Chris Harvey Qualifies To Make Sheriff Race

Friday, January 10, 2014
Chris Harvey
Chris Harvey

Chris Harvey qualified on Friday for the Republican Primary as a candidate for Sheriff.

He said, "I'm the only Sheriff's candidate that has served throughout the Sheriffs Office from the Jail to patrol to narcotics detective to Internal Affairs supervisor

"I'm thankful for the support of the rank and file deputies and officers not only in the Sheriff's Office but throughout the Hamilton County law enforcement community.

"I'm running for Sheriff because I will be a better manager of taxpayer dollars. I will not ask for $300,000 above the budget only to use that money to hire family, friends and campaign contributors. I'll certainly not hire my son to do a non-essential job and make him the highest paid hourly employee at $35 an hour.

"I'm concerned over President Obama's policies not his race. I don't think there's going to be a race rebellion that mimics the post Civil War era. I think a young person that gets a little rebellious needs the love of a family and needs to go to church and school not be sent to the funeral home.

"I'm a life-long Republican. Charlie Peveyhouse invited me to Ronald Reagan's Inauguration. I didn't switch parties. As a Republican I certainly could not support Andy Berke for Mayor. I'm the only candidate in this race that can say that. I'm the only candidate that didn't write a check to Andy Berke's campaign. 

"Bobby Dodd and I have been in touch with one another as recent as last night. He's considering several options in the political and private sector. He encouraged me in my campaign. We have the utmost respect for one another no matter politics." 

East Ridge Police Department To Conduct Labor Day Weekend Saturation

The East Ridge Police Department will be conducting a patrol saturation across the upcoming Labor Day weekend. The additional officers will focus their efforts on vehicle crash reduction and public safety enhancement. ERPD would like to wish everyone a happy and safe holiday weekend. (click for more)

TDOT Halts Lane Closures On Tennessee Highways For Labor Day Weekend

The Tennessee Department of Transportation will halt all lane closure activity on interstates and state highways for the busy Labor Day holiday travel period.  Construction crews will stop all lane closure activity beginning at noon on Friday through 6 a.m. on Tuesday.  This will provide maximum roadway capacity for motorists traveling during the busy Labor Day holiday. ... (click for more)

Plan Revived For 5-Story Boutique Hotel Next To The Walnut Street Bridge

Plans have been revived for a five-story boutique hotel next to the Walnut Street Bridge. Vision Hospitality Group said the yet-to-be named hotel will provide 90 rooms featuring high-end amenities and exemplary service in the city's art district. Plans for a similar hotel were announced in 2012, but the proposal was later withdrawn. The hotel is slated for 102 Walnut ... (click for more)

Grand Jury Says County Needs To Start "Immediately" On Funding A New County Jail

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Better Plan For Walnut Street Hotel

Mitch Patel and his Vision Hospitality Group have unveiled a revised plan for a hotel on Walnut Street. It is much better than the one proposed two years ago. By having no curb cuts on Walnut Street, it makes that special block near the bridge more inviting and safer for pedestrians. Deliveries would be off Riverfront Parkway and hotel access (valet parking) would be off Aquarium ... (click for more)

Thanks For Making The Southern Brewers Festival A Success

Now that the dust has settled I'd like to thank Chattanooga for supporting the Southern Brewers Festival and making it yet another very successful event.    For those who do not know - the SBF benefits the Chattanooga chapter of Kids on the Block and the Chattanooga Community Kitchen.  As a partner helping the SBF with volunteers, sponsorships and the overall production ... (click for more)