Dean Hits "Poor Performance" By Tidwell At Criminal Court Clerk's Office

Monday, February 10, 2014
State Rep. Vince Dean responded Monday to 20-year incumbent Gwen Tidwell's announcement that she will be seeking re-election for Hamilton County Criminal Court Clerk.
 
"My priority right now is to continue to serve the citizens of House District 30 in the Tennessee General Assembly and as Chairman of the Transportation Committee," said Rep. Dean. "As a candidate for Criminal Court Clerk, I am running a grass roots campaign focused on being an effective steward of Hamilton County's tax dollars and making critical improvements to our local government.
"
 
Rep. Dean is seeking the GOP nomination for Hamilton County Criminal Court Clerk in the May 6 primary. He will potentially face Democrat Tidwell in the county general election on Aug. 7.
 
"I will gladly contrast my vision of effective leadership and significant improvement in the Criminal Court Clerk's office with the incumbent's record of poor performance," said Rep. Dean. "I think the contrast will be clear and the right choice easy to see."
 
Early voting for Hamilton County Criminal Court Clerk runs from April 16 to May 1, followed by the regular voting period. The county primary election day will be Tuesday, May 6, and the general election will be Thursday, Aug. 7.

3rd Edition Of Popular Stokes Photo Book To Be Issued

With a second edition of the popular Stokes Photo Book selling out, Chattanoogan.com will publish a third edition of 1,000 copies. John Wilson, publisher, said, "We continue to get calls and emails inquiring about the availability of this remarkable Chattanooga photo collection. So we have asked College Printing at Collegedale to put the almost 600-page book back on the presses. ... (click for more)

Fire Damages Vacant Home On Camden Street

Chattanooga firefighters were called to a house fire around  7:30  Sunday morning at 2105 Camden Street. Captain David Brooks with Engine 4 said smoke and flames were visible when they arrived. The firefighters got the fire out fairly quickly. No injuries were reported. Captain Brooks estimated the loss at $15,000. The owner of the house told firefighters that ... (click for more)

Obama Doesn't Want You To Save For College

Over the past few decades, federal aid for post-secondary education has decreased and transitioned largely from grants to guaranteed student loans.   At the same time, the cost of college has far exceeded the cost of inflation creating a situation in which college has become less affordable and causing students to pile up debt that is at an all-time high.   This debt ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The Great Peace Pipe

There is a serious rift between our state legislators and Erlanger Hospital that has me worried. If I worry about something, it doubles the power of the worry. My problem? I am convinced we have the best collection of people at the State Legislature in Nashville we’ve ever had – I adore each of them. I am also blessed to believe Erlanger is back on track and, after a sensational ... (click for more)

Notre Dame Earns State Duals Berth With 45-33 Win

The Notre Dame wrestling team is peaking at the right time. It's been an up and down season for the Fighting Irish and for the first time all year, they have a full lineup. And now they can start making plans for next weekend's State Duals in Franklin after beating East Ridge for the second time in three days. The Irish beat East Ridge by eight points on Thursday night ... (click for more)

UTC Wrestlers Top VMI, 35-3

Highlighted by a victory at 285 pounds in a battle of the unbeatens, Chattanooga defeated visiting VMI, 35-3 Sunday afternoon at Maclellan Gym. In the final match of the day (285), UTC's Jared Johnson (24-6, 4-0) edged Juan Adams (16-10, 4-1), 9-7. Johnson, who has now won eight straight, used two takedowns and a 2-point near fall to lead 6-1 after one period and needed ... (click for more)