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

Monday, February 06, 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..  


Sheriff Says Man Who Took His Own Life At Jail Was In Isolation Cell

Sheriff Jim Hammond said an inmate who took his own life at the County Jail on Saturday morning was in an isolation cell.   He said Justin Dale Bradley, who was charged with the murder of a three-year-old child, was being checked every 30-40 minutes.   The sheriff said it is believed that he hanged himself with a bed sheet shortly after a guard passed ... (click for more)

Fleischmann Says GOP Focusing On Widening Lead In House; Taking Control Of Senate

Rep. Chuck Fleischmann said Monday that Republicans are focusing on a "Drive to 245" in the House and on taking control of the Senate. He said Republicans now have 234 House seats and "should pick up at least five or six - maybe more." In the Senate, he said, "We are going to gain seats - no question." He told the Pachyderm Club that if Republicans can gain the edge in ... (click for more)

ChattaData Is A Real Advance For The City

This past Tuesday, the city of Chattanooga's new performance management tool called ChattaData was unveiled. As the chairman of the City Council’s Budget & Finance Committee, I am excited to witness the city putting this important information online in a way that is accessible and transparent to all taxpayers. This approach shines light on how we as a city prioritize our ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: It’s ‘Hate The SEC’ Day

The boo birds came out on the fly on the ESPN website Sunday afternoon, this moments after the latest AP College Football “Top 25” included eight teams from the Southeastern Conference.   What set naysayers aglow was Mississippi State, after upsetting LSU 34-29 Saturday night, debuted on the list at No. 14 while Clemson, playing Florida State in an overtime thriller, got tossed ... (click for more)

Tennessee Gets Down To Final Preparations For Georgia

KNOXVILLE, Tenn.   – Tennessee’s first Southeastern Conference road trip to Georgia on Saturday (noon kickoff on the SEC Network) will be a homecoming for 17 Vols. That fact is not lost on those players, from freshmen wanting to make a first impression to those, like   A.J. Johnson , playing against the Bulldogs and in their home state for the final time. ... (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)