Tennessee wildlife authorities will decide this week whether sandhill cranes will be in hunters' sights this year, but conservationists say there are plenty of other birds for sportsmen to shoot.
After years of complaints from Harrison residents, Chattanooga and two private companies have been put on notice by county environmental officials for air pollution created at landfills on Birchwood Pike.
County commissioners are so adamant about keeping hooch-makers out of Hamilton's unincorporated areas they are going to vote on it again -- but only because a previous resolution they passed was premature.
Hamilton County Commissioners today agreed to consider a revote to ban whiskey-makers from operating in unincorporated parts of the county.
After a Washington odd couple chose to offer support of prayers in public meetings in a U.S. Supreme Court case, two Hamilton County residents suing to stop public prayers locally say they were surprised but will continue to press on.
Officials at Chattanooga State are starting to learn — waterfowl do not scare easily.
A recent decision to allow Hamilton County Register of Deeds Pam Hurst to charge a $2 fee for e-filing documents in her office could generate about $23,000 for the county -- and save residents $3 per filing.
While Hamilton County government has been in a period of self-proclaimed belt tightening, department heads and constitutional officers have been given nearly $6.6 million over the past five years to funnel raises, promotions and other pay increases to employees.
Most property owners in Hamilton County will enjoy lower tax bills this year after commissioners voted Wednesday to follow Chattanooga’s lead and keep the county property tax at the 2012 rate.
Hamilton County Commissioners voted today to keep the 2012 tax rate instead of adopting the new higher certified tax rate.
Hamilton County Commissioners voted today to approve a contract with Galen Medical Group to start an onsite clinic and chronic care program for county employees.
Hamilton County Commissioners voted today to table a contract with T.U. Parks Construction to build a concession stand, restrooms and a storage facility at the Middle Valley Recreational Facility.
Hamilton County Commissioners today voted to approve allowing Register of Deeds Pam Hurst to charge a $2 fee for electronically filed deeds in her office.
Even before he became Hamilton County clerk, Bill Knowles had a fascination with history and record keeping.
In the interest of saving money, Hamilton County is considering spending hundreds of thousands of dollars to open an employee health clinic.
No matter how an administrative battle over new environmental regulations for coal-powered utilities ends in Washington, the Tennessee Valley Authority says it already is cleaning up its act.
Months after Hamilton County commissioners pulled the plug on legislation aimed at restructuring the governing board at Erlanger Health System, hospital officials extended an olive branch Thursday.
Erlanger Health System CEO Kevin Spiegel began laying groundwork today for a revamped effort at legislation to restructure the hospital that came out during a presentation to the Hamilton County Commission.
Property tax rates may be going up in Hamilton County, as well as in seven of its municipalities.
In a second attempt to lock down a $90 million line of credit, Hamilton County Commissioners voted today to accept the line — after much discussion.
President Barack Obama says he’s pushing for a greener future, but conservationists say in his last term the president should be pushing a little harder.
Students at East Hamilton Middle-High can add peanuts and Cracker Jack to their list of back-to-school supplies this year.
What started as a debate about making Chattanooga fowl-friendly has been picked clean to a bare-bone discussion over how the city will deal with animal breeders, rescue shelters, animal performances and other issues.
Chattanooga has until today to answer a few questions for Helen Burns Sharp, who is suing the city, its Industrial Development Board and Hamilton County over what she calls an improper $9 million tax financing deal.
A federal appeals court agrees that prayers before Hamilton County Commission meetings can continue, but a lawyer for two residents suing the county over prayers says the nation's highest court will ultimately determine the outcome.
Almost two months after an electrical fire rendered Patten Towers temporarily uninhabitable, state housing officials say repairs are on track — but inspectors will be back.
Hamilton County Circuit Court Clerk Paula Thompson said Thursday she would not seek re-election and plans to retire when her term ends Aug. 31, 2014.
Hamilton County Circuit Court Clerk Paula Thompson said today she would not seek re-election and planned to retire when her current term ends on Aug. 31, 2014.
Hamilton County government is changing the way it handles short-term debt after commissioners voted Wednesday to seek a $90 million credit line.
Hamilton County Commissioners today voted to allow county staff to seek a $90 million credit line to pay for various projects.
Commissioners today are expected to vote on opening a $90 million credit line, selling a half-million-dollar piece of property to a growing tractor company and spending nearly $200,000 on high-tech TVs for two new schools.
Ten white Chattanooga police officers soon may share $725,000 if City Council members today approve settling a 7-year-old racial discrimination lawsuit.
In 1803, it was a well-used Cherokee trail. Sixty years later, it was a major supply line for Union forces.
Most politicians around the country talk turkey, but here in the Scenic City, they talk chicken.
Commissioners voted Wednesday to replace a treacherous ceiling over six holding cells in the Hamilton County Justice Building, to update and digitize Juvenile Court's fingerprinting system and then held a closed-door meeting about pending litigation.
Some Chattanooga council members are concerned a first read ordinance governing urban chickens and other animal-related permits will have pro-poultry neighbors walking on egg shells and anti-chicken residents squawking.
Chattanooga City Council members voted today to approve the first reading of an amended animal permit ordinance that would allow urban chickens to be kept in single family dwellings in Chattanooga.
Members of the Chattanooga City Council Economic and Community Development Committee voted today to consider an amended version of the proposed animal control ordinance governing urban chickens.
Sally Blackwell and 240 of her elderly or disabled neighbors woke up May 28 to a full-scale evacuation of Patten Towers, alarms blaring around them as an electrical fire below ground ravaged the apartment building's infrastru
Contradicting earlier reports that Patten Towers had failed its inspection, Chattanooga officials emerged from the shuttered building at noon and declared it safe for habitation.
After short but heated debate Thursday, the Hamilton County Commission accepted Mayor Jim Coppinger's $665 million 2014 budget in a 5-4 split decision.
Hamilton County Commissioners voted today to accept Mayor Jim Coppinger's $665,319,053 budget after contentious discussion and a failed vote to defer it for two weeks. The budget passed 5-4 in favor.
What began as a loose, unbudgeted plan to commemorate the Hamilton County Courthouse's centennial has turned into a full-blown, 100-year birthday bash.
Two businesses with ties to Hamilton County earned kudos from Gov. Bill Haslam Tuesday for efforts to protect and conserve the environment.
TVA already is ahead of environmental regulations, an executive with the federal utility said Tuesday, and he doesn't expect many curveballs with new rules to curtail carbon emissions announced Tuesday by President Barack Obama.
The Tennessee Valley Authority in coming months will start building a new 30-year power generation plan — one that puts more emphasis on nuclear power and less on coal — and environmental groups are urging openness at the start.
Question: Whatever happened to the landfill cleanup on Birchwood Pike?
Chattanooga inspectors still have not entered Patten Towers to see if the building's owner has made it livable, but city officials say they've been told to expect a call soon.
The mountains of East Tennessee are getting back to being more smoky and less smoggy because the Tennessee Valley Authority has spent a combined $5.3 billion since the 1970s curtailing air pollutants created at its 11 coal-burning power plants, TVA officials say.
A week after Mayor Jim Coppinger announced a proposed downgrade to the county's health insurance policy, officials are working to assuage employee concerns.