World War II Veteran And USS Indianapolis Survivor To Be Honored On Monday At The Capitol

Thursday, March 28, 2013
The 108th General Assembly of the Tennessee State Senate will recognize United States Navy Veteran and World War II hero Louis Erwin for his effort in World War II. 

The now 88-year-old hero will receive a "Tennessee State Resolution" sponsored by State Representative Bo Watson. Mr. Erwin, along with his fellow ship mates, played a significant role in helping end WWII. Mr. Erwin is one of 41 survivors left today from the sinking of the U.S.S. Indianapolis. He is a resident of East Ridge. 

The award presentation will take place on Monday, in Senate Chambers at the State Capitol Building in Nashville.


Street Closings Announced For The Weekend

Friday:    Nightfall: Friday, from 5:30-11:59 p.m. Market Street from 10th Street to 8th Street will be closed, and ML King Boulevard from Broad Street to Georgia Avenue will be closed.  Sunday :  Chattanooga Market: Sunday, from 6 a.m.-8 p.m., Reggie White Boulevard will be closed from the entrance to the skate park ... (click for more)

Downtown Parking Meters Will Be Free On Memorial Day

The Chattanooga Parking Authority has announced downtown parking meters will not be enforced (and need not be paid) on Monday, in honor of Memorial Day. Parking in an unlawful area or manner (bus or loading zones, yellow curb, no parking, handicap space, Fort Wood Residential District, etc.) is enforceable 24 hours/seven days a week. For more information, contact the Chattanooga ... (click for more)

Sources Say Domestic Incident Involving Mayor's Aide Came After Husband Confronted Her And Mayor Behind Restaurant; Berke Says Charge "Absolutely False"; Fletcher Says Gave Shelter To Lacie Stone; Case Handled Like Any Other

A domestic disorder involving a top female aide to Mayor Andy Berke was sparked after her husband recently confronted the aide and the mayor in a parked car behind a Mexican restaurant, several sources said.   Mayor Andy Berke said late Tuesday night, "Last weekend a member of my senior staff was the victim of a domestic assault involving her husband. Upon being arrested ... (click for more)

Attorney For Bobby Stone Hits Berke, Fletcher For Commenting On Pending Case

The attorney for Bobby Stone on Wednesday said it was "fundamentally wrong" for Mayor Andy Berke and Police Chief Fred Fletcher to comment on the case in which Mr. Stone is charged with domestic assault against his wife, Berke advisor Lacie Stone. Attorney Lee Davis said the comments were unfair and "a disservice to the court." Mayor Berke denied any inappropriate contact ... (click for more)

Case Handled Like Any Other? - And Response

It is interesting that Chief Fletcher would deem the handling of the Mayor's encounter as typical or normal. Is the Chief asking the public to believe that all misdemeanor domestic violence arrests include a 4-hour taped interrogation, and delayed reporting after a visit to the Chief’s house. Of course, we believe that Chief Fletcher. April Eidson * * *  I ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Christian Schools Bully, Too

Earlier this week, after I shared a story about bullying written by a very brave mother, it opened a floodgate of emails from parents and students who have been forced to endure such madness in our elementary, junior and senior high schools. Discipline is the No. 1 problem in our schools. Because of it, or because of a lack of it, no wonder our children cannot achieve all that ... (click for more)