Friends of Hamilton posted a historical annexation map for the City of Chattanooga. You can see how in recent years it's been a land grab for taxes.
This is a funny article, given the anonymous editor lives in Sequatchie county. Not sure why the editor won't put his name on his articles?
This sounds AWESOME, maybe the writer needs to focus on the dilapidated areas of Chattanooga, Brainard, Highland Park, etc and look within before proliferating their utopia idealistic vision into the rural areas. Oh yea, I forgot they are 400MM in hole.