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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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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