Judge Bean Names Dalton Roberts To Oversee "Bird Court"

Tuesday, May 07, 2013

City Judge Russell Bean has named former County Executive Dalton Roberts to oversee the new "Bird Court."

He did so after Mr. Roberts expressed an interest in holding the post.

Judge Bean issued this order:

IN THE BIRD COURT OF CHATTANOOGA HAMILTON COUNTY, TENNESSEE

ORDER

            WHEREAS DALTON ROBERTS was the Hamilton County, Tennessee County Executive/Mayor from 1978 to 1994, and WHEREAS DALTON ROBERTS is a writer of stories and tales and further WHEREAS he is a poet of poems and prose, and is a Historian of the Chattanooga Hamilton County area and further WHEREAS DALTON ROBERTS is a singer of songs and an Entertainer and a Philosopher of life’s turns and tribulations and WHEREAS DALTON ROBERTS is a lover of the glories of nature and of the Birds that occupy God’s planet and is a lover of the beautiful trees which give us the breath of life and homage and shelter to our amazing flying creatures; and WHEREAS he has filed a written request to be Judge ruling over the Bird Kingdom;

            The Court hereby finds that DALTON ROBERTS is one of the most outstanding citizens in the history of Hamilton County, Tennessee and that through his philosophy, his writings, music and prose, he has touched the lives of many; graciously giving of his time and talents to fundraising events and to entertaining children, the sick and the elderly, and that he is the proper person to preside over the Avian Kingdom;

            Accordingly, it is hereby ORDERED, ADJUDGED AND DECREED that DALTON ROBERTS is hereby appointed Judge of the Bird Court and shall preside over the conduct, activities and actions of all birds (other than jailbirds) and shall have the authority to rule and punish for any illegal activities in the aforesaid Bird Kingdom.

            ENTER this ____ day of _________________, 2013.

                                                                        ______________________________________                                                                                                            JUDGE RUSSELL BEAN


Arts Council Seeking Entries For Downtown Public Art Projects

The Arts Council, Inc. along with community partners announced two public art projects in the works for downtown Huntsville. While these projects are different in scope, they both offer a chance for a wide variety of artists to participate in the burgeoning public art movement in the Rocket City. The City of Huntsville, The Arts Council and Sealy Property Development, LLC seek ... (click for more)

CARTA’s Christmas And New Year’s Holiday Schedules

On Christmas Eve, CARTA will discontinue all bus services early.  The last trip leaving downtown on the Eastgate/Hamilton Place route will be at 5:30 p.m.  The last Downtown Shuttle will leave Shuttle Park North returning to the Choo Choo at 6 p.m.  The last trip leaving downtown will be at 7:30 p.m. on the following routes:  Alton Park, East Lake, East Chattanooga/Avondale, ... (click for more)

Investor Group Plans $31 Million Hotel In Chattanooga Bank Building

An investor group announced that it is planning the development of an upscale 150-room hotel in the historic Chattanooga Bank Building. MCA is comprised of 20 EB-5 investors as limited partners with Red Leaf Development, managed by David Roos, as the general partner. Long-time partner PHG is involved in the development of the hotel and will be responsible for its management ... (click for more)

Police Say Texts From Slain Minister Detailed Drug Deals

An investigator testified Thursday that a minister who was beaten to death during an apparent drug deal had texts on his phone dealing with similar exchanges of illegal drugs. The minister's wife said he had gone out that night as part of a church counseling program to women. General Sessions Court Judge Clarence Shattuck bound charges of felony murder and especially aggravated ... (click for more)

Please Don't Close The Piccadilly Cafeteria At Hamilton Place

Oh, no. The Piccadilly Cafeteria at Hamilton Place is closing.  Its last day is Christmas Eve.  I will miss the great food they have there but most of all I will miss their servers, cashiers and waitresses.  They are all so friendly and accommodating.  They make it like it’s a home-style restaurant. I sure wish there was some way that Hamilton Place and ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: God Bless Cathy & Co.

The secret to the whole thing is not getting caught but somebody at the Toys R Us store in Framingham, Mass., had a camera when Cathy O’Grady was very quietly paying off all the layaway balances at the popular location last week. The picture snaked its way onto social media sites and her friends quickly recognized the area’s most famous “layaway angel.” Then somebody in nearby ... (click for more)