PHOTOS: 2nd Annual Rooftop Hop

Wednesday, October 23, 2013


Whitfield's StormReady Designation Renewed For 3 More Years

Americans live in the most severe weather-prone country on Earth. Each year, Americans cope with an average of the following intense storms: 100,000 thunderstorms 10,000 severe thunderstorms 5,000 floods or flash floods 1,000 tornadoes Two landfalling deadly hurricanes This dangerous weather is in addition to winter storms, ... (click for more)

West 6th Between Broad And Market Closed Wednesday

Trane Commercial Systems/Gene Williams will be closing West 6th Street between Broad Street and Market Street on Wednesday May 6, from  9 a.m.-3 p.m.  for HVAC maintenance to the Regions Bank Building.  Detours will be posted.   (click for more)

Only 2 Bradley County Commissioners Support 30-Cent Wheel Tax

After a lengthy debate, only two members of the Bradley County Commission voted in favor of a 30-cent wheel tax on Monday night. The measure needed 10 votes to pass. Several commissioners said a wheel tax would have certainly brought on a petition for a referendum and then defeat at the polls. Commissioner Jeff Yarber said the last wheel tax lost by 70 percent in a referendum. ... (click for more)

Agent Says Drug-Selling Traffic Was So Brisk Outside Brainerd Pill Mill That A Guard Was Necessary

An IRS agent testified Monday that so much drug peddling was going on outside a Brainerd "pill mill" that the owner had to hire a security guard. Scott Kennedy said all who went to the O'Neill Clinic got drugs from Dr. Ishaan Al-Amin, who earlier pleaded guilty to charges of illegally dispensing controlled substances and tax evasion. It was testified that in November 2011 ... (click for more)

Dr. King Wouldn't Approve Of The Mayhem In Baltimore

I am mostly certain that Dr. King never meant for this kind of violence to happen.  I don't recall any of the protests he led not being peaceful.  He would most definitely not approve of people burning, looting, the complete and utter unnecessary mayhem, or anything like what happened in Baltimore. Do you really believe Dr. King would condone 8, 10, 12-year-old children ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Why The Lynching Stopped

Over the weekend I became fascinated by Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke, and yesterday I devoted my Monday opinion piece to the fact this black man, who for 25 years was a cop in Milwaukee and who is now in his fourth term as the sheriff, believes the arrest of six Baltimore police is “a miscarriage of justice.” The more I read and researched Sheriff Clarke, the more I ... (click for more)