McGary Touts New Endorsements

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

District 8 City Councilman Andrae McGary on Wednesday hailed new endorsements.

He said, "I am proud to announce that along with a previous endorsement from the International Brotherhood of Police Officers, that now the Fraternal Order of Police Officers and the Chattanooga Firefighters Association, a chapter of the International Association of Fighter Fighters, have also pledged their continued support of my campaign to be bold, fair and strong for my neighbors in District 8.

"My opponent boasts that his years as a former city employee have given him an advantage in this race.

Today our men and women in uniform have given him their answer. I thank them for their unwavering support in moving this district forward and not back to the days of despair and disappointment. These men and women are our sons and daughters, church members, neighbors and friends. They put their lives on the line daily in protecting our families and communities and for that, I am humbled and honored to receive their endorsement.

 

"As a councilman, I voted for equitable pay increases for both fire fighters and police officers. I also supported measures to put more police officers on the streets to help fight crime while our neighborhoods are being ravished by senseless acts of violence. I pledge my continued support to them and their sacrifice to keep our community safe. Please join them in your vote for me on March 5th as we continue forward with four more years of bold leadership you can count on."


Bell-Hops Co-Owner Speaks At Civitan Club Meeting

Cam Doody, co-founder of Bellhops, told the Chattanooga Civitans at the Friday meeting, how the company evolved from a seasonal business he and Stephen Vlahos created to move students into dorms at Auburn University. It is now a moving company based in Chattanooga that is operating in 85 cities in 39 states across the U.S. Mr. Doody said he always had wanted to start a business, ... (click for more)

Air Quality Forecast For Saturday and Sunday

The Chattanooga-Hamilton County Air Pollution Control Bureau announces the weekend air quality forecast. Friday:  52 (Moderate) Fine Particles - Air quality is forecast to be in the moderate range with fine particles predicted to be the dominant pollutant. Health Message:  Unusually sensitive people should limit prolonged outdoor exertion. Saturday:  54 ... (click for more)

Maryville Police Department's Kenny Moats Was The Officer Slain Thursday

Officer Kenny Moats of the Maryville Police Department was shot and killed while responding to a domestic violence call on Thursday.  Officer Moats was with the department for over nine years and was currently serving as a drug enforcement agent. Assistant Commissioner David Purkey said, "It is with heavy heart that I express my condolences to the family and friends of ... (click for more)

Auto Burglary Thwarted In Bradley County

A man has been arrested in Bradley County, after attempting to steal a vehicle. On Thursday, Deputy Jessica Morgan observed a silver truck in a church parking lot on South Lee Highway. While checking the premises, Dep. Morgan observed a male wearing a black tank top and red shorts exiting the rear window of the cab into the bed of the truck. Once the suspect noticed Dep. Morgan, ... (click for more)

Pedestrians Have The Right Of Way - And Response

Often I visit Gold's Gym at Chestnut and 4th Street. I  park in the theater parking lot at Broad and 4th Street.  I depend on the walk signs to get me there safely.  Most days I almost get hit by someone turning left or right coming from the exit ramp off 27 or turning right on 4th street from Chestnut. This happened yesterday as I was almost mowed down by a garbage ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The Gold & Ivory Tablecloth

Not long ago, in my morning reading, I happened across an obscure tale about a special tablecloth. And, as things like this are more and more wont to do, I was instantly blessed by this story. As I tracked down its origin, I learned it originally appeared in a 1954 edition of Reader’s Digest. Written by the Rev. Howard C. Schade, who at the time was the pastor of the First Reformed ... (click for more)