Many New County Officeholders To Be Sworn In On Sept. 1 At The Convention Center

Thursday, August 11, 2022

New Hamilton County officeholders will be sworn in on Sept. 1 at 9 a.m. at the Convention Center.

There will be some big changes in several key offices.

Weston Wamp is the new county mayor, and his sister Coty Wamp is the new district attorney.

Austin Garrett, who has served as chief deputy to Sheriff Jim Hammond, will be installed as sheriff.

There will be many new faces on the County Commission, which is increasing from nine to 11 seats. Returnees include Warren Mackey, David Sharpe, Chip Baker, Ken Smith and Steve Highlander. Joe Graham and Greg Beck are going back on the panel after earlier election setbacks. New members are Jeff Eversole, Mike Chauncey, Lee Helton and Gene-o Shipley.

Incumbent County School Board members Joe Smith and Karista Mosley Jones will be sworn in along with Ben Connor, Faye Robinson, Larry Grohn and Jill Black. 

Returning to county posts will be County Clerk Bill Knowles, Criminal Court Clerk Vince Dean, Circuit Court Clerk Larry Henry, Trustee Bill Hullander, Juvenile Court Clerk Gary Behler, Assessor Marty Haynes and Register Marc Gravitt. 

Larry Ables won a General Sessions Court judgeship, and Mike Dumitru is a new Circuit Court judge.  


Latest Hamilton County Arrest Report

Dewees Brothers Were On Cameron Hill Before Building Side-By-Side Homes At Riverview

Short-Handed Passenger Vehicles for Hire Board Has To Cancel Meeting Dealing With Possible Higher Taxi Charges


Here is the latest Hamilton County arrest report: ALEXANDER, STEVEN KANE 1206 MOUNTAIN BROW RD E FORT PAYNE, 35967 Age at Arrest: 58 years old Arresting Agency: East Ridge PUBLIC INTOXICATION ... (click for more)

The brothers Sam T. and Warren A. Dewees were longtime Chattanooga grocers as well as Cameron Hill residents. They first got a taste of life high on the prominent downtown hill. Then they settled ... (click for more)

The short-handed Passenger Vehicles for Hire Board on Thursday had to cancel its meeting when it could not get a quorum on a day with a number of taxi operators wanting to discuss the ability ... (click for more)



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Latest Hamilton County Arrest Report

Here is the latest Hamilton County arrest report: ALEXANDER, STEVEN KANE 1206 MOUNTAIN BROW RD E FORT PAYNE, 35967 Age at Arrest: 58 years old Arresting Agency: East Ridge PUBLIC INTOXICATION ANDERSON, STACIE ESSEX 111 GRIFFITH ST. SALE CREEK, 37373 Age at Arrest: 51 years old Arresting Agency: Hamilton County VANDALISM/MALICIOUS MISCHIEF BAKER, LANDON ... (click for more)

Dewees Brothers Were On Cameron Hill Before Building Side-By-Side Homes At Riverview

The brothers Sam T. and Warren A. Dewees were longtime Chattanooga grocers as well as Cameron Hill residents. They first got a taste of life high on the prominent downtown hill. Then they settled in a big house at 309 West Sixth St. that was home to a host of Deweeses. They were sons of Thomas and Wilhelmina Pennypacker Dewees. The father was a native of Pennsylvania and the ... (click for more)

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When I travel up and down Hixson Pike, my car alerts me to the traffic cameras that monitor vehicles for speeding. Sure enough, if I speed through these zones, I get a ticket in the mail a few weeks later. The radar is incredibly accurate at detecting speeders. The cameras are a technological marvel with their ability to zoom in on a moving car and read the license plate. When ... (click for more)

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The Lincoln Park Neighborhood Association is greatly concerned about the rapid pace of development that is currently encircling our community. While we realize that the pace of growth in the city is rapidly occurring, we were startled to see an editorial in the Times Free Press that implied that plans the city of Chattanooga have for building the Central Avenue Extension through ... (click for more)

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Having not played in five years isn’t the biggest reason why introductions are in order when Tennessee and LSU meet on Saturday. A more compelling incentive is both football programs now are under the stewardship of new coaches. The Tigers are beginning a new era with first-year coach Brian Kelly. The Tigers (4-1) have won four in a row (2-0 SEC) and have returned to the national ... (click for more)

Chattanooga State's McKenna Hayes Is National Junior College Athletic Association Offensive Player Of The Week

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