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1 hr ago | Chattanoogan.com

Roy Exum: Why Jim Coppinger Excels

Jim Coppinger, who as the mayor of Hamilton County has understandably had to grow some thick skin, wants no part of the repulsive billboards now seen around town that ask, "Do you have gonorrhea?" His Tuesday morning telephone call revealed he is just as disgusted as the rest of us who see them showing a picture of a forlorn African-American male.

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Related Topix: Chattanooga, TN

5 hrs ago | North Hamilton Community News

2 locals face off in county primaries

Voters in the May 6 Republican primary, for which early voting starts April 16, will have to choose between Jim Coppinger of Hixson and Basil Marceaux of Soddy-Daisy as the party's candidate for Hamilton County mayor.

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Related Topix: Hixson, TN, Soddy-Daisy, TN

9 hrs ago | Chattanoogan.com

Trustee Hullander Turns Over To County Record $7.3 Million In Excess Fees

County Trustee Bill Hullander said he has turned over a record $7.3 million in excess fees to county general government.

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Related Topix: East Brainerd, TN, Dayton, TN

13 hrs ago | Chattanoogan.com

Eric Williams Charged In Pinewood Avenue Slaying

Police have made an arrest in the slaying of Daniel Adams on Pinewood Avenue, charging a man who showed up at the hospital with a gunshot wound shortly afterward.

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Related Topix: Chattanooga, TN

17 hrs ago | Chattanoogan.com

Fleischmann Says He Has $640,000 Cash On Hand, Says It Is Almost $275,000 More Than Wamp

Rep. Chuck Fleischmann announced today his first-quarter fundraising has provided his re-election campaign with $640,000 cash on hand, which he said is almost $275,000 more than his opponent, Weston Wamp.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Representative Charles "Chuck" Fleischmann, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Chuck Fleischmann , Chattanooga, TN, Harrison, TN

21 hrs ago | Chattanoogan.com

Fire Damages Home's Porch At Lookout Valley

When fire broke out on Connie White's front porch, she was not sure what she should do.

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Related Topix: Fire, Chattanooga, TN, Harrison, TN

Tue Apr 15, 2014

Planning

Planners greenlight $100 million downtown Chattanooga waterfront project

April 15 --Planners gave a green light Monday to the first phase of $100 million in proposed housing and commercial space on Chattanooga's downtown waterfront, including townhouses, single-family cottages, apartments and condominiums.

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Related Topix: Chattanooga, TN

Chattanoogan.com

3 Die At Athens, Tn., After Ingesting Pain Patches

The Athens Post said one victim, Johnny Ghormley, was found unconscious inside his home on Palos Street.

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Related Topix: Athens, TN, Donald, TN, Chattanooga, TN

Chattanoogan.com

Zachary Bryant Was 6-Year Old Killed Monday At Chattanooga Valley Elementary

Zachary Bryant has been identified as the 6-year-old boy who was killed after being run over by a school bus on Monday.

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Related Topix: Fire, Chattanooga, TN

Chattanoogan.com

Cleveland City Board Of Education Approves 10 Percent Budget Cut; 2% Raises Eliminated

The Cleveland City School Board on Monday, faced with lower revenues, approved a 10 percent cut in the upcoming 2014-2015 general fund budget.

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Related Topix: Fire, Chattanooga, TN

Chattanoogan.com

Spiraling Cost Of The Gig

We are all familiar with the well-known opening by Dickens: "It was the best of times, it was the worst of timesa " Of course, many of us may be less familiar with how Dickens continued the opening to his classic novel: "it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishnessa " News from the past few weeks have left me in a position where I think ... (more)

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Related Topix: Chattanooga, TN

Chattanoogan.com

Cleveland City Council Considers Creating Underprivileged Children's Home

Cleveland resident Stacy Hayes presented a plan to the Cleveland City Council to create a children's home for underprivileged children under 10. He said the property he wants to use, the old McKenzie home, is around 800 feet outside of city limits, meaning it would not have access to city sewer lines.

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Related Topix: Cleveland, TN, McKenzie, TN, Chattanooga, TN

Mon Apr 14, 2014

Chattanoogan.com

Roy Exum: Early Voting To Begin

I'm told it is impossible to predict political races in Chattanooga and Hamilton County and, while most of this spring's contests will be as boring as the Masters Golf Tournament finish late Sunday afternoon, I'm silly enough to give it a try.

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Related Topix: Chattanooga, TN, Smartt, TN

Chattanoogan.com

Signal Work On Highway 58 At Hunter Road Begins Wednesday

The Hamilton County Public Works Department will begin signalization work on Highway 58 at Hunter Road on Wednesday, at 9 a.m. Workers will be installing a left turn signal light - for southbound Highway 58 traffic.

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Related Topix: Chattanooga, TN, Memorial Day, Life, Holidays

Chattanoogan.com

Jury Convicts Bigoms Of Murder Of Dana Wilkes

A Criminal Court jury on Monday afternoon ruled Tony Bigoms guilty of the murder of Dana Wilkes on Nov. 9, 2012.

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Related Topix: Tennessee, Chattanooga, TN

Knoxville News Sentinel

Amazon plant tops 2,000 full-timers in Chattanooga

Former Hamilton County Mayor Claude Ramsey recalls flying into Arizona four years ago as part of a job recruiting trip to check out three Amazon distribution facilities in the Phoenix area.

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Related Topix: Chattanooga, TN, Charleston, TN, Sports

Chattanoogan.com

Police Blotter: Man "Dry Firing" Gun Sends Shot Into Tire On...

Police said a man on Creek Drive was "dry firing" his Glock 17 9mm handgun, though it had a round in it.

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Related Topix: Rossville, TN, Chattanooga, TN, East Brainerd, TN

The Jackson Sun

City owes schools $3.3M, but state legislation may reduce back pay due from liquor-by-the-drink sales

The upcoming fiscal year could be tough for the city of Jackson and better for the Jackson-Madison County School System, but much still hangs in the balance.

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Related Topix: Jackson, TN, Madison County, TN, Chattanooga, TN

Sun Apr 13, 2014

Chattanoogan.com

Funeral Service Will Be Wednesday For 1 Of 3 Men Killed In Lookout Valley Massacre

Funeral services will be Wednesday for 53-year-old John Francis Lang, one of three men who was gunned down in Lookout Valley last Wednesday night.

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Related Topix: Chattanooga, TN, East Brainerd, TN

Chattanoogan.com

Tusculum Men Defeat Dalton Tennis

The host Tusculum College men's tennis team of NCAA Division II's South Atlantic Conference knocked-off Dalton State Sunday afternoon, 6-3.

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Related Topix: Tusculum, TN, Tusculum College, Greeneville, TN, Chattanooga, TN

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