Chattanooga Mayor, City Council To Be Chosen At Polls

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Chattanooga voters go to the polls today to elect a new mayor and cast ballots for all nine seats on the City Council.

The polls are open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Just over six percent of those on the voting rolls cast ballots during early voting Feb. 15-28.

Former state Senator Andy Berke, former city employee Guy Satterfield and Chester Heathington are running for mayor.

There are a number of spirited City Council races, including contests to replace Deborah Scott in District 1 and Sally Robinson in District 2.

A runoff election will be necessary in races where none of the candidates gets more than 50 percent of the vote.

Jack Benson in District 4 has four challengers, and Manny Rico in District 7 has three.

Former City Councilman Yusuf Hakeem is running against Peter Murphy in District 9, while Councilman Andrae McGary is opposed by former city official Moses Freeman in District 8. Pam Ladd is opposed by Ken Smith in District 3.

There is also a Collegedale election with three incumbents running for three seats. They are Debbie Baker, Tim Johnson and Katie Lamb. 

Only Russell Gilbert in District 5 and Carol Berz in District 6 are unopposed.


Grand Jury True Bills

Here are the latest true bills from the Hamilton County Grand Jury: ADAMS, CHRISTOPHER STEPHEN W 35 M 295284 1 1 ER 5994 POSSESSION OF METHAMPHETAMINE FOR RESALE ADAMS, CHRISTOPHER STEPHEN W 35 M 295284 2 1 ER 5993 TAMPERING WITH EVIDENCE ADAMS, CHRISTOPHER STEPHEN W 35 M 295284 3 1 ER 5992 DRIVING ON REVOKED LICENSE ADAMS, CHRISTOPHER STEPHEN W 35 M 295284 4 1 ER 7696 ... (click for more)

Apison To Get New Fire Hall, Community Room, Voting Spot

The Apison community will be getting a new fire hall to replace a metal building at the old Apison Elementary School site. The County Commission is expected to approve a resolution next Wednesday to accept the low bid of J&J Contractors for $2,833,700. It is the Tri-Community Volunteer Fire Department's Fire Hall #3. There were five bidders. The cost will be covered ... (click for more)

County Officials Need To Provide A Decent Animal Shelter

Once upon a time, a group of citizens concerned about the decaying building housing the Humane Educational Society on Highland Park raised their voices in an outcry about the deplorable state of the HES facility and the over-population of unwanted and unspayed/unneutered cats and dogs in Hamilton County.   What happened then was that the City Council stepped ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Is It Ever Worth It?

There is a better-than-average chance General John Kelly could soon be named as the new Commandant of the United States Marine Corps. He’s one of four men who have been mentioned in prudent fashion to follow General Joseph Dunford (remember that name for a few minutes) as head of the Corps. General Dunford, who held the job less than a year, has just been chosen by President Obama ... (click for more)

Tull Named SoCon Athlete Of The Year

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga defensive end Davis Tull has been named the 2015 Southern Conference Male Athlete of the Year, the league announced today (May 26). Tull will be honored as part of the league’s annual Honors Dinner on Wednesday night in Hilton Head Island, S.C.   Tull becomes the first Moc to win the Male Athlete of the Year Award. As a senior, he ... (click for more)

Soccer Abounds For Chattanooga FC

The Chattanooga FC soccer team continues it's busy schedule this week with games on Wednesday and Friday in two separate national tournaments.    Chattanooga hosts the Atlanta Silverbacks on Wednesday in the third round of the US Open Cup. The Silverbacks are a professional team that plays in the NASL.   The Silverbacks ended Chattanooga's run in the last year's ... (click for more)