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Ansley Haman

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Every day was “Showtime!” for Joe Engel

Joe Engel staged circuses, popular music and even gave away a house

Joe Engel played major league baseball at a time when the pay was measured in peanuts, not millions of dollars.

Two men suing Hamilton County commissioners over prayers held during commission meetings now have about $5,000 from private donors to help fund their case.

Hamilton County Commissioners today voted to keep Larry Henry as chairman and Fred Skillern as vice chairman for another year.

When Hamilton County commissioners sent letters in July inviting faith leaders to give invocations before meetings, Rabbi Shaul Perlstein responded and was scheduled for Thursday.

Champy's fans can soon have their own chicken on a bun.

An order by U.S. District Judge Harry S. "Sandy" Mattice refusing to temporarily halt Hamilton County Commission prayers likely will be appealed to the 6th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals.

Plaintiffs Tommy Coleman and Brandon Jones plan to appeal U.S. District Judge Harry S. “Sandy” Mattice’s decision not to issue a temporary halt to the Hamilton County Commisson’s weekly prayers.

In a second letter in two weeks to Walker County Schools, the Freedom From Religion Foundation cites Facebook posts and student comments to the media as further evidence of First Amendment violations.

The Ridgeland High School football team wasn't lined up against an opposing school Friday night.

Walker County Schools officials Wednesday were mum on accusations that Ridgeland High School's football program is violating the First Amendment rights of players.

Two men suing the Hamilton County Commission over the Christian prayers it holds during meetings gathered Tuesday with a Christian leader on UTC's campus to support his prayer initiative.

Outdoor adventure abounds in nation’s “Southeasternmost” ski town, Mentone

The Secular Student Alliance at UTC on Friday advanced the debate about public prayer on the school's campus and in Hamilton County.

Officials at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga are considering how to respond to a request that they stop Christian prayers before football games.

Three Hamilton County officials -- General Sessions Judge Gary Starnes, County Mayor Jim Coppinger and District 3 Commissioner Marty Haynes -- will be sworn in this morning at the County Courthouse.

No Hamilton County sheriff's school resource officers are wandering the hallways of Howard School, Washington Alternative School, East Ridge Middle School or Ooltewah Middle School this fall.

The standoff between the Hamilton County Commission and school board over East Brainerd Elementary escalated Wednesday morning, leading one commissioner to call for joint meetings of the two bodies.

Hamilton County Commissioners voted 7-2 against a resolution that would have approved the architect selection for a new East Brainerd Elementary School.

After questions arose from the Hamilton County Commission, the River City Co. has altered details of a 10-year tax incentive program to entice developers to build new apartments downtown.

Hamilton County Schools Superintendent Rick Smith and County Mayor Jim Coppinger selected TWH Architects for the new East Brainerd Elementary School last week, and now they're asking the County Commission and school board to approve their selection.

The Hamilton County Commission and two plaintiffs suing to stop the panel's weekly prayers now await a judge's decision on whether the prayers will be stopped temporarily.

River City Co. CEO Kim White has asked Hamilton County commissioners to approve a 10-year tax incentive program aimed at developing housing in downtown Chattanooga.

The Georgia state line might be less of a barrier to gang enforcement if Hamilton County commissioners approve an agreement between the Hamilton and Walker county sheriff’s offices.

U.S. Judge Harry S. "Sandy" Mattice will have at least one new brief to consider as he rules on a motion to stop temporarily the Hamilton County Commission's prayers during meetings.

The Hamilton County Election Commission found 25 more votes for Todd Gardenhire in Tennessee's Senate District 10 race Friday, and now his competitor, Greg Vital, wants a total recount.

An uploading error in Thursday night’s ballot counting omitted ballots for five candidates, including state Senate District 10 candidate Todd Gardenhire, Hamilton County Election Commission Chairman Mike Walden said today.

One thing is certain after Thursday night's election -- Rep. Tommie Brown won't be returning to the state House in January.

Both men caught in a County Commission deadlock last January for an appointment as Hamilton County mayor won in separate races Thursday night.

Lifetime Hixson native Marty Haynes swept every precinct in County Commission District 3 on Thursday night.

Hamilton County commissioners voted Wednesday to clear the county mayor to spend $555,500 for seven acres adjacent to Ganns Middle Valley Elementary School for a future replacement school.

Hamilton County commissioners voted this morning to buy property adjacent to the current Ganns Middle Valley Elementary School.

The federal lawsuit against Hamilton County over the county commission's weekly prayers officially was amended a second time on Monday.

Rick Wilson, Democratic candidate for Hamilton County mayor, says he’s now spent more than $30,000 on his campaign.

In Tennessee, 326,350 voters cast early ballots for Thursday’s state primary and county general election.

This year's election fervor — if measured by turnout at the polls — is exceeding that of 2008, the last presidential election cycle.

A federal judge said Thursday he wants to hand down a decision as soon as possible on a motion seeking to halt Hamilton County Commission prayers.

As testimony got under way this morning in a hearing on prayer before County Commission meetings, U.S. District Judge Harry S. “Sandy” Mattice signaled some of the constitutional difficulties of the lawsuit against Hamilton County.

Two men plan to enter the U.S. Courthouse in Chattanooga today and ask a judge to temporarily halt Hamilton County Commission's regular prayers during meetings.

Two Hamilton County residents took it upon themselves to gather a public show of support for Hamilton County commissioners being sued in federal court for holding prayers during meetings.

Both parties in a federal lawsuit over prayer at Hamilton County Commission meetings claim the First Amendment is on their side.

With the first federal court hearing less than a week away in a lawsuit two men filed against Hamilton County over County Commission prayers, briefs on a motion for preliminary injunction now have been filed.

A group of 27 supporters of the separation of church and state gathered on the Hamilton County Courthouse stairs Wednesday for an "Interfaith Rally."

Hamilton County commissioners on Wednesday unanimously approved adding the Erlanger Health System chief of staff to the hospital’s board of trustees, bringing the board’s total positions to 12.

Twenty seven people attended the Hamilton County for Separation of Church and State's "Interfaith Rally" this morning on the courthouse steps.

Hamilton County commissioners still are ironing out their new prayer policy with speakers now scheduled through the end of November -- and there's already one disgruntled minister.

Tommie Brown reminds people that when Moses went up the mountain, he was older than 80.

Two residents who publicly oppose opening prayers at Hamilton County Commission meetings were escorted out of Thursday's session.

Hamilton County Sheriff Jim Hammond hired his son this week as the department's full-time webmaster at a salary range of $44,236 to $66,354 a year.

The Hamilton County Commission's Legal Committee will not support a Tennessee General Assembly amendment that would boost the Erlanger Health System board from 11 to 12 members.

Two Hamilton County residents were removed from Thursday morning's Hamilton County Commission meeting by a sheriff's deputy.

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