Walker County Write-In Candidate Says All Taxes Now Paid; Hits Election Superintendent

Friday, October 12, 2012

Write-in candidate for Walker County Commissioner Ales Campbell said Friday all her taxes are now paid. She hit the Walker County elections superintendent for passing on information about her tax situation to County Attorney Don Oliver.

Ms. Campbell said, "All taxes owed by my family’s small business or me are paid in full. The subject of a verbal complaint to the Walker County Elections Superintendent stemmed from information found online through public records and social media posting. The issues were in the process of being resolved by my accountant and the Clerk of Walker County Superior Court.

"The Walker County Elections Superintendent would have discovered ongoing efforts to clear the status the public records if she had followed the appropriate procedure and insisted on a formal written complaint from the original tipster, then contacted me in writing or by even a phone call. Instead, she inexplicably passed along the 'rumor' to County Attorney Donald Oliver for advice. Mr. Oliver openly supports and campaigns for my opponent, Commissioner Heiskell. His quick and irresponsible action in calling a press conference to recuse himself was a blatant attempt to grandstand, wrongfully discredit me in public, and derail my write-in campaign.”

Ms. Campbell said she would attend the Elections Board meeting today at the courthouse where she said she "hopes to address the breach of elections codes protocols."

She said she would "voluntarily present receipts and documentation of releases, although I am not required to do so since no written formal complaint has been filed. I also plan to ask for a public apology or public notice from the Elections Superintendent for not following O.C.G.A. #21-2-6 and other elections guidelines and possibly doing damage to the write-in campaign."


Hamilton, Bradley Schools To Have 2-Hour Delay Wednesday; UTC To Open At 10; Other Closings And Delays

Hamilton County, Cleveland Schools and Bradley County Schools will have two-hour delays on Wednesday morning due to the threat of icy road conditions. UTC will open at 10 a.m. on Wednesday . Classes begin and offices open at 10 a.m . Catoosa County, Murray County and Whitfield County Schools have a two-hour weather delay for students and staff before school on ... (click for more)

Chattanooga Postal Worker Charged With Soliciting Teen For Sex

A Chattanooga postal worker has been charged by federal authorities with sexual exploitation of a child. Jason Wesley Ford was arrested after TBI officers set up a sting operation in a North Chattanooga house and began monitoring websites like Meetme.com and Kik.com. Prosecutor Terra Bay said they were looking for adults trying to contact teens for sexual purposes. Ford, ... (click for more)

Rick Smith Should Not Be Paid To Leave

Taxpayers of Hamilton County should take note that a majority of the members of the school board are getting ready to give Rick Smith the buyout that he wants.  Do you agree that someone should be paid for taking the coward's way out?  Rick Smith should be fired for cause. Not paid to leave.   If you don't want the board members to pay him off, call or ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The Momma Bears Roar

If I could count Hamilton County’s best educators on one hand, Normal Park Elementary Principal Jill Levine would be the biggest finger. What she and her faculty and a dazzling commitment from both her students and parents have accomplished is an educational dream. I am told people literally move to North Chattanooga just so their children will be zoned for the award-winning school. ... (click for more)

Bradley Early Favorite In Region 4-AAA Wrestling

CLEVELAND, Tenn. -- We're getting down to the fun part of the high school wrestling season. All of the dual meets have been held and the State Duals are complete as well. Now it's time to see how many individuals each team can qualify for next week's traditional state tournament and that's the purpose of this weekend's regional action. The Bradley Bears, who breezed to ... (click for more)

Chattanooga Football Club Releases 2016 Schedule

Chattanooga Football Club has released the match dates and times of its 2016 schedule. Highlights include the league home opener against Nashville FC on  Saturday, May 21,  and a Fourth of July weekend regular season finale at home against rival New Orleans on  Saturday, July 2 . Chattanooga FC competes in the National Premier Soccer League (NPSL). Chattanooga ... (click for more)