Hooray For Columbia, Tn.

Friday, September 27, 2013

Hooray - according to NaturalNews website, Columbia, Tn. has decided to stop fluoridating their water.  Congratulations, Maury County residents.

Residents of Columbia, Tn. and parts of surrounding Maury County will soon have access to clean, non-fluoridated water. This public health victory was achieved when Columbia's Board of Public Utilities voted on Wednesday to stop using fluoride in the water supply. This decision will affect about 27,000 customers. 

Fluoride consumption has been linked to brain, tooth and bone damage, despite the status quo insisting that it improves dental health. In fact, fluoride is only beneficial on the surface of the teeth and can be harmful when ingested. Therefore, it should be up to an individual to decide whether to use fluoride or not, and the safest way to do so would be through the normal use of toothpaste. Fluoride tablets are also available in many areas for people who wish to swish a fluoride solution in their mouth.

The city utility is expected to save $45,000 annually by ceasing fluoridation. Before the vote, board members received more than 200 pages of information from both sides of the debate, so they were able to make an informed decision to benefit public health. 

Jo Peckinpaugh
Hixson


Roy Exum: From Private To General

It was quite a thing back in March, when Florida Gov. Rick Scott named Maj. Gen. Michael Calhoun to command the state’s National Guard. After all, not many who sign up as a “buck private” climb the ladder all the way to become the state’s Adjutant General, and when you add the fact the highly-respected Calhoun is an African-American, the story only gets better. But there is more: ... (click for more)

Send Your Opinions To Chattanoogan.com

We welcome your opinions at Chattanoogan.com. Email to news@chattanoogan.com . We require your real first and last name and contact information. There is no word limit, but if your article is too long you may lose your reader. Please focus more on issues than personal attacks. (click for more)

Man Convicted In 1997 "Cold Case" Murder Gets 22-Year Prison Sentence

A man found guilty of a 1997 Chattanooga murder long after the crime was committed was sentenced on Monday to serve 22 years in prison.   A Criminal Court jury last October found Adolphus Hollingsworth guilty of second-degree murder.   Judge Rebecca Stern set the sentence in the case involving the slaying of Victoria Carr Hollingsworth.   The state ... (click for more)

Brian E. Hoskins, 29, Dies In East Brainerd Motorcycle Crash Sunday Night

Brian E. Hoskins, 29,  died in a motorcycle crash in East Brainerd on Sunday night. At approximately 10:07 p.m., the Chattanooga Police Department responded to 8776 Igou Gap Road. It was found that t he motorcyclist left the roadway for unknown reasons. He was pronounced deceased on scene by HCEMS. I nvestigators are working to determine the cause of ... (click for more)

Clutch Eighth-Inning Hits Push Hurricanes Past Trojans, 3-1

 ATHENS, Tenn. – When most everything else failed, East Hamilton decided to work the corners. That plan worked perfectly. Garrett Owen ripped a run-scoring double that hit third base and rolled into left field, Hunter Smith added an RBI single just inside first base bag and the second-seeded Hurricanes upended No.1 Soddy-Daisy, 3-1, Sunday afternoon in a District 5-AAA ... (click for more)

Chattanooga Softball Claims Regular Season Title

After a 5-1 loss to start the day, the Chattanooga Mocs softball team clinched the 2015 SoCon regular season title and the No.1 seed on Sunday.   It is the 13th time in program history that Chattanooga claims the season title, the last time having been in 2011.   The Mocs finish the regular season 32-13 overall and 12-5 in league play. Receiving ... (click for more)