Berke Makes Appointments To Several Boards

Friday, August 9, 2013

Mayor Andy Berke has made appointments to several boards.

They include:

Gladys Pineda-Loher, Nicholas Siler, Nandini Makrandi, Jocelyn Loza, Rebecca Clay-Flores and Teletha McJunkin to the board of the Office of Multicultural Affairs.

Jim Levine to the Chattanooga Housing Authority Board. 

Anj McClain to the Air Pollution Control Board.  

Joe Ramsey to the Beer and Wrecker Board.  


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Chattanooga Continues Hot Second-Half Start With Two 6-0 Wins Over Pensacola Sunday

Game One Sunday Andy Wilkins had three hits and two RBI, and Dereck Rodriguez allowed just two hits over six innings as the Chattanooga Lookouts beat the Pensacola Blue Wahoos 6-0 in the first game of a doubleheader on Sunday. Rodriguez (1-0) struck out six and walked two to pick up the win. Up 1-0 in the fourth, Chattanooga added to its lead when LaMonte Wade hit a two-run ... (click for more)

Cleveland High School Selects Joey Knox As Head Wrestling Coach

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