Detective Lankford Receives Optimist Club's "Respect For Law" Award

Saturday, May 18, 2013
Pictured ffrom left to right are:  Gary Behler, Chairman of the Scenic Chattanooga Optimist Club Respect for Law Program, Melanie Langford, Detective Robin Langford and Emily Job, Optimist Club President.
Pictured ffrom left to right are: Gary Behler, Chairman of the Scenic Chattanooga Optimist Club Respect for Law Program, Melanie Langford, Detective Robin Langford and Emily Job, Optimist Club President.

The Scenic Chattanooga Optimist Club honored Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office, Detective Robin Langford at the club’s “Respect for Law Award” luncheon held May 17.  Detective Langford was nominated and chosen because of his outstanding forensic investigative skills, where he takes the lead role in crime scene investigations and forensic analysis.

 

The club’s “Respect for Law Program” was initiated in 1965 by Past Optimist international President Carl Bowen and former FBI Director, J.

Edgar Hoover.  The program was adopted locally because of the club’s belief that it is important for our community to recognize the many attributes of local law enforcement personnel who serve and protect the citizens of Chattanooga and Hamilton County.

 

Ms. Emily Job, President of the Scenic Chattanooga Optimist Club stated, “The Scenic Chattanooga Optimist Club is proud to be a long-time participant in the Optimist’s annual Respect for Law Program.  As a community , we are deeply indebted to those who choose a career of service in law enforcement. These men and women serve as the frontline of protection for all of us, and as a civic club, we are proud to honor them.”

 

Gary Behler, Juvenile Court Clerk for Hamilton County and Chairman of the Scenic Chattanooga Optimist Club Respect for Law Program said. “It has been my honor and privilege to serve as Chairman of the Respect for Law Program for the last fourteen years.  The public’s interest in forensics has definitely increase over the years with the many shows featuring these unique investigative techniques.  We are very pleased to recognize one of our local forensic stars in Detective Robin Langford.”


JHM Certified Public Accountants Celebrates New Location

After nearly 40 years in their downtown location, Johnson, Hickey & Murchison Certified Public Accountants, a Chattanooga-based CPA firm, is moving to a new site just off Shallowford Road.   “The new location and fresh build-out have provided us with renewed energy and enthusiasm,” said Dean Krech, managing partner for JHM Certified Public Accountants. “We are so thrilled ... (click for more)

Blissful Wellness At Nutrition World Has Grand Reopening

Blissful Wellness at Nutrition World will host a grand reopening next week. It is at 6237 Vance Road Ste 8 Chattanooga, TN 37421. The week will include workshops, give a ways, and a free yoga class. For more information about the events of the week, contact Studio Manager Maggie Bailey at 423-298-8670 or visit Blissful Wellness on Facebook. (click for more)

City To Begin Shipping Much Of Its Garbage To Bradley County

City Public Works Administrator Justin Holland said the city plans to begin shipping much of its garbage to Bradley County. He said the deal is projected to extend the life of the city landfill at Birchwood by 15 years. Mr. Holland said Bradley County "has a huge landfill and takes garbage from Knoxville and other municipalities. It's regional." He said Bradley County charges ... (click for more)

Man Says He Did Nothing To Provoke Shooting At Bakewell Gas Station; Suspect Says Victim Was Coming Toward Him

A 33-year-old man who was shot in the face during a clash at a Bakewell gas station said he did nothing to provoke the shooting. The man charged said the victim cursed him, then started toward him. General Sessions Court Judge Clarence Shattuck, after a hearing on Tuesday, bound to the Grand Jury a charge of attempted first-degree murder against Donald Stuard II, 29, of Old Washington ... (click for more)

Something Beautiful Happened Monday Night - Not The Debate

Monday, Sept. 26, our first presidential debate happened; no minds were changed.  Yet something beautiful and important happened.  The Atlanta Falcons, my team, played the New Orleans Saints.  Instead of some irrelevant, broad based, screw America protest, the opposing teams locked arms in unity. I was impressed. I have been a Falcon Fan since 1971 when WMOC AM ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Arnold Palmer’s Greatness

This is hardly meant to be flippant but I’d be willing to bet I’ve been in the presence of more great people than anyone you know. I’ve never ranked them, or ever dared to wonder who was the greatest, such as Muhammad Ali or Elvis Presley, but there are two traits that those who reach the highest pinnacle have in common. First, not a one of them was any good at what made them famous ... (click for more)