Only 5,241 Have Cast Early Ballots In City Election

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

With early voting ending Thursday, only 5,241 have cast ballots thus far.

Election day is next Tuesday for mayor and all nine City Council seats.

Totals include:

Absentee by mail 217

Brainerd 1,654

Northgate 1,601

Election Commission 1,769



Doug Overbey Sworn In As U.S. Attorney For Eastern Tennessee

Doug Overbey was administered the  oath of office to become U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Tennessee on Tuesday by Thomas A Varlan, Chief United States District Judge. He was nominated by President Donald J. Trump and confirmed by the United States Senate to serve in this position.   “I am deeply appreciative to Senators Alexander and Corker for recommending ... (click for more)

City Council Approves PILOT For M&M Industries Plant Despite Highland Park Opposition

The City Council on Tuesday night approved a PILOT tax abatement for M&M Industries for a new manufacturing operation in Highland Park despite some opposition from neighbors. A delegation from Highland Park asked for a deferral, saying there were unanswered questions about the effect of the plant on the community. However, Councilman Anthony Byrd moved for approval, saying ... (click for more)

Thankful For Tennessee

While Christmas reigns supreme as a holiday marking the birth of our Lord, I have always felt a special connection with Thanksgiving. These days Christmas unfortunately includes ubiquitous commercialism which can distract us from the true meaning of the day. Thanksgiving stands apart from all that. This day gives us an opportunity to reflect and take stock of our many blessings.  ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Two From Sandy

Down through the years I have delighted in sharing stories that come from my friend Sandy Pohfal in Texas. Seeing how Thanksgiving is almost here – day after tomorrow – I figure it’s about time to slow down and let warmth of this week prepare us to give thanks for both the good and bad – without the bad things we wouldn’t recognize the real blessings. The first story I am going ... (click for more)

Davis, Volker Power Soddy-Daisy Past Hixson 53-31

(Story will be updated) New Soddy-Daisy coach Bill Eller said he was nervous in his home debut at Trojan Gymnasium. Eller was right at home working the sideline Tuesday night as his Trojans posted an impressive 53-31 behind the one-two scoring punch of Josh Davis and Doug Volker. After a sluggish first quarter, the Trojans (2-2) turned up the offensive heat and ... (click for more)

Major League Baseball Gives Former Braves General Manager Lifetime Suspension

Former Braves general manager John Coppolella has been banned for life by Major League Baseball as part of discipline handed down by the league Tuesday for major infractions committed in the international free-agent market. In addition, special assistant Gordon Blakeley has been suspended for one year. In handing down the punishment, the league announced that Braves ... (click for more)