyd, R-Chattanooga.

The District 5 Hamilton County Commission seat likely will be filled by one of two Democrats come August.

Before Monday, Adam Cowan had been unable to afford insurance for nearly eight years.

All of the candidates seeking the Democratic nomination for Hamilton County’s District 4 Commission seat agree: The inner-city district is lagging economically. The schools need improving, and crime must be reduced.

Hamilton County has come a long way in cleaning up its dirty manufacturing past, but federal environmental reports show it still needs to keep close tabs on its manufacturing future.

Hamilton County's May 6 primaries are just over two months away, and two Soddy-Daisy men are hoping to win the hearts and minds of District 1's Republicans for the County Commission seat.

The thick haze in downtown Chattanooga is coming from nearby counties, according to the Hamilton County Air Pollution Control Bureau and Georgia Forestry Commission.

Sheriff’s deputies in Hamilton County will have to continue policing speed the old-fashioned way.

Hamilton County Commissioners today held a revote and reversed a controversial motion passed last week that would allow sheriff deputies to acquire two officer-operated traffic cameras to clock and take video of speeding drivers. With the devices, the officers could have a company, Applied Technology Partners, mail $50 civil tickets to vehicle owners without pulling the drivers over.

The Hamilton County Election Commission's former attorney, who resigned in December after butting heads with its chairman, has been tapped to serve the body again — this time as a commissioner.

The Hamilton County Election Commission's former attorney has been appointed to one of its seats.

The Hamilton County Democratic Party is hosting an Open House at its new headquarters from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at 4300 North Access Road, Suite C.

Public backlash was so overwhelming and "brutal" that three Hamilton County commissioners already have changed their minds about a decision that opened the door to traffic cameras.

The stage is set for Southeast Tennessee’s May 6 partisan primaries. Qualifying closed at noon Thursday.

The stage is set for the local May 6 partisan primaries.

Hamilton County Commissioners next week will revisit an issue that caused much controversy Wednesday.

Drivers in Hamilton County soon can be ticketed for speeding without ever being pulled over.

Hamilton County Sheriff Deputies can now clock drivers and send them tickets, without ever getting out of their cars.

The race for Tennessee's 3rd Congressional District seat is heating up early.

Meteorologists don’t like to call weather “weird” — but the rest of us can.

There are 50 different Eskimo words for snow, including "softly falling snow" and "snow that is good for driving sled," according to the British magazine "The New Scientist."

Environmental groups are seeking to halt two bills floating around the General Assembly that would allow Tennessee to retake authority over surface coal mine permitting in the state.

Consider Tuesday’s winter weather a boxer’s light left jab to set up the big right.

Four-wheel-drive vehicles — including former military Humvees — hauled stranded school children home in Dade County, Ga., during the paralyzing snowstorm on Jan. 28, because school buses couldn't handle the roads.

A Nashville judge has thrown out a 3-year-old defamation case filed by a former state GOP staffer against Republican U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann and one of his longtime aides.

It's not every day you get to stand up and publicly criticize your boss, but that's what Sgt. Chris Harvey of the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office did Thursday.

Sidewinder, Flower, Digger and Tuskers really have their work cut out for them: These four prairie dogs have a brand new home to tunnel at the Chattanooga Zoo.

State transportation officials say they will try a few tweaks to relieve traffic at U.S. Highway 27 and Signal Mountain Road, but residents still will have to deal with delays until the ramp is complete at the end of March.

State transportation officials say they will try a few tweaks to relieve traffic at the U.S. 27 construction project at Signal Mountain Road, but residents will still have to to deal with delays until the end of March, when the ramp is complete.

Thanks to last week's weather, the Hamilton County Commission pulled double duty Wednesday.

A federal DNA indexing system has helped bring an almost 16-year-old Georgia rape case to a close.

A local tea party group is distancing itself from an effort to recall Chattanooga District 7 Councilman Chris Anderson.

Hamilton County has put the brakes on a health department customer service policy that was highlighted in a $180,000 lawsuit the county settled last month.

Nine months after winning election, Chattanooga Councilman Chris Anderson may have to campaign again -- this time to keep his seat.

A lifelong Chattanoogan and political veteran will serve as the county’s next election administrator.

Kerry Steelman will be the new administrator of elections for Hamilton County.

The Hamilton County Election Commission next month will consider a petition to recall Chattanooga City Councilman Chris Anderson.

On the eve of election season, incumbent constituent surveys are starting to fill mailboxes across Tennessee.

Ryan Loskarn, a former top aide to Sen. Lamar Alexander, was found dead Thursday in his home in Carroll County, Md. He apparently committed suicide, according to the Carroll County Sheriff's Office.

The polar cold enveloping the Tennessee Valley is taking its toll on people and structures.

After years of begging, pleading and petitioning county and education officials, parents of students at Ganns Middle Valley Elementary and CSLA may be able to relax. Education leaders have agreed both aged schools need replacing -- when money is available.

A portion of the 500 block of East 11th Street that runs beneath a railroad trestle in Chattanooga was closed for several hours Monday after a roll-off truck ran into the structure -- pushing it back a few inches.

Hamilton County has spent $270,000 in the past three months settling two lawsuits levied by former employees who claim to have been fired for having disabilities.

With early election records showing partisan primary contests in 11 Hamilton County races, Republicans and Democrats alike are training candidates to mind their P's and Q's.

A District 8 county commission candidate has bowed out before qualifying.

Former Chattanooga City Councilwoman Pam Ladd has entered the political fray once again.

For its first full meeting of 2014, the Hamilton County Commission approved a measure to bring internet visitations to the county jail, OK'd the minimum bids for 112 county properties up for auction and grabbed the last few pieces of land for the next section of the Tennessee Riverwalk.

The District 8 Hamilton County Commission race this week showed signs that it will be a battleground come the May primary.

The Hamilton County Commission today approved five resolutions that will allow the county to acquire all the remaining land required to complete the segment of the Tennessee Riverwalk from the downtown waterfront to Middle Street in St. Elmo.

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