Boyd Says County Commission Left Out Of The Loop On Erlanger Bill

Thursday, February 28, 2013

County Commissioner Tim Boyd said he has a number of concerns about a bill that reshapes the board that operates Erlanger Health System, especially the part about how the board members are initially named.

"That gives me the most heartburn," he told fellow members of the commission on Thursday.

The bill has been approved by the state House and Senate and awaits the signature of Governor Bill Haslam.

It requires ratification by a two-thirds majority of the County Commission.

Commissioner Boyd said the new legislation "sets the tone for how Erlanger will be run for years to come," but he said, "I am concerned that we have not been involved in the process at all. I certainly was not contacted."

He said, under the bill, the initial board will be named by the legislature will consultation with the county mayor - except for a medical appointee.  


CPD Transitions Zone To 11th Street To Provide "More Effective, Efficient Service"

This week the Chattanooga Police Department announced Alpha Zone will officially be housed at the 11th Street Precinct with Charlie Zone and Bravo Zone. The transition will provide increased coverage and quicker response times throughout Alpha Zone, a zone defined by CPD as beginning north of the Market Street Bridge and continuing to the Hixson area.  Officers reporting to ... (click for more)

Aaron Roden, Charged In Rampage At Westview Elementary, Sent For Psychiatric Evaluation At Moccasin Bend

The man charged with the destructive rampage through Westview Elementary School was scheduled for a psychiatric evaluation at Moccasin Bend after a hearing before General Sessions Court Judge Gary Starnes. Roden faces vandalism, burglary and assault charges. According to deputies, he told them he had planned "to do as much damage as possible, and then burn the school down." ... (click for more)

ChattaData Is A Real Advance For The City

This past Tuesday, the city of Chattanooga's new performance management tool called ChattaData was unveiled. As the chairman of the City Council’s Budget & Finance Committee, I am excited to witness the city putting this important information online in a way that is accessible and transparent to all taxpayers. This approach shines light on how we as a city prioritize our ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Apollos Hester’s Way

East View High was trailing at halftime by a pair of touchdowns in last Friday night’s game against unbeaten Vandegrift. But the players at the Georgetown, Texas, school each have a sticker on the back of their helmets that says “TPW” which is a constant reminder that “Tough People Win.” Then there is “attitude” and that is where running back Apollos Hester steps in. In what ... (click for more)

Former Tennessee Hoop Great A.W. Davis Dies

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee men's basketball All-American guard A.W. Davis passed away Tuesday   at the age of 71 at UT Medical Center. Funeral arrangements are pending and will be handled by Smith-Reagan Funeral Home in Rutledge, Tenn. UTsports.com will be updated with details. Davis, who played for the Vols from 1962-65, earned 1965 first-team All-America ... (click for more)

Chattanooga Golf Team Second At Wolf Run Intercollegiate

The Chattanooga Mocs men’s golf team is tied for second after 18 holes at the Wolf Run Intercollegiate. The Mocs and Florida Gators each shot 295 over the opening 18 to trail Illinois by 11 at 285 at Wolf Run Golf Club. The day’s docket had a scheduled 36 holes. Afternoon storms sent teams from the course prior to finishing. The remaining holes will be completed starting at 9:30 ... (click for more)