Brainerd High School To Add Golf, Tennis

Thursday, May 2, 2013 - by B.B. Branton

Brainerd High School athletics director Levar Brown has announced that the school will add boys and girls varsity tennis and boys and girls varsity golf for the 2013-2014 school year.

“We have received a good deal of interest from our students who want to participate in tennis and golf and we look forward to having these varsity sports in place for next school year,” said Brown.

Home venues will be Brainerd Tennis Courts which are adjacent to the school and Brainerd Golf Course.

“We are very appreciative that the management at Brainerd Golf Course has agreed that we can use their facility as our home course as it is only a few blocks from the school,” Brown stated.

The First Tee of Chattanooga has also expressed an interest in assisting the golf teams.

High school golf is played in the fall, while tennis is played in the spring.

“We are advertising our coaching positions for golf and tennis and plan to have coaches in place in a few weeks,” Brown said.


contact B.B. Branton at

Domestic Assault Charge Dismissed Against Bobby Stone In Case Involving Mayor's Top Advisor; Stone Says Berke Had Inappropriate Relationship With His Wife; Says Berke And Fletcher Conspired To Arrest Him; Lacie Stone Says Charges Completely False

A charge of domestic assault was dismissed Friday morning against Bobby Stone in a case involving a top advisor to Mayor Andy Berke.  Afterward, Mr. Stone told reporters that the mayor had an inappropriate relationship with his wife, Lacie Stone. He also charged that Mayor Berke and Police Chief Fred Fletcher conspired to arrest him. Mr. Stone is expected to file ... (click for more)

Christopher Padgett Taken Into Custody

A Chattanooga man who went on the lam after cutting off his ankle monitor and failing to show up for the third day of his felony murder trial is back in custody. Christopher Padgett was arrested by Chattanooga Police in the 3200 block of South Street at 12:55 a.m.  He was taken into custody without incident and transported to the Hamilton County Jail for booking. ... (click for more)

Bobby Stone, Is It Really A Win?

It brought a smile to my face this morning when I saw where the case was thrown out of court against Mr. Stone and the domestic violence charge.  I have supported his cause from the beginning, but I do feel heartbreak because his personal life had to be tossed out there for all of us to see.   I truly hope and pray things turn around for him and his wife, while I feel ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Prayer Over Despair

As a strong proponent of early voting, I joined hundreds at the Hamilton County Election Commission headquarters on Amnicola Highway yesterday to exercise what I consider one of our greatest freedoms – “for the people, by the people.” Candidly, I have never been as upset or as disappointed over my choices for President in my life. Locally I am fine with our candidates but to pick ... (click for more)