I Will Back Jack - And Response

Saturday, February 16, 2013

I strongly back Jack Benson for re-election to the City Council. I support him because he has served my neighborhood well as our councilman for the past several years in helping to protect our homeowners on King Arthur from much of the commercial encroachment efforts by Matt Hullander & Partners. The many signs on Hullco property supporting the opposition, are evidence of the Hullander opposition to Jack's re-election.

Jack is a true public servant. His career as a teacher, principal, central office administrator, and director of Big Brothers/Sister Association is a reflection of his mission to serve others. He has dedicated his life to serving others and I am thankful that he is willing to continue his services on the City Council.

Jean McKamey 

* * * 

We need Mr. Jack Benson in District 4. 

I live in a small community in Mr. Benson’s district. Our community has request his assistance on a number of occasions.  He is always available and we have never failed to reach him when needed, and, very important, he has worked closely with us to reach a fair and appropriate resolution to every problem we ask his help with.    

If you live in Mr. Benson’s district you already know how hard he works for everyone in his district and for the city of Chattanooga.   This is why I am whole heartedly behind him and encourage everyone in his district to keep Mr. Benson as our representative for District 4.  

Please vote for Mr. Benson on March  5. 

Don Shoemaker



Policeman: Modern Day "Boogie Man"

As a child I was under the impression that a ghastly, grotesque creature had taken up residence in my bedroom closet, the proverbial “Boogie Man” I suppose.  This is not an uncommon thing among children and most likely to some fault of my own as I subjected myself to some pretty iconic 1980’s horror flicks. There were other kids in the neighborhood that not only claimed to ... (click for more)

Why Ferguson Matters In Chattanooga

The recent verdict in Ferguson has thrown race relations in the spotlight again. It is far too easy to get caught up in the debate as to who was right. But the plain fact is that the community lost, the police force lost and the nation lost. So why does Ferguson matter in Chattanooga? Because a police force mainly composed of whites got into a conflict with a community mainly ... (click for more)

Alecia Driggins Faces Multiple Charges After Robbery And Hit-And-Run In East Ridge

East Ridge Police arrived on Sunday at 12:30 p.m. at the East Ridge Flea Market at 6725 Ringgold Road in response to a reported pedestrian struck and hit and run incident. Once on the scene, police determined that the incident was actually a robbery. The victim advised police that a white woman claiming to be a police officer grabbed her purse and attempted to flee ... (click for more)

Police Blotter: Undercover Officer Nabs 2 Women Who Respond To Escort Service Ad; Swindle Involves One-Sided Copy Of $50 Bill

An undercover officer said two women reported to a motel on Shallowford Road after he responded to an escort service ad on Backpage. He said the women matched their photos in the ad. They agreed to "full service sex" for $260. The women, Holly Carney and Sabrina James, said they live at the Hamilton Inn. A search of their room there turned up meth, syringes, scales and ... (click for more)

Alcoa, A Prep Football Gold Standard, Up Next For Irish

Notre Dame almost had a crack at powerful Alcoa in the 2013 TSSAA football playoff semifinal round. But, in the quarterfinals, Alcoa beat Christian Academy of Knoxville, 42-14, but the Fighting Irish dropped a 19-10 decision to Upperman, which was crushed, 75-18, a week later by the Tornadoes. Alcoa clipped Christ Presbyterian Academy, 25-7, in the state championship game. ... (click for more)

Chattanooga Women Shock No.4 Tennessee, 67-63

Before the season started some people across the country called Chattanooga women’s basketball coach Jim Foster crazy for scheduling three top 10 teams – Notre Dame (national runner-up) Stanford and Tennessee - before Christmas. After Wednesday night’s UTC shocking 67-63 home win against No.4 Tennessee before 4,160, those same folks might believe coach Foster is crazy like ... (click for more)