Why I Voted For Guy Satterfield For Mayor

Monday, February 18, 2013

I voted early today, as I always do. I make my mind up early and get it done so I have no excuse to miss out on election day. 

I voted to elect former Chattanooga city employee of nearly 40 years, Guy Satterfield, to lead our city. Why? I have known Guy for over a decade now and his insight into wasteful spending in one area of concern is the main reason. His stories of how much money that has been misused will turn your stomach. Guy has expressed how he would change specific areas of how money is appropriated and the need for a close eye to follow. 

Guy has indeed expressed the desire to trim where trimming needs to be done, either with less hard-earned taxpayer money or the need to reduce the size of certain departments. We all know many jobs within government that could use a good cleansing and I firmly believe Guy at his word that he will do it. 

We don't need to renew Chattanooga.....we need to reduce the number of people doing the same job.

The "ideas" put forth by one of the other well-known and very well financed candidates is a scene in Utopia. Everyone wants all those things for their city, but we don't get any plans of action as to how to get there. 

What this city needs is someone that has been there, looked at that and finally is fed up enough to do something about it. Guy Satterfield is that person and I ask you to check him out, talk with him and cast your vote for Guy Satterfield as Chattanooga's next mayor.

Rick Tucker
Hixson

End Modern Slavery

It is estimated that more than 27 million people are enslaved worldwide, in over 165 countries, including the U.S.  That is more than at any time in history.  Many of these victims are women and children, and many of them are right here in our city, in our neighborhoods.  Human sex trafficking is a multi-billion dollar business that preys on some of the most vulnerable ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Marshall’s 3% Folly

The National Health Interview Survey is believed to be the best gauge of health and behaviors in the United States. It is under the umbrella of the nation’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, so first let me share that the figures I am going to present are directly attributed to what is the best source believed to be out there. I didn’t make these numbers up and I had nothing ... (click for more)

Inmate Dies At County Workhouse On Wednesday Night; Investigation Underway

An inmate died at the county workhouse at Silverdale on Wednesday night, and an investigation is underway.   Hamilton County Sheriff's deputies/CID were called to investigate the death of an inmate at CoreCivic (formerly CCA).  The inmate was transported to a local hospital and was pronounced deceased at that time.     The identity of the ... (click for more)

Walker County Will Not Seek Land For Durham Railroad Trail From Couple Who Sought To Block It

Walker County, Ga., under a new administration, will not seek to condemn land from a couple along a proposed public trail on the old Chickamauga to Durham Railroad. Former County Attorney Don Oliver, who supported the trail idea, in the waning days of the Bebe Heiskell administration went to court to condemn property in the name of Stanley Lowe and Jill Wyse at the community ... (click for more)

Ooltewah Softball Ranked No. 33 In MaxPreps Preseason Top 50

Ooltewah’s softball team is ranked No. 33 nationally in the Maxpreps Preseason Top 50 and junior Kayla Boseman is on the website’s preseason All-America team. The Lady Owls finished third in the 2015 TSSAA Class 3A state tournament, but was eliminated by Stewarts Creek 6-2 in the sectional. Ooltewah has a combined record of 81-16 over the past two seasons. Coach Jon Massey ... (click for more)

Silverdale Girls Claim District 5-A Championship

The face and philosophy might have changed, but the expectations for the Silverdale Baptist Academy girls’ basketball team remained the same. Heading into the season with five seniors and a first-year, first-time head coach in Victor Underwood, the Lady Seahawks had their sights set on winning a District 5-A championship. Wednesday night, they achieved that goal with ... (click for more)