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1 hr ago |

Roy Exum: Oscar Brock's True Passion

I don't pay much attention to the Hamilton County School Board. Once the moon and the stars aligned behind Superintendent Rick Smith, you hear very little, if anything, from the nine-member council that oversees an annual budget of almost $400 million and employs 4,480 people.


Related Topix: Chattanooga, TN, Kids, Family

4 hrs ago |

Seniors Get To Stay Another Year At Eastgate, But City Has To Put Up...

Seniors will get to keep their current location at Eastgate Town Center rent-free for another year, but the city must put up a sound wall to shield adjacent tenants from noise.


Related Topix: Cleveland, TN, Chattanooga, TN

9 hrs ago |

Neighbors Throw Rock Through Window To Wake Up Man Sleeping At Apartment Fire

An apartment fire late Monday night resulted in one man being sent to the hospital after he was alerted by neighbors.


Related Topix: Fire, Chattanooga, TN

11 hrs ago |

Bell Gets 8-Year Sentence For Attempted Child Rape

A Brainerd man was given an eight-year sentence after pleading guilty to attempted rape of a child.


Related Topix: Fire, Chattanooga, TN

14 hrs ago |

Berke, Hinton, Cooper Among Contributors To New Guard PAC

Mayor Andy Berke, City Attorney Wade Hinton and administration official Molly Cooper are among contributors to a new PAC made up of "young, progressive and experienced individuals, combining our talents to change politics as usual in Tennessee."


Related Topix: Prison, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Chattanooga, TN, Drugs

19 hrs ago |

Bike Chattanooga Celebrates Second Birthday At Nightfall July 25

The city of Chattanooga's Bike Chattanooga Bicycle Transit System invites the public to help celebrate its second year of operations in the Scenic City with a celebration at the Nightfall Concert Series on Friday, July 25, from 7-9 p.m. The community is invited to join Bike Chattanooga, Outdoor Chattanooga, and Bike/Walk Tennessee at Miller Park ... (more)


Related Topix: Chattanooga, TN, France, World News,

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Roy Exum: Judge Philyaw Is The Best

Tomorrow morning there will be a special gathering at the Hamilton County Juvenile Court that will prove to our community that we have perhaps the most innovative juvenile judge in America.


Related Topix: Chattanooga, TN, Criminal Defense Law, Law

The Value Of My Vote

Since I cannot vote for Scottie Mayfield again, I suppose it is safe to conclude that I shall be voting with him this time around.


Related Topix: Chattanooga, TN

Tim Boyd Reflects The Values Of District 8 Voters

My wife and I have made our home in District 8, and this year we have been fortunate to open a small business within the district.


Related Topix: 2012 Presidential Election, US Politics

Woman, 24, Killed Trying To Cross E. 23rd Street

At approximately 4 p.m., Chattanooga Police responded to 2119 East 23rd Street for a pedestrian struck.


Related Topix: Chattanooga, TN, Cleveland, TN

Sun Jul 20, 2014

1 Motorcyclist Killed, Another Critical On Rossville Boulevard

A young woman and young man both suffered injuries in falling some 30 feet at 317 N Palisades Dr. on Saturday night.


Related Topix: Signal Mountain, TN, East Ridge, TN, Chattanooga, TN, Cleveland, TN

Attorney To Meet Privately With City Industrial Development Board On Black Creek TIF

The attorney for the City Industrial Development Board has set a private meeting with members of the board on Thursday morning in connection with the $9 million Black Creek TIF that was ruled invalid by Chancellor Frank Brown.


Related Topix: Walden, TN, Signal Mountain, TN, Chattanooga, TN

Justice Barker Says Vote "Retain"

Although I consider Roy Exum to be a friend, I must say that the views he expressed on July 13 about the state judicial retention elections are simply wrong and terribly misinformed.


Related Topix: Tennessee, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Prison, Soddy-Daisy, TN


Rescue at Sunset Rock

A 15-year-old boy and his mother lost on Lookout Mountain have been located and returned to safety by Hamilton County first responders.


Related Topix: Lookout Mountain, TN

Smith Outpacing Boyd In Fundraising For District 8 County Commission Race

Mr. Smith, former County School Board chairman, had $23,303 from the last reporting period and pulled in $9,100 during the recent period.


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Judge Sell Gains $7,650 For Re-Election In Latest Reporting Period

General Sessions Court Judge Christie Mahn Sell took in $7,650 to go with $39,036 on hand for her re-election effort.


Related Topix: Chattanooga, TN, Knoxville, TN

Sat Jul 19, 2014

Roy Exum: This Joke Is On Me

When I arrived to do my "early voting" for the Aug. 7 election on Saturday I knew the ballot was two full pages so I allowed myself some extra time.


Related Topix: Chattanooga, TN, African-American

East Ridge Man Arrested After Woman Said She Saw Him Chasing Youths With Sword

An East Ridge man was taken into custody after police said he chased three juveniles around a street with a sword.


Related Topix: East Ridge, TN, Chattanooga, TN, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Bob Corker, Barack Obama

Jim Watson Would Be A Hard-Working, Dedicated, Loyal School Board Member

This letter is in support of Jim Watson for the Hamilton County School Board District 3. Although I am not a resident of Hamilton County, based upon my knowledge of Jim Watson as a person, as an educator of students and colleagues, and as one who never tires of promoting science education in the community, I want to say that Hamilton County would ... (more)


Related Topix: Knoxville, TN, University of Tennessee, Red Bank, TN, Only, TN

Hamilton Count Republican Leaders Accept A Democrat

In today's political world we are seeing blurred lines between the two major parties.


Related Topix: US News, Chattanooga, TN, Bill Haslam, US Governors