Witnesses Say Jennings Shot And Killed Unarmed Man After He Was Told To Leave Residence

Friday, March 21, 2014
Rodney Jennings
Rodney Jennings

Witnesses said Rodney "Big Head" Jennings Jr. shot and killed an unarmed man after he was told to leave a residence at 2755 6th Avenue Court.

Jennings, 27, was taken into custody this week at an apartment complex in Memphis after being on the TBI's 10 Most Wanted list.

He is charged with the first-degree murder of 25-year-old  Raphael White on Jan. 28.

Witnesses said White came to the residence to see his children. They said after he stepped into the kitchen he was told that the children were asleep and he should leave.

Police said they were advised that White told Jennings he did not want any problems, but just wanted him to leave.

Jennings then said he also did not want any problems and he walked backwards out of an inner door, it was stated.

However, witnesses said as White was closing that door that Jennings fired a shot that struck him in the chest.

Jennings fled toward 4th Avenue.


Recently Found Audio Of Ronald Reagan's Visit To Chattanooga In 1976

This recently found audio of Governor Ronald Reagan's visit to Chattanooga, on May 21, 1976, on a campaign stop. He spoke at Tennessee Temple College. At the end of Mr. Reagan's talk there are remarks by then Chattanooga Mayor Pat Rose and Dr. Lee Roberson, longtime pastor of Highland Park Baptist and Tennessee Temple. (click for more)

Walker County Arrest Report For Aug. 25-31

Here is the Walker County arrest report for Aug. 25-31: ALEXANDER    MATTHEW    TODD    W/M    35    Officer CARTER    BATTERY FVA RUSSELL    CASEY    LEWIS    W/M    30    Officer OWENS    SUSPENDED ... (click for more)

Decimating The Chattanooga Public Library

Corinne Hill claims that the library is just undergoing a normal weeding process for eliminating books.  She has bragged that she's responsible for the elimination of over 100,000 books - with more to go. "Normal" weeding is not rampant throwing away.  Yes, books go to the Friends for their sale - where they get $2 for a $75 book and thousands wind up being recycled ... (click for more)

The Many Lessons I Learned From Helen McDonald Exum

Helen McDonald Exum was my friend and mentor. As I think of her passing I can only imagine the celebration that is happening in heaven as the news of her arrival is being told. I am sure that there is a party that not only has she organized but that there is not a detail that has been left to chance. I am sure that it is the grandest of events, for you see, she has been planing ... (click for more)

Worley-Powered Vols Clobber Utah State, 38-7, In Opener

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee, trying to snap out of the doldrums of four consecutive losing seasons, started its 2014 campaign in fine fashion Sunday night before a season opening sellout crowd of 102,445 that endured a heavy rain story 30 minutes prior to kickoff. And senior quarterback Justin Worley, who missed the final four games in 2013 after undergoing thumb surgery, was ... (click for more)

Lookouts Reach Southern League Northern Division Playoffs With Doubleheader Win Over Smokies

The Chattanooga Lookouts are now playoff bound after sweeping a double-header against the Tennessee Smokies  to clinch the Southern League North Division for the second half of the season. The first game of the double-header was backed by a masterful gem of a game thrown by the starter for the Lookouts, Steve Smith (W, 3-2). Smith dominated the Smokies' lineup from top ... (click for more)