Carol Berz Campaign Emphasizes ‘Your Vote Is Powerful—Use It’

Monday, January 14, 2013
Carol Berz
Carol Berz

“Your Vote Is Powerful—Use It” is the slogan of City Councilwoman Carol Berz’s re-election campaign in District 6. Despite running unopposed for the seat, Councilwoman Berz said she plans an active schedule of town hall meetings, voter registration and get-out-the-vote efforts.

“I am very appreciative that those in my district believe I am doing a good job, allowing me to run unopposed,” said Councilwoman Berz. “But we want everyone in District 6 to continue to tell us what priorities they see for the area, and by registering to vote and voting in this election, they become part of the democratic process for the future as well.

A strong voter turnout is powerful, and goes a long way in getting things done for the district.”

The first town hall meeting sponsored by the Berz campaign will take place Thursday, Jan. 24, at 6 p.m., at Tyner/East Brainerd Recreation Center, 6900 Ty Hi Dr. The Chattanooga Police Department will offer child I.D. photos. The public is invited to attend.   

 



West Village To Host Family-Friendly New Year's Eve Festival

Families are invited to a New Year’s Eve festival in Chattanooga’s newly-revitalized West Village area between MLK and 7th on Chestnut and Pine near the base of the just-opened Westin Hotel. Lights are twinkling and the spirit of the street is changing as the West Village brings a European-style experience to Chattanooga families, said officials. Beginning at 6 p.m. on Sunday, ... (click for more)

McKamey Animal Center To Hold 12-Hour Adoption Event On Friday

Home for the Holidays or Bust! That is the mantra of the staff and volunteers of local animal shelter McKamey Animal Center in Chattanooga. Volunteers and staff members are gearing up to help as many animals as possible find a home for the holidays. Shelter staff and volunteers will be staying for a "Holiday All-Nighter" at the shelter on  Friday, from noon until midnight ... (click for more)

1 Killed, Another Injured In Shooting On The Southside Early Sunday Morning; Delivery Driver Carjacked On Southside Earlier

One person was killed and a second person injured in a shooting on the Southside early Sunday morning. The victims are Sharone Porter, 22, who was killed, and Torrie Porter, 24, who had non-life threatening injuries.  At 2:47 a.m., Chattanooga Police responded to 1400 Cowart St.  on a person shot. Upon arrival, Chattanooga Police found two victims suffering ... (click for more)

Bradley County Deputy Shoots And Kills Stabbing Suspect At Charleston

A Bradley County deputy shot and killed a man who was a suspect in a stabbing early Sunday morning. The Sheriff's Office said, "At approximately 11:54 p.m. on Saturday, a call was received at the Cleveland/Bradley County 911 Center to report a stabbing at a residence on Leyland Drive in Charleston. "The caller indicated a male had been stabbed and another male had fled from ... (click for more)

The Growing Monopoly

Over the last decade, five tech giants have risen to the top, and created, discovered and invented services and products that have made these companies worth billions today. Those five, of course, are Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Microsoft, and Google. Each of these companies are responsible for several products and services that we use in our everyday lives. They have devoured the ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The Last Day Of School

AUTHOR’S NOTE: This story first appeared in the Chattanooga News-Free Press in the late 1970s and every year about this time I am asked repeatedly about it. It is far and away the most famous story I have ever written – copies have been sent to me from numerous foreign countries, it’s included in teaching manuals and people I haven’t seen in years get in touch when they read it ... (click for more)