More Money Has Been Spent On Firing Range Than Erlanger

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Re:  County Commissioners Want Answers On Major Cost Increase For Police Firing Range

The article in Chattanoogan.com started with saying that County Commissioners want to know why they should put $550,000 more into the police firing range. The city and county have each spent $1.5 million on the firing range so far. 

I just want to make sure folks notice that there has already been 1.5 million more dollars spent on the police firing range than has put spent by the city for Erlanger Hospital.

And, if the county agrees to pay $550,000 more into the police firing range, that will be half a million more than has been committed to Erlanger Hospital.

Cindy Schultz Rudolph

Electric Bill Increase Needs Justification

Check your electric bill.  Justification in a 28 percent increase or additional $200 for the same billing period a year ago is much needed.   Oh, I’m sure customer service will start with the standard response “you need to check your water heater” or some other standard answer from their response to customer manual.   Could it be it was a lot colder or a lot warmer ... (click for more)

David Carroll: Dear Teen Drivers

It happened again this week. We lost another teen driver.  I read the news on TV each evening.  People often tell me, “We have a tape of you on the news, and we’ve watched it over and over.”  I always say thank you, and then they say, “Our son died in a car accident, and you said your thoughts were with the family.”  This week it was Dade County High School. ... (click for more)

Prominent Business, Civic Leader, And Philanthropist Scotty Probasco Dies At 86

Prominent Chattanooga business, civic leader and philanthropist Scotty Probasco has died at the age of 86. Scotty, as he was affectionately greeted by most of Chattanooga, was known for his modesty, generosity, dependability, and unswerving loyalty. “Great work” was always on the tip of his tongue – a manifestation of his joyous humility. He was a man of high ideals, of kind ... (click for more)

River Flood Warning Issued For Lookout Creek

There has been a river flood warning issued for Lookout Creek. Here is the warning from the National Weather Service: THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PEACHTREE CITY HAS ISSUED A FLOOD WARNING FOR THE LOOKOUT CREEK NEAR NEW ENGLAND. FROM THIS MORNING UNTIL THIS AFTERNOON. AT 11AM SUNDAY THE STAGE WAS 11.7 FEET...AND RISING. FLOOD STAGE IS 12 FEET. THE CREEK WILL ... (click for more)

Rail Runners Ground Fort Wayne Flite, 100-86

Led by Fred Sturdivant’s team-high 16 points and Alex Wells (15), the Chattanooga Rail Runners defeated visiting Fort Wayne Flite, 100-86, Sunday at Brainerd High School.   Ronald Lucas of the Flite had game-high honors with 21 points, while teammate Antonio Cannon added 11.   The Rail Runners (4-1) are now in first place by half game over Middle Tenn. Storm(3-1) ... (click for more)

PHOTOS: CAK Drops Soddy Daisy In Choo Choo Finals, 6-2