Lynda Suggs Dies From Injuries In Wednesday Crash On I-24

Sunday, February 23, 2014

A woman whose car was struck by another vehicle that went out of control on I-24 near Moccasin Bend has died.

Lynda Suggs, 68, was the victim from the Wednesday crash.

Chattanooga Police were dispatched at approximately 10:52 a.m. to a traffic crash at 17680 I-24.

Traffic investigators discovered that a Jeep Liberty was traveling westbound when the driver, Dekotah Moreno, 22, lost control and went across the median. The Jeep Liberty struck a Honda CRV, which was traveling eastbound, and then rolled, causing the driver to be ejected.

The driver of the Honda CRV, Ms. Lynda Suggs,  had to be extricated by the fire department and EMS. She was rushed into surgery at a local hospital.

The driver of the other vehicle was also transported to a local hospital and was in serious condition.


Chattanooga Man Who Drove Car Toward Officer Now Facing Federal Gun Charge

A Chattanooga man who drove a car toward a city police officer last year is now facing federal charges. Andre Shaune "Hollywood" Grier, who has a lengthy criminal record, was indicted for being a felon in possession of a firearm. In the incident in March 2016, police went to the parking lot of Food City on Highway 58 on reports of four children abandoned inside a vehicle. ... (click for more)

Latest Hamilton County Jail Booking Report

Here is the latest jail booking report from Hamilton County: BALL, WILLIAM JEROME  10208 WYATTS LN APT 6 SODDY DAISY, 37379  Age at Arrest: 38 years old Arresting Agency: Hamilton County VIOLATION OF PROBATION (DOMESTIC ASSAULT) --- BANKS, DEONTA D  2208 CUSHMAN STREET CHATTANOOGA, 37406  Age at Arrest: 25 years old Arresting Agency: Chattanooga ... (click for more)

Life For Our Ancestors In 1890

May 26-27 is the 1890’s Day Jamboree in Ringgold. I encourage any reader to attend and enjoy that wonderful community. I love having grown up in Northwest Georgia and celebrating our veterans, including both of my grandfathers who served in WWII.  But I also want to describe how the 1890’s were for my ancestors, living here in a singularly turbulent time. Based on, among ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The Suicide Letter

Two weeks ago there were five suicides and a fatal drug overdose in the same Chattanooga community. That absolutely tears me up inside because I am assured almost every day there is a better answer. I make no secret I struggle with depression and it is real. I want others to see if I can get through the valleys to climb the mountain, they can too. I take medicine every day that ... (click for more)

D-II AA Soccer: McCallie Edges MBA, 3-2, For Soccer Title

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. --The last time McCallie won a state soccer title before today, - 1999 -  the Blue Tornado seniors were in diapers and couldn't spell s-o-c-c-e-r. Today, they definitely know how to spell c-h-a-m-p-i-o-n as McCallie defeated previously unbeaten MBA, 3-2, here at the Richard Siegel Soccer Complex for the D-II AA state crown. MBA (13-1-1) took a 1-0 ... (click for more)

Lennex Walker Wins Four Events For CSAS In State Track

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – There were no team championships to celebrate in the TSSAA Girls State Track Meet here at Dean A Hayes Track & Soccer Stadium Thursday, but there were a whole bunch of individuals who came through with sterling performances and positive results to finish another season with. Perhaps the most sensational performance came from Lennex Walker, that talented ... (click for more)