Block The Mayor's Planned City Court Clerk Change - And Response

Saturday, January 12, 2013

I hope the City Council will listen to Judge Paty's and Judge Bean's concerns about Mayor Littlefield's intent to appoint Anita Ebersole as City Court Clerk.

Ms. Ebersole would presumably retain her current salary of $98,538. Jan Turner has been employed in the City Court Clerk's office for many years; I worked with her in the late 1980s. She was a valued employee under the then-Clerk and has been running the office for several years.

Her 2011 salary is listed on the Right2Know site as $55,710 - 56 percent of Ms. Ebersole's salary. Since the mayor has apparently been satisfied with Ms. Turner's performance as an effective City Court Clerk, if a late-term appointment to the actual position of City Court Clerk is necessary the right thing to do would be to name Ms. Turner as clerk and pay her appropriately.

If the position is worth a $98,538 salary for one person with no experience in that area, it would seem it's worth that for a long-experienced and proven administrator.

Patty Streip

* * * 

Surely you didn't just think "Rustler" Ron was going to ride off into the sunset without a peep. He will continue to feather the nests of his friends and supporters right up to his last minute in office.  

His proposed appointment of a city court clerk in his final weeks in office is so transparent, slimy, and fiscally bad for taxpayers that he should be tar and feathered and run out of town on a rail.  

On this occasion he wants us taxpayers to pay almost twice what the current city court clerk is paid. You never cease to amaze me "Rustler."

Ronnie "Rock" Land


Virtue

It's becoming more and more difficult to find a "Made in U.S.A." pocket knife these days. This is America, the United States of America, the greatest nation to ever grace the face of Planet Terra, why is it so difficult to find products whose manufacture we not only pioneered, but held world dominance for generations? Ace Hardware in Red Bank keeps a small inventory and can special ... (click for more)

Judging The Sheriff Candidates

We have a decision to make on who will lead the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office - current Sheriff Jim Hammond or opponent Chris Harvey?  As you read the opinions there are some positives listed for each of the candidates.  No one is saying that either gentleman is a bad person.  You need to weigh what you want in an elected official that is in charge ... (click for more)

Man Shot On Cannon Avenue Early Saturday Morning

A man was shot early Saturday morning on Cannon Avenue. At approximately 5:30 a.m., Chattanooga Police responded to 2300 Cannon Ave. for shots fired.  Shortly after receiving the call, officers learned that a victim arrived at a local hospital.  The victim suffered a gunshot wound to the right leg and is undergoing treatment. The injury is not considered to be life-threatening.  ... (click for more)

Child Playing With Cigarette Lighter Starts $25,000 Mobile Home Fire

A child playing with a cigarette lighter started a mobile home fire on Saturday morning. At 9 a.m., the Chattanooga Fire Department responded to a mobile home fire at 6561 Cassie Lane. It took four fire companies about 10 minutes to get the fire under control. The fire was contained to one bedroom. No injuries were reported. Damage to the home is around $25,000. (click for more)

Injury Ends Playing Career Of Bradley Central's Chelsie Summars

Bradley Central girls basketball star Chelsie Summars, who underwent two serious operations on her right knee that wiped out her sophomore season, has suffered a third injury that will end her playing career, Bearettes coach Jason Reuter said via text. Summars, who helped the Bearettes win district, region and sectional titles en route to the 2013-14 Class AAA state tournament, ... (click for more)

Lenoir, Kelly Sisters Of Milligan College Earn All-AAC Tennis Honors

Three former Arts & Sciences tennis players have been named to the 2014 Appalachian Athletic Conference All-Conference squad. Jackson Lenoir, Ahmee Kelly and Kayla Kelly, who attend Milligan College, were selected to the men’s and women’s all-conference teams. Lenoir, now a sophomore, helped Milligan win the 2013 league championship and reach the 2014 semifinals. The ... (click for more)