County Clerk Bill Knowles Seeks Legislation To Help Military Veterans With Driver's License Law

Thursday, October 17, 2013

County Clerk Bill Knowles is asking the Hamilton County legislative delegation to consider drafting an amendment to the state driver’s license law that would help military veterans. 

The law change would eliminate the one-time fee when a military veteran presenting their DD-214 form applies for a duplicate license to simply add the word “veteran” to their license.

Mr. Knowles said, ”Legislation authorizing the State to recognize veterans’ military service on their driver’s license was enacted in 2011. The Department of Safety earlier this year completed  their new 'central issuance' driver’s license design enabling the veteran endorsement to be added. 

“Presently, when it’s time to renew a driver’s license, the fee is expected, but if a five-year license is not up for renewal a replacement license adding the endorsement wording cannot be issued without cost. I believe eliminating all fees when issuing a duplicate to a veteran in this situation would make the law complete.”



Lookout Mountain, Ga., Residents Concerned About Speeders; Town Eyeing Tax Increase

Speeding on the narrow roads throughout Lookout Mountain, Ga. has become so widespread that the city council is considering lowering the speed limit on all streets. A petition with 26 signatures from residents on Hardy Road was presented at the council meeting Thursday night, asking for more stop signs and speed bumps.   John Cline, representing the group, said that ... (click for more)

Maryville Man Indicted, Accused Of Threatening Judge

An investigation by special agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has resulted in the indictment of a Maryville man accused of threatening the life of a judge. On Aug 8, at the request of 4 th  District Attorney General James Dunn, TBI special agents began investigating threats made against a Grainger County judge. The investigation revealed that Drew Anthony ... (click for more)

Shame On Anyone Planning A Protest At Coolidge Park Thursday Evening - And Response (7)

Whether you're Alt-Left or Alt-Right, Coolidge Park isn't the place to showcase your hate and indifference with one another. Just because it's your right, that doesn't necessarily mean that you should do it. Many have this misconception that this park is named after a President, Nope. It's named after a great man, a true patriot, and Medal of Honor recipient from right ... (click for more)

A Tale Of 3 Properties

Here in Lookout Valley on the far southwest edge of Chattanooga and Hamilton County, trees and rocks are plentiful but sidewalks are as rare as unicorns. It’s a land the governments forget – until tax collection time.  The recent county reappraisal spoke about ‘comps,’ recent sale prices of comparable local properties. But the assessors defined ‘comparable’ to suit themselves, ... (click for more)

Baylor Scores Six Straight TDs In 42-21 Win Over Irish

Notre Dame coach Charles Fant knows that the only way his Fighting Irish football team will get better is to schedule teams that are better. Fant got his wish Thursday night at Finley Stadium in the opening game of the first-ever Kickoff Classic as Notre Dame challenged the Baylor Red Raiders. Nobody scored in the first quarter, but the Irish drew first blood with a touchdown ... (click for more)

Lady Raiders Start Season With Sweep Of Lady Owls

CLEVELAND, Tenn. – A year ago, Cleveland dominated perennial District 5-3A volleyball contender Ooltewah by winning all three matches between the two rivals. The last time the two teams clashed was in the district tournament championship game and the Lady Blue Raiders won 3-1 after posting a pair of 3-0 wins during the regular season. The Lady Raiders and Lady Owls squared ... (click for more)