Weston Wamp Announces Spring And Summer RV Tour

Monday, March 24, 2014
Weston Wamp's campaign RV
Weston Wamp's campaign RV

Chattanooga businessman and congressional candidate Weston Wamp began Monday an RV tour that will span the remainder of his campaign for Congress and keep the candidate on the road for days at a time.

“Unfortunately politics has become more about endorsements and special interests than connecting with real people and improving their lives. We are out to change that and it starts on today,” said Mr. Wamp.

The tour is focused on “Bringing Congress Back Home” in a 32-foot Class-C RV that will serve as a campaign meeting place, office and hotel room. This week the RV will overnight in Athens, Sweetwater, Kingston, Oak Ridge and Oneida before returning home on Saturday night.

"Campaigning this way we will be able to meet people where they are rather than coming to town for a couple hours and acting like we have all the answers,” said Mr. Wamp. “Congress is out of touch, but I won’t be. Over the next four months we plan on spending the night in every hometown in this district.”

Mr. Wamp’s plan to spend multiple nights a week on the campaign RV is an unprecedented congressional campaign strategy as well as one that will allow he and his staff to campaign continuously in a district that is almost three hours north to south by car, officials said.

Mr. Wamp is a founding director at Lamp Post Group, a business incubator in Chattanooga supporting small businesses and creating jobs. He and his wife, Shelby, reside in Lookout Valley.

Mr. Wamp and his campaign RV
Mr. Wamp and his campaign RV

Chickamauga And Chattanooga National Military Park To Host Historical Moccasin Bend Hike

Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park invites the public to participate in a 90-minute historical hike to the Union defenses along Stringer’s Ridge at Moccasin Bend National Archeological District on Saturday, March 14 at 2 pm. Participants should  take the Manufacturer’s Road exit off Highway 27 and drive west, following the “Special Event” signs to the South ... (click for more)

New Animals At The Chattanooga Zoo

The Chattanooga Zoo announced the birth of two fennec fox kits at the Zoo’s Wild at Heart event on Friday, Feb, 13. Event guests were the first to hear the great news and catch a glimpse of the newest additions to the Zoo. Zoo residents, Barkley and Sophie, are proud new parents to two adorable fennec fox kits; one male and one female. The kits were born at the Zoo on Jan. 23, ... (click for more)

Signal Council, Residents Concerned About Unsafe Driving En Route To Schools

The town council of Signal Mountain is dealing with a traffic problem caused by increased traffic to and from Signal Mountain Middle High School and Nolan Elementary. Mayor Dick Gee said, “This is a tough issue that we wouldn’t have to deal with if everyone would drive responsibly.” The main concern is for safety and in November the council agreed to try to fix the problem by ... (click for more)

88-Year-Old Woman In Bradley County Severely Burned After Going Back In Burning House For Pets

Two people were injured in a house fire in Bradley County on Friday.   Shortly before noon, Bradley County EMS responded to a reported house fire on Hancock Road.   Two ambulances and a shift commander responded. Initial reports were that there were two people injured. When EMS crews arrived, Bradley County firefighters were performing resuscitative ... (click for more)

We Ought To Pay Our Own Way

The government is too big. It has never been bigger - by any measure. It spends more money than any other single actor in our society. From Blue Rhinos to providing telecommunications services, our government knows no bounds. We’ve gone from a free enterprise system to a public enterprise system.  I'm not an artist. I'm not terribly tech savvy. The part of government that ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The Secret Train Ride

It was during Christmas of 2003 when Bennett Levin and his wife found themselves talking and worrying about the wounded soldiers at the Walter Reed Military Hospital in Bethesda, Md., and at the nearby Bethesda Naval Hospital. Their wish was that they could do something meaningful, something really grand, for the soldiers who had lost limbs, their eyesight, and far worse. As ... (click for more)