County Commission District 7 Candidates Debate To Be Held March 29

Thursday, March 20, 2014

A County Commission District 7 candidates debate will be held on Saturday, March 29, at 4 p.m. in the Christ United Methodist Church Commons Room at 8645 East Brainerd Road.

Candidates will include Phil Smartt, Perry Perkins, Sabrena Turner, Ezra Maize, and Don Brown, and will be moderated by former Tennessee Supreme Court Justice, Mickey Barker.

The debate is sponsored by Westview Elementary PTO and hosted by Christ United Methodist Church.



Weekly Road Construction Report

Here is the weekly road construction report for Hamilton County:  I-75 North Exit 1 interchange reconfiguration project at mile marker 1:   Work on this project continues. There is now only one exit ramp that allows drivers to turn both east and west on Ringgold Road at a signalized intersection. Traffic has been shifted onto the newly constructed portion of Camp ... (click for more)

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Keep The Gifted Program In The Hamilton County Schools - And Response

I currently have a daughter in fourth grade at Lookout Valley Elementary and a daughter in the eighth grade at Lookout Valley Middle High School. Both of my daughters are very good students, as well as being very good people. I am writing today with a concern. I was made aware that the Hamilton County Department of Education is considering cutting the gifted program ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: A True Tennessean

“Last week I told some Republican friends who have held high office, traditional and true Republicans, who like you are both conservative and compassionate, Christians in their personal faith and public service,” the email began. “These are Tennessee Republicans that I have known for decades, and whom I'd trust with my life and my wife … I told them that my views and values make ... (click for more)