Knowles, Hullander, Behler Face No Opposition; Harvey Faces Hammond; Coppinger, Hurst, Tidwell Have 2 Opponents; 3 Vie For Circuit Court Clerk

Thursday, February 20, 2014

County Clerk Bill Knowles, Trustee Bill Hullander and Juvenile Court Clerk Gary Behler will sail into the upcoming election with no opposition.

County Mayor Jim Coppinger is faced with fellow Republican Basil Marceaux Sr. and Independent Richard Ford.

Pam Hurst is seeking a new term as register of deeds, but will have to get by fellow Republicans Ryan Epperson and Paul Parker.

Criminal Court Clerk Gwen Tidwell is opposed by Brian White in the Democratic primary. If she wins there, the next hurdle will be against state Rep. Vince Dean.

With Paula Thompson retiring as Circuit Court clerk, three Republicans are running. They are County Commissioner Larry Henry, Ron Parson of the sheriff's office, and attorney Lisa Bowman.

Chris Harvey of the sheriff's office is running against Sheriff Jim Hammond in the Republican primary.

Eric Lewis had picked up to run against Mr. Knowles, but he said on his Facebook page he decided not to run due to family issues. He said he plans to run in 2018 and "it is without a doubt I would have been able to successfully take the seat of clerk."

He said he wanted to say "job well done" to Mr. Knowles, while calling him a "trailblazer" and a very moral person.

The qualifying deadline was at noon on Thursday.

County Clerk

Bill Knowles

Trustee

Bill Hullander 

Juvenile Court Clerk

Gary Behler

County Mayor

Jim Coppinger (R)

Richard Ford (I)

Basil Marceaux Sr. (R)

Register of Deeds

Ryan Epperson (R)

Pam Hurst (R)

Paul Parker (R)

Criminal Court Clerk

Vince Dean (R)

Gwen Tidwell (D)

Brian White (D)

Circuit Court Clerk

Lisa Bowman (R)

Larry Henry (R)

Ron Parson (R)

 


Woman Arrested For Leaving Small Child And Puppy Inside Hot Car At Chattanooga State

Shea Anderson, 24, was arrested for leaving a small child, a pit bull, and a puppy unattended inside a hot car on Friday. Police were dispatched to the parking lot behind the Branch Center for Advanced Technology building at Chattanooga State at 1:50 p.m. They found a small girl sweating inside a white SUV and a pit bull in the front floorboard of the vehicle. Police said ... (click for more)

Charleston, Tn., Man, 23, Struck And Killed While Trying To Cross I-75

A 23-year-old Charleston, Tn., man was struck and killed while trying to cross I-75 in Bradley County around 11:30 p.m. on Sunday. The victim was Trevor K. Renner. The Tennessee Highway Patrol said he walked from a median into traffic at mile marker 31 and was struck by two vehicles. The first one knocked him into the air and the second one hit him soon after he landed. ... (click for more)

Marvelous News From Central High School

To Roy Exum:     With all the recent news of major dysfunctions within our educational system, I thought I might alert you to something better. About a year ago you ventured up Highway 58 to Central High School to represent your late grandfather, Roy McDonald, as he was honored as a Distinguished Alumnus during the annual Senior Day festivities. I sort of expected ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Teachers Day Tomorrow

Years ago at a ritzy dinner party in Westchester County, New York, an editor from Reader’s Digest was seated next to the prettiest woman in the room and noticed her overall glow and countenance was such that he had never noticed a tell-tale scar under her nose. After the dishes were cleared away, admit the mindless chatter, he asked if she would mind telling him about it. The ... (click for more)

Chattanooga FC Hosts Inter-Squad Scrimmage Saturday

Chattanooga FC will hold an Inter-squad match Saturday, May 7th, 7:00pm at Finley Stadium. The event is open to the public and free for all who attend.  The 2016 roster is set! The Inter-squad match will be the first chance for fans to see their CFC team in action. After the game, everyone will have the opportunity to get autographs, take photos, and talk with players, ... (click for more)

Baylor's Kayla Hughes Named FCA Christian Athlete Of The Year

Baylor School softball star, Kayla Hughes, was named the Greater Chattanooga FCA’s Christian Athlete of the Year at the ministry’s annual Day of Champions Sunday afternoon at Ridgedale Baptist Church.  Hughes, who will continue her softball career at Tennessee Tech, was chosen from among twelve high school FCA senior leaders nominated by area schools.  This is the 53rd ... (click for more)