Ables, Statom Apply To Be Moon Replacement; Norton Seen As Strong Frontrunner

Monday, February 6, 2012

Chief Magistrate Larry Ables and prosecutor Lila Statom on Monday applied for consideration for the inteirm appointment to replace the late General Sessions Court Judge Bob Moon.

And two other attorneys - Rob Philyaw and Ron Powers - have picked up papers to run for the vacancy in the August election.

Candidates have until Friday at noon to submit applications, and the commission plans to make the choice in early March after private interviews.

Sources said David Norton is the favorite of a number of County Commission members.

He is the judge for the city of Soddy Daisy and assistant county attorney..  


Man Hurt In Wreck In Front Of Abba's House In Hixson

A Colledgedale man was injured Monday evening in front of Abba's House on Hixson Pike when a tan Chevrolet Blazer turned into the side of the Ford pickup that was traveling west. Witnesses said the Blazer was being driven by a young female. The driver of the truck was transported to Erlanger North, where he was being treated for his injuries. (click for more)

Ooltewah Man Charged With Trying To Obtain Drugs Using Prescription Forms Stolen From Dr. Philip Bannor’s Office

A 38-year-old Ooltewah man, who allegedly used stolen prescription pads to try to obtain drugs such as Percocet, has been charged with prescription drug fraud.   Jackie Eugene Roberts, 38, of 8016 Old Lee Highway, hung around the Walgreens at 2289 Gunbarrel Road for hours, trying to get other customers to fill a prescription for him, police said.   “Police ... (click for more)

Why Is The City Diverting Federal Transportation Funds From Real Need?

The city of Chattanooga and CBL, owner of Hamilton Place Mall, would have the mass of taxpayers believe that improving mall access from the interstate is not impacting us financially.   Namely, CBL has committed to fund the city’s match of $8 million, so they will receive $32 million in Federal Transportation Funds that are allocated annually to local jurisdictions through ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: A Very Silly Apology

It didn’t get a lot of attention, as well it should not have, but when I heard Japanese giant Mitsubishi was offered an apology for heinous war crimes that took place during World War II, I thought it was an ill-conceived publicity stunt. But, no, in a solemn ceremony last month hosted by the Museum of Tolerance at the Simon Wiesenthal Center in Los Angeles, that is exactly what ... (click for more)

NPSL Championship To Be Played In Chattanooga

It's Chattanooga FC taking on the New York Cosmos B for the National Premier Soccer League’s national championship and the Scenic City's Finley Stadium is the site Saturday, August 8 at 7:30 p.m. Thanks to a 9,000 plus crowd at Chattanooga's 3-0 semifinal win against the Indiana Fire, the Tennessee team broke the league’s previous record of 8,878, which was ... (click for more)

Jones Press Conference Kicks Off Vols' Preseason

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Coach Butch Jones held his preseason football press conference on Monday at Neyland Stadium. Jones heads into his third season with visible enthusiasm after the Vols finished off the 2014 season with an impressive win over Iowa in the TaxSlayer Bowl, following that up with another nationally ranked recruiting class. "In terms of our football team, we ... (click for more)