Vote Yes On HB 718 - Support Raw Milk Consumers And Producers - And Response

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Please consider that, even if you think raw milk isn't safe - the government's job is not to babysit the population. Why in the world is it your job to tell us what to drink?  

Who is going around trying to buy raw milk who isn't aware it is controversial/possibly not safe? It's not like raw milk is lying around free on the street, and people are taking it home and getting sick unawares.  

Please stop acting like a nanny state - let people make their own decisions about this. If it's legal to consume it, why on earth can't it be sold? You'll make more tax revenue if you allow it to be sold. 

Sarah Hartman 

* * * 

I have been drinking raw milk for years. First cow milk, then I got my own goats. Have had goats now for 10 years. I have never once gotten sick, nor has anyone in my family. I also give raw milk to my chickens. And I have raised several calves on raw goat's milk.  

I would love to see Georgia laws on raw milk changed so that we can sell raw milk legally. I see other states are able to do this and don't understand why Georgia is so far behind. Please change Georgia laws on raw milk. 

Kristin Sherrill
Chickamauga


Always Read The Fine Print - And Response (3)

So, Chief Dodd retired before 25 years of service and is angry that he's being charged a five percent fee for surviving spouse benefits, even though that change was enacted prior to his retiring? Well, welcome to the real world, Mr. Dodd. Always read the fine print. City employees were also once able to carry their health insurance with them if they retired earlier than 25 years, ... (click for more)

Despite SROs, Walled Compounds Bring Violent Intruders On Themselves

People in live in terror of a school massacre, near enough to plan for yet far enough away that no one need act in panic or haste. Barely do paramilitary drills such as that  Monday  in Monteagle ease their fears.  An “active shooter drill,” as David Carroll reports it, quietly rolled along among three police agencies at Monteagle Elementary School, with ... (click for more)

County Schools Have Plan To Put Security Cameras At Every School

The Hamilton County Schools have a plan to put security cameras in every school, Supt. Rick Smith told the County School Board Thursday night. He said the money would come from the $2,201,000 the schools received last year from the sale of the old Ooltewah Elementary School property. The proposal must get approval from the School Board at the December meeting, then from the ... (click for more)

Lookout Mountain, Ga., Raises Sewer Rates; Joins In Kudzu Fight

The Lookout Mountain, Ga., City Council on Thursday night approved an increase in sewer charges. The council approved ordinance 281 increasing sewer rates to $6 per 100 cubic feet of water from the previous rate of $4.77.  The new increase will be in effect in January 2015.    City Manager Brad Haven said the town will be replacing the flow meter for ... (click for more)

Baylor Must Contend With MBA's Chandler In DII-AA Semis

If there is one thing different about Friday’s TSSAA Division II-AA semifinal playoff game between Baylor and Montgomery Bell Academy at Tommy Owen Stadium in Nashville from the teams’ regular-season matchup, Red Raiders coach Phil Massey knows exactly what it is. Or, well, who it is. It’s Ty Chandler. Chandler, a 6-foot, 180-pound sophomore running back, has added ... (click for more)

McCallie's Gordon Connell - a New Wrestling Venture

Saturday morning in Cleveland when five rookie wrestling officials from the Chattanooga area take to the mats to call matches for the season opening middle school tournament at Ocoee Middle School, it will be easy to pick out the one who, at first observation, doesn't belong. Or does he? With lots of gray hair and years of coaching experience, former ... (click for more)