Paper Raises Rates for Legal Notices; Court Looks at Options

Before some cases can be resolved in Hamilton County Chancery Court, legal notice of the action must be published in the Chattanooga Times Free Press. Next week, the price of that notice goes up by $50 -- the first time the paper has raised the rate in eight years. Chancery Court Clerk Lee Akers, however, is reportedly considering shifting the notices to a smaller and cheaper newspaper. He confirmed Thursday that he has met with the Hamilton County Herald to discuss possible arrangements.