Members Named To New Animal Control Board

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Members of a new Chattanooga Animal Control Board have been named.

City Attorney Mike McMahan said the group will have an orientation and begin holding meetings after the first of the year.

It will have authority over certain aspects of animal control, while working closely with the McKamey Animal Center.

Board members are:

District 1 - Lynn Ashton named by Councilwoman Deborah Scott

District 2 - Lacie Newton Stone named by Councilwoman Sally Robinson

District 3 - Brenda Nunn named by Councilwoman Pam Ladd

District 4 - Georgianna Yurjevic named by Councilman Jack Benson

District 5 - Angelia Brewer named by Councilman Russell Gilbert

District 6 - Tammy Stone named by Councilwoman Carol Berz

District 7 - Mike Mallen named by Councilman Manny Rico

District 8 - John Sweet named by Councilman Andrae McGary

District 9 - Nancy Brice named by Councilman Peter Murphy


Man Who Fell From Top Bunk At CCA Files $5 Million Lawsuit

A lawsuit filed against Hamilton County and the Corrections Corporation of America (CCA) says a man, who was supposed to be kept on a bottom bunk, was instead assigned to a top one and he then fell five feet onto a concrete floor. Brian Thomas Mosinak is asking $5 million in compensatory damages in the Circuit Court complaint. The suit says he was taken to the workhouse at ... (click for more)

CPD Transitions Zone To 11th Street To Provide "More Effective, Efficient Service"

This week the Chattanooga Police Department announced Alpha Zone will officially be housed at the 11th Street Precinct with Charlie Zone and Bravo Zone. The transition will provide increased coverage and quicker response times throughout Alpha Zone, a zone defined by CPD as beginning north of the Market Street Bridge and continuing to the Hixson area.  Officers reporting to ... (click for more)

Congrats To Super Citizen Helen Burns Sharp - And Response

Congratulations to super-citizen Helen Burns Sharp on both her initial IDB lawsuit and on Chancellor Fleenor's ruling.  Also, I wish her well on her current action. It's a shame that a private citizen such as Ms. Sharp has to invest so much time and money to keep a government agency honest.  Three cheers and thumbs up.  I thank her.  R.J. Johnson  ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Apollos Hester’s Way

East View High was trailing at halftime by a pair of touchdowns in last Friday night’s game against unbeaten Vandegrift. But the players at the Georgetown, Texas, school each have a sticker on the back of their helmets that says “TPW” which is a constant reminder that “Tough People Win.” Then there is “attitude” and that is where running back Apollos Hester steps in. In what ... (click for more)

Former Tennessee Hoop Great A.W. Davis Dies

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee men's basketball All-American guard A.W. Davis passed away Tuesday   at the age of 71 at UT Medical Center. Funeral arrangements are pending and will be handled by Smith-Reagan Funeral Home in Rutledge, Tenn. UTsports.com will be updated with details. Davis, who played for the Vols from 1962-65, earned 1965 first-team All-America ... (click for more)

Chattanooga Golf Team Second At Wolf Run Intercollegiate

The Chattanooga Mocs men’s golf team is tied for second after 18 holes at the Wolf Run Intercollegiate. The Mocs and Florida Gators each shot 295 over the opening 18 to trail Illinois by 11 at 285 at Wolf Run Golf Club. The day’s docket had a scheduled 36 holes. Afternoon storms sent teams from the course prior to finishing. The remaining holes will be completed starting at 9:30 ... (click for more)