chattanooga http://wmot.org en NAACP Statewide Voter Registration Effort http://wmot.org/post/naacp-statewide-voter-registration-effort <p style="line-height: 200%;"><span style="line-height: 200%; font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; font-size: 14pt;"><span style="line-height: 200%; font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; font-size: 14pt;">CHATTANOOGA, <span style="color: red;">Tenn</span>. (AP/WMOT) &mdash; The NAACP in Chattanooga is helping lead a statewide effort to recruit black ministers to get out the vote.<o:p></o:p></span></span></p> Tue, 14 Feb 2012 18:22:24 +0000 Associated Press 7318 at http://wmot.org NAACP Statewide Voter Registration Effort VW Hires 200 More Workers for Chattanooga Plant http://wmot.org/post/vw-hires-200-more-workers-chattanooga-plant <p style="line-height: 200%;"><span style="line-height: 200%; font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; font-size: 14pt;">CHATTANOOGA, <span style="color: red;">Tenn</span>. (AP) &mdash; Volkswagen is creating another 200 jobs at its Chattanooga assembly plant as production increases.<o:p></o:p></span></p><p style="line-height: 200%;"><span style="line-height: 200%; font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; font-size: 14pt;">A plant spokesman says that the positions are needed as production capacity increases from 31 to 35 cars per hour.<o:p></o:p></span></p> Wed, 01 Feb 2012 18:42:40 +0000 Associated Press 6842 at http://wmot.org VW Hires 200 More Workers for Chattanooga Plant Recall of Chattanooga Mayor Moves Ahead http://wmot.org/post/recall-chattanooga-mayor-moves-ahead <p>The effort to recall Chattanooga Mayor Ron Littlefield is moving ahead again.</p><p>A state appeals court has thrown out a judge&#39;s ruling that temporarily blocked the effort.</p><p>The decision yesterday by the Tennessee Court of Appeals puts the disputed recall petition back before the Hamilton County Election Commission.</p><p>Reporter Cliff Hightower is covering the story for the Chattanooga Times-Free Press. He says some residents are upset over a growing crime rate, perceived corruption, and higher taxes.</p> Fri, 04 Nov 2011 17:27:44 +0000 AP/WMOT 3545 at http://wmot.org Governor Haslam Unapologetic For Protester Arrests http://wmot.org/post/governor-haslam-unapologetic-protester-arrests <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Governor Haslam is not backing down after a federal judge temporarily blocked his efforts to clear protesters off of Legislative Plaza.</p><p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Protesters were granted a restraining order Monday, barring the state from making further arrests after more than 50 of their number were taken into custody on the Plaza over the weekend by State Troopers.</p> Wed, 02 Nov 2011 16:32:05 +0000 Mike Osborne 3428 at http://wmot.org