Ezra T. Maize Announces Candidacy For County Commissioner For District 7

Tuesday, February 04, 2014
Ezra Maize
Ezra Maize

Pastor, entrepreneur, and current Hamilton County resident Ezra T. Maize announced his candidacy for County Commission District 7 seat. Mr. Maize will be running as a democrat. District 7 is comprised of portions of Apison, Collegedale, East Brainerd, Tyner, Concord, and Ooltewah.

Mr. Maize said, “I am proud to announce my candidacy for the District 7, County Commission and look forward to earning the trust and support of the people in Hamilton County.  We need a leader with the courage and experience to lead.”

Mr. Maize graduated from Livingstone College with a bachelor’s degree in Social Work. Throughout his career as a social worker, he had the privilege to work in various locations for the Department of Human Services, as an advocate for children’s rights. While working for DHS in Cincinnati, Ohio, he met and married his wife, Andrea. Together they have three children – Ezra, Jr., Jaelyn and Aliya. 

Mr. Maize serves as senior pastor at Friendship Central Community Church.  Mr. Maize’s endeavors are to encourage economic growth opportunities, reassure strong public schools, and to optimize workforce development while continuing to move the district forward. 


Family Makes Treasure Trove Of Early Chattanooga Photographs Available For Book; Stokes Collection Has Been Passed Down To Descendants

A treasure trove of Chattanooga photographs that have been passed down in the Stokes family for generations has now been assembled in an upcoming book. Chattanooga Around The Turn Of The Century: The Remarkable Stokes Collection will be published by Chattanoogan.com. Pre-orders are now being taken for the book, which includes over 700 photos on large-size pages. Publisher ... (click for more)

Latest Hamilton County Jail Booking Report - And Mug Shots

Here is the latest jail booking report from Hamilton County: BALLARD, ANTHONY MONTREL     2401 S CHAMBERLAIN AVE.#2 CHATTANOOGA, 37404     27     Chattanooga          VIOLATION OF PROBATION (DOMESTIC ASSAULT) BEAN, BO     HOMELESS CHATTANOOGA,     42    ... (click for more)

How To Reform The City Industrial Development Board - And Response (3)

My aims is to bring to the public’s attention the need for procedural changes that, if implemented, would significantly improve the information available the public, to the City Council and to the City Industrial Development Board about the verifiable benefits and costs of tax incentive financing structures and to make the entire process transparent. The public, the City ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: My October Garden

Hark! It is the first day of October and, as I make my monthly stroll through the garden, I find a growing numbers of leaves and acorns. Autumn leaves are beautiful while acorns are nuts, thus you will get the idea as we make our monthly awards: A PRETTY LEAF to Phil Hughes after the Minnesota Twins pitcher came within one inning of earning a $500,000 bonus this season. The deal ... (click for more)

Notre Dame Earns Senior-Night Soccer Victory

Honoring the team’s nine seniors was a focus of Tuesday night’s girls’ soccer match at Notre Dame, but it wasn’t the top priority for the Lady Irish. They knew that a win over visiting Signal Mountain would secure a first-place finish in District 7-AA, and their mission was to earn it. Notre Dame did just that, making Emma Higgins’ early goal stand for a ... (click for more)

Baylor and GPS Battle to 0-0 Tie

The Few. The Proud. The Baylor Girls Soccer Team. Playing with only one sub, an all-state basketball player turned goalkeeper and a disciplined defense, the Baylor girls soccer team battled host GPS to a scoreless tie Tuesday in a TSSAA D-II East/Middle Region match. GPS was the heavy favorite coming into the match with eight wins (now 8-1-2, 3-0-1), while Baylor (now ... (click for more)