Chris Anderson Endorsed By International Brotherhood Of Police Officers

Monday, January 7, 2013

Chris Anderson, candidate for Chattanooga City Council District 7, announced an endorsement on Monday from the local chapter of the International Brotherhood of Police Officers (IBPO).

Mr. Anderson said, "The endorsement from the International Brotherhood of Police Officers is recognition of the merit of our crime plan and a number of other policies that have an impact on the safety of Chattanooga. I am appreciative of the endorsement and vow to keep Chattanooga safe through smart public policy and support for the Chattanooga Police Department and its officers.

“Ensuring that our city and my district has safe streets is a mainstay of my campaign and should be a central pillar of public policy for any public official in Chattanooga. We've got to realize that a well-funded and properly-equipped police department is a big part of public safety.

"Compensation has to be fair to ensure that we're keeping good police officers in Chattanooga. It's not right to vote for across-the-board raises for every single city employee with the exception of the public servants who put their lives on the line every day to ensure the safety of this city; that's why we need a change in City Hall. More than anything, the support of our local police officers affirms that our community deserves better and I'm going to fight for that."

The Anderson for City Council campaign also "reiterated its commitment to supporting creative policies that make our community safer, including better communication between the residents of District 7 and Chattanooga and the Chattanooga Police Department. The campaign took issue with the incumbent's position toward public safety, voting with a reckless administration to give department heads a several thousand dollar raise while leaving out police officers and firefighters. Additionally, the campaign noted additional further momentum by winning a local poll by a sizable margin."

"This election is going to be critical in deciding the future of our city. The next four to eight years are significant to Chattanooga's future and it's a choice between two different visions," said Joda Thongnopnua, Anderson for City Council campaign manager, recognizing the support the campaign has had from the community. "We strongly feel that the endorsement from the police officers who work every day to keep us safe and an impressive showing on the Chattanoogan poll gives us the momentum moving into the final weeks of this election.

"The campaign is continuing to reach out to voters across the district through door knocking, phone calls, and community meetings. More campaign events will be announced in the coming week, with an event anticipated in each precinct of the district."


Friends For Life Is Holding A Pet Photo Contest

The 9th Annual Wally's Friends For Life Pet Photo Contest is currently underway. "It’s only ten dollars to enter your pet into the contest, and your friends and family can vote online for one dollar.  Just imagine your pet’s face on the front cover or on the inside of Wally’s Friends 2016 calendar," officials said. Go to wallysfriends.com , front page, upper right ... (click for more)

Baggett Road Construction Project Closes Road To Through Traffic Next Week

The Catoosa County Public Works Department has scheduled cross drain and road repair work on Baggett Road, between 509 Baggett Road and Atcheson Court. This section will be closed to thru traffic beginning Monday through Thursday, weather permitting.  Use alternate route and be prepared for traffic delays.   (click for more)

Ruling States That City Of Cleveland Is Entitled To Liquor By The Drink Funds

The city of Cleveland is entitled to keep all funds collected since city voters approved “liquor by the drink” in the Nov. 5, 2002 election. Bradley County Schools sued the city for taxes owed based on the school board’s interpretation of state law. Cleveland City Schools will be allowed to keep its money. The city of Cleveland distributed the liquor by the drink tax to Cleveland ... (click for more)

Crash On Chattanooga Avenue Causes Power Outage

A single-car accident in Dalton damaged a power pole on Chattanooga Avenue in front of the Crown Mill Village apartments and has caused a power outage in the area.   Chattanooga Avenue was closed between Matilda Street and Judson Street while the Dalton Police Department investigated the crash and Dalton Utilities worked to replace the pole. The road was reopened later.  ... (click for more)

Chattanooga's Memorial Day - And Response

It is recorded in the Fourth Chapter of the Book of Joshua, that after the nation had crossed the River Jordan, Joshua would receive a divine commandment to choose 12 men from among the people and tell them to take 12 stones from the middle of the river.  Each man placed a stone on their shoulder which represented one of the tribes of Israel, and served as a memorial ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: My Garden In August 2015

Those in the know tell me the month of August is National Peach Month, so as I take a stroll through garden, I am paying particular attention to the poppy and the gladiolus because they are the “birth flowers" of this month. But as we dole out our months Orchids and Onions, let’s substitute a peach and a pit, that hard seed you find when you bite into a peach. A PEACH to the ... (click for more)