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Coppinger's Last Budget Does Not Include Tax Increase; County Revenues Are Up $11.1 Million

Outgoing County Mayor Jim Coppinger said Tuesday morning that his final budget to the County Commission does not include a property tax increase. He noted that the county schools did not ask for a tax hike, and he said county general government will not either. Spending in the current fiscal year is at $833 million. The county fund balance (rainy day fund) is at $130 million. That is after a $16 million payment for McDonald Farm in ... (click for more)

Sale Creek pitcher Olivia Day pitches as they hosted South Pittsburg in the Region 3 Softball Semifinal Monday. See more softball photos by M. A. Locke on Prep sports.
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Sale Creek pitcher Olivia Day pitches as they hosted South Pittsburg in the Region 3 Softball Semifinal Monday. See more softball photos by M. A. Locke on Prep sports.

New DA Will Have Lot Of Spots To Fill; Prosecutor Andrew Coyle Is 1st To Depart

Frances Street Smith Still Remembers The Full Layout Of Their Cameron Hill Home


The new Hamilton County District Attorney (either John Allen Brooks or Coty Wamp) will have a lot of room to refashion the office with many experienced prosecutors and staff choosing to either go elsewhere or retire with the change of administration. The first to go after the recent election ... (click for more)

The Streets were among the prominent families living on Cameron Hill. Frances Street Smith, who went there when she was three and did not move away until she was 17, remembers those days well. She said their house was 519 Arcadia Ave. - the last house on the block of the short dead end ... (click for more)



Police Blotter: Woman Says Ex-Boyfriend Is Stalking Her; Hungry Woman Silences Noisy Rooster

Fleischmann Supports Proposed New Waste Disposal Facility On Oak Ridge Reservation

City Council Approves TIF For $102 Million Project At Former Dupont Site


An officer spoke to two women in reference to stalking. They said while they were at work at Furry Tales at 6308 Highway 58, they saw a man’s vehicle parked at Circle K at 6239 Highway 58, within ... (click for more)

U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann released the following statement strongly supporting the proposal to build a new onsite disposal facility on the Oak Ridge Reservation. “Moving forward with the ... (click for more)

The City Council on Tuesday night approved a TIF (Tax Increment Financing) on a $102 million project at the former Dupont site in Hixson. The city Industrial Development Board earlier gave ... (click for more)


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