Kick Off Of Inaugural Burgers With Berke Held Tuesday

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke will hold his inaugural Burgers with Berke on Tuesday, from 12-1 p.m. at Armando’s at 7032 Lee Highway. 

Each month, Mayor Berke will block off his lunch break and invite citizens to join him at a burger joint somewhere in the city. He will hold a Burgers with Berke in each district of the city over the next several months. This lunch break will be an opportunity for citizens to hear an update from Mayor Berke as well as give him the chance to hear directly from Chattanoogans on the issues that matter most to them.


Juvenile Court Launches Video Hearings

Juvenile Court on Tuesday morning initiated the court's very first video hearing from the court on Third Street with two cases involving inmates at CCA-Silverdale.   Officials said the new technological advancement "will now save the Sheriff’s Office and CCA the staff time and fuel costs associated with transports while at the same time increasing the security of our court ... (click for more)

Mattice Says Judges May Need To Review Drug Cases Going Back 25 Years

Federal Judge Sandy Mattice said a decision last Friday by the U.S. Sentencing Commission may mean he and other federal judges will be "going back 25 years" on drug cases to review for reduced time. "We will have plenty to do," he said during a sentencing hearing. Those convicted of federal drug crimes are set to begin getting two-level sentence reductions in November. However, ... (click for more)

Vote To Retain Supreme Court Justices

On Aug. 7 or by voting early by Aug. 2, voters will choose to "retain" or "replace" Tennessee Supreme Court Justices Connie Clark, Sharon Lee and Gary Wade. If retained, they will serve for another eight years.  The retention election is a way to retain judges who make decisions based on the law and facts -or remove judges who are incompetent. Tennessee's Judicial Performance ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Judge Philyaw Is The Best

Tomorrow morning there will be a special gathering at the Hamilton County Juvenile Court that will prove to our community that we have perhaps the most innovative juvenile judge in America. Shortly after Rob Philyaw was hand-picked by our Hamilton County Commissioners to fill the remainder of Suzanne Bailey’s term 15 months ago, he found that truancy was a big problem in our schools. ... (click for more)

Chattanooga FC To Host NPSL National Semifinals Saturday

After two straight weekends of back-to-back playoff victories, winning both the Southeastern and South Region championships, Chattanooga FC is in the NPSL National Playoffs powered by Mitre. The club received news today that its #2 ranking in the league means that the NPSL National Semifinal match will be hosted this Saturday in Finley Stadium. "We are extremely pleased to be ... (click for more)

Local Swimmers Excel At Georgia, Tennessee State Meets

Several Chattanooga-area swimmers had successful weekends in various meets this past weekend. The McCallie/GPS Aquatics team finished sixth out of 50 teams at the Southeastern Swimming Championship in Knoxville while swimmers from Fort Oglethorpe and Ringgold also had memorable performances at the Georgia State Meet, also held last weekend. The McCallie/GPS team recorded ... (click for more)