Attorney Lisa Bowman Picks Up For Circuit Court Clerk; Powell May Run For County Commission District 4; Brown Qualifies In District 7

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Attorney Lisa Bowman has picked up as a candidate for Circuit Court Clerk in the Republican primary.

Already slated to be in the Republican field are County Commissioner Larry Henry and sheriff's official Ron Parson.

The field continues to get more crowded in County Commission District 4 with Orenthal Powell the latest to pick up in the Democratic primary.

Veteran incumbent Warren Mackey is already facing opposition from Pam Ladd and Kirkland Robinson.

Don Brown has picked up to run as a Democrat in County Commission District 7, and he has qualified. Ezra Maize also qualified as a Democrat. John Taylor has picked up. The GOP race features Perry Perkins, Phil Smartt and Sabrena Turner.

Paul Parker, county real property manager, has qualified to run for register of deeds. Incumbent Pam Hurst is already opposed by Ryan Epperson.

Basil Marceaux Sr. has qualified to run as a Republican for county mayor. Incumbent Jim Coppinger and Richard Ford qualified earlier.

County Commission

District 1

Randy Fairbanks (R) Qualified

Fred Skillern (R) Qualified

District 2

Jim Fields (R) Qualified

District 3

Marty Haynes (R) Qualified

District 4

Pam Ladd (D)

Warren Mackey (D) Qualified

Orenthal Powell (D)

Kirkland Robinson (D) Qualified

District 5

Greg Beck (D) Qualified

Isiah Hester (D) Qualified

District 6

Joe Graham (R) Qualified

John Allen Brooks (D) Qualified

District 7

Pat Fountain (D)

Ezra Maize (D) Qualified

Perry Perkins (R) Qualified

Phil Smartt (R) Qualified

John R. Taylor Sr. (D)

Sabrena Turner (R) Qualified

District 8

Curtis Adams (R) Qualified

Tim Boyd (R) Qualified

Brent Lambert (R) Qualified

Rusty Munger Jr. (D) Qualified

Kenny Smith (D) Qualified

District 9 

Chester Bankston (R) Qualified

Melinda Bone (D)

County Mayor 

Jim Coppinger (R) Qualified

Richard Ford (I) Qualified

Basil Marceaux (R) Qualified


Sheriff

Jim Hammond (R) Qualified

Chris Harvey (R) Qualified

County Clerk

Bill Knowles (R) Qualified

Eric Lewis (D) 

Trustee

Bill Hullander (R) Qualified

Register of Deeds

Ryan Epperson (R) Qualified

Pam Hurst (R) Qualified

Paul Parker (R) Qualified

Criminal Court Clerk

Vince Dean (R) Qualified

Gwen Tidwell (D) Qualified

Brian White (D) Qualified

Circuit Court Clerk

Lisa Bowman (R)

Larry Henry (R) Qualified

Ron Parson (R) Qualified

Juvenile Court Clerk

Gary Behler (R) Qualified

Public Defender

Ardena Garth (D)

Steve Smith (R) Qualified

District Attorney

Neal Pinkston Qualified

Criminal Court Judge

Division 1

Barry Steelman (R) Qualified

Division 2

Rebecca Stern (R) Qualified

Division 3

Don Poole (D) Qualified

Juvenile Court Judge

Rob Philyaw (R) Qualified

Yolanda Mitchell (D) Qualified

Circuit Court Judge

Division 1

J.B. Bennett (R) Qualified

Stuart James (D)

Catherine Cate White (R) Qualified

Division 2

Jeff Hollingsworth (R) Qualified

Division 3

Marie Williams (R) Qualified

Division 4

Neil Thomas (R) Qualified

Chancellor

Part 1

Pam Fleenor (R) Qualified

Joe Manuel (R) Qualified

Part 2

Jeff Atherton (R) Qualified

City Court

Division 1

Sherry Paty Qualified

Division 2

Russell Bean Qualified

 







Door-To-Door Solicitors Will Need To Acquire Permits In East Ridge

The East Ridge City Council passed an ordinance Thursday evening that will require all door-to-door solicitors to acquire a permit. However, political candidates and campaign volunteers were excluded from this by an amendment. Council Member Marc Gravitt noted that religious organizations are also excluded from this because of their 501 (c) 3 status.  A discussion was ... (click for more)

Dalton Police Department Investigates “Tagging” At Creative Arts Guild

The Creative Arts Guild is home to many works of art, but some uninvited and unwelcome displays that appeared on the grounds over the weekend have the Dalton Police Department investigating.  Several instances of graffiti “tagging” at the Waugh Street facility were reported to police on Monday. The graffiti tags are all painted in black spray paint and some include the words ... (click for more)

Cell Phones And Roundabouts

I read the article written by Chris Morgan about the use of cell phones in vehicles and the Chattanooga Roundabouts. Cell phone use in vehicles especially in crisis intersection situations is extremely dangerous. I also agree with his assessment about the roundabouts. One problem I see with roundabouts is that on the two-lane roundabouts where they are coming in from ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The NCAA’s “Division IV”

Jonathan Jensen and Brian Turner are two very smart guys. Not long ago the two sports researchers at Ohio State authored a story that appeared in the Journal of Quantitative Analysis in Sports that focused on the most successful college football teams in the country and, earlier this week, a writer named Ben Cohen broke it down in understandable terms for a fascinating Wall Street ... (click for more)

Stone Leaves South Pitt For Coaching Positions At Boyd-Buchanan

The possibility of a career move was definitely in Wes Stone’s future. The one he took wasn’t necessarily on his radar screen just a few weeks ago. Stone, assistant football and head baseball coach at South Pittsburg, has left the Pirates for teaching/coaching positions at Boyd-Buchanan. The 38-year-old Stone, who already is working with the Bucs’ football team as a defensive ... (click for more)

Soddy-Daisy's Wright Commits To MTSU Baseball

Soddy-Daisy’s Andy Wright, a rising senior and dual-threat player, has made a non-binding verbal commitment to play baseball at Middle Tennessee State University. Wright, a pitcher/third baseman, chose the Conference USA Blue Raiders over Belmont, Air Force, Navy, UT-Martin and Carson-Newman. “I’m glad to get this (decision) off my back so I can enjoy my senior year,” Wright ... (click for more)