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What matters about the recall ruling

Double rainbow, double rainbow—it’s so intense What does this mean? What does this mean? The news was exciting to a few diehard carryovers from last year’s mayoral recall petition drive: a ruling by the Tennessee Court of Appeals at Knoxville

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Chattanooga Mayor Urges County Government to Seek Home Rule

Mayor Ron Littlefield on Thursday spoke to a crowd of city leaders about his 12-month challenge to pursue a unified government in Hamilton County. Earlier, county leaders expressed their discontent at having the city government assume the lead on consolidation

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Ramsey replacement will serve with stigma of secrecy

At 9:30 a.m. the Hamilton County Commission will attempt to decide unevenly between two candidates seeking to replace outgoing County Mayor Claude Ramsey. Two previous votes held on the same day (27 December 2010) resulted in a tie. Four commissioners

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There is no recall.

Neo: What are you trying to tell me, that I can dodge bullets? Morpheus: No, Neo. I’m trying to tell you that when you’re ready, you won’t have to. Raise your hand if you were surprised that the mayoral recall

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Opinion: A recall will not solve our problems

For several months, Chattanooga residents have heard about the effort to recall Mayor Ron Littlefield—and more recently, to add City Council members Jack Benson and Manuel Rico as recall targets. The August election provided a means for the organizers to

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