Smith Picks Up For Public Defender; Pinkston Gets Papers For DA, White For Criminal Court Clerk

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Republican Steve Smith, who is an assistant district attorney, has picked up papers to run for public defender. Democrat Ardena Garth is the incumbent.

Neal Pinkston, executive assistant to District Attorney Bill Cox, picked up to run for DA. Mr. Cox is retiring.

Brian White of East Ridge, a Democrat, is the first to pick up for Criminal Court clerk. Incumbent Gwen Tidwell is expected to run again. Rep. Vince Dean said he is running for the post.

Pam Fleenor and Joe Manuel have picked up for the chancellor post being vacated by Frank Brown. Incumbent Jeff Atherton picked up his papers.

Larry Henry, longtime County Commission member, picked up for Circuit Court clerk. Paula Thompson is not running again.

J.B. Bennett and Catherine Cate White picked up for the Circuit Court judge post now held by Jackie Bolton, who is retiring.

Circuit Court Judge Jeff Hollingsworth picked up as did Judge Neal Thomas.

Pam Hurst, veteran register of deeds, picked up her papers. 

City Judges Sherry Paty and Russell Bean have picked up.

Sheriff Jim Hammond picked up papers.

At Juvenile Court, Judge Rob Philyaw and Clerk Gary Behler picked up.

Bill Knowles, who has been at the courthouse since 1974, picked up for County Clerk.

Randy Fairbanks picked up to challenge incumbent Fred Skillern in County Commission District 1.

Incumbent Jim Fields picked up for District 2 as did Marty Haynes for District 3.

Kirkland Robinson picked up for District 4 - the seat now held by Warren Mackey.

Incumbent Greg Beck and challenger Hester Isiah picked up for District 5.

Phil Smartt, Sabrena Turner and Perry Perkins have picked up for District 7. Mr. Henry is vacating that seat.

Former County Commissioner Curtis Adams picked up for District 8.

Incumbent Chester Bankston picked up for District 9.

County Mayor Jim Coppinger picked up his qualifying papers.

Criminal Court Judges Barry Steelman, Rebecca Stern and Don Poole picked up.

Latest Hamilton County Jail Booking Report

Here is the latest jail booking report from Hamilton County: AARON, BRANDON LEE  1623 PERIGMORE EAST RIDGE, 37343  Age at Arrest: 18 years old Arresting Agency: Hamilton County Booked for Previous Charges or Other Reason(s) --- ARNOLD, GREGORY ANDREW  1612 JOINER RD CHATTANOOGA, 37421  Age at Arrest: 26 years old Arresting Agency: Red Bank ... (click for more)

Missing HCSO K-9 Located Safe And Sound

A missing Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office K-9 was found safe and sound on Thursday. It was noted by deputies, that she was very anxious to get back to her handler and family.  K-9 Deputy Kada, a 50-pound, female Dutch Shepherd went missing late Thursday afternoon from her handler's residence in East Ridge. It is believed she may have traveled as far as the Belvoir or Marlboro, ... (click for more)

Regulations As A Whole On Signal Mountain

A few years ago I was flying over Chattanooga on my way to Atlanta.  The sun had just come up and I enjoyed picking out Signal Mountain’s location, on Walden’s Ridge, in the morning light.  What was amazing was that I could not tell that a town existed under the tree canopy.  I hope that the same can be said 10, 20, or even 50 years from now.  During last ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: We Must Learn To Tell

On July 4th of this year, FBI agents – acting on a tip -- arrested Alexander Ciccolo, a 23-year-old with known mental problems, as he carried a duffel bag full of automatic-attack weapons. Moments before, he had bought the illegal firearms from an undercover informant outside of Boston. As agents later scoured his apartment, they found bomb-making equipment including a pressure ... (click for more)

Healthy Silverdale Takes Down Grace For 5-1A Volleyball Title

With season-long injuries healed and a full contingent of players available, Silverdale Baptist Academy completed a run for the District 5-1A volleyball tournament championship by sweeping Grace Baptist Academy, 3-0, on Thursday. The game scores were 25-22, 25-20 and 25-18. The host Lady Seahawks advance to the Region 3-1A tournament on Monday at Sale Creek and will play ... (click for more)

Signal Mountain Wins 7-AA Volleyball Over Notre Dame

Notre Dame and Signal Mountain seem to bring out the best in each other, at least when the sport is volleyball. These were the top two teams in District 7-AA this fall.  Signal got the top seed based on its 3-0 win at Notre Dame after the Lady Irish had taken a 3-1 match at Signal early in the season. But with all the chips on the line for the 7-AA tournament championship, ... (click for more)