Sabrena Turner - A Leader Of The People, For The People

Saturday, March 22, 2014
Each of us no doubt remembers that most famous address by President Abraham Lincoln in which he voiced these timeless words: "...government of the people, by the people, [and] for the people..."  While they were offered in a period of national upheaval and at an extremely somber moment, they have become words which are both inspiring and unique to the American experience. 

Many, challenged by the truths of Lincoln's text, have sought to take hold of and engage in that government, some pursuing that calling in Washington, others in our state capitol and some locally.

One such individual who embodies the spirit to which Lincoln referred is Sabrena Turner. While Sabrena is seeking to serve the people of Hamilton County in District 7 on the County Commission, her track record is one of leading the people and their issues from amongst them, as a fellow citizen. 

One of the great battles of our community over the last several years has been that of annexation, pitting the People against the Enlightened Elite, truly a David versus Goliath struggle. But when the time came to lead and fight, Sabrena stepped forward, undeterred by the size of the task or the resources of the opponent.  As a founding board member of Hamilton County Residents Against Annexation, an entity Sabrena assisted in forming, she was on the front lines in this momentous battle that has saved property owners hundreds of thousands of dollars in taxes to date, not to mention the million of dollars that will continue to be saved in future years. 

While the annexation battle served to reveal the true character and values of Sabrena, she is far from a single issue or one dimensional candidate.  As a small business owner, Sabrena was named the 2012 Realtor of the Year.  She serves or has served on a number of boards, is active in her church and continues to credit her successes to her faith in God and commitment to Jesus Christ. 

It was Vince Lombardi who said, "Leaders are made, they are not born.  They are made by hard effort, which is the price all of us must pay to achieve any goal that is worthwhile."  

Sabrena is one such made leader "of the people, by the people, for the people."  And it's why my wife and I are pleased to not only vote for Sabrena, but we are eager to encourage our friends, neighbors and citizens of District 7 to join us in electing Sabrena Turner as our next Hamilton County District 7 Commissioner.  

 

Mark and Lori West

Ooltewah


Thomas Gage, Not Cage

Re:  Roy Exum: Why The British Attacked   Dear Roy,  I think you'll find it was Thomas Gage, not "Cage" - a fact I learned at Sunnyside School. Thomas Cage is a company that sells avian supplies.  Lonnie Hatmaker (click for more)

Roy Exum: Would Mr. Summers’ Clients…

It was a beautiful day at Orange Grove Friday as the nationally-famed center, which cares for over 1,000 intellectually disabled children of all ages, celebrated its annual “Lunch of Champions” with a packed house in the Bucky Williams Gymnasium. Jerry Summers, who insiders know has done more for Orange Grove than any other man alive, not only emceed the event as he does every year, ... (click for more)

State Attorney General Says City Council Cannot Make Taxis Not Registered In Hamilton County Go Through Emissions Testing

The state attorney general's office has ruled that the City Council cannot require that taxis not registered in Hamilton County go through emissions testing. The city is dealing with the new Uber taxi service that has an out-of-town owner. Locally-owned cabs have to go through the annual emissions testing. The opinion says that local taxi owners cannot get around the emissions ... (click for more)

New Attorneys Have Not Decided On Whether To Seek Mental Evaluation For Hixson Woman Facing Possible Death Penalty

New attorneys for a Hixson woman facing a possible death penalty in Catoosa County, Ga., said they have not decided whether to seek a mental evaluation of Catherine Joann Goins. Police said she lured a 30-year-old woman to a friend's house and killed her in order to steal her newborn. After District Attorney Herbert "Buzz" Franklin opted for the death penalty, two attorneys ... (click for more)

Orange (Defense) Rallies To Beat White (Offense), 54-44

KNOXVILLE, Tenn.  –  The White-clad offense put on a show in Tennessee’s spring football game on Saturday afternoon, but it was the Orange-shirted defense that took home the victory, 54-44, in front of an announced crowd of 63,016 at Neyland Stadium. Coach Butch Jones was impressed with the Vols' collective performance on Saturday compared to two years ago. ... (click for more)

Siblings Shine For East Hamilton Tennis

For East Hamilton tennis, it’s the new millennium’s version of the late 1970s TV sitcom “Eight is Enough” or the movie “Yours, Mine and Ours”. Three sets of siblings are represented on coach Michael Jackson’s teams from 1-7 in singles and all played and won  Friday  in district matches with Bradley Central. With no seniors on either team and both squads looking ... (click for more)