Hamilton County Commission To Vote On Elected Officials’ Hiring Family Members With County Funding

The Intention Of The Proposed Resolution Is Not To Keep Elected Officials From Being Able To Hire Family Members. However, It Does Prohibit Those Officials From Being Able To Use County Funds To Pay For Those Individuals. Any Family Member Hired Would Have To…

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Hamilton County Lags Behind On Redistricting Process

Chair Sabrena Smedley Urged The Commissioners Forward By Stating That She Had Been In Contact With The Tennessee State Comptroller’s Office And That Hamilton County Is Behind On The Redistricting Process.

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Smedley Considers Run For Hamilton County Mayor

Following Hamilton County Mayor Jim Coppinger’s Announcement On October 20th That He Will Not Seek Reelection In 2022, District 7 County Commissioner And Chairperson Sabrena Smedley Has Been Approached By Numerous People Encouraging Her To Run For The Office.

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Hamilton County Commissioners Push For Continuity of Neighborhoods In Redistricting

During The Hamilton County Commission Meeting On September 22, 2021, Concerns Were Raised That The Current Demo Maps Of County Redistricting Do Not Provide For A Continuity Of Neighborhoods.

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Hamilton County Commission Elects New Chair & Chair Pro Tem

During The Hamilton County Commission Meeting Yesterday, September 1st, The Commission Nominated And Voted On The Commissioners To Fill The Roles Of New Chair And Chair Pro Tem.

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James B. Walker Sworn In As New District 9 School Board Member

After Several Weeks Of District 9 Having Zero Representation On The Hamilton County School Board Due To The Resignation Of Steve Highlander From The School Board For His New Role As County Commissioner, The Hamilton County Commission Voted In James Brent Walker As The New District 9 School Board Member.

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Commission Debates Hamilton County Funding Of Literacy Program

A Debate Arose Among The Commissioners About The Effectiveness Of A County-Funded Literacy Program And It’s Continued Funding When There Are Two State-Sponsored Programs That Provide The Same Services.

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Commission Appoints Steve Highlander As District 9 Commissioner

With The Hamilton County Commission Unable To Reach The Required Five Votes For Any Of The Three Nominated Candidates To Fill Commissioner Bankston’s Vacancy Last Week, They Voted Again Yesterday Adding Additional Nominations From The Eight Individuals Who Applied For The Position.

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Hamilton County Commission At Impasse On Vote For Bankston’s Replacement

After Receiving The Resignation Of District 9 Commissioner Chester Bankston, The Hamilton County Commission Made The Decision To Fill The Vacancy At The June 2nd Regular Meeting. However, They Were Unable To Reach The Majority Vote Needed For Any Of The Three Nominated Candidates.

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Hamilton County Commission To Appoint Interim Replacement For State Rep Mike Carter

During The Hamilton County Commission’s Meeting Yesterday, Chairman Baker Made The Announcement That The Commission Intends To Appoint An Interim Replacement For State Representative Mike Carter Who Passed Away On May 15th.

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