Chattanooga Fire Fighters Association Endorses Ryan King

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Ryan King, candidate for District 4 Chattanooga City Council, has picked up the endorsement of the Chattanooga Fire Fighters Association. The association made their selection based on Mr. King’s decades of dedication to the betterment of the community and his commitment to a cooperative relationship between city government and local fire fighters.  

“Ryan King displays the best understanding of the needs of Chattanooga’s fire fighters,” said Jack Thompson, president of the Chattanooga Fire Fighters Association. “His willingness to hear our wishes and work with us will benefit Chattanooga residents as we strive to create a better-served city. As this city grows, we are attracted to candidates who take a proactive stance to solving problems when, and even before, they develop.”  

“I am extremely honored to have the support of the Chattanooga Fire Fighter Association,” said Mr. King. “I strongly value the contributions Chattanooga fire fighters make to the community, and I look forward to having the chance to work with such a self-sacrificing group of individuals and all public service employees to create a safer, citizen-minded city.” 

Mr. King attended East Brainerd Elementary, as well as Ooltewah Middle and High Schools, before he earned a Bachelor’s Degree from UTC in Chemistry. He currently serves on the Hamilton County Zoning Board of Appeals, is vice president of Friends of East Brainerd, secretary of the Brainerd/East Brainerd Board of the Chamber of Commerce, is the vice president of the East Brainerd Elementary PTA where his son attends school, was a 2011 graduate of Leadership Chattanooga, and was recognized as one of Chattanooga’s “20 Under 40” in 2012 by Chatter Magazine.  

“When people ask me what kind of platform I’m running on, I tell them that I don’t have a platform so much as a vision for Chattanooga,” said Mr. King. “I envision a Chattanooga that maximizes its potential by creating a safe and business-friendly environment, which values the inclusion and opinions of all its inhabitants, and is always mindful that an innovative spirit is the fundamental element moving us forward. This vision can be a reality and I’m committed to working to make that Chattanooga exist.”  

The Committee to Elect Ryan King is comprised of Sherri Anderson (treasurer – Johnson, Hickey & Murchison), Matt Hullander (Hullco Exteriors), John Eaves (Unum), Dr. Charles Ankar (Shallowford Family Dental Group), Daniel Anderson (Keller Williams), and David Martin (La Paz Chattanooga).  

To learn more about Ryan King’s campaign, visit the website www.VoteRyanKing.com, or his official campaign Facebook page, http://www.facebook.com/#!/RyanKingForCityCouncilDistrict4.


Market Street Lane Closures Announced For Saturday

The southbound lanes of the 1100 block of Market Street will be closed for building maintenance on  Saturday from 8 a.m.-4 p.m . This closure is for the southbound lanes only.  Detours will be posted using West 11 th  Street, southbound on Broad Street and West 12 th  Street back to Market Street. In order to view a map of these closures, visit  ... (click for more)

Board Officers And Members Announced For GAIA Nonprofit And Signature Initiative Gandhi Global Center For Peace

Co-Founder Mahatma Gandhi’s grandson Arun Gandhi and Board Chair Terry Olsen announce board officers and members for the newly formed global nonprofit organization GAIA (Global Action Initiatives Alliance) and signature initiative Gandhi Global Center for Peace. GAIA Board Officers Bios: Co-Founder Arun Gandhi (Rochester, N.Y.) is the fifth grandson of India’s legendary ... (click for more)

Judge Orders Cortez Sims Tried As Adult After Emotional Testimony At Juvenile Court In Shooting Of 4

Juvenile Court Judge Rob Philyaw on Thursday morning ordered that 17-year-old Cortez Sims be tried as an adult in a College Hill Courts shooting that left one woman dead, a toddler paralyzed, and two others wounded. The order was given after emotional testimony from two of the victims in the Jan. 7 early morning mass shooting at 773 W. Main St. Bianca Horton and Marcell "Baby ... (click for more)

EPB Lays Out Plans To Provide All Of Bradley County With High-Speed Internet, TV Service; Cost Is Up To $60 Million

In what was hailed as a big win for rural Bradley Countians, EPB officials laid out a plan Thursday night to reach the community with currently unavailable high-speed internet. EPB CEO Harold DePrist told a capacity crowd at the Bradley County Courthouse that the expansion would serve roughly 1,000 people, about 800 of which have no current option other than dial-up. The ... (click for more)

How To Kill Small Business And Education In Chattanooga

   I would just like to say that the weathermen of Chattanooga have done something I thought only a union could do. They have undone all the economic good that VW has brought to our area. Their erroneous and hysteric forecasts are in my opinion purposefully done to benefit their corporate owners so viewers and readers flock to their felonious broadcasts and yellow ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Father Kelly’s ‘Hallelujah’

Last April, in the special way that only some older men are lucky enough to possess, the childish imp came out in Father Ray Kelly. A parish priest in Oldcastle, Ireland, he was conducting wedding vows for a handsome couple when the 62-year-old decided to surprise them with a totally-unscripted rendition of Leonard Cohen’s beautiful song, “Hallelujah.” When he did, there soon ... (click for more)