Judge Rob Philyaw To Seek Re-Election As Juvenile Court Judge

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Judge Rob Philyaw announced his intention to continue serving the citizens of Hamilton County as Juvenile Court judge. He will be on the ballot in the Republican primary to be held on May 6, 2014.

He was named to the post by the County Commission after Judge Suzanne Bailey stepped down.

The statement said, "In his time on the Juvenile Court bench, he has had the opportunity to see first-hand the remarkable difference that is being made in the lives of children and has had the behind-the-scenes, birds-eye view of the remarkable employees within Juvenile Court that help to make a difference every day.

Judge Philyaw and his staff are working with the community on several new endeavors, but he remains focused on the basics: reducing the time children spend in foster care, ensuring mandatory attendance laws are followed in our schools, and getting teenagers off of the streets after midnight."

Judge Philyaw and his wife, pediatrician Dr. Kathy C. Philyaw, reside in Signal Mountain. They have two children, a freshman at Signal Mountain High School and a freshman at UTC. Judge Philyaw received B.S and M.B.A. degrees from Christian Brothers University and his Juris Doctorate from the University of Memphis Law School. He is a current member of the Chattanooga Bar Association, Tennessee Bar Association, Tennessee Judicial Conference, and the Tennessee Council of Juvenile and Family Law Judges. Prior to serving as the judge of the Juvenile Court, he served as a municipal judge and had a diverse law practice. Judge Philyaw has attended the National Judicial College and the Tennessee Judicial Academy.

Serving as treasurer for the Friends of Judge Philyaw is Robert L. Stewart, senior vice president at FSG Bank.


Fort Oglethorpe Arrest Report For Oct. 17-23

Here is the Fort Oglethorpe arrest report for Oct. 17-23: Jorge Zambrano Gonzalez, 37, of 1216 Helena Drive #8, Hixson was arrested October 16 on charges of driving while unlicensed and crossing median. Pedro Sepulveda, 42, of 854 Davis Street, Apt. E3, Gainsville, GA was arrested October 16 on charges of driving while license suspended and crossing median. Jonathan ... (click for more)

Catoosa County Arrest Report For Oct. 17-23

Click  here  for the Catoosa County arrest report for Oct. 17-23. (click for more)

Not Everything Has Been Done To Save Hutcheson

I am a resident of Walker County and I have a personal belief that a hospital ranks equal to other basic services a community should offer (like police, fire, emergency services, school systems, government, etc.). I am not privy to all the management and financial conundrums concerning the feasibility of maintaining and growing Hutcheson, and as a private citizen I don’t believe ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Pete Carroll’s Philosophy

Pete Carroll, the head football coach of the Seattle Seahawks, has a deep belief that he can change people by simply listening to them and then making suggestions on how they can get what they really want. If the people Carroll who can influence win, Carroll wins, and remember his team won last year’s Super Bowl with his methods.   When asked for example, here is what ... (click for more)

Freeman-Led Owls Whip Cleveland, 30-14, To Win 5-AAA Title

(Story will be updated) Rashun Freeman was on a mission Friday night. Freeman, a junior defensive back/wide receiver/special team’s guy, caught a touchdown pass, returned a punt for another score and had one of three Ooltewah interceptions as the fourth-ranked Owls defeated Cleveland, 30-14, to win the District 5-AAA championship in front of a near-capacity crowd at James ... (click for more)

Baylor Beats Father Ryan For D-II State Volleyball Title

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – Friday was a magical day for the Baylor Lady Red Raider volleyball team. Facing arch-rival Father Ryan for the fourth time this season, Baylor evened the score at 2-2, but the last time at Siegel High School was the sweetest as it came in the championship match of the D-II Class AA state tournament. Father Ryan had a huge group of students in its ... (click for more)